The Seagers Entertain in a Dodger Victory

Monday, August 17, 2020
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2020

On a hot Monday night at Dodger Stadium, despite a poor start by Ross Stripling, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Seattle Mariners 11-to-9.

For the first time in their Major-League careers, Kyle and Corey Seager faced each other. Both brothers had good performances in the game. Corey Seager had a three-run homer, and Kyle Seager blasted a home run. For the first time in nineteen years, brothers had homered in the same game.

Ross Stripling pitched poorly over three innings, which allowed six runs. He did not command any of his pitches. Although he began the 2020 season with two good games, he had not had a good game since then. With Alex Wood coming back into the Dodger starting rotation, Stripling should go to the bullpen.

Mookie Betts led off the game with his ninth home run. The Dodgers had two five-run innings. Kiké Hernandez had a two-run homer to complete the Dodger comeback. This season the Dodgers have the best record in the National League. They have the biggest run differential and the best bullpen in the Major Leagues.

Although the Dodger bullpen allowed three runs over the last six innings, Dylan Floro, Adam Koralek, Caleb Ferguson, Pedro Báez, and Kenley Jansen pitched well. Jansen used his cutter and slider to preserve the victory.

Monday, the Dodgers placed Edwin Rìos on the 10-day Injured List. Rìos has a hamstring injury. In the past, he has many hamstring injuries, but this is considered to be less serious than what he has experienced. He was hitting well when the injury occurred.

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