The fireworks began immediately following the game on Friday night, as the D-Backs defeated the Dodgers, 3-2. Following a strikeout to win the game, Archie Bradley had words for the Dodgers’ bench, prompting both benches to empty.
After the game, #DBacks pitcher Archie Bradley had some choice words for the #Dodgers dugout. Benches cleared, a lot of yelling and pointing, but no substance. Fireworks on the field and after the game as well! pic.twitter.com/wnkW1DV5I2— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) August 10, 2019
Prior to the benches clearing, it was a quiet night at the plate from the Dodgers. On the night, they scored only two runs on two hits.
Both runs from the Dodgers came in the third inning. Corey Seager led off with a double, and Tyler White followed with a walk. After a sacrifice bunt from Walker Buehler moved the runners over, A.J. Pollock brought in Seager with a sacrifice fly. Will Smith, to no surprise, doubled for himself, bringing in White, giving LA the 2-0 lead. With two outs and runners in scoring position this year, Smith is 6-for-9 with 12 RBI.
On the pitching side of things, Buehler held the D-Backs in check. He threw six scoreless innings, limiting the D-Backs to only four hits with eight strikeouts. They had their chances, but Buehler was able to escape multiple jams. In the third inning, Arizona had runners on the corners with no outs. Buehler worked around the trouble, escaping the inning untouched. Arizona put two runners on with one out in the sixth, and yet again, Buehler was able to escape with a zero still on the board.
The zero remained on the board until the ninth inning. Kenley Jansen, looking to convert the save, allowed a two-run homer to Carson Kelly, tying the game at two a piece.
The game went to the 11th, where Kelly yet again came up clutch for his team, hitting a solo home run to give his team the 3-2 lead.
Joc Pederson led off the bottom of the inning with a walk, but three consecutive outs would end the game.
WP: Andrew Chafin (2-2) 1 2⁄3 IP, 1 SO
LP: Julio Urias (4-3) 2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H
SV: Archie Bradley (3) 1 IP, 1 SO
Home runs: Carson Kelly (16)
Kenta Maeda will get the start for LA, as he looks to even the series. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. PT.