We are under the lights this evening as we get you set for another edition of baseball on the show.
We've got a good matchup in store between the L.
A Dodgers and the Kansas City Royals.
Royals Baseball starts right now.
Billmyer, right hander from the Garden state of New Jersey, gets the ball here.
Dan, Any thoughts? Well, Matt hate to go into a game, thinking that you're gonna have to get the Bulls that involves.
You may have to with this guy on the mound.
He's not known for going very deep in the games.
Very rarely does he goes six innings or more.
So this very well could be one of those Johnny Whole staff days.
Ben was assuming the role of D.
H in this interleague matchup.
Yeah, that's one of the funny things about nationally.
Teams playing in a league ballparks all of the sudden, the line of kind of changes dramatically, but the cool thing is, it gets more guys a chance to get some of bats or time in the field ready to deliver.
Here's the first pitch and they start him out away with a cold strike Van de Rohe.
We take a look at the Royals as they interplay here tonight.
It did get the win last time out, but it hasn't been the best week. Formas.
They've won just twice in their last six drives.
Yeah, Matty, this place is buzzing right now.
This team won the opener, the Siri's yesterday, and they're looking to step on this team stroke.
Take the 1st 2 games quickly, there's one down to lead off.
So one away here with bases empty and digging in the plane will be Justin Turner and the pitch game time temperature tonight, a comfortable 66 degrees at first pitch, one out.
Nobody on checks his swing, but this will be strike to call.
Turner is just shy of six feet 5 11 a right handed batter and thrower.
He was selected in the seventh round here in the first year player draft of 2006.
I know this guy wouldn't go into the category of superstar, but to grind out the career he has being drafted where he was, my hat's off to him.
12 high fly ball after straight away center Phillips is back and he'll get there to make the play for out number two bases are empty here, with two gone on that will bring up the left handed hitter Max Muncy.
Here's the first pitch to him on There are our umpires calling balls and strikes in this one.
Mr James Kingsley, a hero.
James King Lee's a pretty good empire.
He doesn't get too excited, keeps things under emotions.
He's a pretty good bone strike umpire.
Oh, and while we talk, that pitch got away and ended up hitting him.
So he'll head down the first on the hit by pitch.
When this is a case of a picture letting his frustrations get the best of him.
He feels like he gets robbed on the previous pitch, and he just rare back and really let it go on the next pitch.
But it got away from him in a big way.
So we're runner at first here with two gone in the inning, and that will bring forward Cody Bellenger has a look.
There's a fastball called for a strike on the inside corner.
One thing I'm gonna keep my eye on with this young start on the mound is how he's able to stay ahead of hitters.
It makes pitching at this level a lot easier.
And when you're trying to establish yourself in the big leagues, you're gonna have a much better time doing that.
If you attack hitters from the get go ball and two strikes one and two, this is hit the other way out toward left field.
Gordon is there and the inning is over.
Dodgers leave one, and now the Royals get their first shot in a scoreless ball game.
David Price, a southpaw from Tennessee, is the man on the mound.
What's your take on him? Been a TV.
This ought to be a fun when the watch This guy's been around the block for a while, but he's having a rock solid season with really good E array.
It'll be really interesting to see how he attacks his opposing lineup into the box.
Now Alberto Mondesi.
It lead things off here in the bottom half.
Here's the pitch.
Yeah, fastball runs a bit inside.
It's one or no dandy row.
You check out this Dodger team.
Is they interplay here tonight? It come in scuffling a bit of late, just two and four over their last six games.
Yeah, Matty, this road trips been a little bit of it.
Struggled for this team.
1st 4 games, they find themselves one and three haven't played particularly well.
They'll find a way to regroup.
They have to find a way to play a little bit more fundamentally sound.
Start there first.
Price comes home to O.
Fooled him with that.
One is his way out in front and a big cut of the breaking ball.
But he comes up empty and that's the first out, pretty textbook breaking ball for the punch out right there.
Got it to bend alive by the time I got there is completely out of the zone, not what you do with that pitch.
And here's Jose Peraza.
He will take strike one on the fastball here, no balls and a strike strike taken up in the zone stays alive.
Still, owing to bases your empty one man out, I couldn't get him to chase the 02 fastball.
It's one and two inside and a hair low.
It's two balls and two strikes weekly back to the mountain.
Oh, and look what I found out there on the mound, and he'll just flip this on the first for the second out of the with Merrifield next back for shot for him here.
Two hits in five trips a night ago.
Price into his motion.
Here's the pitch.
Here's Theo, one grounded back up the middle, Field it cleanly and the throw just does beat him in the bag.
So the side is retired.
Way played in ending. Still nothing.
Second inning set to go.
John Peterson infield shifted well, with the right.
Here's the first pitch.
Start to second with a curveball that's taken here for Bull one.
Oh, well, this is spot you'd like to be in 20 good hitter.
Gonna turn it loose right here.
Known three and one to the Dodgers left fielder, and that misses for Ball four.
So it's a leadoff walk here to start the second.
Next at the plate will be Corey Seager.
First chance for him here with a man on following the leadoff walk from the stretch and a curveball in for a strike swing and a hard hit ball down the line in right.
And now it'll rattle up against the wall, and they've really got something going here.
Runners at second and third to start the When it left his band, I thought it might score, but it hugged the line and found its way into border.
Thought it might be a little bit closer, played second, but he cruised in there with relative ease stepping in.
Now Hernandez gets it hard on the ground to the left.
Goacher picks it up.
Rwanda first in time, one away standing in now with runners in scoring position, Gavin Lux and he could give his guys an early lead if he can come through here set and the pitch sent on the ground out to second.
Only player the first.
We'll see our first run score here is this is a one.
Nothing boarding a really good team at that right there, right? Just put the ball in play.
That gets the ground ball and brings home the 1st 1 of the game from third at the plate.
Will Smith will try to bring in that second run of the inning from third with two down.
The first pitch of the at bat on its way in their knees.
Strike one senior on third with two out.
Ready? Ah, no, to waive Dad and missed for the third out.
Not much of a chance of hitting that one in the inning is over.
So one run on one hit, no errors in a runner left.
We'll go to the bottom half of ending.
A's on top one to nothing.
Set to go now, Jorge.
So they're showing some definite confidence at the plate right now.
This recent numbers are reflecting that now.
The first pitch here from Price.
01 wind up and the old one.
That's taken for a ball just behind the fastball.
There. Two strikes now.
Fastball swung on.
Missed for the first.
That's a pretty unique pit sequence.
Guys, usually pitching is all about mixing pitches and location of that.
All of the windows.
Get that strikeout.
He offered the same pitch three times in a row, so I guess he's sort of used that.
Reverse psychology out.
Think his opponent, and that brings in Hunter Dozier.
First pitch to him runs a bit inside for ball one price.
Former red sock.
He came here by way of trade earlier this year.
I know he tell you he'd like to be playing a little bit better, but I think it's as advertised for this ball club Right now.
I think the manager is it getting exactly what they expect that evens it up.
One and one, one and two swing and a miss it the curveball and there's your second out of the inning.
Every picture looks to get off to a good start night.
Say he's off to a good start about the 1st 5 batters he's faced, the three of them he sent down via the strikeout.
Here's the catcher Salvador Perez.
Yes, he takes a fastball off the plate for a ball one or no.
Try to make something happen with two gone in the bottom of the second.
And here's a ball hit in the air.
But this a land untouched Dodgers have the early one. Nothing advantages.
We play the second now a shot toward the gap in left center.
Perez on his way for second, get into scoring position with two away.
So perhaps, um, no life in the inning here with two out double in the second way.
Take a look there at the Kansas City team leaders in that category.
He's currently second best on this Royals ball club Blank Ryan O. Byrne.
He'll look to bring home that time run from second with the base it into the outfield.
First pitch on its way.
Fastball just misses that ball.
One runner in scoring position at second with two down on that fastballs taken but catches the outer third.
That's lifted the other way out. Left.
Peterson has a read on.
It makes the catch, and that will retire the side danger averted following the two out double more from the show Saturday.
Following this message and a word from our local stations, the plate is the Dodgers designated hitter Mookie Betts will step in tow.
Lead it off in the top of the third.
Here's the first offering.
You're lucky if you get one pitch of night right down the middle.
Cannot be laid on that fastball.
Fastball called for strike two.
Grounded to short.
Mondesi brings it in.
Throw to first in time and the leadoff man has gone to start the third way.
Give you look here in the standings, entering playing in the A L Central.
So the bases air empty with one man gone, and that will bring up the third baseman Justin Turner ready to deliver.
Here's the first bench, and he takes ball one I want to know, not close its to, and you want to talk about being in his own.
This guy's been raking lately, and it all starts with this pitch selection to great takes, and he's almost daring the picture.
Just go ahead and challenge him and a good come back fastball there.
It's two balls and a strike swing line drive that's gonna be troubled around first digging for two on.
He is in its second base with a one out double.
Got to pitch he wanted.
He didn't miss it right there.
And that will bring up the versatile Max Muncy.
A changeup drops below the knees for one.
Mondesi has a play to down now it will be the four hole better Cody Ballenger over one forum here in this one first pitch on its way, there's a fastball well off the plate inside.
Just got a piece of it is.
It's fouled back, two out here in a runner at second, and this ball runs away from ball to two on one hit out toward second.
Rwanda first gets him in.
The side is retired.
See Alex Gordon to start things out.
When we come back, we'll move on to the bottom of ending number three Dodgers out in front one to nothing, ready to go for the last half of the inning in now.
Alex Gordon first offering on its way swing and a ball foul tip right off our home plate umpire.
And with no time to react, that is tough duty back there.
Let's hope he's OK.
Swung on but fouled off to the left.
Here comes the 02 pitch filed away.
They last two pitches back to back off speed.
Then he's laid on the fastball.
You could pretty much do anything he wants right here on the mountain.
Yank high and deep down the line in right, and it's a foul ball and it's fouled away.
12 I don't blame the picture one bit for trying to get to chase right there.
You've been fouling everything off.
He's still got the entire ****nal open to him, so we'll see what pitching comes with next.
And finally, just wear him down.
Is this one swung on and missed for the first out.
Said to get his evening at the plate, started Brett Phillips stranding just a notch below 300 so far on the season, He's ready.
Here's the first offering on that misses for Ball one, and he'll just get a piece.
Here is this is chopped foul at home plate, but from the wind up the 11 pitch, I don't blame him for not coming over the heart of the plate.
He circled this guy on the lineup card when he got to the yard.
Today he's been swinging one the hotter bats in the game way now the 21 strike, two swinging, one app.
Nobody on place.
This is here on two on two, and he runs it full.
Three balls and two strikes.
These last two guys are making them work quite a bit out there.
Both have been long, and that's and all in all, he's had to make 13 throws just to them so far, swinging a soft liner, and this will get taken in a first for the second out of the inning.
Back to the top of the order.
Now striding toward the plate.
Next to be Adelbert to Ammon.
DISY first delivery to him on the way.
Hey, you have to be careful.
You can't sleep on the bunt right here.
Even with two outs, they're playing him back.
But this guy can handle the that.
This should end the inning.
Is it sent out this second reined in.
Muncie gets him men with that bill in the inning.
Casey down in order there on the short end of a one to nothing store.
So next battle be the left handed hitting John Peterson.
No official and bad for him.
But he has scored a run in this one infield in the over shift here.
And that swung on and missed for strike.
One count is even a one and one to Peterson.
Two balls in a straight shoot.
This one over to first.
Step on first himself for the out one gone now in the Dodger.
Fourth and up next, the former All Star shortstop Corey Seager.
Here comes the first pitch.
Now the 10 this one's blew down to right Center field incomes Phillips can't make the play, is it? Finds the outfield grass Hernandez as he takes a called strike on Black, its own one.
This isn't exactly the way I like to draw it up, not throwing a lot of first pitch strikes.
But the bottom line is he's getting out.
One run on three hits, no errors for the Dodgers. Thus far.
Awfully close with the slider there.
But it's one and one Hernandez behind the ball and two strikes, and he found this one off 12 Mrs Above Zone for a more and a fastball swung on and missed.
Is he just reared back there to away in a double play situation? You kind of expect most pitches to be down that zone around.
Also, that was an interesting selection to go up in the zone.
I think he caught him off guard a little bit into the box.
Now Gavin Locks as he will take a fastball in there at the knees for strike 1/1 with a run batted in.
Thus far, Here's the old one pitch Thistle swung on and popped up crossing into foul territory.
Now behind third and Dozier reported away for out number 31 left for L. A.
They lead it one to nothing.
Digging in now for Kansas City.
He's over one after grounding out only trip to the plate so far.
First pitch here from Price one old home hit on the ground toward the left.
Turner has it, and that's the first out digging in with Merrifield.
He got on top of one, was ground down victim last time, and the pitch bad explodes is this is popped up and reach first is they can't make the play on it.
I don't like in its more.
Hey, still there as he lines it hard to the right side.
But out of play was a strikeout victim in his first trying price.
Ready with Theo one pitch out.
Nothing doing looked first by Price on you get 30 buddies back in safely.
One and one count.
Here's the pitch, lofted in the air out toward right center, giving chases.
He gets there and that's the second out.
So runner it away and that will bring up Hunter goes you good come set.
Here's the nothing and nothing pits and a curveball drops in there for strike one.
No runs, two hits and no errors so far for the Royal Very.
And this catches the zonas well, it's owing to now.
Well, this is one of those a bee's you'd like to hit the rewind button on.
Put himself in a tough spot now hitting with two strikes.
Now the old two from crisis hit back up the middle and that is through into center field, a base hit.
You don't deal with the old school.
Thinking sometimes isn't going through a bad streak like this guy, anyway, to get a little jam shot, even though it wasn't pretty, Maybe this could get this guy finally going.
Yeah, I can tell you how good that had to feel right there.
There's moments where you slap that donut off your back.
You don't even want to walk your stuff so bad in there.
Strike 1012 men on two away here in the fourth, ready with the only one that's over low.
It's a ball in the strike clubs with three hits in the ballgame.
No on that 12 balls and a strike.
Lots of guys get too aggressive in a spot like this, but he's done a nice job.
Games count. Leverage.
Look for him to put the ball in.
Play hard years to teams.
Been struggling on offense.
Let your work for you right here.
Pound zone, the set and the 31 pitch and it's up to a 32 full count.
Now might have been taking away right there.
That pitch couldn't have split the strike zone any better, and you can bet he wants that.
Went back with plate.
Got him swinging, and that will end the inning royal strand of hair.
They trail this 11 to nothing digging in Will Smith.
Here's the first offering fouled off swing and a miss, and he's quickly in the whole owing to just getting blown away.
So far, no reason to throw anything else.
That speed up is back to stay right there.
You take the fastball here, inside off the plate.
It's one and two into the corner and slicing foul hangs on him a bit.
That time is, it's belted afterward.
Deep center field just missed a home run to the deepest part of the yard.
It's off the wall, and it's a good start to the ending for the Dodgers on the leadoff double.
Managers these days like to think of that nine hole hitter as the second lead man, and he plays the role pretty well right here gets the leadoff double, and now he gives the rial leadoff man a chance to bring him home.
So that will bring in looky bets as well.
Take a look at an off speed pitchers that misses for ball, one over to for him, to this point to a node of the Dodgers D H A runner at second.
Nobody out in the dirt.
No, now has a look Now the pit swung on and missed, fouled away one more time into a slide, and he makes a great catch for the first time.
That's a slick play out there as we take a look at it on show emotion.
He was charging in quickly, and he slides to get under the ball just before it reaches the ground and gets the out well done, trying to pick things up where he left off Justin Turner.
He's one for two in this one first pitch of the end, you lefties start to get loose now in the bullpen, fastball just misses.
That's one grounder down the line in third.
But this will get foul.
It's evolved into strikes, takes this the other way to write on it, eats him up a bit, and they won't risk it 1/3.
So they're at the corners now with only one away.
You could see what happens here.
He's so focused on lining up to make us throw that he forgets one small detail.
You gotta catch it first so he gets tagged with an air as well.
Runners on the corners now with one man gone, and that will bring up the big band of Max Muncy.
First pitch on its way off the plate and low here, Bowl one.
He threw that pitch with a purpose to get a double play.
So let it go by.
The was a hitter, and that's just on the corner.
And low ball, too.
Smoke towards the hole on a good effort on the dive that time, but this would get by him for a base hit and that will play their second run of the game as they take a two Nothing lead.
Just a classic Ribhi.
Not right there.
Dan is able to turn on the pitch he wanted right there and drive it into the outfield job.
Getting barreled the ball right there, able to get that one through and picks up a R B.
I hard hit on a well deserved runs batted in.
Cody Ballenger at the plate.
Drive the left and that's in their base.
Throw comes in and that'll hold the runner at third base.
There's a bullet.
Base it right there, but you have to hold their depot to make sure that gets down and isn't caught for a line drive Double play.
You have to play the game right there in respect the infield and respect the line drive.
I know wants to get a river for his body, but that's the way the game is played.
Eric Scotland called a pond pitch, really needing that double play bases are loaded here with only one man.
Jaak Peterson pops the first pitch foul behind the plate.
Playing here in his age 26 season.
He's in his fourth season, is a major league player on its fouled away.
Bases loaded here, One man out, ground ball right side, second for one with picture is off line in the inning.
Will continue with feet of the picture is thrown away.
Here's Corey Seager doubled earlier and carries a two for two line into disappearance.
Here's the first pitch to him.
Well, behind that fastball, it's a swinging strike.
One pitch fastball gets by him.
A swinging strike.
Three runs already home here.
This is on the ground over to first and stepped on the bag himself in the inning is over.
So three runs on three hits, two errors in the inning and a runner left on home, half of the fifth coming up.
Dodgers lead it four to nothing.
Welcome back for the bottom of the fifth.
Here's Heidi Watney.
Matt I talked with the Kansas City manager during the inning break about the Royals offensive production to this point, and he told me he's pretty unhappy with their discipline at the plate in this 11 thing that concerns him is they have yet to draw walk, he said.
Sometimes pictures, air just on and throwing a lot of strikes.
But he said they need to find a way to get baserunners, although they're seeing a lot of strikes, More discipline in patients should lead to more opportunities for free passes.
All right, Heidi, thank you.
Ready for another chance? Ryan over leads off from the bottom up as they look break through on scoreboard for the first time in this, baseball is a game of adjustments, and it's time they start making some.
They don't need to change their entire approach necessarily.
But now is maybe when they start thinking about ways to get the guy on the mound out of his rhythm offense.
Now pitch on the way.
10 swing and a Miss Strike one.
They haven't looking awfully confused up there.
Right now, it's one and two.
Hey, I can't have one of my best left handed power bats fishing for balls off the plate just a bit high with the fastball, but didn't get the call swing and a miss and will start the fifth the same way.
He ended the fourth with a punch out one away, bases empty here with one away and that venturing left handed hitting outfielder Alex Gordon first delivery to him on the way.
Get on the ground down the first base line, but a foul ball here.
Oh, on one and the pits.
Bouncer up the middle on into center field as he's aboard with a one out single.
There's a hard hit groundball pitcher not able to get a glove on it.
Hard single up the middle.
Watch your lips right there, right there Stepping into the box.
Brett Phillips hit it hard, lined out in his first at bat, Matty.
But as he walks to the plate right here, he feels good building off that last school.
Here comes the first pitch.
Hey, look like a cut fastball there.
And he got him to swing through it for the second out, where you could tell by their approach that they're gonna go up there to try to be aggressive off this guy, but has taken full advantage that just pounding the zone with strikes.
And right now we're seeing a lot of swings and misses and a lot of strikeouts and no walks, either.
Now Adelbert Mondesi, as he'll take one on the inside corner at the knees.
It's strike one to out with a man at first and found this one off.
Oh, to pitch up its way.
Here comes the nothing in to pitch timing just to tick off. There is this one.
Fouled off to the right, a three foul balls in a row right here, searching for that put away stuff to once more high in the air at toward shallow right.
Belle injures under it, and that retires the side.
Royals leave one there on the short end of a four.
Score top of the sixth about to get started.
Ready. Once again, Kiki Hernandez.
He's grounded out and struck out in his two trips to the plate, first offering on its way.
10 is a fastball in off the plate for a ball pulls this one in the air after left.
Gordon is there.
He holds it in for the first out of the inning now ready for another shot Now, Gavin Lux, his last at bat, didn't go his way as he popped out in foul territory.
Yeah, Maddie's got to make an adjustment right here.
His swing definitely broke down, dropped his back shoulder, and thus the result was a terrible pop up foul.
One ball, no strikes the count.
One home bases, your empty one man filed away.
Now the 21 picks to right field and deep Look at this thing.
Go over the bullpen and gone a solo shot here to straightaway right field.
Home run number five on the year, and with it, the Dodgers have opened it up to a five.
Normally, this match up is the last thing you want to see left on left.
But he kept his front shoulder square, stayed in that at bat and absolutely demolished that baseball standing in.
Now Will Smith his first pitch Mrs. To him.
It's Bull one hidden two at bats for him at this point in the booth.
Any fires in a strike this time to make it one ball and one strike and come back with one in the dirt is the count.
Moves to two on one.
Nobody on and it's fouled away.
Now the to to laid off in the count runs full Wow fast intended to be that far up in that far in, but message sent beware and a fastball swung on and missed is they set him down for the second time here tonight.
Man, I love watching a picture that just prayers back and smoked by a guy out of the letters.
That's the ultimate challenge.
Pitch in for me personally, watching hitter, swing and Miss Man.
That's a sight of beauty into the box. Mookie Betts.
Take a look at a curveball that Mrs Wide for Ball one.
He's hitless in three at bats to this point now, 10 this pitches popped up, Mondesi moving to his left and the inning is over.
The Dodgers add on courtesy of this solo home run through 5.5.
It's the Dodgers five and the Royals.
Nothing next will be the designated hitter.
Jose Peraza, and Danny and his fellow top of mortar hitters haven't really offered much help for this lineup so far.
123 guys want to generate a lot of action.
They just haven't been up to the task for in this one.
Still time for them to turn it around, though. We'll see if it happens.
First pitch coming here it is no change up here to start things out, but that will give a bit too low.
I know the left side, but it's well, foul 11 from Frank.
Now a ball swung on and heading for the stands in right, and that will move the count to one and two ground ball sent back up the middle.
Field it cleanly.
Number one with field next to him.
First pitch, Sean its way.
Hey, they love the confidence in that pitch right there, going right after one of the better hitters on this team.
Not afraid to execute one.
And he found this one on bases, your empty one man in.
I tried to hold up their appeal down to first and no swing its bowl, too.
Now place Mrs here on two on two, and he runs it full.
Three balls and two strikes.
One of the things you want to do with a starter.
Get that pitch count up.
Here's another of productive at that is this count now gets to three balls and two strikes slapped hard the opposite way.
That's in for a base in, and he's two for three, so we'll hold on it first following single right two hits for receiving their he's currently leading in that category.
Now for Heschel.
There you go after the first pitch and bounce it into foul territory.
No hits to this point, set to deliver.
The Owen won a swinging strike and now its own, too.
Runners on first with one down.
I can't get him to chase.
And to some action in the Dodgersbullpen now is it appears they have both the left and a right hander up, throwing 12 lofted in the air out toward right center.
Bellenger is there to put it away, and the runner will be forced to retreat back to first.
Now, with play Hunter does.
It was a single afford him in his last at bat from the stretch.
Here's the pitch, and here's a fastball called for Strike one.
Throw over to first and he's back.
Standing runner on first with two away, swung on and chopped up the middle step on second for the force, and that will do it.
One left for Kansas City.
They can't chip into that five.
Nothing deficit riding in.
Once again, Justin Turner reached base on an error and later came around to score Last time up.
First pitch coming here.
It is now a swing and a fly ball, and it's a foul ball.
It's gonna be back to some serious T work if he can put that pitch and play right in his wheelhouse.
Off the outside that time is the breaking ball.
Can't catch the zone.
Hey, that backdoor breaking ball just missed.
He had a chance to run it toe to fouled off.
Now here's the pitch count.
Still, that one and two grounded back up the middle and the throw to first in time.
So the leadoff man is gone here to start any Number seven.
Next up is Max Muncy, one for two in the ballgame thus far.
First delivery to him on the way.
Curveball and Mrs in the dirt for Booth.
Dodgers first baseman, one on one.
Now a curve balls in their one and two now.
Hey, that's a great job by the picture right there stealing a strike.
Would that get me over breaking ball? And now we can get a little nastier with it in the dirt.
12 pitch is a bit high and he's back to even a two and two.
That's a good take on a fastball out of the zone.
He's looking for a ball to drive, but that ball was a little bit too far up in its own.
That's one you normally pop right up on.
That falls in for a solid base, hit his second of the night.
Yeah, definitely not the execution.
You're looking for a hole and outside breaking ball, but who cares? Next day's box score.
That's a line drive.
So here's Cody Bellenger.
He looks at a fastball that mrs off the plate for Ball one.
He's got a hit in three at bats to this point, and a fastball here that's taken for ball to Those were great takes right there.
Those were pitches that a lot of guys normally swing at.
But he took both of them and finds himself in a productive count.
Leverage to two balls and two strikes.
It's hard up the middle, and that gets threw for one out base hit.
Hey, guys, is he's not known for being a singles hitter right here, but that's his second knock in the game, and I'm sure he'll take him.
But the guys on the other side of the scorecard might be thinking we really avoided awards fate.
And now John Peterson.
He looks at a fastball that's in there for strike one.
He's over to the ball game so far.
01 Here it comes behind.
Owing to now, nothing in to count and the pitch ball bounces and this one gets away.
Good work there to prevent any advance.
It's one and two runners Air in first in second with one away.
Pitches popped up Dozier in foul ground.
He brings it in for the second out of the inning.
Here's Corey Seager.
Here comes the first pitch lifted down the line in left on that will end up a fallible ready with nothing in one pitch.
Grounded up the first base line.
But that'll get foul.
It's owing to now from the strength and a breaking goal freezes in.
Strike three called on the side is retired Dodgers grand a couple, but they hold a live nothing leave and up steps.
Salvador Brent starting to run out of time.
They haven't been able to score any runs as we're moving late into this one.
A perfect time for this.
Leadoff guys to try to get on base in ignite around first pitch of the at bat started breaking ball far, too inside that time.
Laid off for ball, one called Strike at the knees, one and one.
Looks like he's got a good feel for that two seam fastball.
This for into the game.
He's used it really effectively tonight, just off the outside, that time laid off for a ball.
I got him to go after the bad one there, and it evens the counted to and to something that stood out to me in this game is the lineups.
Lack of a solid planet.
The plate seems like way too many guys are chasing pitches out of the zone and trying to hit pictures.
Picks on this one has hit a ton out to center, racing back the center fielder, so it's a solo shot.
Two dead center home run number five.
On the year as they get on the scoreboard here, it's 5 to 1.
What a great feeling, right? There is circles pillows finally able to get this offense potentially going with one swing of the bat being shut out all game, but not anymore.
Dodgers manager making his way toward the mound.
He's gonna come get his starter here, so that will be all this evening for David Price.
Tired of bed as he reached the seventh, but he's got a shot at victory of his bullpen.
Can help him out.
Moved here and bring on a southpaw to face the left handed hitter God number into the box.
Now Ryan O Hearn s.
We'll take a look.
Alexander is among a dying breed.
Those lefty specialists whose roles are changing with the new rules around reliever usage and watches one miss outside to know now.
Well, this is the matchup they wanted bringing in their reliever.
But falling behind to a note doesn't exactly help the situation very much.
21 After the foul ball, their bases empty here with nobody out, wait, hit back up the middle, reined in throw.
Not nearly in time.
So despite the great efforts that will go into the books is an infield single.
There's a quality in field base hit right there.
That kind of reminded me of the old Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter on the jump throw.
Hey, that's why this is the pros back in the day.
That's a knock all day long.
But up here, guys are making those plays, at least making you think about him.
That's an amazing play by the shortstop.
Leave his feet and at least make this close.
He's working on a one for two games so far.
Oh, and you talk about a picture getting the benefit of the doubt.
That's low but called the strike anyway.
Now You got to go into battle mode after falling down.
Oh, to find a way to work yourself back to even nothing in to count on the pitch, and he gets him to pop it up on the right side of the infield.
Lux is under it, one away filled up so that next one in, one out and one on here in the inning, first pitch show on its way.
One runner at first year, one man out, ground ball to second.
This could be to throw pulls him off the back any safe.
Well, this is kind of unforgivable, for the second baseman tries to square himself to throw to second start double plain.
I'm not sure what happened next.
Maybe it's please got stuck.
Or maybe he just launched the grip.
But the net result is E four with two men on board.
First pitch coming here, it ISS Alberto Mondesi comes on with one away as he looks at a ball, it's wanna know he's really in trouble, and it's just getting worse and worse and worse.
This guy needs to find the strike zone in the worst way and thats right there and we're even at one can't come out of his game plan right here.
He knows he's a known sinkerballer.
I know it was a four seamer right there, but get back to that two seam.
It's what his M o is here It comes on one and one.
Here's a pitch, swung on and missed one and two.
Now, in my opinion, one of the toughest pitches in the game to square up just a heavy sinker with good downward action still hanging with him.
Another good swing to keep it going.
12 pitch swing and a miss, and they'll dodge a major bullet that time to away now is the designated hitter. Jose Peraza.
Prior history versus this arm.
Just a couple of matchups.
No hits in two at bats, ready to deliver.
Here's the first pitch.
Too much dip on the sinker laid off for a ball so far this year against southpaws.
Baraza brings a batting average in the low twenties to the table.
Yeah, Matty, he's well aware of it. Runners in scoring position.
That's where you need to be on your game.
He's just expanded his own entirely too much in these situations.
Chased a sinker outside the strike zone.
He's gone to the well with that pitch three times in a row.
I'm interested to see if he changes it up right here.
Swing and a miss is the slider sets him down for the final out of the inning, so it may be too little, too late, but they're on the board here in the late going, will march on to the eighth.
It's now a 51 ball game.
Kevin McCarthy has been summoned from the bullpen issue.
Do so to start the eighth number.
Next up for Los Angeles.
No hits in three tries so far.
He struck out once ready with the first pitch.
There's the old one pitch, classic strikeout pitch right.
There are No. Two.
It's the one we know.
He loves going to a great recognition to lay off in that spot.
So he's down on strikes for the second time here tonight.
Gavin Lux standing yet again as we flash back with middle innings.
This was a turning point here, a solo home run that was really wanted, a key at bat to the ball game to this point.
Here's the first pitch to him.
There's a base hit on the line, and this will be off the wall out near the 3 30 marker, and he'll reach second with one away.
Baseball is a game of streaks and runs, and he is Alan one right now.
No question, he screamed back very well of late.
And when that's the case, you can't wait to get in the batter's box.
Definitely the case in this game.
That's his second base knock, this one for extra bases.
That's now two hits so far for him in this one.
So now to the plate, Will Smith as the sinker to him finds the zone for Strike one.
This is gonna be interesting at that.
I think he has to be pitching for a strike out here, so we'll see what kind of sequence he uses.
Good pitch on the black.
That was the sinker for a strike down.
In a way, it's a ball and two strikes.
We play the way two and two to the Dodgers catcher got him, and he goes down on strikes for the third time.
Well, it's been a rough Siris for him at the plate so far.
That's four strikeouts in the 1st 2 games, so this pitching staff clearly has him figured out.
Standing in now. Mookie Betts.
He pops the first pitch foul behind the plate.
Another one filed off, and he's quickly behind a 12 swing and a miss on a ball way outside the strike zone.
And the inning is over.
Dodgers leave one.
They're up five to one.
Training is on to pitch out of the bullpen in the bottom half of the number of important coming to the plate.
Now, Merrifield, you'll have a new catcher waiting for him as we begin their half of the eighth.
It doesn't look very promising so far in this one.
As we move in the later innings down by a bundle, it's time to get some base runners and hopefully a long ball to get them back into this one and missed the target away with a fastball.
Now the Dodgers get a right hander up and throwing in their bullpen.
One or no delivery hit to short, scooped up, not in time.
And he beats it out for his third hit tonight.
That's a heck of an approach, right? Their leadoff single in the late innings teams down a little bit.
Let's see if this ends up being a huge turning point in this one.
Stepping in now for his still there.
We'll take a look at a sinker here, too low for Bull.
One could really use a knock hero for three in the game so far, and he won't bite it that one, either.
All you want is the leadoff man to get on to start a big inning, maybe get a big rally, going to claw your way back into this ballgame.
Runner on first down, the third base line, but a foul ball.
And it's two on one now from the about the pitch.
I love the approach out on the mound.
Everything's down in the zone, as it should be.
But now you find yourself in a 31 count, elevate a little bit more and get back in this zone, or you just pitch around hitter's count all the way here.
Call on that 31 sinker and it's full now.
Swing just a little early and you'll see another payoff pitch that misses for ball four minutes, first and second.
Now with nobody out.
Always stuff to issue a free pass, but especially troublesome.
Give up a single right before that to start the inning.
We'll see if he could figure out a way to wiggle out of this.
So digging in now, Hunter Dodger is working on a one for three thus far, he said, Here it comes.
Well, the Royals have been searching for that big hit pretty much all game.
It remains to be seen if they can get it, but now she would be a great time 01 Here it comes, back up the middle, gets dirty and gloves it.
There's one on the first, and they get a both, just like they do in a great diving stock started.
And then a perfect flip from his belly at this one to the highlight reel.
Now batting Salvador perent So far, two for three in this last at that many, the we heard this guy's a good fastball.
Later, he got a fastball.
We'll see if they pitched him a little bit differently this time and mix it's of off speed pitches.
Here comes the first pitch, and he starts him out with one high and tight hole, one two outs here with a runner on third runs outside.
So it goes to know now now to know what a great hitter up runner on 3rd 2 outs.
This is not the spot where you want to be challenging a hitter like this.
This is where you have to pitch.
Very careful has a look.
Now the pit line, hard to center field gets down in the inning, will continue runs score.
They back a bit closer.
It's now a 52 and he is in the second base with an R B. I double.
Never say never in this game, folks.
It's late in the clock is ticking, but that r B I double might start making believers out of the entire dugout.
We'll see if they can build on it and maybe get back into Kenley.
Jansen enters the game in a save situation, but he'll be asked to get four outs here instead of the standard. Three.
Hearn will be his first assignment upon Entering is he'll bat with a runner in scoring position here and two away.
Here's the delivery 10 Jansen has proven to be a guy who throws strikes coming out of a pen and doesn't walk a lot of matters. Boyd.
Every manager and pitching coach.
They love to bring a guy in that They know one thing.
He's going to throw strikes and not beat himself.
This guy is certainly not afraid to attack the strike zone to account.
Pitch too high and it's three and old.
Well, the tying run looms on deck, so keeping this guy off the base is essential in danger of walking right here, though.
Ready with three, you know, fouled away, 31 He'll be fine coming out of the bullpen.
And this one if he can keep the ball around the knees like that crowd gets up for the 32 sharply toward the right side and he dives toe make a spectacular catch.
What a play there to end the inning worth.
A second look here, as this is a beauty to end the inning back with more on this fine Saturday night following this set to start the ninth in this one.
So striding forward now Justin Turner.
He was retired with ground ball last time up.
First delivery to him on the way, and we kick off the ninth inning with a swinging strike here.
Nothing in one hit on the ground to short.
Mondesi picks it up, throwing to first for the out, and that is how the ninth inning gets underway.
Now coming to the plate now.
Last time through was a base hit, ready with the first pitch.
Here it comes, one count, one app.
Nobody on bounce into the left side does your scoops it up, throwing to first get him store it 53 On the put out, though, it looked more like a 6 to 3 ground.
Nevertheless, there are two goading Ballenger at the plate now, ready with the first pitch.
Here it comes, and he lays on for ball one behind on that swing.
And AM l tried to shorten up, maybe, and protect the plate.
12 swung on in the dirt.
The first is in time and the inning is over.
Rogers down in order, and it remains 5 to 2.
Here's the left fielder.
Alex Gordon has gotta get in three at bats to this point, but not an easy thing to do to try to come back and tie game or take the lead off a guy like this, one of the game's elite closers.
There's an old saying in baseball you need to take a strike in this spot.
Well, they got one there now.
He just needs to find a way to get on ready with the old one.
Tough one to call there, but it's ruled just above his own.
*****es popped up and lunge forward to make the catch for the first out leadoff may have gone to start the top of the ninth as we take a look at league saves leaders entering play and you see these up near the top friendly, tied for second in that category in the National League.
Stepping into the box breath Phillips, he was able to reach base thanks to an error in his last at bat.
Here's the first pitch to him.
Well, behind that fastball, it's a swinging strike.
Wynwood belong to David Price.
If the lead holds up bases your empty one man out, here's a late swing and a miss strike to this hitter right now looks overmatched with a fastball.
I think you go right back to it, pops this one up.
Seeger overdue, is right, and that's the second out of the inning.
Royals banning order turns over and set to go at Alberto Mondesi, and he needs to make something happen.
They're down to their final out here in the ninth.
He's ready. Here's the first offering.
Bases are empty here with two men out, one pitch taken several inches below the zone, in fact, taken called Strike two.
And now they're down to their final strike tonight, K c down to their final strike in this one.
And it's 22 and two now, with the bases empty and two gone here in the inning.
Now a swing and a fly ball and this should do it.
Catches made, and the Dodgers have come back to even up this series at a game apiece says this ball game is over.
Yeah, they need him a little bit earlier, this one, but he takes the mound in the eighth and records the final four outs.
Four out save job. Well done.
Five to the final score tonight.
Los Angeles took the lead in the second inning and road that until the very end.
David Price with his fourth win this season, Kenley Jansen gets a four out save, his 16th of the season, so that just about does it for Mark Derosa.
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