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first_imgOnly when Cody Bellinger followed Grandal’s blast with a line-drive single to open the seventh and chase Castillo did the Dodgers put hits together and mount anything resembling a rally. Their struggles are so that they pined for the return of infielders Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe, who could be in the lineup Tuesday in Miami.“It’s disappointing,” Bellinger said. “The guy today actually had really good stuff. But yeah, we got to be better producing runs. Myself included. We got two guys coming back to hopefully help us. Just having their presence in the lineup and the clubhouse should help.”While the hitters continued their failure to manufacture runs, the Dodgers’ pitchers continued to struggle.Rich Hill’s second start since his return from the disabled list was better than his first one, but the results remained a mixed bag. Hill threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of the 28 batters he faced and limited his damage enough to work 5 2/3 innings. There were 63 strikes out of his 98 pitches thrown.But Hill also never had a clean inning. He walked four. Two Dodgers errors didn’t help. The first came on Bellinger’s failure to secure Alex Blandino’s ground ball up the first-base line to open the third inning. Matt Kemp made a nice diving catch on Votto’s slicing line drive to left but that only delayed the damage.Hill hung a curveball to Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati third baseman deposited it over the left-field fence to give the Reds a 2-0 lead.“Just a bad pitch there,” Hill said. “Gave up the home run. Just left a curveball that hung over the middle. Really, to me, that was the worst pitch I made all day. Other than that, I felt like the ball came out of my hand pretty well.”Puig, who’s been among the many acquainted with the disabled list, hit first homer of the season to halve the deficit in the bottom of the third. The Reds got that run back the following inning by mixing hits with situational play.Billy Hamilton singled with one out and moved to third on Jose Peraza’s hit. Blandino followed with a squeeze bunt that Hill gobbled up but had no chance on the rabbit that is Hamilton already on the move. Hill at least kept his team in the picture – until there were two outs in the sixth.Roberts and the training staff headed to the mound after Hill got Peraza to fly out. A short conversation followed and the left-hander was soon walking to the dugout. Hill’s DL stint was the result of a cracked fingernail. It was his recurring blister on his middle finger this time.Catching it ahead of time left Hill confident that he’ll make his next start Saturday in Washington. Roberts said the nail wasn’t affected on this occasion.“I could feel it just starting to get a little bit aggravated.” said Hill, who felt it during the Hamilton at-bat. “It wasn’t worth having it completely blow up and have to go back on the DL for it. So that was something I did not want to do.”Meanwhile, the beleaguered bullpen continued its way of worsening the situations it gets presented with. Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte, recalled from triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, blew things up with both hands.Blandino greeted Venditte with a single as he pitched right-handed to him. Venditte turned to his left side and served up a long ball to Votto on his first pitch to the longtime Reds slugger.“We wanted to try to get Rich through that inning,” Roberts said. “Wanted him to get through Peraza. Once Rich’s finger gives away, then he gives up a base hit and the blast.“Votto saw a slider the night prior and obviously he was sitting on it and he put a good swing on it. Obviously Pat doesn’t feel good about it. But to our guys’ credit, we kept trying to fight back.”Related Articles Still, Cincinnati had a 5-1 lead to manage and a four-run deficit appears mountainous to the Dodgers. They scored only nine runs while being swept and have scored more than three runs only twice during the current eight-game skid after a modest three-game winning streak.Roberts sees effort and intent. But, he conceded, “the result’s not there.”“I can’t explain it,” he added. “I don’t have an answer for the lack of production.”Grinding was the word du jour within the Dodgers clubhouse. Closer Kenley Jansen, who pitched the ninth just to get some work in the series, used it often with regard to his teammates and brought up the 43-7 run from last season as to what’s possible when they can get on the right kind of streaks.That won’t happen again. They’ll just take a win and go from there.“We did it last year,” Bellinger said. “We got the best hitter in the National League arguably coming back. We got Logan Forsythe coming back, who we’ve been missing in the clubhouse as a teammate who really helps us defensively and offensively.“We’re waiting for both of our things to click at the same time. We got the same squad as last year where we’re going to keep grinding it out. Things hoping to turn around here pretty soon.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, hits a solo home run as Cincinnati Reds catcher Tony Cruz, left, watches along with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds’ Adam Duvall, right, slides in safe at third under the tag of Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy after Scott Schebler grounded into a fielder’s choice during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds’ Eugenio Suarez, left, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal watches during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCincinnati Reds’ Eugenio Suarez hits a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds’ Eugenio Suarez stands at first while wearing cleats that bear the birthdate of his daughter during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds’ Eugenio Suarez, right, gestures after hitting a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal stands at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp makes a catch on a ball hit by Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor, right, flips a ball hit by Cincinnati Reds’ Tony Cruz to second baseman Chase Utley (26) to force out Reds’ Scott Schebler at second during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. Cruz was thrown out at first on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) gestures before scoring after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, hits a solo home run as Cincinnati Reds catcher Tony Cruz, left, watches along with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cincinnati Reds’ Adam Duvall, right, slides in safe at third under the tag of Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy after Scott Schebler grounded into a fielder’s choice during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 12Cincinnati Reds’ Adam Duvall, right, slides in safe at third under the tag of Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy after Scott Schebler grounded into a fielder’s choice during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES – Rock bottom was the place that the Dodgers arrived at on Sunday — or at least that’s where they hope is the case.They’ve got to believe that there isn’t a greater depth to slog toward. Winning has become such a chore that the presence of the National League’s worst team only served to exacerbate what has become a dreadful stretch in a season quickly rolling off the rails.Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto each clubbed two-run homers and the Cincinnati Reds finished off their first four-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in over four decades with a 5-3 win, capping a sorry one-win homestand for the steadily fading hosts.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.The Dodgers (16-24) have dropped seven of eight and are 5-14 since they were last above .500 on April 23. But they reached a new low by failing to squeeze out one win against a team that had fallen as far as 8-27 to open last week before winning six straight. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start The last four have come against a Dodgers team that’s failing in virtually every area. The last time the Reds took all four games of a series in L.A. was Aug. 5-8, 1976 during the height of the Big Red Machine’s powers.It had Dodgers manager Dave Roberts eager to leave town. He was already looking at their upcoming trip to Miami and Washington. Posed a turning-the-page question following his team’s latest lowlight, Roberts responded with “I’m pretty close to turning it already.”“This is one that sometimes it seems might be more difficult to turn the page,” Roberts continued. “But after losing four to the Reds at home, it’s one that it clears from my mind.”Cincinnati’s current outfit is nowhere near that level. But at this point for the Dodgers, every team looks like a powerhouse to them. And it had an announced Mother’s Day crowd of 44,787 grumbling until it was useless to put in the effort to gripe.A popgun offense was limited by Reds starter Luis Castillo to solo home runs by Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal over six-plus innings. Castillo entered the game with a 6.47 ERA but scattered two other hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out eight in working into the seventh. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgThe Dodgers announced their 30-man Opening Day roster Thursday. Pinch running specialist Terrance Gore nabbed a spot. So did pitcher Dennis Santana, who beat out a pair of veteran right-handers for a spot in the bullpen.Gore, Santana and others face a new crunch in two weeks, when rosters must be reduced to 28. With spring training postponed nearly three months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, teams were granted additional roster spots for the early weeks of the 60-game regular season. Rosters must be reduced to 26 four weeks from today.For now, the Dodgers will have 16 pitchers and 14 position players at their disposal for their series against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. The opener, scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.Players who did not make the Opening Day cut have no minor league games to play. Rather, they will work out at the Dodgers’ “alternate training site” camp at USC with other minor leaguers. That group includes AJ Ramos, the former Marlins closer who signed a minor-league deal in July and Edubray Ramos, another non-roster invitee who appeared in 173 games for the Phillies from 2016-19. Besides Santana, the rest of the Dodgers’ bullpen includes right-handers Kenley Jansen, Blake Treinen, Joe Kelly, Brusdar Graterol, Pedro Baez and Dylan Floro, and left-handers Jake McGee, Caleb Ferguson, Scott Alexander and Adam Kolarek.Besides Gore, the Dodgers’ Opening Day position players include Bellinger, Betts, Pederson, Pollock, Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Max Muncy, Chris Taylor, Matt Beaty, Kiké Hernandez, Edwin Rios, Will Smith and Austin Barnes.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire The final bullpen job went to Santana, 24, who has struggled in his brief major league career. With the Dodgers, Santana has allowed nine runs in 8 ⅔ innings over the last two seasons. But he turned a corner after moving to the bullpen at Triple-A last season, limiting opponents to a .211 batting average and only two home runs.Gore, 29, has more stolen bases (40) than hits (15) in his unique career. He parlayed his speed into postseason jobs with the Royals, then the Cubs, after spending most of the season in the minor leagues. He’s made 61 career appearances as a pinch runner and didn’t crack a major league starting lineup until last season.With the Dodgers, Gore’s role figures to be similar. They have the reigning National League MVP, Cody Bellinger, in center field. They have Mookie Betts in right field for the next 12 years. Joc Pederson and AJ Pollock are unlikely to be displaced in left field.Gore might have gotten a boost from a rule that will place a runner on second base to begin the 10th inning of tie games. The rule is ostensibly designed to prevent marathon extra-inning games in a sprint of a regular season with few days off.Right-hander Dustin May will begin the season at the USC camp after making an impressive roster bid of his own. He figures to be the team’s sixth starter behind Clayton Kershaw, Ross Stripling, Julio Urías, Alex Wood and Walker Buehler. Manager Dave Roberts said it’s possible May will piggyback Buehler’s start against the Astros next Tuesday in Houston. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

first_imgAndy Ruiz Jr. pulled off one of the most sensational boxing upsets by dethroning Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.Joshua was a huge favorite to retain his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in the Brit’s maiden professional fight overseas, but was floored four times before being stopped in the seventh round. A late replacement, Ruiz shattered Anthony Joshua’s American dream — and in the famous boxing venue of Madison Square Garden, too.The portly California-born 29-year-old lived up to his nickname of “The Destroyer,” picked himself up off the canvas after being floored by Joshua to put the champion down twice before the end of an eventful third round.Joshua gathered himself and kept on fighting, but Ruiz knocked him down twice early in the seventh before referee Mike Griffin stopped the fight with the Englishman back on his feet but looking shell-shocked. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearRuiz stunned Joshua, consigning him to a first defeat in one of the most famous boxing venues.After an astonishing night in New York, Omnisport looks back on some of the biggest heavyweight shocks over the years.Wow. Congratulations to Andy Ruiz.WHAT A PERFORMANCE! #WBC— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) June 2, 2019February 15, 1978: ‘The Greatest’ loses Spinks epicMuhammad Ali was a 1-10 favorite when he first faced Leon Spinks, a man fighting professionally for only the eighth time, in Las Vegas.After a titanic battle between boxing’s biggest star and his underdog opponent, Ali looked to have done just enough when the first scorecard was read out in his favor.However, the two remaining judges decided Spinks was the winner, despite conceding weight to Ali. Once again, a rematch produced the opposite result. February 11, 1990: Iron Mike stopped by Buster DouglasThe Tokyo Dome played host to arguably THE biggest boxing upset in history, as Mike Tyson lost his unbeaten record, which had read 37-0 with 33 KOs, to the unheralded James “Buster” Douglas.Only one casino offered odds on Douglas winning the fight, his price a staggering 42-1. Yet that is what happened, with Tyson left to rue a lack of preparation for a contest he had presumed would prove a breeze. “Iron Mike” was sent to the canvas in round 10, his aura of invincibility permanently shattered.April 22, 2001: Rahman rocks LewisHasim Rahman spent a month in South Africa, training at high altitude, ahead of his heavyweight world title fight with Lennox Lewis in Gauteng. In contrast, reigning champion Lewis was there only half as long, instead training in Las Vegas so he could film scenes for a cameo appearance in Ocean’s Eleven.Like Tyson before him, Lewis would pay a heavy price for his apparent over-confidence, as Rahman secured a spectacular knockout victory in the fifth round.A subsequent rematch saw Rahman beaten in four, with a fiercely focused Lewis earning redemption.March 8, 2003: Sanders dethrones KlitschkoCorrie Sanders was not expected to trouble WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko on German soil, yet the South African sensationally tore up the script.Sanders caught the great Klitschko with a left hand late in the first round and knocked him to the canvas another three times in the brief but dramatic bout.There were boos from an expectant crowd when Klitschko was stopped early in the second, with Sanders having only fought three rounds since being knocked out by Rahman in 2000.June 1, 2019: Ruiz stuns Joshualast_img read more