Urias and Taylor Led the Dodgers to a victory

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2020

Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-to-3.

Today, the Dodgers put Justin Turner with a hamstring injury on the Injured List and activated Edwin Rìos. Turner has a history of hamstring problems. Hopefully, the Dodgers can play well without Turner. In 2018, when Turner healed a broken wrist, the Dodgers played like a last-place team. Nevertheless, the 2020 Dodgers are a much better than the 2018 Dodgers.

Before Tuesday’s game, while taking batting practice, Cody Bellinger felt tightness in one of his lat muscles, so he did not play Tuesday. The Dodgers think Bellinger’s injury is minor.

Julio Urìas had struggled in his last few starts since he was tentative in the strike zone. Tuesday, against a poor team, the Diamondbacks, Urìas took the mound with a newfound confidence. His mechanics were simplified, making them easier to duplicate, and he experienced success in his six innings where he allowed a solo home run to Carson Kelly.

In previous games for the last two weeks, Chris Taylor had slumped. Tuesday, Taylor drove in four runs. Corey Seager, who continued his hot hitting, had two hits.

Jake McGee pitched well in the seventh inning. Returning from the Injured List because of his shoulder inflammation, Alex Wood performed magnificently as a reliever in the eighth inning.

Although Scott Alexander had a good 2020 season while returning from injuries during the 2019 season, he did not perform well Tuesday. He had two quick outs, and then, he walked a batter and allowed a two-run homer to Nick Ahmed. Since Alexander could not secure the victory, Kenley Jansen was forced to come in to preserve the victory.

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