The Cincinnati Reds have been hoping to brush the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon, however Clayton Kershaw had different thought and the Los Angeles hitters had his again. After scoring three runs in each the third and 4th innings the Dodgers cruised to a 6-0 shutout win to salvage a win and keep away from dropping all three video games at Nice American Ball Park.
|Los Angeles Dodgers (36-27)
|Cincinnati Reds (29-34)
|W: Kershaw (8-4) L: Ashcraft (3-5)|
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Neither staff was capable of get a lot going within the 1st inning. Within the subsequent inning Elly De La Cruz led off with an infield single – recording the highest dash pace by a Pink this yr from dwelling to first – after which stole second base. He’d be stranded there.
The highest of the third inning didn’t go the Reds, or Graham Ashcraft’s method. James Outman was hit by a pitch after which Austin Barnes adopted up with a comebacker off of Ashcraft’s foot/decrease leg. An out was recorded, however the coaching employees got here out to verify on him and after a protracted dialog and some throws off of the mound he remained within the recreation. He then hit Mookie Betts, gave up an RBI single to Freddie Freeman. The coaching employees then got here again out to have a look at Ashcraft. He remained within the recreation. After a line out, Max Muncy drew a stroll to load the bases. David Peralta then got here by with a 2-run single the place the Reds challenged the play on the plate, however the name on the sector stood and it was 3-0.
That was it for Ashcraft as David Bell went to speak to him after which referred to as on Fernando Cruz from the bullpen. Ashcraft limped off of the sector beneath his personal energy. Cruz acquired a fast fly out to heart to finish the inning. After a fast backside of the third inning, Cruz was again out for the highest of the 4th and gave up a leadoff solo homer to Chris Taylor that prolonged the Dodgers result in 4-0. That was simply the beginning of issues for Los Angeles. James Outman walked after which scored on an Austin Barnes double. He’d transfer to 3rd on a single by Mookie Betts then rating on a sacrifice fly that made it 6-0.
Cincinnati acquired a 2-out single from Jose Barrero after which a stroll from Curt Casali to place two males on base, however Clayton Kershaw struck out Kevin Newman to finish any risk the Reds had going. Within the sixth inning the Reds as soon as once more acquired two males on, however this time it was on singles to begin the inning from Matt McLain and Jonathan India, however they’d be stranded because the Dodgers stored their shutout going. Two innings later Matt McLain picked up a 1-out double to get himself in scoring place, however the Reds as soon as once more failed to come back by and the sport headed into the ninth inning. Cincinnati got here up quick, happening so as because the Dodgers picked up a 6-0 win and prevented being swept.
Key Second of the Recreation
The third inning when the Dodgers scored three runs and unintentionally knocked Graham Ashcraft out of the sport.
Notes Price Noting
Matt McLain picked up two hits – the one Pink with a number of hits on the day – and is now hitting .354/.404/.531 by the primary 22 video games of his profession.
Alex Younger tossed a shutout inning of reduction and lowered his ERA on the yr to 2.84 within the course of.
Since 1901, Gamers with a minimum of one 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, and SB inside their first 3 MLB video games
2023 – Elly De La Cruz (Reds)
1953 – Invoice Bruton (Braves)
— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) June 8, 2023
Up Subsequent for the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
Friday June ninth, 8:15pm ET
Ben Full of life (3-3, 3.03 ERA) vs Jordan Montgomery (2-7, 4.23 ERA)