Dodgers Give Up Grand Slam, Leave Too Many Men On Base In Loss

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Michael Conforto hit a go-ahead Grand Slam off Scott Alexander in the 7th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie and sending the Mets to a 7-3 win over the Dodgers.

The Dodger bullpen absolutely fell apart in the 7th inning, destroying a good pitching performance by Rich Hill. Yimi García gave up a leadoff walk, then Dylan Floro walked a man and made a throwing error to load the bases. Then with one out, Conforto crushed an elevated sinker, hitting it to the opposite field and into the seats for a Grand Slam.

To make matters worse, they Dodgers couldn’t come up with a clutch hit. They went 1-9 with runners in scoring position, leaving 9 men on base. If you can’t drive in runs, you won’t score.

Despite all this, there were some bright spots in the game. Cody Bellinger, a soon to be All-Star hit his 20th homer of the year in the 4th inning. Bellinger crushed a breaking ball, hitting it into the right-field seats. Bellinger is the fasted Dodger to reach 20 homers in a season, doing it in just 55 games.

Another bright spot came in the form of catcher, Will Smith, who made his Major League debut on Tuesday night. Smith went 2-4 with a run scored, ripping a single to left for his first MLB hit.

Smith also caught a runner stealing…

Up Next:

Game 3 of this series will feature a battle between Noah Syndergaard and Walker Buehler. Syndergaard has had a rough year so far with a 3-4 record and 4.93 ERa. Buehler has turned back into himself after a bad start. He is 5-1 with a 3.58 ERA. The game will begin at 7:10 pm.

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