Dodgers see NL West lead shrink in Arizona loss
Joe Torre chose to look on the bright side after the Los Angeles
The loss sliced the
“I’m very positive about this series,” Torre said. “This was a disappointment, this game. You’d like to win the ballgame, but you had your opportunities.”
Last season, the
“I think the whole
“I left my shoulder a little down,” Troncoso said.
As it turned out, that was the only ball that left the infield in the bottom of the ninth.
“I was just trying to put the ball in play,” Reynolds said. “I just fouled off some tough pitches and was able to work a good AB.”
Torre said he walked Drew and Upton to set up a force at home. He also hoped Troncoso could strike out Reynolds, who leads the majors with 190 strikeouts.
Had that happened, the
“When you’re going through the middle of the lineup, you really don’t have a lot of choices,” Torre said. “Upton certainly has been doing a hell of a job, and Reynolds, the one thing you feel you have going is he swings and misses a lot.”
Los Angeles led 3-2 before Upton tied it with a run-scoring grounder to third in the fifth.
After allowing one-out singles to
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t cash in,” Torre said.
Los Angeles gave Garland a quick 1-0 lead in the first, when
Los Angeles rallied in the fourth with consecutive homers of its own, by Ramirez and Loney – the eighth time the
Garland went six innings, allowing three runs and six hits.