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LIVE BLOGGING WITH EDDIE RIVERA| Dodgers Face Reds In Second Game Of Home Opening Series

Gonsolin matched against Guiterrez

Published on Friday, April 15, 2022 | 11:00 pm
 

DODGER STADIUM—All day long and into the evening, the Dodgers will celebrate the life and legacy of Jack Roosevelt Robinson and his historic breaking of the Major League Baseball color barrier 75 years ago today on April 15, 1947. The Dodgers and Major League Baseball will honor the Hall of Famer by wearing his No.42 jersey with all teams for the first time, using Dodger blue “42” jersey numbers (regardless of their primary team colors).

The Dodgers last night collected a season high 14 hits and did all of their damage in the first (3 runs) and eighth innings (6) last night on their way to a 9-3 victory over the Reds in the 61st home opener in Dodger Stadium history (34-27). Walker Buehler allowed two runs in 5.2 innings while Blake Treinen tossed a perfect seventh frame for his first victory of 2022.

At the plate, Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Trea Turner, Will Smith, Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger each have two hits, and Smith hit a three-run blast in the eighth to nab his first longball of the season. Bellinger went 2-for-3 and has now scored a run in four consecutive games.

The Dodgers were 3-3 vs. the Reds in 2021, but have won nine of their last 13 against Cincinnati since the start of the 2019 campaign. In that time, Los Angeles is 5-2 vs. the Reds at Dodger Stadium.

FIRST INNING
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Jake Fraley is aboard.

Tyler Naquin is not, having been strickened out.

Fraley steals second, but there is an inquiry.

He is safe.

Tommy Pham is at 2-1. He is so tossed out at first.

Joey Votto scowls at Gonsolin. 0-1. He is way out at first.

Cincinnati 0, Dodgers coming up.

SECOND INNING
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Aristides Aquino (no relation) is at 2-1. And now the count is full. He is walking to first because he can.

Brandon Drury is being at 0-1. He hits into an apparent double play, but the call is overturned like an omelet. He is safe at first.

Mike Moustakas (a popular restaurant item) is at 1-2. He flies out to Will Smith way along the backstop.

Kyle Farmer is looking at 0-1. Not in a good way. Now 1-1. 2-1. 2-2. He flies out to Mooookie.

Dodgers 0, Reds 0

Bottom

Max Muncy bangs a hard double to right field.

Justin Turner is at 2-2. He is walking on sunshine.

Will Smith flies out to deep center, and Turner and Muncy move up in the world.

Taylor singles, Muncy scores , Turner is out at home.

Dodgers 1, Reds 0.

THIRD INNING
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Garcia singles to left, over that way. No, the other way…

Fraley is at 0-2. He flies out to Mooookie.

Tyler Naquin is at 1-1. He drops one perfectly into short center field.

Pham is at 1-1. He flies out to scary deep center where Bellinger lives, and nobody moves, nobody gets hurt.

Joey Votto is at 2-1. He gets walked. Bases be loaded with two outs.

Aristides Aquino (again) Strike one. Strike two. Ball. Strike three.

Dodgers 1, Reds 0.

Bottom

Gavin Lux singles to deep leftward.

Mooookie pops out. That’s my next movie project.

Freeman is pretty much out.

Trea Turner triples to deep right. He is on a 26-game hitting streak. Lux scores.

Max Muncy walks.

Max Muncy walks.

Turner is out at first.

Dodgers 2, Reds 0.

FOURTH INNING
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Brandon Drury is out, out, out.

So is Moustakas.

Kyle Farmer, of the Farmer family, is at 1-0. He doubles past Turner into deep left.

Aramis (like the cologne) Garcia is at 2-0. 2-1. He flies out.

Dodgers 2, Reds 0.

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Will Smith fails to reach his potential.

Cody Bellinger is at 1-2. Strike three.

Chris Taylor strikes out.

Dodgers 2, Reds 0.

FIFTH INNING
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Tyler Anderson (no relation) now pitching for the Dodgers.

Fraley bad bunts. He is at 2-2. Out. Really out.

Naquin is also strickened out.

Pham is at 0-2. 2-2. He flies out to deep right/center/right-ish.

Dodgers 2, Reds 0.

Bottom

Gavin Lux is at the corner of 1 and 1. He triples to that corner in deeeeeep right field.

Mookie is hit by a pitch (Apple TV is now two batters behind the live action.) He steals second. No charges filed.

Freddie Freeman is even at 1-1. Then 1-2. He is walking on sunshine.

Trea?? Turner, owner of The Coolest Slide Ever, is at 0-2. He is aboard.

Bases are loaded. Hoffman walks home Trea Turner.

Will Smith flies out to end the inning.

Dodgers 3, Reds 0.

SIXTH INNING
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Joey Votto is at 2-2. Anderson dings him with a pitch. Votto is very not amused. Trouble averted, but Votto is steamed. Votto then gets tagged out on a single by Aquino.

Drury flies out.

Moustakas is at 0-2. His single up the middle sends Aquino to third.

Farmer singles, bringing home Aquino.

Garcia looks at 1-0. 2-0. His RBI probability is 21.7%, says Apple. It just dropped to 7.2%. I dunno. Anderson strikes him out, escapes with only one run scored.

Dodgers 3, Reds 1.

Bottom

Bellinger swings and misses, swings and misses, swings and misses.

Taylor is at 1-1. Done.

Lux is walking on sunshine.

Mooookie ends the inning.

Dodgers 3, Reds 1.

SEVENTH INNING
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Fraley’s Hit Probability is 5.5%. He is out at first.

Naquin (no relation) hits it to the same spot where Freddie Freeman is guarding things. Out.

Three up, and well, you know…

Dodgers 3, Reds 1

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Fan Favorite Freddie Freeman (Say that three times fast) is at 1-1, then flies out.

Cool Slide Trea Turner is at 2-2. He hits one deep into the left field corner.

Muncy is at 1–0. Turner steals second. Innocent of all charges. Muncy is at 2-2. 3-2. Muncy flies out.

Justin Turner flies out.

Dodgers 3, Reds 1.

EIGHTH INNING
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Joey Votto returns to the dugout, and not in the best way.

Aquino is at 1-1. 1-2. He grounds out to first.

Drury is shot down at first.

Dodgers 3, Reds 1.

Bottom

Ryan Hendrix is pitching for the Red Ones.

Will Smith singles to right.

Bellinger is at 0-1.1-2. 2-2. He singles to first, as Smith is forced out at second.

Taylor is at 3-1. Bellinger gets caught and arrested for stealing. Taylor is at 3-2. He walks.

Lux is at 1-1. 2-2. 3-2. Out.

Dodgers 3, Reds 1.

NINTH INNING
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Craig Kimbrel now throwing for the Dodgers.

Moustakas is suddenly at 3-1. 3-2. He flies out to Freeman.

Farmer gets tagged out at first, maybe. The call stands up, and Farmer remains out.

Garcia shot down at first.

Dodgers 3, Reds 1. FINAL

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