After starting the season 0-3, Mingus Union has won three of their last four games and after spanking No. 12 Prescott 38-6, they appear ready to challenge the Eagles. Their next win will take them into the National League Championship Series for a second consecutive year. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts chose to pinch-hit for him with Farmer, who struck out but helped to wear down Ray. Here are the statistics of their starters. But when Greinke failed to get through four innings, Ray was forced into service and pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up two hits and one run.
Los Angeles would jump out to an early lead and never look back with Turner's three-run homer to left center field off of Diamondback starter Taijuan Walker in the first. He matched his career high with 218 strikeouts, walked 71 and was selected for the National League all-star team. "It's been well-documented that he and I have had some good run-ins. but that edge that he brings and the way that this guy prepares like no other, he's a baseball player". This helped them rack up victories at a record pace, even when players such as Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner were on the disabled list. As for Puig, he has five hits, four RBIs and an uncountable number of tongue-wags, bat-licks and obscure celebratory gestures in just two games.
And the last time Ray was at Chavez Ravine, the result was one of the best performances of his career: 14 strikeouts against just three hits allowed over 7-2/3 innings. "That was what we harped on earlier tody and what our plan wanted to be on the field". "They're not scared to do it. They want to do it".
Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray was charged with the loss, allowing four runs (all earned) and four hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking out six, walking four, hitting a batter and throwing three wild pitches. "We've been doing this all year". Arizona ace Zack Greinke will attempt to save the season when he faces his former teammates with the Dodgers, who counter with late-season acquisition Yu Darvish. This could be one of the best postseasons in recent memory. If you visited their clubhouse last month, you had to wonder.
Rich Hill gave up two runs over four innings of work Saturday against the Diamondbacks, taking a no-decision in the Dodgers' 8-5 win.
Ray was 3-0 against the Dodgers this year and was untouchable in two late-season victories.
Statistics tell us that if Team A would ordinarily beat Team B 55% of the time, Team A would be 59% likely to win a five-game series over Team B. Stretch that out to a seven-game series, and Team A would win 61% of the time.
Lovullo replaced Walker with Zack Godley at the start of the second after a 48-pitch first inning. So it's about trying to use this off day the best we can to get healthy. "Is today the most important game of the series?"
"It starts from the moment he walks in the clubhouse", Roberts said. But Puig was part of the fun the Dodgers were rediscovering.
The reset button was on. Neither was the mood. So sometimes you shake your head. "You get frustrated", Zimmerman acknowledged.
But you gotta watch Stan's reaction if he's just saying that stuff because he HAS to.it's pretty funny. The Arizona comeback, however, came up short.
He has always been a crowd favorite, but now it's even more so.
The Dodgers took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth.