If there are three main parties in a baseball game, the Dodgers only had one on Wednesday night when they lost 8-1 to the Rays. The defeat gave each team a win each in the two-game series.
The throwing of the match was excellent, but the Dodgers' attack was from 1 to 6, with the riders in the goal position and the scorer giving two three-run homers.
Rich Hill pitched six innings and gave a point. It was a solid new start for a pitcher starting from Dodger in May.
Dodgers starting the pitchers in May: 2.14 ERA, 6.54 innings per start. The two peaks of the MLB
– Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) May 23, 2019
But the Rays' call card is their pitcher and they managed to keep the Dodgers out of the scorecard most of the day on Wednesday, only a solo home run from Max Muncy produced points.
The Dodgers had the opportunity to score but Kevin Kiermaier managed to knock Cody Bellinger off the plate as he attempted to score on Russell Martin's double.
Hill finished with six innings and awarded one point and five hits. Hill hit seven and walked two.
In the bottom of the seventh, Dylan Floro came into play and started hitting a batter, giving two singles, then a three-point homer to Avisail Garcia without recording a save.
Caleb Ferguson followed Floro and gave up his second three-run circuit to Kevin Kiermaier.
The Dodgers will remain in Florida until tomorrow afternoon, then they will travel to Pittsburgh to try to improve their 3 wins in five road games.
WP: Emilio Pagan (1-0), 1⅓, IP, 1 H, 1 N / A
LP: Dylan Floro (1-1), 3 H, 4 ER, 1 HBP
Home Races: Tommy Pham (6), Max Muncy (10), Avisail Garcia (8), Kevin Kiermaier (4)
The Dodgers have another day off tomorrow before starting their weekend series in Pittsburgh. Walker Buehler will leave for the Dodgers while the Pirates have not named their starter. The first launch on Friday will take place at 16:05. PDT.