Blue’s Bats Silent


The Dodgers had difficulty getting hits this past weekend and as a result lost two of three games to Arizona at Chase Field, including Sunday’s 1-0 defeat on Paul Goldschmidt’s single in the ninth inning that scored A.J. Pollock, who doubled.

Josh Beckett (0-2) worked eight and one-third frames, striking out nine, walking one with six hits and one earned run.

Adrian Gonzalez continued his torrid hitting by getting two singles with a double and is batting .409, but the Dodgers (7-5) managed six hits.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-1) had three hits and scored a run in the Dodgers’ 7-5 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Ryu went six innings, gave up six hits, three runs (earned), while fanning nine and walking one.

Gonzalez (three hits including a homer) knocked in two runs with a run scored, Matt Kemp had a two-run single, while Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier each doubled and collected two hits with a combined three runs scored.

Clayton Kershaw (2-1) lost a 3-0 decision on Friday and gave up six hits and three runs (earned) in seven and one-third innings with nine strikeouts and three walks.

Four Arizona hurlers held the Dodgers to six hits, while Goldschmidt and Martin Prado each had a run batted in.

A brawl between pitcher Zack Greinke and San Diego’s Carlos Quentin in the sixth inning was the backdrop during Thursday’s 3-2 victory by the Dodgers at Petco Park.

As a result, Greinke broke his collarbone and will be sidelined for at least six weeks, and Quentin was suspended for eight games.

Gonzalez’s two-run rocket in the first set the tone, and a shot by Juan Uribe in the eighth proved enough offense for the Dodgers, who clubbed 11 hits as A.J. Ellis had three.

Chad Billingsley (1-0) played in his first game in a 4-3 triumph over the Padres on Wednesday as he tossed six innings, gave up five hits with one run (earned), with three walks and three strikeouts.

Crawford bashed his first homer, tripled and scored two runs with an RBI, while Ellis also homered and drove in two runs.

Will Venable had two hits including a homer with four RBIs and two runs as San Diego routed the Dodgers 9-3 on Tuesday.

Uribe slashed a two-run home run in the fourth and Gonzalez (two hits and a run) added an RBI in the seventh.

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