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Recap: Dodgers Fall to Arizona Again and Lose Forsythe



The Dodgers and Diamondbacks squared off again Saturday night in Los Angeles, and it was another disappointment. Despite getting out to an early lead, the Dodgers slipped and Arizona continually capitalized. Here is a quick game recap of the blowout.

Rich Hill went for Los Angeles, and he allowed seven earned runs in his five innings of work. Hill also allowed three home runs in the process, though one was nullified when the baserunners passed one another. Scott Alexander pitched two innings of scoreless ball, probably the only encouraging part of the game. Wilmer Font came on to end the game, allowing two solo home runs of his own.

The injury bug also bit again on Saturday, as Logan Forsythe exited the game grabbing at his right shoulder.

It might be a few days before we know the extent of Forsythe’s injury, but it certainly looks bleak. With Justin Turner out, Forsythe was supposed to be the main substitute at third base. If he has to miss any extended time then Farmer and Utley can both be possible options.

On the bright side, a few Dodgers did have a decent game offensively. Yasiel Puig had two hits including a double that led to the Dodgers’ only run. Chase Utley also had two hits himself, raising his average to 321 on the year. Him and Yasmani Grandal seem to be the only consistent offensive production in the lineup at this point. Other than that, there was not much else to be happy about in this one.

Analysis

Injury or no injury, the Dodgers still lost a in a blowout. They allowed the Diamondbacks to score seventeen runs over the past two days, as well as six home runs. If they cannot slow them down, the DBacks will eventually run away with the National League West.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Segadin will probably get recalled to help with 3B, though the switch hitting Valera could be an option. If someone is dropped from the 40 man roster (Font), then lefty hitting Muncy or Peter could also be options. Font should be designated, with either Stewart or Liberatore recalled. Yimi probably needs more work at AAA.

  2. I’m really disappointed on how the Dodgers are playing. I feel they are not trusting each other. I don’t see the chemistry they had last year. FO taught they didn’t need anyone to booster the team, but they do. They want to save money for Kershaw, but if he really wants to stay a Dodger, he would take a contract and have the Dodgers use the rest for a great hitter and defense player. Will see what FO does, but I don’t see anything moving. They feel it’s to early, no it’s not. They have to do something or kiss this season good bye. I’ve been a Dodger fan fir a long time, but I’m getting frustrated with no world series. I support them, but growing frustrated.

  3. These are the very same Dodgers I saw at Spring Training. Not being able to see them on local TV is a blessing right now . At least the Angels are on TV.

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