BOSTON – The disciplined and dynamic offensive that made the Dodgers such a first-half Juggernaut ended their extended all-star break on Saturday night with a Red Sox 11: 2 constriction that defeated four games pocketed.
Manager Dave Roberts said, "It was only a matter of time" before the
BOSTON – The disciplined and dynamic offensive that made the Dodgers such a half juggernaut ended his extended all-star break on Saturday night with one 11- 2 defeat of Red Sox with four defeats.
Manager Dave Roberts said it was "only a matter of time" until the offensive erupts, with four homers and more runs in nine innings on Saturday during the entire losing streak.
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"Together, come to the ground, beat your legs, dig deep into the spring, do a lot of great things," Roberts said. "Just one purpose for each pitch, trying to win every pitch."
The kind of things that were missing during the games that booked the break, though
"You play a 162-game season, there will probably be some breaks in which it's hard for you to get things going, but that's atypical for this offense," Turner said. Double twice and drove for the first time since June 8 in more than one round. "Hopefully we'll be back where we're supposed to be."
In just the second Fenway Park victory of the Dodgers,
Bellinger also struck a single backlog to starting pitcher Chris Sale, an example of his driving, his craving and his speed, which Roberts called the game's key to the game.
"It runs through our entire clubhouse," said Roberts.
Belling's in-field scoring led to a first inning run by Chris Taylor, who took the lead and went for Sale when his pitch count rose to 71 through four innings before departure in the fifth.
"A really, really good pitcher really had to work really hard," said Turner. "We counted up his pitch. Qualified bats, walks, good hits on balls, hits in the right position, have done a lot of things right. "
Turner has averaged throughout the season, but the beating was not so constant. This was his first game with three additional hits since a three-homer game on May 7th. He has eleven home runs, the fifth in the club, while batting at .295, and he scored three runs.
"He has a purpose every at-bat," said Roberts. "Even if he does not swing well, he gives you a quality at-bat. If he pulls the ball in the air, good things will happen.
Six batters went into races, seven achieved runs. Pollock had an RBI single in the first and in the home run – after a single on Friday night in a return from a disappointing April and a discouraging injury that cost him 2 1/2 months.
"It's only two games, but I like where I am," Pollock said. "Physically, I feel great, my legs feel really good, and I'm in a good place for health, hopefully I can achieve different results than I did on the first run, it's fun to come back in. It's a great group, a part The Stripling (4-3) made it possible to run in five innings with seven strikeouts, Joe Kelly, hero of the Boston World.
Ross Stripling won for the first time since replacing injured Rich Hill Series allowed a run in its inning despite three-digit speed, Julio Urias made two perfect innings and JT Chargois scored a neat ninth place.
Ken Gurnick covers the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.