The Cardinals' momentum was short lived. The rally was capped by a laser-beam home run from Yasiel Puig, his second of the game and fourth in two days. According to Statcast, the exit velocity on Puig's second homer was mph, with a launch angle of just 17 degrees. Man, Rich Hill's day did a quick Of the first 11 batters HIll faced, only Patrick Wisdom reached, and that was on an infield dribbler.
Suddenly, Hill walked the bases full and Wisdom brought some life back into Busch Stadium with a grand slam to left. Scary moment for the Dodgers: Justin Turner was squaring to bunt, or at least showing bunt, and was struck in the area of his left hand by a John Gant pitch.
Turner was hit in that area during spring training and missed the first part of the season. He remained in the game to run the bases, but continues to flex the hand. The Dodgers took the first two games of this key series in St. Louis, and they are off to a fast start today in the third game. Carpenter has struggled the last couple of weeks. Louis Cardinals in the NL wild-card race with a victory on Friday night.
Matt Kemp is pinch-hitting for Walker Buehler here in the ninth, so the rookie is officially done. Eight scoreless innings, two hits, two walks and nine strikeouts. His game score of 85 is easily a career best.
His previous high 78 came on Aug. Walker Buehler is almost certainly done after eight shutout innings and pitches, with the Dodgers clinging to an lead. Buehler walked two during his final frame, but got Matt Carpenter swinging on a curve in the dirt to end the threat. Kenley Jansen is warming up in the pen, which is usually lights out for the opponent.
Lately, not so much. Great game cooking in St. Dodgers rookie Walker Buehler is putting on a show: Add more favorite teams from the list below based on your geolocation. The most trusted voice in sports delivered straight to your inbox.
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