Dodgers Slowed a Bit Before All-Star Break
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
The Dodgers have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games before the All-Star break. They had lost three straight to the Padres before reeling off four in a row over the Padres, D-Backs and Rockies.
At the stadium it was All-Star Cody Bellinger who hit a home-run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Dodgers a 5-4 win over the D-Backs. It was the fifth consecutive walk-off win at Dodger Stadium.
That made the Dodgers the fifth team in MLB History to win five straight home games in walk-off fashion with in a season- that according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Arizona Manager Tony Lovullo called Bellinger a “One man wrecking crew.”
The night before it was Bellinger who earned a ninth inning walk to give the Men in Blue a another 5-4 walk-off win.
The Dodgers went 2-2 vs. the Rockies at Coors Field. As the Dodgers beat the Rockies for the 12th straight time 12-8.All-Star Max Muncy went “Uptown” twice as as the Dodgers hit six homers in the game.Chris Taylor drove in the go ahead run as part of a four-run ninth. Pedro Baez got the win while pitching a scoreless eight inning.
DODGER NOTES: The Dodgers have the best record in Baseball 60-32 heading into the All-Star Break with a 13.5 game lead over the Rockies… The Dodgers will send five players to Cleveland for the Summer Classic including Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, Joc Peterson and pitchers Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler and Hyun –Jin Ryu. They have the most of any National League Team as the Houston Astros will send six players.