The Dodgers came into the final game of the four-game series after dropping the first three games of the roadtrip. The Dodgers sent budding ace Walker Buehler up against right-hander Michael Wacha in hopes to avoid a devastating sweep.

1st Inning:

Joc Pederson led things off with a triple and Justin Turner immediately followed up with a sac fly to open the scoring in the first inning of play. Corey Seager then followed up with a single but AJ Pollock struck out and Max Muncy grounded out to end things.

Walker Buehler started the game off strong with a 1-2-3 inning, striking out both Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong.

1-0, Dodgers.

2nd Inning:

Cardinal legend, David Freese, drove a solo homer into the left field seats to double the lead. 108mph off the bat. Two quick outs gave way to a Walker Buehler solo homer. Yes, you read that correctly. Walker Buehler drove an opposite field home run that traveled 409 feet at 104mph off the bat.

Walker Buehler’s strong showing was short-lived. Jose Martinez and Tyler O’Neill started off with singles and Jedd Gyorko walked to load the bases with nobody out. Harrison Bader got hit by a pitch to score the Cardinals first run. Matt Wieters drove a sac fly to cut the lead to one. Tragically, Walker Buehler threw a wild pitch with Kolten Wong up to bat and two runs scored as a result and the Dodgers’ lead vanished in the second.

4-3, Cardinals.

3rd Inning:

Justin Turner singled and Corey Seager doubled to open the third inning. AJ Pollock drove a sac fly to score Turner and tie the game, moving Seager to third. David Freese singled to score Seager. Enrique Hernandez then proceeded to pound a two-run bomb to extend the lead to three.

Walker Buehler was knocked around a bit more in the third. Paul DeJong opened up with a ground-rule double followed by a Jose Martinez base knock. Jedd Gyorko singled to score DeJong and cut the lead to two. Buehler picked up strikeouts of Tyler O’Neill and Matt Wieters.

7-5, Dodgers.

4th Inning:

The Dodgers chased Michael Wacha in the fourth but did not score even with a JT walk and Seager hit-by-pitch. Corey Seager would later leave the game as a result of the plunking.

Buehler led a 1-2-3 effort with a Giovanny Gallegos strikeout.

7-5, Dodgers.

5th Inning:

Max Muncy singled but Gallegos picked up three strikeouts of David Freese, Enrique Hernandez, and Rocky Gale.

Pedro Baez came on in relief for Walker Buehler and surrendered the lead in swift fashion. Three singles in a row from Paul DeJong, Jose Martinez, and Tyler O’Neill loaded the bases. Harrison Bader was hit by a pitch to score a run and cut the lead to one. Matt Wieters then singled to score two runs and give the Cardinals a one-run lead. Kolten Wong later reached on a fielding error to extend the deficit to two.

9-7, Cardinals.

6th Inning:

Tyler Webb, in relief for Giovanny Gallegos, led a 1-2-3 effort capped by a strikeout of Justin Turner.

Yimi Garcia came in to relieve Pedro Baez. He walked Paul DeJong and surrendered a double to Jose Martinez to further the deficit to three. He was able to get out of the rest after getting three quick outs, capped by a Harrison Bader strikeout. Yimi Garcia also tossed a wild pitch to make it a four-run deficit.

11-7, Cardinals.

7th Inning:

Tyler Webb and John Gant worked in conjunction to toss a 1-2-3 inning.

Recent callup Jaime Schultz tossed a nearly clean inning outside of a Kolten Wong walk. He picked up a K of John Gant.

11-7, Cardinals.

8th Inning:

John Gant tossed another 1-2-3 inning including striking out Enrique Hernandez.

Dylan Floro tossed a 1-2-3 inning of his own, capped by Tyler O’Neill striking out.

11-7, Cardinals.

9th Inning:

Andrew Miller picked up three strikeouts of Alex Verdugo, Joc Pederson, and Cody Bellinger to close the game despite a Justin Turner single.

That completes a four game sweep of the Dodgers.

Results

W: Giovanny Gallegos (1-0)

L: Pedro Baez (0-1)

Next Up

The Dodgers open up a homestand against Yasmani Grandal and 2018 NLCS foe, the Milwaukee Brewers. 7:10 PT.