Dodgers lose to White Sox, 4-0
A lackluster effort on offense for the Dodgers on Tuesday in Chicago, as they managed only five hits against five White Sox pitchers and lost their third game in a row with a 4-0 loss.
White Sox take 4-0 lead after six
The Dodgers went down in order in the top of the sixth, and then the wheels came off in the bottom half. Phil Bickford came in the pitch for L.A. Danny Mendick singled off of Freddie Freeman’s glove. After two fly outs, Tony Abreu singled to right, Mendick to third. That brought in left-hander David Price to pitch to pinch-hitter and former Dodger AJ Pollock, who doubled down the right-field line for a 2-0 lead. Jake Burger doubled to left-center for a 3-0 lead. Reese McGuire singled to left-center to make it 4-0. And that’s how the inning ended.
Score after six: White Sox 4, Dodgers 0
Still scoreless through five innings
The double no-hitter is over. With two out in the fourth, Eric Karros on the telecast said “Let’s jinx this no-hit game now.” And Will Smith hit the next pitch for a single to left-center.
Mitch White extended his no-hitter through four innings. He ran into some trouble in the fifth. Jose Abreu led off with a single. After an out, Jake Burger was hit by a pitch. Yoan Moncada then singled to center to load the bases. But White struck out the next two batters to escape unscathed.
Score after five: Dodgers 0, White Sox 0
No score after three innings
It has been an extremely quiet game (jinx!) thus far through three innings. Both pitchers are on their game.
Michael Kopech of the Chicago White Sox has given up only one walk, to Gavin Lux, through three innings while striking out five.
Mitch White has been as effective for the Dodgers. He hasn’t allowed a baserunner through three.
A double no-hitter in progress!
Score after three: Dodgers 0, White Sox 0
Tonight’s starting lineups
Dodgers place Craig Kimbrel on paternity list, recall Phil Bickford
The Dodgers won’t have their closer for the next few days, as Craig Kimbrel was been placed on paternity leave prior to the start of Tuesday’s game.
The Dodgers recalled Phil Bickford in a corresponding move.
In Kimbrel’s absence, save situations will likely fall to Daniel Hudson, who has four saves this season.
For Tuesday’s game, the Dodgers will give a second-straight start to Eddy Alvarez, who will be the team’s DH.
On the mound, Mitch White (1-1, 4.79 ERA) will start for the Dodgers, while right-hander Michael Kopech (1-2, 2.20 ERA) will go for the White Sox.
Here’s the Dodgers full lineup:
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The manager wasn’t to blame this time. The front office wasn’t either.
Julio Urías pitched only 5⅓ innings Sunday because of Julio Urías.
Urías limited the high-scoring New York Mets to one run, but his elevated pitch count forced the Dodgers to rely once again on their overworked bullpen, resulting in a 10-inning, 5-4 defeat.
Dropping the final two games of a four-game series against the Mets, the Dodgers went 2-5 on a homestand that marked the final stretch of a 30-day period in which they played 31 games.
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There were wild momentum swings, questionable pitching decisions, a ninth-inning comeback and an extra-inning finish.
It might be the first week of June. But the Dodgers’ finale against the New York Mets — and most of this weekend’s four-game series overall — had the markings of something more than a typical early summer matchup.
“This is a good test,” shortstop Trea Turner said. “Any time you can go head-to-head with one of the better teams, it’s always fun.”
The only problem for the Dodgers: Sunday resulted in a disappointing 5-4 loss, a defeat that forced them to settle for a series split, finish a weeklong homestand with an ugly 2-5 record, and cede the top spot in the National League standings back to their resurgent visitors.
How to watch and stream the Dodgers this season
Here’s a look at the Dodgers broadcast and streaming schedule for the remainder of the 2022 regular season: