Were you wondering how the Dodgers would bounce back after losing on the road for the first time in 16 games? Nervous there might be a letdown? A tad too much exhaling?
Fear not, turns out they can lift themselves up from the ashes of a rare defeat very well.
They showed that early Wednesday by scoring six runs in the second inning and then going on to hammer the
That means the Dodgers are 16-3 since the All-Star break and have won 33 of their last 41 games, though somehow it seems as if they've won more.
The Dodgers blasted the Cardinals for 18 hits, the first perhaps the most impactful, a line drive by
The Cardinals immediately removed Miller from the game. X-rays showed no break and they were officially calling it a bruise.
With Miller out, St. Louis went to
Relieving doesn't seem to be in Westbrook's immediate future. He threw 108 pitches in his 4 2/3 innings, surrendering nine runs, 13 hits and two walks.
Nolasco (8-9 overall, 3-1 with the Dodgers) surrendered three runs and seven hits, four coming consecutively with two outs in the fifth.
The bullpen continued its recent strong showing, however. Rookie
The Dodgers led, 9-4, when they put the game away with four runs in the ninth inning. The Cardinals called on catcher