- Samuel Rodriguez
Dodgers' offense comes alive against the Diamondbacks 9-3
Los Angeles-The Los Angeles Dodgers racked up 11 hits in the 9-3 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Through almost eight innings, the Diamondbacks has no answer for Dodger’s ace Walker Buehler. Buehler ended the game with a season best 11 strikeouts and two hits allowed. Buehler went seven innings pitching a no hitter. This lasted until Buehler allowed two hits in the eighth inning.
The Dodgers GM had this to say about Buehlers pitching performance, "Man, I wanted that no-hitter, everyone wanted it. The fastball velocity was his best in quite some time. He was working all quadrants."
The Diamondbacks on the other hand had no clue how to cool the Dodgers down. Matt Peacock allowed seven hits and three runs in five innings pitched. They are now on their 16th straight loss. The Diamondbacks have lost 39 of their past 44 games.
During the second inning, Diamondback’s catcher Carson Kelly, broke his right wrist after being hit with a pitch. Kelly had this to say after being hit "I had the initial movement, I had the strength," Kelly said. "As time went on it kept getting worse and worse."
The Dodgers have been struggling the past couple games when it came to hitting. That streak was broken last night. They came out blazing, earning two runs in the first and one in the second. Everyone on the roster racked up at least one hit, alongside two players hitting home runs (Will Smith, Chris Taylor).
Mookie Betts started to seem like himself, going 1-3 and earning two runs with an RBI as well. Multiple players on this roster had a day. Smith had three hits along side a home run. Justin Turner had a three RBI game as well. It seemed like the Dodgers found their stride and are back.
For the Dodgers' injury update, Cody Bellinger is expected to be activated by Monday for the San Diego Padres game. Same thing with Max Muncy, they are optimistic that Muncy can play in the Padres series.
The Dodgers will finish off the series on Sunday with Tony Gonsolin starting on the mound against Alex Young.