- Samuel Rodriguez
The Dodgers are on the verge of getting swept by the Padres after losing 3-2
Los Angeles- The Dodgers dropped their second consecutive game to the San Diego Padres.
Even with the Dodgers Besting the Padres in hits (8-4), they came up short, despite a great game from Chris Taylor going 3-5 at the plate. The Dodgers stars still need to figure this hitting drought out. Mookie Betts went 0-3 at the plate and Max Muncy went 0-2 his first game back.
Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings, allowing all 3 runs but throwing 7 strikeouts. The rest of the Dodgers pitching staff threw solid games, racking up three strikeouts in total and allowing no runs.
The Padres four hits was just enough to win this game. The team scored three runs off of four hits. All these runs were scored off of home runs. In the first inning Jake Cronenworth hit a two run Home run to start the game This was followed by pinch hitter Ha-Seong Kim hitting one in the fifth inning.
Padres pitcher Blake Snell went five scoreless innings pitched with five strikeouts and four hits allowed. The Dodgers didn’t get a run untill the bullpen switched out Snell for Nabil Crismatt.
The Padres are now 6-3 on the year against the Dodgers. The Dodgers now look to avoid being swept tonight. The Dodgers will have Trevor Bauer (7-5) starting against Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove (4-6).