Dodgers: The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Yankee series
The Dodgers went into the weekend with a ton of anticipation surrounding their series with the Yankees. It did not go quite as planned.
The Dodgers will head down to San Diego today to face the Padres coming off a disappointing series with the New York Yankees. The highly anticipated series did not go as the Dodgers hoped as they lost two out of three including an embarrassing series-opening loss. Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly from the weekend series:
There is not a lot of good to come from a series where you lose two out of three games including one game 10-2. Still, there were some good things to come from the series and one fo them was Tony Gonsolin. Goose pitched five innings on Saturday and allowed just one earned run that came on a poorly located pitch to Aaron Judge. Gonsolin pitched like a fearless rookie against the Bronx Bombers.
The other good from the series was the core relievers on the team pitched fairly well. While Pedro Baez did allow a run on Sunday, he combined with Joe Kelly to pitch two scoreless innings on Saturday. The Dodgers will need similar production all October if the club is going to win their first World Series since 1988.
Kenley Jansen worked himself out of trouble on Saturday after the bases were loaded with just one out. Two infield base hits allowed the Yankees to load the bases but Jansen looked like vintage Jansen working out of the jam. His cutter ranged from 92-96 MPH and for the last two batters it sat at 94-96 MPH. The Dodgers will need more outings like this from Jansen especially during the postseason.