The match of the three-game series was covered by ‘Sunday Night Baseball’.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost 2-5 with Clayton Kershaw ahead of them the previous day, kept Chris Taylor’s two-run homer (6th) to the end in the second game of the season at Petco Park on the 7th (Korean time) to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1.
SD second baseman Kim Ha-seong stopped going on base in 10 consecutive games with no hits in 4 at-bats, including 3 strikeouts. His batting average dropped to 0.219. It is three strikeouts in one game since the Atlanta Braves game on the 19th. Starter Dustin May, left-hander Caleb Ferguson in the bullpen, and closer Evan Phillips struck out after looking and swinging wrong.
Dodgers starter Dustin May (4-1, 2.68) appeared in 10 games against SD and recorded 1-4, 3.88. However, last year, when he returned after his elbow ligament joint surgery, was sluggish with 1 loss and 8.10 in 2 games.
However, in the first SD away appearance of the season, he pitched well with 3 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings, laying the foundation for the team’s victory. Kim Ha-seong suffered a three-strikeout in the second inning by May’s 159 km (99 mile) sinker with two outs and first base.
With May pitching scoreless, Chris Taylor, who was appointed as number 4, hit Will Smith, who went on base with 2nd out and walked in the beginning of the 4th inning, and SD starting left-hander Break Snell’s 2-pitch changeup, and fired a final two-run four into the left stand of Petco Park. .
Acting Dodgers manager Denny Lehman was right when he promoted Taylor, who had been sluggish with a batting average of 0.203 before the game, from the bottom of the batting order to a cleanup hitter. Head coach Dave Roberts handed over his baton to Coach Lehman as he attended his son’s college graduation.
SD had the least chance of a tie, but could not save it. In the eighth inning, leadoff batter Brett Sullivan opened the door with an unrecorded double by left fielder Tracy Thompson. Immediately, Fernando Tatis Jr. scored a run with a double in left field.
When Manny Machado grounded to third base, Tatis Jr. created a chance to score from 1 out and 3 base with bold base running by advancing to 3 base after throwing 1 base. However, in this opportunity, Juan Soto’s batted ball was sucked into the glove of Dodgers second baseman Miguel Vargas and failed to dig a home. Tatis Jr. singled out three of the team’s five hits. 메이저놀이터
The Dodgers won by 1 run with 3 hits and 1 run from starter May and the bullpen, taking the series to 1 win and 1 loss. The Dodgers had an absolute advantage last year with a record of 14 wins and 5 losses between SD teams, but fell to their knees in the Division Series with 1 win and 3 losses. As of this day, the Dodgers are 20-14 and the SD is 18-16.
SD stimulated Dodgers players and fans the previous day by posting pictures of Kershaw shedding tears on the billboard when future Hall of Fame member Kershaw stepped down in the fifth inning. Kershaw gave up four runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings. SD cleverly blocked Dodgers fans from purchasing tickets to Petco Park during the Division Series last year.