Hill cruises, Puig goes boom
Rich Hill toyed with the young Padre offense for fifteen outs, and then let the new Dodger bullpen build the bridge to Kenley Jansen. Sergio Romo and Alex Wood got their nine outs and Jansen finished things up with a perfect ninth.
The right fielders traded home runs in the 4th, with Renfroe taking Hill deep, and Puig answering with his own shot.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s game against Jered Weaver. With no off days until next week, and a day game following a night game I’m expecting the bench to be fully utilized in the starting lineup just not sure how Dave Roberts is going to go about it.
When Alex Wood got six outs tonight it marked the first time a left handed relief pitcher for the Dodgers had gotten six outs without giving up a hit since Grant Dayton did it on Aug 31st, 2016. The LAD did it five times last year, Dayton three times, and Liberatore twice. It is easy to forget how great Liberatore was the first part of 2016.
Alex Wood has the stuff to be a dominant multi-inning setup man, and that just may be what he has to be in 2016 given the rotations options in front of him right now.