As they’ve done throughout the series, the Dodgers showed no mercy to the Braves’ starting pitcher. They attacked Mike Foltynewicz for 5 runs over 6 innings, including two homers.
Hernández started the scoring in the second inning with a man on first and two outs. Foltynewicz threw a hanging breaking ball and Hernández didn’t miss it, depositing it in the left field pavilion for a two-run homer.
Muncy, who did not play well in April, hit his 2nd homer of the month of May in the third inning. Muncy hit a high fastball at a 39-degree launch angle but he hit it hard enough to send it over the right-center field wall.
The Dodgers tacked on more runs in the 5th and 7th inning. Muncy hit an RBI single in the 5th, followed by a wild pitch. Then in the seventh, Corey Seager and Alex Verdguo hit RBI singles. When the dust settled, the Dodgers had a 7-4 lead.
In the 8th, the Braves got to see another homer by Turner. It was his 4th of the series and they’re probably sick of him right now. Turner hit a high pitch that missed the target from the catcher. When the ball finally landed, it was in the left field pavilion.
The Washington Nationals are coming to Los Angeles for 4 games against the Dodgers. Many people projected the Nationals to lead the NL East, but it hasn’t happened that way. The Nationals are banged up with many key players on the Injured List and their bullpen has been horrendous this year.
Game one of this series will feature a battle between Patrick Corbin and Rich Hill. Corbin is 2-1 with a 3.71 ERA this year but last year he was 1-0 with a 0.77 ERA against the Dodgers. Hill does not have a record yet this year but his ERA is 3.60. The game will begin at 7:10 pm.