If you were one of the many in attendance at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night, then I sincerely apologize. You certainly did not get the game that you deserved after braving Los Angeles traffic. Here is a quick recap of the Dodgers unfortunate blowout.
Alex Wood got the start for Los Angeles and it went poorly from the start. Wood allowed seven earned runs in 3.2 innings of work. He gave up just one home run, a two-run shot from Khris Davis in the very first inning. Perhaps the only upside to his start was that he did not allow a single walk and struck out five Athletics.
Offensively, at lest the Dodgers managed to score some runs. Yasmani Grandal hit a home run, and Yasiel Puig got robbed of one by old friend Trayce Thompson. Other than that, the Dodgers managed to chip away a few runs here and there, but ultimately the game got too far out of reach. Especially considering the Athletics could not be stopped at any point throughout the game. They put up runs in six different innings.
Despite it being a particularly forgettable night for Dodger fans, there were a few highlights.
Matt Kemp keeps hitting
The old Matt Kemp that was worshipped by all of Los Angeles may be gone, but this mature Matt Kemp is still hitting. Kemp went 3 for 5 with a double and is now hitting 355 on the year. What a time to be alive.
Yasmani is hitting too!
The hottest hitter on the team keeps doing his thing. Grandal went 3 for 4 as well, with a home run. That puts Yas at 375 on the year as he continues his offensive tear.
Sure, it was a game to forget. But the offense is coming around. It’s just a matter of time before the Dodgers shake off the rust.
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