Dodgers Break Losing Streak With Help From Star Players
LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers found their offense in a victory over the Chicago Cubs, 6-2
During the eighth inning after being tied 2-2, A.J. Pollock and Max Muncy both homered. Before this home run, Muncy was struggling to put the bat on the ball with 0-4 at the plate. These big hits changed the score to 6-2, allowing the Dodgers to come out on top. A win like this is huge for them, especially after being on the wrong side of a no hitter last game.
It seemed as though stress was arising in the Dodgers dugout while being stuck in a tie late in the game. The team seemed to keep their composure though, even after being on a bad losing streak. “When you’re in the middle of a losing streak and at home, the crowd is waiting for us to do something” Dodgers manager Dave Robert’s said after the game.
After being victims of the no hitter last game, the Dodgers racked up eight total hits last night. With star players such as Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, and Gavin Lux also scoring and getting big hits to help this team out. It was a team effort all around for the Dodgers.
All seven pitchers for the Dodgers threw great games. Starting with Tony Gonsolin, who went four innings and only gave up only one hit, which happened to be a home run to Kris Bryant. Bryant before this was 8-64 his last 19 games. The rest of the pitching staff all banded together to throw the rest of the game. They only allowed one run and four hits combined.
Next up for the Dodgers will be pitcher Julio Urias (9-3). Urias will be trying to bounce back after a poor pitching performance against the San Diego Oadres. Urias will be head to head with Cubs Pitcher Alec Mills (3-1).