Final Score: 12-6, Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers played the finale of a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves today looking to go for the sweep. Scott Kazmir got the start and ran into some trouble early, but settled down and pitched a solid game. He was taken out at the top of the sixth due to injury, finishing his day having pitched five innings, allowing three runs off seven hits while walking one and striking out five.
After Kazmir left, the bullpen let in three more runs, two off Chris Hatcher and a home run against Louis Coleman. Ultimately the Dodgers prevailed and won a high-scoring game with great offense.
L.A.’s bats cleaned up Kazmir’s early two-run skid, scoring two runs of their own in the bottom of the first to tie the game. From there, it was off to the races for the Dodgers. Rookie Corey Seager had another two home run game and Yasmani Grandal broke out of his slump with a three-run homer. Every Dodgers starter had a hit today (even Kazmir two) and it was a great confidence booster for an upcoming series against the hard-hitting Colorado Rockies.
This was a great series win for the Dodgers who are showing great fire right after a hard series against the Chicago Cubs. Braves pitchers Julio Teheran and Matt Wisler are no slouches, so it was nice to see the Dodgers tee off against them with success.
Seager remains on fire and continues his great case for ROY. He’s a potential all-star in the making even if he doesn’t get voted in this season. With 14 HRs and 35 RBIs, leading the Dodgers by a lot, he’s been living up to all the hype.
The Dodgers will start a new series with the Rockies tomorrow. Mike Bolsinger is scheduled to take the mound against Tyler Chatwood (one of the Rockies’ best) looking to keep this winning streak alive.
Adrian Gonzalez 1 (28)
Howie Kendrick 1 (11)
Kiké Hernandez 1 (10)
Joc Pederson 1 (26)
Yasmani Grandal 3 (19)
Corey Seager 4 (35)
Chase Utley 1 (20)
Dodgers Home Runs
Kiké Hernandez 1 (4)
Yasmani Grandal 1 (5)
Corey Seager 2 (14)
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