The Dodgers welcomed the Giants into town expecting a fight this week. With San Francisco carrying one of the best offenses in all of baseball, the expectation was that it would be a very tough series. But that did NOT end up being the case with Los Angeles rolling past them in game two on Wednesday night.
Tony Gonsolin Rolls
Gonsolin got the start for the Dodgers and pitched pretty effectively. He went 5 innings and struck out 5 batters while allowing just one run. That run came on a solo shot off the bat of Brandon Crawford. But with just 65 pitches, Gonsolin appeared to have his control issues in order. That resulted in one walk before handing things off to the bullpen.
And when he did hand it off, the relievers shut it down. Evan Phillips, Tommy Kahnle, Phil Bickford, and Reyes Moronta combined for 4 shutout innings.
The Offense Awakes
The Dodgers took 4 innings to get things going, but all that matters is that they did eventually get the bats moving. They put up 2 runs in the fourth off of singles from Trea Turner and Will Smith. They followed that up with a Mookie Betts homerun in the 6th and 4-run 7th inning.
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Max Muncy wrapped up the scoring by crushing a 2-run shot off of Tyler Beede in the bottom of the 8th.
The Dodgers will head out on a road trip this weekend, taking on the Cubs in Chicago for 3 games. Tyler Anderson is set to get the ball on Friday afternoon, possibly taking on Drew Smyly. The Cubs have put together a 9-15 record to start the year as they continue their rebuild.
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