LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies played 10 innings in 4 hours and 18 minutes. Fourteen people together threw 375 fields. The game had four changes of leaders and two draws. The announced crowd of 50,712 people at Dodger Stadium did not even receive fireworks on Friday night – let alone victory.
Yes, the Dodgers 12-10 defeat was slow and painful.
Three starts in the 10th inning doomed the Dodgers to their third straight loss, the longest losing streak since July last year. Their 20-11 record left them in a virtual draw for first place in the National League West with the San Diego Padres (21-12). They have not lagged behind in the division standings since April.
Justin Turner made a home run twice in the ninth inning from Jeurys Familia, tying the score at 9-9. In the 10th inning, the Philis took advantage of their free runner at second base and drained the Dodger bullpen to take a 12-9 lead.
With Brewster Graterol for the third time in four nights, Nick Castellanos scored a double on the left line of the field. Roman Quinn and Bryce Harper, who was deliberately beaten, were killed. When Castellanos tried to steal third base, catcher Austin Barnes tossed the bag, and Castellanos scored Philis ’12th run.
The 12 runs were the biggest that the Dodgers have allowed this season.
“We have to be the best as a unit that goes ahead and finishes off strikers,” said Barnes, who scored three of the Dodgers ’12 hits. “We just weren’t very effective today on this side of the ball. It’s up to me, it’s up to the pitchers – we have to be the best as a unit. “
Turner finished 2 out of 4 with four IRBs. Chris Taylor made his second home run of the season and scored three wounds. Although the teams teamed up to score 22 races, they also teamed up to leave 19 runners at base – a testament to the endless flow of base runners.
Faced with Francisco Morales at the bottom of the 10th inning, the Dodgers loaded the base. Taylor was placed at second base to start the half. Gavin Lux walked. So did Barnes.
This turned the lineup for Mookie Betts, who quickly switched to a double play. Taylor scored a goal giving the Dodgers their 10th and final run. Freddie Freeman went, but Trea Turner refused to finish the game.
Walker Buhler, climbed the day in the Dodgers rotation due to Clayton Kershaw’s back injuryallowed to run five runs in five innings.
“It’s a talented team and definitely a challenging lineup, but I expect to be more successful,” he said. “I just wasn’t very good.”
The bullpen was not much better.
The sixth inning was especially painful. Left-handed Alex Vesya, who was the first to go out of the gate, collided with three beaters without a record.
Johan Camargo nominated. Bryson Stot and Kyle Schwarber walked forward to load the base. All went into the dugout, Evan Phillips took it, and within two bounces the Dodgers ’6-5 lead was erased.
The sacrificial fly of Alec Bohm killed Camargue. Harper’s double was scored by Stott. Castellanos drove into Schwarber with one left field. Philadelphia led 8-6, and Harper’s solo home run against Phil Bickford in the eighth inning provided critical insurance.
Harper, a longtime nemesis of Dodger Stadium residents, went 3 on 4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs.
Even more amazing was Stot, striker № 9 “Phyllis” who started the day with an average of 0.111 lures. He reached base five times in five appearances on the plate. With runners on second and third bases in the second inning, he poked one on the left field that put Philadelphia ahead, 2-0.
The Dodgers responded with five runs in the third inning against starter Phyllis Kyle Gibson. Taylor Hamerad on the first half. The pair of Barnes and Bates tied 2-2. Freeman walked. With two outs Max Muncie brought one to the right to kill the Bates, giving the Dodgers their first lead 3-2.
Turner completed the barrage by making a double twice – his fifth double this week and ninth this season. Suddenly the Dodgers took a 5-2 lead.
Buhler, uncharacteristically, was a sieve. With two outs and Stott on the plate in the fourth inning he was allowed to score one goal. Schwarber and then Tomahawk two run Homer on the right field. Suddenly the score was 5. For the first time in the season, Buhler gave up the lead.
Buhler’s ERA, seventh in the National League when the day began, rose from 1.96 to 2.81. He fell behind 1-and-0 to 12 reflectors and was ahead of 0-and-1 by just eight. He allowed nine strokes and passed one hit for five innings; five killed runs.
“We just didn’t go well,” manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s not who we are. I didn’t see that at the time here. We have to wash it off and prepare for (Saturday) ”.