By David Arthur/Orange County Tribune
The Los Angeles Dodgers, considered a “super team” that might stroll to another World Series title, now find themselves on the edge of elimination after a 2-1 loss to the Padres in San Diego.
The Padres scored in the first when Jake Cronenworth singled home Juan Soto. They added another run in the fourth on Trent Grisham’s home run.
That was all they needed. The Dodgers scored their sole run in the top of the fifth when Mookie Betts hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Trayce Thompson from third.
The usually robust Dodger lineup garnered just six hits and the Padres seven, but defense and pitching were the name of the game.
Blake Snell (1-0) worked 5.1 innings for SD, yielding five hits and one earned run. He struck out six and walked two.
Tony Gonsolin, 16-1 in the regular season, lasted just 1.1 innings. He gave up four hits and one run. He walked one batter and struck one out.
Tyler Anderson (15-5) is expected to make the start for the Dodgers on Saturday, while the Padres counter with Joe Musgrove (10-7).
Categories: Major League Baseball