Lopez, offense can't get on track in loss to Dodgers
D-backs righty allows pair of early runs, then gets reassigned; Evans plates two late runs
By Steve Gilbert and Ken Gurnick
MLB.com |@kengurnick |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers did not give D-backs starter Yoan Lopez a chance to get his feet under him, scoring a pair of early runs and holding on for a 4-2 win Monday afternoon at Salt River Fields.
Lefty Brett Anderson got the start for the Dodgers and was quite impressive, delivering six scoreless innings and allowing just four hits.
The Dodgers added a run in the fourth on A.J. Ellis' RBI double to left-center to increase the lead to 3-0.
Arizona scored in the seventh off Dodgers non-roster reliever Mike Adams, on a two-run single by Nick Evans.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Waking up: Crawford, vying with Juan Uribe for quietest offensive camp among the Dodgers' regulars, tripled in a run in the first. Uribe had a fourth-inning single and scored a run. Both brought .225 averages into the game.
Anderson stays grounded: Anderson, Los Angeles' fifth-turned-fourth starter, stretched out to six innings and needed only 74 pitches to do it, recording outs on 12 ground balls. The Dodgers turned four double plays, including a pair by the new middle infield of Rollins and Kendrick.
Show-and-go: After half of the team spent Sunday flying to and from Hermosillo, Mexico, for an exhibition game against the Rockies, D-backs manager Chip Hale had his players report later than usual to Salt River Fields on Monday morning. Several starters, including A.J. Pollock, Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo, were given most of Monday off.
Dodgers: Joe Wieland, with an outside shot at being a fill-in starter for the injured Hyun-Jin Ryu, starts on Tuesday (1:05 p.m. PT, MLB.TV) against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch in the Dodgers' last Cactus League home game. The Dodgers will field the majority of their starting lineup, with Andre Ethier starting in center field.