Dodgers Sweep Diamondbacks in Arizona; Exciting Site News at TBPC

The Dodgers benefited from a few timely hits and another outstanding outing by lefty Tyler Anderson to cruise past the Diamondbacks 3-1 on Sunday and secure the series sweep.

Los Angeles got on the board in the top of the second inning when Will Smith, in the DH spot, battled his way through a 12-pitch AB and launch a 398-foot solo shot into the pool in right field.

In the third, the Dodgers piled on a few more runs by playing a little small ball. Gavin Lux led of the inning with a single to left and Austin Barnes followed with a walk to begin the threat. Lux advanced to third on a Mookie Betts flyout and subsequently scored on a Freddie Freeman single.

Barnes eventually came around to score on Trea Turner’s groundout to third base groundout to extend the lead to three.

Arizona spoiled the shutout in the ninth when Craig Kimbrel hit Alek Thomas with a pitch and surrendered a triple to David Peralta two batters later. Although Kimbrel has been closing games successfully, it hasn’t been pretty by any means, as his season ERA and WHIP have ballooned to 4.50 and 1.36, respectively.

Regardless, Anderson went six full innings for the Dodgers, allowing no runs on five hits and a walk on 79 pitches. He struck out six.

David Price and Evan Philips paired to throw scoreless frames in the seventh and eighth.
Anderson’s record improved to 6-0, tying him for the MLB lead in wins with Justin Verlander and teammate Walker Buehler. Kimbrel’s save was his 10th of the year.

The Dodgers quickly return home for a series against the Pirates beginning on Memorial Day. Buehler gets the ball in the opener. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Pacific.

In other news, you may have noticed over the weekend that we’re making a few site changes. We decided to move away from WordPress’s dedicated server and use a more optimal independent server. What that means for you is increased uptime with much better content.

Many of our regular readers have been requesting the ability to edit their comments, and one of the changes we made right off the top is an editing capability that allows to you change or delete your comment up to 30 minutes after you post it.

More changes are on the way to optimize your experience, but please be patient with us as we gradually implement them. For now, we’re trying to keep things as similar as possible until we’re streaming at 100%.

34 thoughts on “Dodgers Sweep Diamondbacks in Arizona; Exciting Site News at TBPC

  1. So far, so good, Dennis. I can read your post.
    Now let’s see if I can comment.
    Really appreciate all you folks do to keep us informed, involved and entertained. Thank you!

      1. Sorry Dennis, I left immediately after posting my comment and didn’t see your response.
        It’s been more than 30 minutes so I’ll see if this comment lets me edit.

      2. Testing from my computer going into site. Testing Testing

  2. I still want to see recent posts.

    Others, it’s a clean look.

    Anderson on his way to 24-0. That should win him the Cy

    Dodgers defense looks better with Pillar. But he needs to hit.

    We should start playing better teams soon. We know we can beat sub .500 clubs.

    Enjoy your barbecue’s today.

  3. Recent posts just showed up for me. I swear they weren’t there before.

    And, I’m pretty sure I could edit before. In fact, I think I can remember “edit” showing up for me on everyone’s post. Could be wrong about that.

  4. I am on WordPress site on my computer & now see a way to edit. OK on my computer it gave me the editability and a countdown. That is much appreciated! YAY
    Anderson has been incredible for an afterthought add-on pitcher. Both Anderson and Gonsolin have been unbeatable literally no one would have guessed going into the season. So now a bit of a good conundrum when Heaney and Kershaw get back do you knock an undefeated pitcher back to the bullpen? I enjoy watching Anderson pitch as he illustrates how a pitcher without high velocity can be very effective. Anderson has great control, and rarely walks batters. He changes speeds and eye level but is always in the strike zone. The batters know he is throwing strikes so they are swinging. He is getting a lot of soft contact. The fielders are sharp because he is throwing strikes and is quick to throw the next pitch. Rookie pitchers like Pepiot and Grove should attempt to emulate Anderson. Trust the stuff that got you to the MLB.

  5. No on the iPhone app even though I closed it and reopened it doesn’t give me an edit..

  6. Dennis, my comments aren’t coming up on my I pad until I leave, and come back. Even then they don’t always show for me.

  7. No iPad & iPhone apps do not give chance to edit only direct from the WordPress site is edit function offered. It’s 10:24 PST AZ time

      1. i am sure I am not the only one that uses the Wordpess app on their phone or iPad. I appreciate you working to improve the site. Thank you!

  8. I was pleases to watch David Price throw another productive inning in relief. Evan Phillips also. Think about this team with two starting day starters out. Muncy injured and not able to contribute. Bellinger continuing to fight whatever his issues are but he gets props for providing Gold Glove level defense in center. Treinen, Kahnle and Gonzalez out and they still lead the league in wins and run differential. Amazing… Betts, Freeman and Turner as the top three what a line up.

  9. FYI tried a test comment, did not show up, left the site came back, no post. 3:25 pm pacific time it all of my earlier posts are now up.

  10. Some feedback Dennis. I don’t need any edit capabilities because once I say something I never change my mind and I’m a good speller.

    On the other hand, I’d like to have the ability to edit everyone else’s comments when I don’t like what they have to say.

    What do you say? Can you do that for me?

  11. Giving it a try to see if I can post and edit now. Thanks Dennis and all for the weekend efforts to upgrade the site.

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