Phoenix-Kettle Marte and Carson Kelly Clayton Kershaw returned home early, and last-place Arizona Diamondbacks delayed the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 to 100 wins on Saturday.
The Dodgers (99-56) fell two games behind first-placed San Francisco in the NL West to play seven when the Giants beat Colorado. The second-placed team will host the NL Wild-Card Game in October, probably against the St. Louis Cardinals, who have won 15 consecutive franchise-records.
Jack Galen (-10-10) bowled one run in six innings for Arizona. Galen, who has spent most of the season on the injured list and has not won since 2 Aug against Philadelphia, set the first tune by hitting six dozers in the first two innings.
“How long has it been clicked for the first time? If it had clicked faster, I would have just started plugging in, ”Galen said. “To click against a lineup like this … I went to the offseason and broke down a pretty big wall. It gave me something to build.”
Galen gave up just three hits – Corey Cigar’s infield single in the first, Justin Turner’s single in the fourth and Trey Turner’s home run, which came with an out in the sixth, and Dodgers was the first of two homers at night for second baseman.
Galen threw 99 pitches, walked two and hit eight.
“Galen was better than us,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “We couldn’t get anything out of the tray. He came out and stuck to us. We quickly backed away and couldn’t recover. You have to give credit to that guy.
“You’re watching the remaining seven games of the season and lagging behind in two, yes it hurts. The situation may still change. ”
Kershaw (10-8) lasted just 4 1/3 innings, leaving six hits and four runs তিনটি three earnings. He made no walks and hit three. His defense did him no good; In the fourth, Justin Turner’s error led to a run.
Kershaw did not last more than five innings, in three starts since he returned to the list of injured with left-handed inflammation two months ago.
Marte, who finished with three of the Diamondbacks’ nine hits, returned to the left field on the first pitch. Kelly led the Arizona Bullpen to the left in the second inning. Each batsman scored his 1st home run of the season for the Diamondbacks, losing 105 for a major league lead and winning just 2- with their previous 10 matches.
Kershaw said, “threw a few bad pitches at first.” You miss your stains sometimes. Hopefully they’ll be at the ballpark, but it didn’t happen tonight. Put us in a hole quickly. Obviously overall it wasn’t great. ”
In fifth place, Galen flew to second place with a helicopter that Trey Turner could not handle. Marte Single and Henry Ramos dropped to third place near the bag. Justin Turner fields it and puts his foot on the bag, but throws in second place late to get Mart, and Ramos defeats the first relay. Dowlton scored with a sharp single from Verso Market and knocked out Kersha.
Arizona added a seventh run against David Price. Jack McCarthy went ahead, climbed to the wild pitch and pinch-hitter Cole Calhoun scored a single. Another pinch-hitter, David Peralta, scored two runs with a single from Evan Phillips in the eighth.
Turner’s second homer, out of Caleb Smith in the ninth, is his 24th.
Dodgers Mookie Bates was on the walk for the wicket, finishing his hitting streak in 15 games. He snatched the fourth-injured Mart with a running catch near the wall in the eighth.
Dodgers: LF Chris Taylor (neck) made his first start in a week. He had come down from the bench in the previous two matches. While using infielder Gavin Lux in the outfield rotation, the Dodgers hit Taylor and his outfielders AJ Pollock (right hamstring) and Cody Bellinger (ribs). Lux starts in midfield on Saturday night.
Roberts said Bellinger, who is currently on the injured list, will return before the end of the regular season in October. “It simply came to our notice then. We don’t know the exact time, “the manager explained.
Diamondbacks: SS Nick Ahmed (throwing arm) has been sidelined for a week, and manager Tori Lovulo wants to wait until the Gold Glove winner is fully ready. Ildemaro Vargas filled the shortstop on Saturday.
“I don’t want to put him in a situation where things really come back to haunt him. It’s been a little longer than expected, “Lovullo said.
Lovulo added that the 1B Seth Bear (left shoulder dislocation) manager called what he called “instability” and underwent surgery to repair what he was recovering.
Subsequently, the Dodgers defeated LHP Julio Urias (18-3, 3.10 ERA) against Diamondbacks RHP Humberto Mejia (0-2, 7.00) in Sunday’s series final.
By Jack Thompson
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times