Phoenix-- Scott Alexander, you were traded from the Royals to be a ground ball specialist, but you can’t even do that right.
The Dodgers lost a close one to the Diamondbacks on a final score of 3-2 to snap L.A.'s seven-game winning streak. Kenta Maeda had a good start going five innings, surrendering two hits, one earned run, and seven strikeouts. For some reason, Dave Roberts removed Maeda after 70 pitches but it was probably for matchup reasons. Pedro Baez entered in the eighth only to give up a game-tying double to Jarrod Dyson down the first base line after Tim Locastro reached base via a hit by pitch. Former Minnesota Twin Eduardo Escobar hit a leadoff triple off the wall in the 11th to put the winning run on third with no outs. The Dodgers intentionally walked Ketel Marte to bring up Peralta with the game on the line, and he delivered. Arizona finished their homestand with a 3-3 record.
Now let me be clear, even though Scott Alexander blew another game- he should DEFINITELY BE IN triple-A, it was not completely his fault tonight. The offense was nowhere to be found this afternoon, which is okay since it happens. But I'm somewhat worried since Los Angeles travels to Oracle park to start a series with the Giants, a team they've struggled with throughout the years.