By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
The Dodgers appear to be on the way back from a dreadful part of their season.
They had some big offensive put out as they put up eight runs in the fifth inning against the Braves. Chris Taylor had 3 RBI’s They came away with a 9-5 win, Julio Uarius got the win after going five giving up 4 hits and striking out five.
A few days earlier Cody Bellinger knocked in six runs, Mookie Betts knocked in a pair as the “Men in Blue” got 11 runs in the first inning against St Louis. That was the most in an inning since they played in Brooklyn in 1954when Jackie Robinson was in the line-up.
Bellinger ripped a grand slam and knocked in two more in the same inning. That’s a record for most knocked in in one inning.
Mookie Betts had 3 hits, 2 RBI’s and scored two runs as they rolled over the Cards 14-3. Betts went 6 for 11 in the three-game series. Having trouble with a sore back he raised his BA. From 240 to .264. Bellinger upped his from .161 to 200 in the one game.
“When your playing our ball club and you see Bellinger in there and you see Betts in there it matters,” said skipper Dave Roberts.
Walker Buehler had a solid game holding the Redbirds to 3 runs in six innings. He got help from Edwin Uceta who pitched two scoreless innings and Alex Vesia who pitched a scoreless frame.
Its still a long season to go and the Dodgers are headed up. The have come from eight games back and now are three games out of first place held by the Giants with San Diego sitting between them.
This weekend they have a three-game set at Dodger Stadium with the Texas Rangers.