DLD Recap: Dodgers Drop Opener in Texas, 6-2

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Post-Game Briefing

After a pair of shutout victories for the Dodgers during their doubleheader with the Giants on Thursday, the Dodgers left San Francisco en route to Arlington to face the Rangers in a three-game set. On Friday night to open the series in the newly-built Globe Life Field, the Dodgers combined for seven hits and three walks, driving in two runs as a unit. The L.A. offense went an abysmal 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position against Mike Minor and the Rangers’ bullpen, getting themselves into good scoring opportunities but rarely capitalizing on them.

Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May put together a quality start despite receiving no run support until after his final inning. May worked his way through six innings of two-run ball against the Rangers, allowing five hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. Following May in relief, Jake McGee had by-far the worst outing of his 2020 season, surrendering four runs while recording only a single out.

In the eighth inning, Mitch White made his Major League debut in relief. White allowed one hit and one walk in his scoreless frame, striking out Shin-Soo Choo for his first Major League strikeout.

Scoring Plays

  • BOT 3RD: Choo RBI double (1-0 TEX)
  • BOT 3RD: Solak RBI single (2-0 TEX)
  • TOP 7TH: Seager RBI double (2-1 TEX)
  • TOP 7TH: Turner RBI single (2-2)
  • BOT 7TH: Dietrich solo home run (3-2 TEX)
  • BOT 7TH: Choo RBI single (4-2 TEX)
  • BOT 7TH: Solak RBI double (5-2 TEX)
  • BOT 7TH: Trevino sacrifice fly (6-2 TEX)

Play of the Game

Mitch White made his Major League debut with the Dodgers down 6-2 in the eighth inning on Friday night, recording his first career strikeout and working through a scoreless inning. White’s first taste of Major League action earns tonight’s Dodgers-LowDown Play of the Game.

Player of the Game

Dustin May pitched a great game for the Dodgers on Friday, earning his third quality start of the year. Although he couldn’t earn the win, a start any less than what May pieced together likely would’ve turned this series opener into a blowout. May earns tonight’s Dodgers-LowDown Player of the Game.

Up Next

The Dodgers will continue this weekend series with the Rangers on Saturday when the Dodgers will send Ross Stripling to the mound against one of baseball’s best starting pitchers, Lance Lynn. First-pitch is scheduled for 4:05 PM PDT.

Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017. Follow him on Twitter at @ArrickJoel and follow @DodgersLowDown for more.