For the 2nd night in a row, the Phillies beat the Dodgers in a back-and-forth


The series between the Dodgers and Phillies has been an offensive back-and-forth battle. For the second night in a row, the Dodgers offense couldn’t keep pace with the 12-10 home loss.

The Dodgers lost frustratingly to the Phillies on Thursday night, then lost Clayton Kershaw to the disabled list the next day.

Walker Buehler stepped in to make his seventh start of the season, but unfortunately it was his worst start yet. Buehler allowed 5 earned runs on 9 hits with 3 strikeouts and a walk on 82 pitches (49 strikes) in 5 IPs.

Back-and-forth offense

Freddie Freeman made an impressive dive to take a hit off Johan Camargo and save a run at first base in the top of the 2nd, but the Phillies still found a way to score. Three singles, including a Bryson Stott two-RBI single, gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead.

In the bottom half of the 3rd, the bottom of the Dodgers formation started up again. LA’s offense hung a high five to take a 5-2 lead.

Chris Taylor cut the lead in half with his second home run of the season. It was a solo shot on a Kyle Gibson ball that was left in the air.

Barnes goes 3 for 4

Austin Barnes doubled the gap and Mookie Betts drove in the tying run with a sharp double left.

Max Muncy offered a two-shot RBI base in the middle to give the Dodgers their first series lead. Justin Turner hit in two more runs with a double.

The good feelings didn’t last long. The Phillies turned quickly in the 4th to tie. Stott threw a run and Kyle Schwarber hit one on the moon to make it 5-5.

The Dodgers regained the lead in the home half of the 4th thanks to an RBI single from Barnes.

Vesia can’t buy an exit

Alex Vesia replaced Buehler in the 6th and couldn’t get an out until he charged the bases. Dave Roberts had to throw Evan Phillips into the fire to try and hold on to the slim one-point lead. Philly ended up tackling three points in the frame, charged to Vesia.

The Dodgers threatened in the 6th when they charged the bases with two outs for Trea Turner. Brad Hand’s back foot slider literally hit Turner in the back foot to bring the Dodgers’ seventh run of the night. Muncy fell painfully swinging with the bases loaded.

Harper hit a huge solo homer against Phil Bickford in the 8th as the offensive train continued for the Phillies.

9-9 in the 9th

Meanwhile, the Dodgers offense did nothing from 6th until JT tied it with a two-run homer in 9th with one out.

A two-RBI double from Nick Castellanos and a Barnes pitching error in the 10th gave the Phillies a 12-9 lead and the overall win.

Stop me if you’ve ever heard this story. The Dodgers loaded the bases with no one in the potential last inning (bottom of the 10th). Betts scored in a scoring double play, making it 12-10. Time ran out for the Dodgers in their third straight loss.

Friday the 13th Details

WP — Jeurys Familia (1-0): 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

LP — Brusdar Graterol (0-2): 1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

S—Francisco Morales (1)

HR – Taylor (2), Schwarber (8), Harper (8), J. Turner (2)

Number of stolen bases: 17


It will be a southpaw matchup as Julio Urías (2-2, 2.10 ERA, 1,100 WHIP) takes on Ranger Suárez (3-1, 3.68 ERA, 1,500 WHIP) in Game 3.

The first pitch from Dodger Stadium is at 7:10 p.m. PT on SportsNet LA.


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