Dodgers On A Roll as A Team

The Men in Blue have gone 8-2 in the last 10 games. They swept the Oakland  in three games and took 3 of  4 from San Diego  averaging 7.5 runs per game. 

Dodgers News: Freddie Freeman (5) has been on a tear

By Earl Heath

Contributing Sports Writer


Mookie Betts added two hits and two RBIs, Julio Urías threw six quality innings and the Dodgers held on in the ninth inning to beat the fading Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 this week   Freddie Freeman is on a tear but maintains there is no big explanation for his .470 average over his last 20 games.

During the past 11 games Freeman has recorded multiple hits in eight of them- including a 3-for-5 performance in Tuesday’s 5-4 victory that helped the Dodgers win for the seventh time in the past eight games.

One of his hits was the left-handed-hitting Freeman squirting a grounder that went just inside the third-base line for a RBI double.

“Did you see the hits I got today? Those were some lucky hits,” Freeman said. “I always say just put it in play, that’s all you can do and good things happen and today was the result of putting the ball in play.”

Freeman run is highlighted by going  39-for-83 over the 20-game span with six homers, 18 RBIs and 28 runs. His average has soared to .343, second in the majors behind Luis Arraez (.370) of the Miami Marlins.

“I’ve been seeing the ball really well,” Freeman said. “Just gonna ride this stretch as long as I can.”

Dodgers left fielder David Peralta had a defensive gem against his former  teammates on during the game by robbing Carson Kelly of a two-run homer in the fifth inning.

“I’m familiar with this field and I played here for a long time,” Peralta said. “I was reading the ball and I made the play. I impressed myself, too. That was a good play. I’m glad I did something.

Julio Urías (9-6), gave up four hits, struck out five and walked one. The left-hander has thrown 14 straight scoreless innings dating to July 25.

“Just feeling like myself, feeling my presence on the mound,” Urias said through a translator. “Being able to use all three pitches, navigate through the lineup, and making adjustments during the game, that’s where I want to be.”

The Men in Blue have gone 8-2 in the last 10 games. They swept the Oakland  in three games and took 3 of  4 from San Diego  averaging 7.5 runs per game.

Betts also has been on a steady run. He had two hits and two RBIs on Tuesday to increase his hitting streak to 15 games. Betts has two hits in five of the last eight games.

Fernando shown in 1981 to have #34 retired and celebrated

The team will retire Fernando Valenzuela’s #34 while having a three-day celebration. Go to for mor info.