And on it goes, the Dodgers – yawn – winning again, setting a season-high this, a career-high that.
The victory lifted the Dodgers a season-high four games over .500 (51-47). It was their season high in runs. They pounded out 16 hits, one shy of their season best. All this followed Sunday's nine-run, 15-hit game in Washington, which apparently was a mere warmup.
Contributions came from everywhere.
In an encouraging sign, after scoring the four runs in the second, the Dodgers kept it coming, scoring single runs in the third and fourth, and four more in both the sixth and seventh innings.
It was a good night to beat their chests offensively, because left-hander
Ryu, who pitched once a week in South Korea, had been given an extended rest between starts over the All-Star break. He last pitched on July 10.
He went 5 1/3 rough innings, allowing four runs, nine hits and a pair of walks. Despite struggling – he threw 102 pitches -- Ryu raised his record to 8-3.
He picked a great night to struggle with his command, the offense continuing to play with newfound confidence. In their last two games, the Dodgers have piled up 23 runs and 31 hits.
Puig snapped an 0-for-12 streak with an RBI single in the second, his only hit in five at-bats. Yet he still managed a highlight play.
Starting in center field for Kemp, Puig ran seemingly the length of the outfield to chase down an eighth-inning drive by