They kicked things off in the second inning, jumping out to a lead they wouldn’t give up the remainder of the night. Matt Beaty singled, then came in to score on a double from AJ Pollock. The following inning, LA tacked on two more runs. With two outs, Max Muncy doubled. Cody Bellinger stepped up right after and crushed this two-run shot. Rumor has it, the ball landed right outside of AT&T Stadium.
No Ceilings stoppin' Cody. pic.twitter.com/R2uMvDf6FZ— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 30, 2020
It looked like a big inning was coming from LA in the fifth. They began the inning with runners on second and third, but only managed to bring in one run. Muncy just missed hitting a homer as he brought in a run with a sacrifice fly. After a walk from Bellinger, there were two on base for Joc Pederson. Just like Muncy, Pederson came within a few feet of hitting a homer.
The offense came out again in the seventh inning, thanks to a three-run homer from Muncy.
Max just wanted to give that dog a ball. pic.twitter.com/FUSbxIlV7w— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 30, 2020
Ross Stripling had yet another disappointing start for LA. Since his great first start of the season, he’s allowed 25 runs to score in 26 2⁄3 innings. Tonight, he allowed three runs, including two homers. It’s been a rough year for Stripling in regards to allowing the long ball.
In his rookie season, he allowed 10 in 100 innings. The following year, 10 in 74 1⁄3 innings. In 2019, he allowed 11 in 90 2⁄3 innings. Then, this year, he’s allowed 12 already in only 33 2⁄3 innings. Stripling has allowed the most home runs in this majors so far this season.
After Stripling exited the game, the Dodgers’ bullpen held things down... yet again. Five different relievers combined for no earned runs over the final five frames.
WP: Blake Treinen (3-1) 1 1⁄3 IP, 0 ER
LP: Lance Lynn (4-1) 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 SO
SV: Kenley Jansen (9) 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO
Home runs: Cody Bellinger (9), Max Muncy (9)
The Dodgers will look to win yet another series on Sunday, as they play some early morning baseball. Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will face Kyle Gibson (1-3, 5.73 ERA). First pitch is at 11:35 a.m. PT.