One of the reasons the Dodgers traded for starting pitcher Yu Darvish last week walked into the clubhouse at Chase Field on Wednesday. Julio Urias came by to see the team he can’t help in October, speaking with the media for the first time about his season-ending anterior shoulder capsule surgery.
In Anthony Banda’s most recent outing last Friday, he registered a major milestone: his first career big league win. The 23-year-old left-hander will try to double his career win total Thursday but will face a steep challenge when he and the D-backs take on Yu Darvish in his second Dodgers start.
Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig drove in runs with two out in the seventh inning against former teammate Zack Greinke, and Alex Wood ran his record to 14-1 as the Dodgers rallied Wednesday night for a 3-2 win over the D-backs at Chase Field.
After a rare loss Tuesday night, the Dodgers returned to their comebacking ways Wednesday night, with the bottom of the batting order rallying to beat the D-backs, 3-2.
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Clayton Kershaw rejoined the Dodgers on Tuesday at Chase Field before a rare 6-3 loss to the D-backs, and he looked tanned, rested and happy. And that’s not good news for all would-be contenders heading toward the postseason.
Clayton Kershaw met the Dodgers at Chase Field on Tuesday and greeted them with the best three words possible: “I feel healthy.”
Alex Wood said fatigue was the reason for a drop in velocity on Thursday during his most recent outing, but luckily for the Dodgers, that fatigue won’t prevent him from taking the mound against Zack Greinke and the D-backs on Wednesday night at Chase Field.
Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig added another highlight clip to his Gold Glove campaign on Tuesday night when he robbed the D-backs’ J.D. Martinez of a would-be game-tying home run in the sixth inning of their game at Chase Field.
One of lefty relievers the Dodgers acquired at the Trade Deadline, Tony Watson, was the losing pitcher Tuesday night when the Dodgers tasted some of their own medicine, the D-backs rallying for a 6-3 win on Jake Lamb’s grand slam that hit the right-field foul pole in the seventh inning.
Jake Lamb made the Dodgers pay for loading the bases with an intentional walk to get to him, hitting his second career grand slam with two outs in the seventh inning to lead the D-backs past the Dodgers, 6-3, on Tuesday night at Chase Field.