Baumgarner scored his first win since July, the linebacker D beat the Dodgers 6-1

Los Angeles (AFP) – Working through an ugly period of loss, Madison Baumgarner hasn’t panicked. Heck, he didn’t even have a game plan.

“Every time I do it, it just doesn’t work out very well,” he said. “I just feel it.”

Relying heavily on curve ball, Bumgarner threw six innings of one-running ball, giving the 2014 World Series MVP his first win in nearly two months, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 on Wednesday night.

Baumgarner (7-15) beat the Dodgers for the first time as a Diamondback and for the first time since September 23, 2017, when he was with San Francisco.

“I’ve had more than one such period in my career,” he said of his six-game losing streak. “This was longer than I would have liked it to be, but it’s nice to get out the other side. I knew I was going to do it at some point.”

Bumgarner retired in the first nine players and 13 of the first 14 he faced at the start of his 40th career against the Dodgers. The left-hander hit five and walked for one win in his first victory since July 23 against Washington. He only allowed two core players.

“It started with Boom, great job,” said Tori Lovulo, D-backs manager. “Six unbelievable innings gave us a chance to move forward and stayed on top.”

Corbin Carroll doubled in three runs and led Christian Walker in two more rounds for Arizona, which also advanced 5-1 on Monday only to pool the Dodgers for eighth and win 6-5.

This time, the Dodgers had no comeback in it.

“This was a huge win for us,” Lovulou said. “This is a great experience for these young players. Our young people are growing up.”

Carson Kelly doubled ahead of the fourth. Geraldo Peromo hit and Dustin May (2-3) hit Dalton Farcho to load the bases. Created by Carol, who doubled to the far left. Farshaw nearly grabbed Piromo as they raced around third base giving Arizona a 5-0 lead.

Linebacker D extended their lead to 6-1 on the fly by Emmanuel Rivera in the seventh. Jake McCarthy scored after taking kicks, finished second on Walker grounds and went to third on the pitch of Tommy Kanley Wild.

Walker led in the first two rounds of Arizona in a similar fashion, giving him 86 RBIs on the season. He had a broken bat at 99mph from May on the first hit and one on the third. Both hits came from Walker to the same spot with two wins and a record for runners earned by walking.

Mookie Betts picked up a 0-for-10 sled with Homer #35 in fourth for the Dodgers.

Trea Turner hit a slow ball to Mark Melancon’s third base for the Dodgers’ second hit in Game Nine, extending his hitting streak to 18 games. Freddy Freeman followed it up with a single for a third hit before the Arizona defense concluded the win with a double play.

May has struggled throughout his sixth start since returning from Tommy John’s surgery. The right-hander gave up five runs and seven strokes in the low season in four innings. Hit four and walked two. He has thrown twice as many pitches as Bumgarner during the first three innings.

coach room

Diamondbacks: RHP Ryne Nelson was put on IL for 15 days with a right scapula.

Dodgers: RHP Brusdar Graterol (elbow) will be activated Thursday. …RHP Tony Gonsolin (crank) will be throwing live-hitters in a bull run on Thursday. “It’s a big step for Tony,” said manager Dave Roberts. “If he passes that test, it will probably be another rehab job and another rehab job as early as next week.” … RHP Yency Almonte (elbow) will cast on Friday and do rehab on Sunday. …RHP Blake Treinen (shoulder) played catch Wednesday, but said “it’s not bouncing back the way any of us would hope.” …LHP David Price (wrist) will throw a run for the living hitters.

next one

Diamondbacks: RHP Zac Gallen (12-3, 2.52 ERA) starts final series. He had his club record 44 1/3. The points-free half streak was cut on the September 11th against Colorado.

Dodgers: LHP Julio Urías (17-7, 2.27) is 9-1 with 1.31 ERA since the All-Star break.


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