The Los Angeles Dodgers battered Milwaukee with seven home runs in a 21-5 rout at Dodger Stadium Thursday night. The 21 runs were the most ever scored in the ballpark once called Chavez Ravine. Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig hit two apiece and Cody Bellinger belted a grand slam. Milwaukee got home runs from Christian Yelich and Jesus Aguilar but never really threatened after the Dodgers exploded for five runs in the third inning. Brewer Manager Craig Counsell attributed sloppy play to the massive loss.
Brewer starter Jhoulys Chacin’s stretch of good outings ended with him giving up eight runs in four-and-a-third innings. The most effective effort on the mound was the scoreless ninth pitched by reserve catcher Erik Kratz. Cousell on using position players to pitch.
He also said this loss will not ruin his team’s good vibes.
Junior Guerra (6-7) starts tonight’s (Friday’s) game at home against the Colorado Rockies and will be facing off against German Marquez (9-8). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM with pregame coverage beginning on 1240 AM WOMT at 6:35 PM. The legendary Bob Uecker will be calling the game with Jeff Levering.
–NL Central Division
St. Louis Cardinals 3, Colorado Rockies 2
Washington Nationals 10, Cincinnati Reds 4
San Diego Padres 6, Chicago Cubs 1
Pittsburgh Pirates had off