Kenley Johnson leads the Donors in defeat to Astros return

A crowd of people gathered outside Gate A of Dodger Stadium at the corner of Stadium Way and Win Scully Avenue to greet the Houston Astro on Saturday. It was the closest fans could come to please them this season. Therefore, they started carrying signs and garbage after their cheating scheme was revealed in 2017 to welcome Astro to their first visit at Dogar Stadium.

Finally, the large red bus, transporting the villains, turns right into the entrance. He had 10 seconds and did not waste them. They screamed and they exploded. Later, they are happy when Joe Kelly, the Dodgers reliever and cult hero, pulls up and slowly enters the gate. He respected and gave a thumbs up to his fans. The home team was commendable.

“I loved it. I loved it,” said Dave Roberts, the Dodgers’ manager. “I think I have every right to do whatever I feel to express my feelings and I have I thought it was very good. ”

Inside the ballpark, fans saw Kenley Johnson take a three-run lead in the ninth inning in a 7-5 loss.

Jansen struck out after the Astros’ four runs on five hits and an error by third baseman Max Muncy. With five runs eventually charged, four earned – double the number of runs earned in their first 20 matches this season. He bowled 21 pitches and did not even set a record.

He was eventually charged with nearly five runs (four earned) as Astro defeated the Dodgers (32-14) for the first time three times this season.

“Just a nightmare, man,” Jinsen said. “Just make pitches and then I can’t give them the way. This is just disappointing. ”

The air quality at Dogger Stadium was so poor on Saturday because of the surrounding wildfires that the Dodgers canceled all pre-game activities, including batting practice, Kelly’s one-inning simulated game.

Kelly, incidentally, is serving a five-game suspension for throwing on an Astro hitter and sparking a bench-clearing broha at the club’s first meeting in Houston on July 28.

Saturday’s encounter, in advance of the two-game set, did not feature any of those fireworks. Houston’s lineup was announced for the background of the music and nothing else.

The only visible sign of tension between the sides was a few hundred feet overhead before the game.

The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor celebrated his two-run home run with Will Smith, as Astro catches Martin MartinDonado in the second inning.

(Valley Scalise / Los Angeles Times)

A banner attached to an airplane read “Houston Chant Bang Bang,”. At least one other flyover designed to taunt visitors was scheduled, but was canceled due to low visibility. At the ground level, the stadium DJ and organizer took subtle shots at the Astro with various songs. James Brown’s “Payback,” Ace of Bess’s “The Sign,” Eagles ‘”Lean’ Eyes” were included in the themed soundtrack.

Otherwise, the scene was normal by 2020 standards. Both teams played for two weeks and a day before the end of the 60-day regular season with the noise of fake crowds at the empty ballpark. The Dodgers have been a better team – they own the best record in the majors while Astro claws for just one playoff spot – and saw the run for the first eight innings of the game.

Julio Uris gave a double to the first batsman of the game – George Springer and allowed him to score on a two-out single from Yuli Gurril later in the inning. It was the only damage that provoked Houston as a left-hander, as Orissa made his best start of the season.

Julio Uris of the Dodgers gave up one run and three hits in six innings on Saturday night.

Julio Uris of the Dodgers gave up one run and three hits in six innings on Saturday night.

(Valley Scalise / Los Angeles Times)

Good news can be found

The Dodgers avoided a possible disaster when Dustin May’s leg did not show a CT scan. According to Roberts, they are treating the injury as a “fusion” and May as “day-to-day”. He said that the team has not decided if the team will be put on the injured list. He suffered an injury in May when a returner cut his leg in the first inning of his debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. He was removed after the innings.

Short hops

The Dodgers activated Pedro Bays (Kamar) from the injured list and optioned May. … Roberts said “early next week” as soon as possible Justin Turner (hamstring) will come out of IL. … The Dodgers will go to the closing ceremony of a two-game set against Houston on Sunday with a bullpen game.

Three takeaways on the dodgers

1.) The Dodgers have lost four of their last six games after losing four of their last 19 games. He has received many losing streaks in the past week, as he had in the first nine weeks of the season.

2.) Julio Uris tied Clayton Kershaw for the team lead with the most fours in at least six innings this season. The 96 pitches he threw since 21 November 2016 were the highest in an outing.

3.) Cody Belinger went one for four with two strikes to extend his stumps. The MVP averaged six for 45, six .234 to .212 with nine walks and eight strikes in his last 12 matches.