By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
The L.A. Dodgers have been on another hot roll. Last week they had a seven-game win streak with back to back wins against the Mariners.
It was a family thing as the Dodger’s Corey Seager and brother Kyle got to square off against each other at Dodger Stadium. Turns out it was the 10th time in MLB history brothers on opposite teams hit home runs.
Corey hit a three-run shot to right in the second inning giving the boy in blue a 6-2 lead.
In the third Kyle who had three hits in the game hit one of three Mariner homers during a five run third inning.
“Corey matched his brother blow for blow and seeing the game within a game was really fun,” said Dodger skipper Dave Roberts.
Mookie Betts and Kike Hernandez each homered as L.A. won the slugfest 11-9.
The Men in blue took three of four from Seattle in an unusual 4 game set. Then they took on the Colorado Rockies.
GAME ONE: Walker Buehler (1-0) went six strong innings striking out 11. Matt Beaty had an RBI single while Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger had RBI doubles in a 5-1 win.
GAME TWO: Cody Bellinger had the first walk off hit for the Dodgers this year a two-run shot in the ninth for a 4-3 win. Chris Taylor homered earlier. The Dodgers are 12-2 when they hit two or more homers in a game. Kenley Jansen (1-0) got the win. Dustin May went five solid inning giving up 2 hits and 2 walks.
GAME THREE: LA honored KOBE BRYANT in a pre-game ceremony. All the Dodgers and current Rockies outfielder Matt Kemp wore Laker jersey 24 and 2 which represented Brant’s daughter Gianna-They along with seven others were killed in a helicopter crash some eight months ago. Dodger manager Dave Roberts was asked what KOBE meant to him; “Doing things the right way. Really looking out for many people and being a servant to many people in Los Angeles and the greater Los Angeles area.” The team hit 7 homers while rolled to an 11-3 win.
DODGER NOTES: LA 22-8 now has the best record in baseball (at press time). They have won the last 9 of 10 games. They lead the league in Hitting and ERA. Tony Gonsolin was optioned to the Dodgers team at USC.