LOS ANGELES — — Tony Gonsolin pitched 5 scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a 4-hitter towards the San Diego Padres’ supercharged lineup, profitable 8-1 Friday night time after honoring Vin Scully.
Los Angeles supervisor Dave Roberts led the stadium in a unison name of Scully’s signature “It’s time for Dodgers baseball” throughout a memorial earlier than the sport. Scully died Tuesday at age 94.
“It speaks to how a lot love the Dodger household has for Vin,” Roberts mentioned. “It was a particular second.”
The NL West rivals met for the primary time since San Diego acquired celebrity Juan Soto, Josh Bell and Brandon Drury forward of Tuesday’s commerce deadline. The Dodgers prolonged their division result in a season-finest 13 1/2 video games over the Padres and confirmed no indicators of slowing down.
Gonsolin (13-1) struck out six and allowed three hits. He overcame a 30-pitch first inning and left two runners on. After that, he settled in.
“I used to be grinding at-bats. (Jurickson) Profar beginning with 10-11 (pitches) was too many,” Gonsolin mentioned. “Fouling off some good pitches. I used to be throwing a whole lot of balls early however executed after I wanted to.”
Soto was showered with “Future Dodger” chants at Chavez Ravine final month when he performed within the All-Star Game together with his title on the buying and selling block. Washington despatched the 23-12 months-outdated to Los Angeles’ rival as an alternative, and Soto was booed in every at-bat Friday.
Soto and ex-Dodger Manny Machado had two of the Padres’ 4 hits.
The Dodgers scored 4 runs within the first inning on a two-run double by Hanser Alberto, an infield single by Will Smith and an error. The Dodgers added one other 4 runs within the third inning, on a two-run double by Chris Taylor — in his first recreation again from the IL — and Cody Bellinger’s two-run double.
Sean Manaea (6-6) had one of many worst begins of his season, permitting eight earned runs on 10 hits in 4 innings.
“I’ve mentioned typically that a whole lot of occasions you will get to a starter within the first earlier than you get to a rhythm they usually actually did,” Padres supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned. “They had been on some fastballs in the course of the plate and it ended up being a troublesome inning and so was the third.”
Joey Gallo had a pinch-hit single within the ninth inning, his second hit since being acquired by the Dodgers from the New York Yankees.
The Padres scored on Drury’s sacrifice fly within the ninth.
NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
Nothing new was revealed in Clayton Kershaw’s MRI on Friday. He has again soreness that triggered him to depart Thursday’s recreation towards the Giants. Roberts mentioned he’ll relaxation and reset.
“There wasn’t any new findings, in order that’s a optimistic,” Roberts mentioned. “This was one of the best-case state of affairs coming from the MRI.”
FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS WEAR BROWN
Trea Turner is former teammates with Juan Soto and Josh Bell in Washington, and now he’ll see them lots within the NL West. The Dodgers and Padres play 9 occasions in September.
“I advised them they give the impression of being horrible in brown,” Trea Turner joked. “It’s good to see them on a workforce that is competing. Juan has gained a World Series and was a giant a part of our (Nationals) workforce clearly in 2019. JB hasn’t been there but. Hopefully, he has an opportunity to play within the postseason. Happy for these guys. Look ahead to taking part in a whole lot of baseball video games.”
TIP OF THE CAP
Before he threw a pitch, Gonsolin tipped his cap from the mound in the direction of the published sales space. Gonsolin by no means had the prospect to satisfy Scully.
“Being in a position to have the beginning right this moment on the primary day again with the ceremony, simply needed to point out my appreciation for Vin,” Gonsolin mentioned.
Padres: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (fractured wrist) will start a rehab task both Saturday or Sunday in Double-A San Antonio.
Padres: RHP Mike Clevinger (3-3, 3.13 ERA) earned his first win in additional than a month in his final begin, permitting only one run on 5 hits in seven innings towards Colorado.
Dodgers: LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.77 ERA) allowed only one earned run and 4 hits in 4 innings towards the Giants on Monday. It was his second begin again from a left shoulder pressure.