Things are never going well for a team when they have a position player pitching for them. Unfortunately, that was the case for the Dodgers in Sunday’s loss. Trailing by 5 runs in the 9th inning, Dave Roberts went to an unlikely arm.
Justin Turner came off of the bench to pitch for the Dodgers in the last inning. And it went the complete opposite of how you might expect. He gave up 2 consecutive singles before inducing a VERY deep flyout to left field. He got a soft groundout to the right side before Dom Nunez also lofted one to left to get out of it.
The Dodgers would go on to lose the game 5-0 as the offense failed to come through. They also missed out on the opportunity to move closer to the Giants in the NL West. San Francisco lost to the Braves earlier today.
Onward and upward. At least we finally got to see JT take the mound. He’s reportedly been asking the Dodgers skipper to give him the chance to throw for quite some time. He got his first chance at age 36.
Up next, the Dodgers will take on the Braves starting on Monday night. Game one will be Julio Urias going up against Drew Smyly. That’s a big series for both teams as each of them are in the thick of the race for their respective divisions. The Braves have a 4.5 game lead over the Phillies.