The regular season has been a disaster. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who won 100 games in the Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season this season, have struggled in “fall ball.
The Dodgers hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of the MLB National League Division Series (NLDS) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday.
The Dodgers fell to Arizona, 2-4. After dropping Game 1, they dropped Game 2 to fall to 2-2 in the series.
Arizona jumped out to an early lead in the first inning, drawing a bases-loaded walk against Dodgers starter Bobby Miller before Christian Walker hit a sacrifice fly to center field.
More runs followed. The next batter, Gabriel Moreno, hit a grounder to shortstop to bring in Keitel Marte from third. Lowedes Gurriel Jr. then came to the plate and lined an RBI single to center field to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Dodgers got a run back in the bottom of the fourth inning when J. D. Martinez came to bat with the bases loaded and hit a solo home run. But Arizona answered with a cannon.
Gurriel Jr. came to the plate with the bases loaded and hit a solo shot to make it 4-1. The Dodgers added another run in the bottom of the sixth when Enrique Hernandez singled with the bases loaded. But that was as close as the Dodgers would get.
The next two batters, James Outman and Corten Wing, struck out and grounded out to first base to end the inning.
Arizona kept the Dodgers offense in check with Zach Galen on the mound, followed by bullpen resources and closer Paul Seewald. The Dodgers struggled in both Game 1 and Game 2 at home, as their starters were rattled early.
After Clayton Kershaw gave up six runs in 0.1 innings in Game 1, Miller gave up four runs in 1.2 innings in Game 2. With the two-game sweep, Arizona improved its chances of advancing to the National League Championship Series (best-of-seven).
Arizona won 84 games in the regular season, 16 fewer than the Dodgers, but they’ve come on strong in the postseason. Game 3 between the two teams will move to Arizona’s home ballpark, 토토사이트Chase Field, on April 12.
In the other NLDS game of the day, the Atlanta Braves came from behind to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 to even the series at 1-1.