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

Howard Cole

[Updated: Dodgers 6, DBacks 3. Ross Stripling the winner (2-0), Robbie Ray the loser (0-2). Los Angeles homers by Corey Seager (2), Max Muncy (3) and AJ Pollock (1). L.A. improves to 5-2. Arizona falls to 2-5.]

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

Highlights from Wednesday night's 13-inning 4-2 win at Houston include the L.A. bullpen going 9 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run, a gutty 2 1/3 from Dennis Santana for the win and a booming home run by Edwin Rios as the difference-maker (see below).

[Related: Dodgers at DBacks Series Preview]

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Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Final score: Dodgers 6, DBacks 3. Ross Stripling the winner (2-0), Robbie Ray the loser (0-2). L.A. homers by Corey Seager (2), Max Muncy (3) and AJ Pollock (1). L.A. improves to 5-2. Arizona falls to 2-5.

Octim1
Octim1

Fun game, looking good

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Rare save opportunity for anyone other than Kenley when he's rested and obviously the first this season. And Baez gets the call.

JC60
JC60

I know it had to be done to get Mookie, but I miss Alex Verdugo's energy. He was fun to watch.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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CT3 continues to be streaky. It’ll turn.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Kolarek gets two of three RHB, which is a reasonable ask.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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You can close the book on Stripling. 5 1/3, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks. ERA = 2.92.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Can’t ask for more than 86 pitches after going seven the last time.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Stripling touched for a second run and leaves with a man at second his responsibility. 6-2, one out in bottom of the sixth.

Octim1
Octim1

Stripling showing he can pitch even in dry weather

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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That’s the kind of pitch to get with it. If you have to get hit anyway. 75 mph

Cliff Corcoran
Cliff Corcoran

The Dodgers now have more home runs in this game than the Diamondbacks do on the season. This was also true three innings ago.

MichaelPBarber
MichaelPBarber

Maximum Muncy!!!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Manager's love it when they bring in a lefty to face the lefty and batter goes year. Young and Muncy in this case. 6-1 LA.

mrkich37
mrkich37

I like that!

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Alex Young into relieve Stefan Cricthon.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Strip's best inning, uno, deus, three. 4-1 after five. Probably go one more, unless it's another quick one.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Another 12-6. He's putting it exactly where he wants to.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Still hard hit, but he got the out.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Careful with Marte.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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One pitch, one away.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Dodgers strand Kike' after the replay review. Still 4-1 LA mid five.

Octim1
Octim1

Robbie Ray a free agent next year

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Kids watching at home, THAT is how you stretch at first base. DBacks Christian Walker.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Ray's line: 4 2/3, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 Ks. My box isn't showing the walks, but there were a few. His ERA is 8.64.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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4-1 through four.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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That rainbow curve is a pretty pitch.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Carson Kelly, two first names. Ditto Robbie Ray.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Injuries and opt-outs ala David Price create opportunities for guys like Stripling all the time, and he ain't wasting it. They're not going to be able to get him out of the rotation.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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4-1 mid four.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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If Belly's slump goes much farther we'll see him drop a bunt down toward third for a hit. This isn't the spot for it, though.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Cliff may have to move Shane Bieber up his Cy list next time out. Hasn't allowed a run yet.

Cliff Corcoran
Cliff Corcoran

After that Ketel Marte home run, the Diamondbacks now have as many home runs this season as the Dodgers have in this game.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Makes it look easy.

Octim1
Octim1

“Dry”humor for orel

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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The good Marte.

MichaelPBarber
MichaelPBarber

Stripling is looking very good.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Nice play by Kike'

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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DBacks probably saving dbucks by not heating the pool this year, God bless em.

MichaelPBarber
MichaelPBarber

How awful!

JC60
JC60

I fell asleep after I signed off from work and missed the first two innings. Maybe I should do that more often.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Dodgers, as is often the case, got the wrong brother in Mike Ahmed. Had some really good years in the minors early in his career, but they finally gave up on him over the winter.

Also got the wrong Gwynn brother. Did well with Steve Sax, instead of Dave.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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I can’t remember the last time I saw Stripling pitch from a windup.

Octim1
Octim1

Cody pressing....swinging swinging at balls

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Time for Bellinger to go back to the old stance?

4-0 mid two.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Ray looks like his much earlier self, but the wildness is old hat

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Column on JT tomorrow already in the can.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Seeing Mookie play every day really is a treat.

Howard Cole
Howard Cole

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Just a bit outside

Cliff Corcoran
Cliff Corcoran

Does Robbie Ray clean shaven with the long hair remind anyone else of Russell Brand?


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