The Dodgers struggles continue with Wednesday’s 7-5 loss over the Phillies. This is what happened:
Philadelphia struck first in the 2nd inning with a couple of singles and a double, putting them ahead 2-0. That two-run lead didn’t last long thanks to a solo shot off the bat of Chris Taylor the very next inning!
Alex Wood would bounce back after that second inning and end up going six innings, allowing just three hits!
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 21, 2017
Kiké Hernandez would come to the plate in the 7th with Chase Utley on third base and pull a double down the left field line, tying the game at 2. Later on in the inning, Cody Bellinger would get an opportunity with two on and two out. Just like he has done all year, Bellinger came up huge with a bases-clearing double to put the Dodgers up, 4-2!
But unfortunately, the struggles continued. Ross Stripling came on in the bottom of the 7th and gave up a 2-run home run and solo home run to put the Phillies back in the lead at 5-4.
Then in the top of the 8th, Austin Barnes worked a leadoff walk and score on a Chase Utley ground ball, but that would be it for the offense. Five runs is not bad at all, especially when the offense has struggled as much as it has in September. It just wasn’t enough tonight against one of the worst teams in all of baseball.
Unfortunately, the Phillies still had some life in them and scored a couple in the bottom of the 8th. Brandon Morrow was called upon to clean up the bases-loaded mess that Luis Avilan had created. But even Morrow, who has been so solid this year, couldn’t get the job done and gave up a 2-run double to Aaron Altherr.
The Dodgers will finish the road trip on Thursday at 10:05 AM PT and will then head home for a weekend series against the Giants.
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