As if the Dodgers didn’t have enough problems, shortstop Dee Gordon broke his right thumb stealing third base last Wednesday, and will be sidelined for at least six weeks.
On the bright side, second baseman Mark Ellis returned from the disabled list, but the Dodgers (47-40) are counting the days until Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are back.
Over this past weekend, host Arizona grabbed three of four from the Blue Crew, including Sunday’s 7-1 pasting as former UCLA star Trevor Bauer (1-1) worked six scoreless innings while allowing two hits.
Justin Upton (three hits) scored three runs for the Diamondbacks.Upton’s run-scoring triple in the first inning made it 1-0, and Paul Goldschmidt’s double 2-0.
In the fifth, Goldschmidt’s three-run homer gaveArizonaa 5-0 margin, and Miguel Montero’s two-run single in the seventh closed the outburst.
The Dodgers were held to five hits, and scored in the ninth on Juan Uribe’s sacrifice fly.
Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a two-run shot in the first on Saturday, but the club fell 5-3 as Chad Billingsley (4-9) was shoved around for four runs (earned) and six hits in six innings.
Gerardo Parra’s two-run double and Stephen Drew’s scoring fly made it 3-2 in the fifth, and Goldschmidt’s scoring fly in the sixth made it 4-2.
A.J. Ellis cut it to 4-3 with a homer in the seventh, but Jason Kubel’s rocket in the next inning secured the win for Trevor Cahill (7-7).
Cahill toiled seven innings, striking out six, walking one, with six hits and three runs (earned).
Uptonhad a two-run triple in the five-run sixth, and Aaron Hill (three hits) scored and added a run batted in during Friday’s 5-3 victory.
Adam Kennedy smacked his first homer, and Bobby Abreu (three hits) drove in a run.
Nathan Eovaldi (1-5) finally received offensive support as the Dodgers picked off the Diamondbacks 4-1 on Thursday.
Eovaldi’s six-inning, five-hit, one-run (earned) effort is something he’ll long remember.
The Dodgers scored two in the first, and solo runs in the fourth and seventh, whileArizonamustered a run in the second on Drew’s RBI.
Aaron Harang (6-5) handed out one run (earned) with three hits in seven innings during Wednesday’s 4-1 win over visitingCincinnati.
Luis Cruz’s RBI double during a two-run seventh pushed the Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Homer Bailey (6-6) held the Dodgers to two runs (earned) with five hits over eight frames asCincinnaticreamed the Dodgers 8-2 on Monday.