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Dbacks @ Dodgers Recap: Grandal Brings Dodgers Sweep


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Many people know that the Dodgers love athletes from out of the country. They especially inherit those that are from that small country south of Florida.

The Dodgers have a number of Cuban players on the team. People tend to forget there is much more talent than Yasiel Puig. Yasmani Grandal, who was originally picked up by San Diego, has now earned a place on the Dodgers as his walk-off solo shot in the 13th handed the Diamondbacks its third loss in a row and the series sweep with a 1-0 victory.

Evan Marshall tried to redeem himself after allowing a blunder of runs in the 7th and ended up losing the game. After a scoreless 12th, it only took a few pitches to give Marshall consecutive losses.

It was a pitchers duel all throughout the game as both starters and relievers settled in quite nicely. The Andersons (both Chase and Brett) each went six innings, but Chase had the better outing only allowing two hits.

The Good:

Besides Marshall’s game winner, the Diamondbacks played great defensive baseball. Their pitching overall got them out of a few jams, while their defense set themselves up to end any possible rallies.

The Bad:

In back-to-back weekends, the Diamondbacks just cannot score. This time, they were shut out in two of the three games against the Dodgers, and this game in particular was by far their worst. Even with nine hits, only once did they have a runner reach third base, and that came in the 13th inning. The team also grounded into three double plays, which doesn’t help their cause. Their only loud bat came from Paul Goldschmidt, who went 3-for-5. Everyone else earned a hit or less.

Next Up:

The Diamondbacks travel to Colorado for a three game series. Josh Collmenter (2-3, 2.76 ERA) faces off with Tyler Matzek (2-0, 2.70 ERA)