Ryu’s Start, Grandal’s Bat Not Enough Against Sox

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The White Sox hit three homers on Monday as they rallied to beat the Dodgers 5-2 at Camelback Ranch. Despite receiving the loss, Hyun-Jin Ryu earned his spot on the Dodgers rotation after rehabbing for two years after shoulder surgery.

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Melky Cabrera drew first blood in the top of the first inning when he hit a solo home run off of Ryu. Ryu tried to throw a curveball in a 1-1 count, but left it up in the zone and Cabrera made him pay. He turned on the pitch and hit it into the all-you-can-eat-pavilion behind left field.

Yasmani Grandal drove in the Dodgers’ only runs of the game with a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning. He hit it back to the mound and into center field. After Grandal’s single, the Dodgers went 0-6 with runners in scoring position.

The White Sox re-took the lead in the fourth inning. Ryu retired the first two batters he faced, then allowed a two-out single to Matt Davidson and a two-run home run to Yolmer Sanchez. Ryu was trying to get ahead in the count by throwing a fastball, but he missed his target and threw the ball too high. Sanchez turned on the pitch and hit it into the lawn-seating over the right field wall.

The Sox added to their lead in the sixth and eight innings. In the sixth inning with Todd Frazier at third, Davidson hit a deep fly ball to Franklin Gutierrez in left field. It was deep enough for Frazier to score and the White Sox had a 4-2 lead. The Sox added one more run in the eighth inning on a home run by Frazier. He was given a fastball by Andrew Istler and crushed it over the left-field wall.

Up Next:

The Dodgers have split-squad action on Tuesday. Alex Wood will fight for the final spot in the Dodgers’ rotation against the Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. The game will start at 1:05 pm PT. Julio Urías will pitch for the Dodgers against the Padres at Camelback Ranch. The young left-hander will likely start the season in extended Spring Training as the Dodgers are hoping to limit his innings. The game will start at 1:05 pm PT. It will be broadcasted on the radio on AM 570 LA Sports.

One Reply to “Ryu’s Start, Grandal’s Bat Not Enough Against Sox”

  1. Trevor says:

    Sounds like Ryu should be a good addition to the team. Dodgers forever!

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