The Dodgers are playing the Diamondbacks 4 times over the next 3 days. With a doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday, they’re seeing a lot of each other. The first game of the series featured Madison Bumgarner facing off against Tony Gonsolin.
Tony Gonsolin got tagged early but ended his night with a solid line. He ended up tossing 6 innings and allowing two earned runs. One of those came on a soft-contact double followed up by an error at short by Trea Turner. He ended up punching out 7 batters and throwing a career-high 91 pitches.
Offensively, the Dodgers got off to a slow start against Madison Bumgarner. But a Chris Taylor double followed by an Austin Barnes walk set the stage. That’s when Mookie Betts laced a single to center that got past the centerfielder. Betts ended up at third and they tied up the game.
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Freddie Freeman followed that up with an RBI single into left to give the Dodgers the lead. In the 6th inning, Chris Taylor launched an opposite-field 2-run shot to extend the lead Los Angeles never looked back after that. Caleb Ferguson came in to make his 2022 debut as well after undergoing Tommy John surgery back in 2020.
Up next, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will play a doubleheader, with game one set to start at 12:10 p.m Pacific Time. Tyler Anderson is supposed to get the start in the second game, and no word yet on who starts game one. But with the way things have lined up, Ryan Pepiot getting his second shot makes the most sense.
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