Dodgers at Arizona DBacks Game Thread, Friday at 6:40 p.m. PT

Howard Cole

[Updated: Final score, DBacks 5, Los Angeles 3. Hector Rondon the winner (1-0), Blake Treinen the loser (0-1). L.A. homers: Corey Seager (3) and Mookie Betts (1).]

Welcome to another of our daily game threads. Friday marks the second of four versus the DBacks at Arizona. First pitch is at 6:40 p.m. PT on SportsNet LA.

Highlights from Thursday's night's 6-3 win at Arizona include home runs by Corey Seager (2), Max Muncy (3) and AJ Pollock (1) and 3 2/3 innings without a run being charged to the L.A. bullpen. Dodgers relievers sport a 1.02 ERA, a 0.821 WHIP and are holding opponents to a .138/.231/.155 batting line on the season.

[Related: Dodgers at DBacks Series Preview]

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JC60
JC60

I was going to say it would be a good time for Bellinger to come out of his slump and before I could finish typing, he popped out. Disappointing finish

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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That'll do it. Bellinger fittingly makes the last out on a one-pitch little pop fly. Final score, DBacks 5, Los Angeles 3. Hector Rondon the winner (1-0), Blake Treinen the loser (0-1). L.A. homers: Corey Seager (3) and Mookie Betts (1).

eppis1
eppis1

Wicked hit by Betts!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Mookie will be unstoppable now.

Cliff Corcoran
Cliff Corcoran

The Diamondbacks scored as many runs in the eighth inning as they had scored in any other full game this season.

eppis1
eppis1

That inning was rough. Weird thing I’ve noticed with the audio; the crowd noise is almost like the ocean.

Cliff Corcoran
Cliff Corcoran

I thought Mookie had that one. Already taking for granted that he catches everything.

So the IBB is the difference in the game now.

Octim1
Octim1

I jinxed the perfect bullpen....ugh.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Pen had one coming. Had to happen eventually, but it doesn’t make it any easier for Dodger fans.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Rearing it’s ugly head.

Sansastarkwins
Sansastarkwins

I was right.

Sansastarkwins
Sansastarkwins

Ugh. Intentional walk.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Kenley needs the insurance run. Let’s see if Treinen can get him there.

Octim1
Octim1

Signing Seager is going to be expensive after this big year.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Taylor is streaky as hell. That might get him going.

Cliff Corcoran
Cliff Corcoran

Bellinger looks awful. If he didn’t have a good history against Luke Weaver (in an admittedly tiny sample), I’d sit him tomorrow. If he doesn’t perk up against Weaver tomorrow, I’d definitely sit him on Sunday.

JC60
JC60

Corey hammered that one.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Tape measure job for Seager.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Orel ever ready with the excuse making.

Sansastarkwins
Sansastarkwins

Go Belly

Octim1
Octim1

Can Bellinger get out of this slump anytime soon?some quality at bats and only swinging at strikes?

Octim1
Octim1

Early season pitching duel....

Octim1
Octim1

Ferguson is awesome in 2020

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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It’s a treat to see Bellinger at first, if only for a couple innings.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Ferguson was great his rookie year, a complete mess last year and impressive so far this year.

Sansastarkwins
Sansastarkwins

Late innings

Sansastarkwins
Sansastarkwins

Brilliant

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Dodgers catch a break, but the bunt just kills that inning. It’s called sacrifice for reason.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Gallen doesn’t look as much like Mooney without the glasses on

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Gonzalez was ahead of both LHB hitters, but couldn’t get either one. Tying run at second with no one out. Floro coming in.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Gonzalez still out there to face Marte.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

If that's it for Gallen, he did what he had to do. Two earned in six strong. DBacks don’t score for him again.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

2-0 LA after five.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Can’t ask for more for a major league debut.

Cliff Corcoran
Cliff Corcoran

Seen a lot of HBPs this year that got only the knob of the bat. That was another. That pitch didn’t touch Lamb.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Belli isn’t hitting a lick, but he out-hitting Grandal by 98 points.

Cliff Corcoran
Cliff Corcoran

I didn’t mind the small ball in the top of the fifth until Roberts put in González for his MLB debut in the bottom of the inning. Two-run lead is not enough for me to go to González.

Sansastarkwins
Sansastarkwins

He beat the throw. Cool.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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He’s just lost.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Leadoff Rios double, HBP Muncy, a sac bunt by Barnes and a Betts single for a fun

Octim1
Octim1

Howard’s hated bunt....

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Normally, I’m against bunting in that spot, but since it’s Barnes

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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If only someone could’ve foreseen Rios’ capability and said something about it in advance.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

To the fifth, 1-0 LA.

Octim1
Octim1

Let’s score some runs!

Octim1
Octim1

Cat man dealing!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Personal favorite Grandal is hitting .118/.238/.118, God bless him.

RoyDodger
RoyDodger

Just saw Mookie’s throw and homer. Nice to know he’s a real Dodger and not a rental.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

Editor

Wouldn’t have expected Gonsolin to look this sharp first time out with no Summer Camp.


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