But the Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman is putting together some impressive postseason numbers. As has been the case every year for the past nine seasons, the run suppression was led by Clayton Kershaw.
9-5 to grab a 1-0 lead in their National League Division Series matchup and snap a six-game losing streak to the Diamondbacks. After all, he still left the game with an opportunity for the win. Also, to be fair, the Dodgers' struggles with left-handed pitching peaked a year ago, when they had an astounding.149 OPS deficit (.623 versus.772) when comparing their production against left-handers versus right-handers. So a 104-win season, 90-win seasons, they don't mean nothing unless you're winning. Puig's second RBI of the game would come from a groundout, but arguably the most memorable moment of the night came in the bottom of the seventh.
"The first game is big", Turner said. You want to win them all, but when you've got Keshaw on the mound in Game 1, to get that out of the way, we're feeling pretty good about it.
"I think if he makes a mistake, we've got to be able to capitalize". Here's the latest Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers game preview with Major League Baseball odds, game time, TV channel, and live streaming options for viewers.
LA's big lead was down to 7-4 when the three-time Cy Young Award victor left, but the suspense didn't last: Turner and the 104-win Dodgers added two more runs in the eighth, capping a 12-hit performance.
Yasiel Puig had an eventful Friday night.
"I don't know why", Puig said.
Puig then turned to Turner and demonstrated the tongue wag again.
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But that tough game bit the Diamondbacks in Los Angeles when Walker needed 48 pitches to get out of the first inning.
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In the end, Walker suffered the same fate as others before, and lasted only one inning. The two wild pitches in the game were also surprising, since Kershaw had four all season prior. But it's still striking that in his 89 innings of postseason work, Kershaw has a 4.55 ERA, which is sky-high when compared to his truly astounding 2.36 career ERA. J.D. Martinez homered in the sixth after Paul Goldschmidt grounded into a double play.
All four homers Kershaw gave up were solo shots: A.J. Despite getting all three of his outs by strikeout, his single inning of postseason pitching was anything but dominant.
Turner said he thought his All-Star teammate was sharp. "I thought he was spectacular for us tonight".
Kershaw (1-0) gave up just five hits in 6 1/3 innings, but four of the hits were solo home runs.
Interestingly enough, Arizona won two of those three short starts.