24-year-old rookie gives up eight runs…Dodgers lose shocker despite Muncy homer as three-game winning streak snapped

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher Emmitt Sheehan (24) had his worst day in his debut.

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost 4-8 in the third game of a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on 24 April.

The Dodgers, who are in first place in the National League West, fell to 57-41 on the season after failing to win three straight games. The three-game series was a sweep. Meanwhile, the American League West-leading Texas, which snapped a two-game losing streak, improved to 59-41.

The Dodgers struck first. After back-to-back singles by Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman Tablesetter and a Chris Taylor walk to load the bases, Max Muncy hit a leadoff home run. After facing Texas starter Martin Perez and drawing a 2B-1S advantageous count, Muncy took a four-pitch 90.8 mph (146 km/h) cutter for his 24th home run of the season.

Texas struck right back against Dodgers starter Sheehan. In the bottom of the first, Travis Jankowski and Nathaniel Lowe drew back-to-back walks. Josh Chung flied out to right field, but Jonah Heim followed with a two-run double to cut the lead to two.

In the bottom of the second, after leadoff hitter Brad Miller and Josh H. Smyth walked, Marcus Semien, Lowe and Chung hit back-to-back RBI singles to cut the deficit to 5-4.

Texas didn’t stop there. After back-to-back singles by Ezequiel Duran and Miller in the third, Leandy Taveras widened the gap with a two-run double, and two batters later in the fourth, with Heim on base, Duran lined a two-run wedge double. It was the shot that put Sheehan down.온라인카지노

The Dodgers had runners on first and second with no outs in the fifth, first and second in the eighth, and first and first in the ninth, but failed to capitalise on the four-run deficit.

Rookie Sheehan, who started for the Dodgers, suffered his first career loss after giving up eight runs on eight hits with five walks and four strikeouts in 3⅔ innings. Freeman’s multi-hit game and Muncy’s grand slam were not enough in the loss.

Meanwhile, Texas starter Perez earned his eighth win of the season (3-0) after allowing four runs (one earned) on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts in six innings. At the plate, Duran and Miller had multi-hit games, while Haim and Taveras had two-hit games.