The Dodgers and Pirates faced off once more Wednesday, to wrap up a three-game series in Los Angeles. There were certainly some fireworks to be seen in this one in the fourth of July.
Umpshow Alert in LA #Dodgers Daniel Hudson just got tossed by 1B ump Jeff Nelson
(Y'all happy now?)
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 5, 2018
Aside from Daniel Hudson getting tossed for seemingly no real reason, the Dodgers bats were going again. This time they did not have to hit it out though. In fact, they only had two extra base hits the whole game, despite scoring six runs.
Bellinger and Grandal both had doubles, and all other seven hits were singles. There were also five walks issued to them, so the offense got it done in a different way today. After scoring 25 runs in the first two games, it was expected they would continue that attack against the Pirates young righty.
Rich Hill got the start in this one, and went five innings. He allowed two earned runs and struck out five Pirates. He also showed excellent control with one walk on the evening. Daniel Hudson came in and struck out a Pirate and allowed a hit before being tossed for…poor language.
Scott Alexander pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings, but Edward Paredes gave up a two-run shot in the 8th. That opened the door for a Kenley Jansen 5-out save. Jansen gave up two base hits and struck out three en route to the save.
The Dodgers have an off day on Thursday before heading down the freeway for the weekend. They will face off against the Los Angeles Angeles…of Anaheim. That will be a three-game series, and Kenta Maeda will get the first start.
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