Phoenix-- The D-Backs were on a mission to wreck Tony Gonsolin's MLB debut, and man did they torture him. The Dodgers dropped the rubber match 8-2 in a bizarre afternoon game. It's safe to say Arizona was a little embarrassed after losing to an OKC Dodgers lineup last night- they were going to do whatever they could to get the win.
Can't win them all, I guess?
The top pitching prospect for the Dodgers had high hopes for his debut today and that dissipated from the first pitch. Known speedster Jarrod Dyson led off the bottom of the first inning with a bunt single. Dyson immediately stole second, and a single put runners on the corners. To make matters more stressful for Gonsolin, Tim Locastro stole second with ease before Joc Pederson's error to take an early 1-0. What else could go wrong? A lot. Eduardo Escobar welcomed Gonsolin to the majors with a three-run home run on a 2-2 fastball over the right-field fence to make it 4-0.
Although he settled down to retire the side, he surrendered another unearned run in the next inning and gave up one more in the 4th, but it was just not enough. Close your eyes before you see this - he yielded six runs (four earned) on six hits and struck out three in four innings.
The only good thing for the Dodgers today was Cody Bellinger hitting another majestic home run and Russell Martin pitching a 1-2-3 inning, including striking out Christian Walker on three pitches.
The Dodgers fall to 55-27 on the year.
They’ll now travel to Colorado for a four-game series against the Rockies at 5:40 PM PST/8:40 PM EST with Walker Buehler against Peter Lambert. Los Angeles looks to extend their 11-game winning streak over the Colorado Rockies.