Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 5: Give me ALL your Ryu Australia puns

The Dodgers avoided a bit of a late scare to hold off the D-Backs and sweep the opening 2-game series in Australia.

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu was excellent in five innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out five. He left the game after injuring his toe. It, thankfully, does not sound serious.
  • Yasiel Puig had himself a 3-hit night (double, two singles) and drove in two as well. Puig was also bitten by the injury bug as his back is sore.
  • Dee Gordon and Juan Uribe also chipped in with three hits and a run driven in apiece.
  • Adrian Gonzalez stole a base.
  • Alex Guerrero had his first official plate appearance and struck out. He's almost certainly about to be sent down for some minor league seasoning.
  • The bullpen ran into some trouble in the ninth with a big lead. Jose Dominguez fared the worst -- two walks and a 2-run single -- while Kenley Jansen was taken deep by Mark Trumbo.
Photo Credit: Dustin Nosler, Feelin' Kinda Blue


  1. This is how I expect the Dodgers offense to go this year. A really deep lineup that piles it on, most days. Something I haven't seen in a long time.

    1. Agreed. Especially once Kemp is healthy and back. There will be those maddening stretches though where they do nothing and we wonder how that's even possible.