The Los Angeles Dodgers came into this series with the best record in the Major Leagues. The New York Yankees went into this series with the 2nd best record in the Major League, and the best record in the American Leagues. The Dodgers had Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound tonight, and the Yankees had James Paxton on the mound.
Ryu struggled for his 2nd straight outing, giving up 9 H, 7 R, 3 HR, in 4.1 IP. The Dodgers offense put together 6 H, and 2 R, but the Yankees outmatched them in just about every way – they were ready to play, and the Dodgers were not, and the rest last night for the Yankees helped as well.
Following the loss, Dave Roberts spoke to the media.
"You lose a battle and hopefully you win the war, as far as winning the series."
Dave Roberts on tonight's loss. pic.twitter.com/cjEQdQfyL5
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Dave Roberts on the team’s performance:
“We haven’t had many games like this…we didn’t get many good swings off, all night long, so it’s one of those games that fortunately it only counts for 1 loss.”
Dave Roberts on Hyun-Jin Ryu struggling in back-to-back outings:
“Just not being sharp…the velocity is still there, it’s just the consistency of the command, so I don’t know if fatigue is apart of it, there’s still a lot of baseball left to play, but I think that right now, it’s just 2 starts that he wasn’t sharp.”
Dave on a tone being set in this series:
“Those guys came out and played well, they got a lead early, and swung the bats…I think it’s one of those things, you lose a battle, but hopefully, you win the war, as far as win the series, and we have to turn the page, it was an ugly one across the board.”
Roberts on if the atmosphere at the stadium was like a game in October:
“It was good, and the Yankees travel well, we’re very well represented at home…before the first pitch, you could feel the energy…we didn’t play to the way I would’ve liked to have seen, but it’s 1 game.”
The Dodgers will look to bounce back tomorrow with the youngster, Tony Gonsolin on the mound against the veteran, CC Sabathia.