Dodgers ride young stars to another win over Giants

by Steven Clarke August 1, 2017, 22:11
Dodgers ride young stars to another win over Giants

There's a new sign on the door of the former visiting clubhouse: "Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Operations Research and Development Department".

Seager capped a four-run seventh with a towering drive over the right field wall on an 0-1 pitch from reliever Josh Osich (3-2) to lift the Dodgers to their sixth straight victory and their 37th win in their last 43 games. There will be no blackouts so all of Los Angeles will be able to have their eyes on the boys in blue. The veteran left-hander is the most important piece of the Dodgers puzzle, and he's also now on the disabled list with a back injury that won't end his season, but could potentially limit his effectiveness down the stretch. There are six NL teams with.500 or better winning percentages and three of those teams are out West.

Guests also bid on autographed sports memorabilia from Los Angeles sports legends like Kershaw, Kobe Bryant and Vin Scully. One of the Hunter Pence's seventh home run, against Hill.

This was the first start this season in which Ryu didn't give up a run.

Plus, pitchers like Sonny Gray and Yu Darvish are prized possessions that teams are fawning over, but will a deal get done? LA is first in ERA. Justin Turner was walked intentionally with first base open, bringing pitcher Pedro Baez to the plate. Still, we might consider that the Dodgers win two fewer games without Kershaw, not enough even for the Washington Nationals to likely challenge the Dodgers for best record in the NL (the Dodgers hold a 10.5-game advantage entering Sunday). The deeper the hole you're in, the sooner you should think about starting to dig.

The Giants and Dodgers have not played since Cody Bellinger became the lockdown Rookie of the Year.

Dodgers: 1B Adrian Gonzalez and OF Andre Ethier both took early batting practice before Friday night's game.

Since then he has hit 28 home runs and driven in 67 runs. He is batting fourth in the batting order, making it hard for opponents to pitch around the NL's best batting average hitter, Justin Turner, who bats third.

With Giants closer Sam Dyson on the mound, Chase Utley began the bottom of the ninth inning by tapping a ball slowly up the third-base line. The Twins chose to pitch to Turner rather than face Bellinger.

Aided by a six-game winning streak, the Yankees have pulled ahead of the Red Sox in the AL East by 0.5 games.

Certainly the Dodgers will miss baseball best pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, as he recovers from a muscle strain in his back.

"It's always fun to pitch here in this environment", Bumgarner said of his start.

The players have done their part this season, and now it looks like the front office is getting to work on doing their part before Monday's MLB Trade Deadline. He drew the evening's loudest cheers when he ended his speech with: "Last but not least, the Dodgers are going to win the World Series!"

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