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Dodgers Look To Bounce Back in Game 2
By Khari Jones, Jr., Contributing Writer
Published October 13, 2020

Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts had four at bats against the Atlanta Braves (Robert Torrence/L.A. Sentinel)

Atlanta Braves beat the Dodgers 5-1 in a challenging pitched game by Braves Max Fried, who had nine strikeouts in game one. In the fifth inning, the Dodgers were able to get their first score with a home run by second baseman Kike’ Hernandez.”He made a mistake. I was able to get a big hit on it.” Hernandez gave the Braves credit for their win, but he believes Game one does not mean anything. “It’s baseball, and anything can happen on any given night. They have a really good team, and you can’t credit them. Their energy was better than ours.” He continued, “We’re going to lose game. Game one does not mean anything if they don’t win four games this series. We’ll throw this away and come back with a fresh mind.”

Walker Buehler pitched five innings and walked five guys. He said it was poor execution on his part. “Cant make mistakes like that in games like this.” He pitched 100 pitches and said overall, he felt good and was happy he could get deeper in the game.

Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler pitched for five innings (Robert Torrence/L.A. Sentinel)

Dave Roberts gave credit to Fried for his pitching and acknowledged they have to do better. “You have to give Fried credit, he pitched well, and their bullpen pitched well.” According to Roberts, the first few innings, the Dodgers were able to run Fried’s pitch count up. “To his credit, he got to nibbling and spinning us to death.” He noted that both sides brought energy and intensity, and they need to better job next game as the home team.

In the ninth inning, the Braves scored four runs. The Dodgers did not have enough momentum to embark on a comeback. Dodgers anticipate a great matchup against the Braves today at 3:05 PM

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The Dodgers will be without Clayton Kershaw for game two as he battles back spasms, the Dodgers announced Tuesday morning. Rookie Tony Gonsolin will start.

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