Rymer Liriano was hospitalized Sunday after he was hit in the face by a Matt West fastball. (Screengrab courtesy of Deadspin)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers pitcher Matt West doesn’t have to imagine himself in Rymer Liriano‘s shoes. He’s been there before.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez runs the bases after hitting the game-winning two-run home run in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. (Scott Varley/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers finished the first half Sunday with a come-from-behind, 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.
Prior to the game, Clayton Kershaw talked about his (belated) appointment to the National League All-Star team.
Brandon Beachy held the Milwaukee Brewers to three runs in four innings Saturday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
It would be really, really easy to congratulate Brandon Beachy for simply making it back to pitch in a major-league game Saturday, but he wasn’t in the mood after the Dodgers lost 7-1 to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The photo gallery is here. The box score is here.
Before the game, Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes cringed to learn about the head-first slide that knocked Dee Gordon out of the All-Star Game.
Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run home run in the eighth and ninth innings Thursday in the Dodgers’ 14-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. (Associated Press photo)
Just landed in Denver. Travel days like this usually don’t allow a lot of time for postgame reflection. I have a burning leftover quote from the Dodgers’ 14-4 win — a game that reflected the 2015 club’s burgeoning identity. (The box score is here.)
Yasmani Grandal rightfully got attention today for his 4-for-4, 8-RBI, two-homer game. Aaron Gleeman of NBCsports.com had some time to reflect on those numbers and came up with these factoids:
Joc Pederson is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of the Dodgers’ 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. (Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE — Monday might be the only game the Dodgers lose among the four they play against the Brewers this week, and it would still sting as much as it does tonight. Clayton Kershaw
is still stuck on 99 career wins. On Monday, he dominated for five innings and left with the Dodgers leading in the eighth
. Maybe this is on Chris Hatcher
, who talked after the game
. Kershaw talked after the game too, and certainly seemed to put it on himself
. He often does.
Kershaw was methodically boring in his dominance, but the Dodgers were busy on the transactions wire and picking up awards in the morning.
The box score is here.