After the celebration of a sweep, the Los Angeles Dodgers quickly had their luck turn in the first of a four-game series against the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers looked to get back on track Friday night with Mike Bolsinger making a spot start against Padres ace James Shields.
The game started off with a Jimmy Rollins groundout, however Carl Crawford followed with a moonshot solo home run to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. The lead didn’t last long as Bolsinger issued a leadoff walk in the bottom of the first and later hung a curveball to Matt Kemp that resulted in a two-run home run.
The Dodgers answered right back in the top of the second inning as Scott Schebler hit the first Major League home run of his young career to tie the game at 2-2. Wil Myers struck out swinging to open the bottom of the second, but reached safely on a wild pitch.
Myers eventually stole second base with two outs, though nothing came of it for the Padres as Travis Jankowski flied out to center. Jimmy Rollins led off the third by working a full-count walk.
After inducing a pair of force outs at second base, Shields walked Chase Utley to put two on with two outs. Corey Seager was unable to replicate some of the success he had in his Major League debut as he struck out swinging on a steady dose of breaking balls.
Jedd Gyorko’s one-out double in the bottom of the third was successfully challenged by the Padres, resulting in a solo home run that gave San Diego a 3-2 lead. Yasmani Grandal drew a leadoff walk in the fourth, only to be erased on yet another force out.
Joc Pederson struck out on the same pitch Schebler stole second base on, where he was stranded by Bolsinger who hit back to the box to end the inning. Bolsinger retired the side in order for the first time in the game in the bottom of the fourth.
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