Final Score: 4-2, Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers traveled back to Dodger Stadium Friday to start a series with the Atlanta Braves. Kenta Maeda got the nod after taking a line drive in his last start and pitched very well. He worked 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) off six hits while walking two and striking out five.
Once again, the bullpen did well not allowing any other runs. Adam Liberatore and Joe Blanton have really shown that they’re the guys to close a game, but it was nice to see Kenley Jansen get to close out the Braves.
Corey Seager was already impressive this year, but absolutely broke out Friday against Atlanta. He hit three home runs in his last three at bats, becoming the first rookie since 1959 to do so. Trayce Thompson also contributed with a home run of his own, making that the second day in a row in which he’s homered.
Going home was a great way for the Dodgers to get back to their winning ways after losing a tough series to the Chicago Cubs. Seager is absolutely on fire and is making a good case for rookie of the year. Between his power and his baseball IQ, he’ll be the likely winner. The Dodgers will continue this series with the Braves Saturday and Clayton Kershaw takes the mound against Braves starter Bud Norris.
Corey Seager 3 (31)
Tryace Thompson 1 (21)
Dodgers Home Runs
Corey Seager 3 (12)
Trayce Thompson 1 (9)
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