Last year the
It is, as they like to say, a new season. And in the teams' first meeting of 2015 on Friday, the Diamondbacks engineered a very different result.
The Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 4-3 in the 10th inning, when Ender Inciarte singled off
That much-scrutinized Dodgers bullpen had given them three shutout innings from Yimi Garcia and
The Diamondbacks left the Dodgers 0-1 on the road and in extra-inning games, and managed to keep
Friday also marked the Dodgers debut of right-hander
Anderson gave up three runs in his six innings, but all three came via one swing from the only guy in the Diamondbacks lineup you really have to worry about. After one-out singles by A.J. Pollock and Inciarte in the third inning,
Otherwise, it was the Brett Anderson advertised. He gave up five hits, walked one and struck out four. He threw 94 pitches, 66 for strikes. He wasn't dominating, but seemed in control.
The Dodgers got one run back in the fourth when
The Dodgers tied it with two more runs in the fifth, which
And that's the way it remained, tied at 3-3, until the bottom of the 10th.
The Diamondbacks were able to do something the
In his first three at-bats Friday, Gonzalez singled, walked and was intentionally walked. Then he bounced out to third in the eighth. That snapped a streak of reaching base safely 10 consecutive times (eight hits). He bounced into a double play in the 10th, leaving his on-base percentage at .722 for the season
Right-handed reliever Garcia continues to look like an intriguing bullpen option. He followed Brett Anderson with two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit, did not walk a batter and struck out four. Peralta pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two.
It was looking like a fine night for the Dodgers’ bullpen, until the 10th. Howell walked the weak-hitting