Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021
On another beautiful Saturday evening at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels 5-to-3.
Trea Turner made his Dodger debut and showed how he can impact any game. After a first-inning walk, Turner scored on Max Muncy’s double. Then, Corey Seager singled in Muncy. After Cody Bellinger’s seventh-inning game-tying home run, to open the eighth, Seager had an infield single and advanced to second on Will Smith’s singe, and both Seager and Smith scored on Chris Taylor’s double.
When team president Andrew Friedman obtained Trea Turner, he has hopes Turner’s speed will help the Dodgers’ offense quit its “boom and bust” cycles. Moreover, Turner should improve the Dodger defense. On Saturday, even though he was playing second base, which is not his natural position, Turner made at least two wonderful defensive plays preventing many runs.
At least, five starts before Saturday’s start, Julio Urìas had been magnificent, but Saturday he struggled through his five innings. He did not have his usual great control.
Alex Vesia, Phil Bickford, Brusdar Graterol, and Kenley Jansen were marvelous in relief.