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May 16, 2011

Bats silenced again

by @ 8:31 pm. Filed under 2011 Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — After a one-hit loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks the previous day, the Los Angeles Dodgers offense was MIA for a second consecutive game as the Dodgers lost to Arizona again, falling 4-1 Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Arizona’s starter, Ian Kennedy, continued his success as he four-hit the Dodgers over six-innings and struck out eight.  Since the St. Louis debacle, Kennedy has posted an impressive 1.50 ERA with an even forty-strikeouts in six starts with a 4-1 record.

Arizona would only need to two-runs for the victory, but, gave Kennedy plenty of run support as the Diamondbacks scored four runs in the second inning off Dodgers starter, Ted Lilly.

After Lilly walked Stephen Drew to start the second, the Diamondbacks unleashed back-to-back jacks to the fans in left field to take an early, commanding, 3-0 lead.  It continued to get worse for Lilly too, who then hit Miguel Montero.  Montero advanced to second on Gerardo Parra’s bunt-single and advanced once again to third on Ian Kennedy’s sacrifice bunt.  Chris Young then hit a deep fly-ball that allowed Montero to trot in for the fourth run of the inning.

Los Angeles struggled again to get its big bats going as Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, and James Loney went 1-for-11; same batters went 2-for-10 in Arizona’s one-hit victory.

The Dodgers got on the board soon afterwards, scoring their only run in the third inning off Kennedy.  Jamey Carroll doubled to lead-off the third and scored immediately on Aaron Miles’s line-drive single to right field.

J.J. Putz came in for another save opportunity; his second in less than a twenty-four hour period and got the save for his ninth of the season.  Putz has yet to blow a save this season.

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