Utility man Jedd Gyorko squeezed a ground-ball single to center in the top of the ninth inning Sunday night that made the difference in the outcome of the entire series. The base hit scored Enrique Hernandez from second, securing the 3-2 victory for the Dodgers. More importantly, the series win against a quality opponent gave boss Andrew Friedman and skipper Dave Roberts some crucial data to examine when it comes to determining the club’s upcoming playoff roster.
The Dodgers have returned to Los Angeles after an eight game, East Coast-ish road trip where they went 6-2, concluding with a sweep in Pittsburgh.
As it stands now, the Dodgers own a 38-35 record and are in sole possession of second place in the National League West, trailing the Diamondbacks by just 2-1/2 games. When considering the number of adjustments the club has made over the first three months of the season due to injuries, that’s not a bad standing by any means. If Los Angeles is able to stay relatively healthy through the summer months into the fall, seemingly, the sky may be the limit in terms of future success.
You know, Shohei Ohtani—the rookie pitcher who can’t hold the Tijuana Toros to under six runs in four innings. The guy who was supposed to be the new Babe Ruth.