Dodgers Game Recaps
A summary and analysis of the day's events involving the Los Angeles Dodgers, including interviews, analysis, and highlights from the just-completed game.
The Dodgers offense was quiet, and Walker Buehler kept Game 6 close until series MVP Eddie Rosario’s three-run home run in the fourth, leading the Braves to an NLCS win and Atlanta’s first World Series berth in 22 years.
The Dodgers opted for starter Julio Urías in relief and it backfired wildly, leading to a loss in Game 2 against the Braves and an 0-2 deficit in the NLCS.
The Dodgers used eight pitchers and allowed only three runs, striking out 14. But they couldn’t score much against the Braves despite the opportunities, and dropped Game 1 of the NLCS on a walk-off hit by Austin Riley.
The Dodgers allowed only 10 runs in five games in the NLDS, including just one tally in Game 5 to outlast the Giants in a hard-fought series between the two best MLB teams.
Walker Buehler pitched into the fifth inning, proving he was the right choice even on short rest to start Game 4 of the NLDS. Buehler only allowed one run, and the Dodgers offense backed him to even the series against the Giants, setting up a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday in San Francisco.
Dave Roberts showed faith in Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, and AJ Pollock, and all three delivered in some fashion offensively in the Dodgers’ blowout win over the Giants in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.
Trea Turner hit a grand slam, won a batting title, and bolstered his MVP candidacy. Walker Buehler struck out 11 and added to his Cy Young bonafides. Both helped the Dodgers to tie a franchise record with 106 wins. But they still finished in second place in the National League West.
The Dodgers offense powered their way to another comeback win, but Clayton Kershaw suffered a forearm injury and a Giants win pushed the Dodgers to the precipice of losing the division.
Max Scherzer allowed six runs and 11 hits to the Padres, but the Dodgers hit four home runs in a stunning eighth inning comeback to keep their faint National League West hopes alive.
Julio Urias records his 19th win of the season
The Dodgers offense was stymied by Zac Gallen, the defense was subpar, and the pitching wasn’t very effective in a loss to the Diamondbacks and a missed opportunity to gain ground in the National League West.
Walker Buehler and Alex Vesia had bad nights, and the Dodgers allowed double-digit runs for the first time in over three months, losing to the Rockies on Wednesday night at Coors Field.
Gavin Lux has taken advantage of his opportunity in September, a pivotal part of the Dodgers offense in a win over the Reds on Saturday. That backed Max Scherzer, who allowed no earned runs for a fifth straight start.
The Dodgers were shut down by Luis Castillo in a loss to the Reds on Friday in Cincinnati, the exact type of scenario that could hurt them in a potential National League wild card game matchup.
Kershaw made a successful return to the mound and the Dodgers had no problem taking care of the Diamondbacks for their fourth straight win.
Scherzer and Dodgers complete series sweep behind strong pitching and home runs