So, thanks to Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A., we are able to watch today’s game between the Dodgers and White Sox via a webcast. The connection on these aren’t always fantastic, but for those looking to stay updated on the game, here we are!
As always, we’ll provide updates inning by inning as best we can.
On the mound today for our Dodgers: Kenta Maeda, so that’s fun!
Thanks to a couple issues with the feed, we missed most of the action, but it doesn’t seem like we missed much.
We tune in just in time for an Andre Ethier opposite-field homer, scoring two! BREAKING: We are good luck.
The White Sox get nothing going in their half of the inning, despite a one-out triple. Chase Utley made a heads-up play at third, gunning down Brett Lawrie at the plate.
Third Inning: Dodgers Lead 2-0
Kiké Hernandez hits a homer that left zero doubt for anyone watching, including the White Sox’ left-fielder, who maybe took three steps as he watched it leave the park. Nothing else going for the Dodgers, but the extra run is obviously welcomed.
A José Abreu double creates a little suspense for Maeda, but a filthy strikeout ends that threat before anything really comes of it. Nothing going for the White Sox.
Fourth Inning: Dodgers Lead 3-0
Van Slyke starts the inning with a single, but gets picked off at first. Ethier and Utley both strike out and the Dodgers go quietly in their half.
The White Sox benefit from an Adrian Gonzalez error, scoring two unearned runs. Maeda’s day is done, and he still hasn’t given up an earned run this spring. He wasn’t as sharp today, but showed an ability to get himself out of trouble.
Fifth Inning: Dodgers Lead 3-2
Nothing comes from a one-out double from Joc and steal/wild pitch that got him to third. It seemed he made contact rounding third on the play, but the third-base umpire rules he should stay at third. A pair of strikeouts strands him there.
Chris Hatcher comes in and retires the White Sox quietly and quickly.
Sixth Inning: Dodgers Lead 3-2
The Dodgers go quietly in their half after Kendrick gets plunked. Gonzalez would ground into a double play and Van Slyke would ground one sharply to third but get out to follow him.
The White Sox would again benefit from Dodgers errors, this time tying the game.
Seventh Inning: Score Tied
A lead-off single was all we would see of Richardson, the first pitcher of the inning, before…
JOSÉ DE LEÓN ALERT.
It doesn’t all that well, however, as he gives up a bomb to left. Chicago leads by two. No other solid contact would occur in the inning, but the damage was done.
Eighth Inning: Dodgers Trail 5-3
Joc starts with a leadoff single! This is about as comfortable as he’s looked at the plate all spring. Austin Barnes steps in and drives a ball to deep left center! Home run! Tie Game! Exclamation points! No other score in that inning, but the Dodgers do their damage.
Chicago strikes back with a solo shot, but don’t get anything else in their half.
Ninth: Dodgers Trail 6-4
Joc starts with a leadoff single and Rob Segedin sends one out to left to tie the game! Nothing else comes of the inning, but we head to the bottom of the inning tied at 6.
Ishikawa starts the inning with a double against Jamey Wright. A walk-off homer to right ends this thing and the Dodgers lose. Wright got away with a couple, but gives up the big fly.
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