“We didn’t get a lot of hits early on, but we had some great batting and we put these guys to work,” said Turner, who drew two goals. “Our offense is at its best when we walk as many times as we receive hits. ”
Mike Clevinger made just two shots in the second inning of his playoff debut for the Padres before coming away with the same elbow injury that sidelined him in the first round. San Diego’s heavily-worked pickup box couldn’t continue to put zeros – or keep runners off base, even though the Padres only gave four hits.
The second game in the best-of-five series at the new Texas Rangers baseball stadium is Wednesday night.
When Chris Taylor, the No. 9 hitter in the Los Angeles order, walked in with a sixth out in a 1-1 game, it was the Dodgers’ ninth run through 27 batters and the Padres were already out. their sixth pitcher. Betts then doubled down in the corner of left field to break the no-hitter, sending Taylor to third and setting up Seager’s fly sack.
“We felt like it was a matter of time,” said Cody Bellinger. “We squeaked, and it was a good team victory. ”
Los Angeles has had all of its sixth grade hits, including the RBI singles of Turner and Bellinger. Another run scored on wild ground and the Dodgers also shot their 10th goal, tying Atlanta in 1997 for the most in a nine innings game of the NLDS.
The Dodgers scored an undeserved run in the fourth when Bellinger hit a two-out pitch error by rookie second baseman Jake Croneworth after two steps and a wild pitch earlier in the inning.
Dustin May (1-0), the 23-year-old Dodgers right-hander who grew up about 30 miles away in Justin, Texas, struck out three in two perfect innings in Walker Buehler’s relief. Kenley Jansen, the fourth reliever, finished three batters for Los Angeles.
Garrett Richards (0-1) left after giving the blow to Betts. So was rookie manager Jayce Tingler, who was sent off by home plate umpire Lance Barrett for arguing over balls and shots during another pitch change.
“In the end, we lost the strike zone battle on both sides,” Tingler said. “We know they’re a disciplined team, and they didn’t pursue it. At the same time, we had some offensive chances and they made some big shots to get out of some jams. ”
With injured starters Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet for the first round, the Padres became the first team to use at least eight pitchers in three straight playoff games. Nine relievers combined on a four-stroke shutout in Game 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals last Friday.
All nine pitchers in a nine innings game is a playoff record, and the Padres have now made it three times in four games.
Clevinger left his last regular season start on September 23 after an inning due to an elbow conflict, but was added to the Padres’ 28-player roster in the NLDS earlier on Tuesday when he was named leaving for Game 1. The herky-jerky right-hander, acquired from Cleveland in a nine-man trade on Aug. 31, walked two and threw a wild pitch in a scoreless first.
After Clevinger went 2-0 on Bellinger to start second, Tingler and a coach visited the mound, and the pitcher left after a brief conversation. It was only his second start since a two-stroke shutout in a seven-innings full game on September 13.
Clevinger said he first felt tension facing Seager in the first set and did several things to try and break away before going out for the second.
“It was almost like a NASCAR pit stop,” Clevinger said. “I just tried to continue. It wasn’t there.
The pitcher was being evaluated after the game, and the Padres haven’t ruled out a potential return in this series.
Buehler struck out eight goals, but the right-hander who has had to deal with blisters all year needed a record 95 shots to get through four innings. He walked four and allowed only two singles.
This included Austin Nola’s two-out RBI single in the fourth that brought Wil Myers home, who walked before stealing second base.
In the stadium where the Padres started their record-breaking series of Grand Slam tournaments in four consecutive games, Buehler went through the goals loaded with one out in the second inning. Buehler came out of the jam with strikeouts from Jurickson Profar and first hitter Trent Grisham, but has already finished this inning with 53 pitches and more balls than strikes (27-26).
The Padres had lost five in a row when they arrived in Texas on August 17, but struck the Grand Slam in four straight games against the Rangers – two at the new stadium when the roof was closed, then the next two games. disputed in San Diego. It was also the start of a seven-game winning streak that pushed the Padres into second place against the NL West for the remainder of the season.
START OF ROOKIE
Padres rookie left-hander Ryan Weathers made his major league debut, throwing 1-1 / 3 scoreless innings. Weathers, 20, became the second pitcher in two days to make his MLB debut in a playoff game, following Tampa Bay reliever Shane McClanahan on Monday night against the New York Yankees. Weathers was the seventh pick in the 2018 entry draft. He was the fifth player in Big League history to make his playoff debut.
STREAKS SANS SCORE
The Dodgers pitchers had pitched 14 straight scoreless innings until San Diego was listed in the fourth. Los Angeles has just three longer playoff heats, the record being 21 in a row in 2016.… The Padres pitchers have reached 13 in a row, with all of those innings by but one reliever, before the Dodgers are won. run in the fifth.
Padres: While Clevinger was back briefly, Lamet (right bicep contraction) was left off the NLDS roster. Lamet, who left his last regular season start on September 25, has been playing wrestling but has yet to pitch a box.
Dodgers: INF Edwin Rios was banned from the NLDS list due to a groin problem. Manager Dave Roberts said Rios twisted his groin after playing a game to his right and throwing first in a practice session on Sunday.
Clayton Kershaw, who still lives near Dallas, where the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner grew up, kicks off an MLB game in Arlington for the first time in his 13 great seasons with the Dodgers. The Padres had not announced a starter for the second game.
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