Not sure if the game was held at Dodger Stadium or Coors Field on Monday night. In total, there were a combined 20 runs scored on 26 hits. Luckily for the Dodgers, their offense prevailed, defeating the Mariners, 11-9.
Right out of the gate, it was an offensive onslaught. The Mariners jumped on the board first as both Kyle Seager and Austin Nola brought in runs with singles, putting them up 2-0. Their lead was quickly cut in half, as Mookie Betts hit a leadoff homer in the bottom half of the inning. It’s the 21st time in his career he’s hit a leadoff homer. Yeah, that guy is pretty good.
This is when the bats really began to heat up. The Dodgers put up a five-spot in the bottom of the second to take a 6-2 lead. After LA loaded the bases, Matt Beaty got hit by a pitch to tie the game at two a piece. Betts then gave the Dodgers the lead with a single, putting them up a run. That Betts guy is alright, I must say.
Corey Seager then followed with a three-run shot, his sixth homer of the season. It gave us this awesome moment as he rounded the bases past his brother, Kyle Seager.
Their lead wouldn’t last long, as the Mariners responded with a five-run inning of their own. Seattle hit three homers in the inning, including one by Corey’s older brother, Kyle. It’s not every day brothers play each other in a major-league game. It’s even more rare when they both hit a home run. Pretty damn cool.
It was a very rough outing for Ross Stripling, who has struggled ever since his first start of the season. He lasted only three innings, allowing a total of seven runs on eight hits. His ERA on the season now sits at 5.63.
Both teams would stay fairly quiet, as the Mariners held onto their 8-6 lead from the top of the fourth all the way through the bottom of the seventh. Seattle turned to Matt Magill, who had yet to allow a run this season. That quickly changed.
The Dodgers loaded the bases to begin the inning, bringing up AJ Pollock with the bases juiced and no outs. He singled, advancing every runner one base and cutting their deficit to only a run. A great at bat from Max Muncy led to him reaching with a walk, tying the game up at eight.
Joc Pederson grounded into a double play, but brought in the go-ahead run to give the Dodgers the lead. Enrique Hernandez followed with a mammoth of a home-run, his first since Opening Day, putting the Dodgers ahead 11-8.
The Mariners put a run on the board in the eighth and entered the ninth inning down two runs. Kenley Jansen came in to close things out, immediately allowing the first two runners to reach base. As he’s done all season, Jansen worked around the runners on base. He retired the next three hitters, locking down his seventh save of the season as the Dodgers won, 11-9.
For LA, it’s their sixth straight win. They now own a three-game lead in the division.
WP: Caleb Ferguson (1-0) 1 1⁄3 IP, 2 SO
LP: Matt Magill (0-1) 2⁄3 IP, 5 ER, 2 BB
SV: Kenley Jansen (7) 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 SO
Home runs: Mookie Betts (9), Corey Seager (6), Enrique Hernandez (2), Kyle Lewis (5), Evan White (2),
The Dodgers go for the quick home sweep tomorrow night, as Tony Gonsolin will take the mound for LA. Remember, first pitch is at 4:10 pm. PT. tomorrow!