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They couldn’t hang on to win after getting off to an early lead. - zhangzk - 05-30-2019

"The Diamondbacks edged out the Dodgers 5-4 on Friday-night-turned-Saturday-morning. And it was a long one. In fact http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-adams-jersey , it was the longest regular season home game in Dodgers history. Carson Kelly ended the six hour, five minute long game in the top of the 13th inning, with a double that drove in Nick Ahmed and ended the game.The night all started when Pollock hit a shot to left field, opening up the scoring and putting the Dodgers on top, 1-0. After Robbie Ray loaded the bases with blue in the third, Pollock back came in to add to the Dodgers’ runs. He hit a two-out single, driving in two runs to put the Dodgers up by a score of 3-0.The game was quiet from then until the seventh inning. That’s when it got interesting. Joe Kelly inherited two base runners when he came into relieve Pedro Baez and gave up a three-run homer to give up the three-run lead.The Dodgers quickly responded to this in their half of the seventh inning. A.J. Pollock came in with a two-out double, setting up a runner in scoring position for Corey Seager. Seager delivered by driving Pollock in with a base hit, putting the Dodgers back on top Bryce Harper Jersey , 4-3. But it doesn’t end there.Kelly came back to pitch in the eighth inning and would give up the lead for the second time. This time, on a bases-loaded groundout that scored the runner on third base. His appearance ended after this inning and it’s safe to say Joe Kelly’s Dodgers debut didn’t go quite as planned.The Dodgers threatened to end the game in the ninth by getting two runners, but couldn’t deliver - sending it into extra innings. Not much would happen between then and the 13th, when the game was won in the top half.This wild game comes behind Ross Stripling’s lights-out pitching performance. After allowing a leadoff base hit in the first inning, Stripling would go on to retire the next eight batters in a row. He pitched 5 鈪?scoreless innings on Friday night, only allowing a total of three hits and one walk, while striking out five batters.Dodgers offensive performance of the gameAJ Pollock: 4 for 6, 3 RBI, 1 HR Stephen Strasburg Jersey , 2 runs scored, 1 KPollock batted in three runs against his former team and had a hand in all the other runs the Dodgers scored in game two, earning him the player of the game title.Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsLook aheadThe Dodgers look to bounce back tomorrow evening, facing Arizona in their third of four games. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 pm PDT at Dodger Stadium. It is also Walker Buehler bobblehead night. But according to his agent, Castellanos is ready to move on."There are two very different sides to the Nicholas Castellanos trade rumor saga. This week, both of them decided to become more vocal. Castellanos has been considered a candidate for trade this offseason, and has seemed like a likely target to be moved considering he is quickly approaching free agency and the Tigers do not appear interested in extending him. It seems like a foregone conclusion that Castellanos will be moved by the July 31 trade deadline, which has had many wondering why Tigers general manager Al Avila doesn’t move Castellanos sooner and get a better return.The answer, at least according to Avila himself http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-adams-jersey , is that no one is interested. During a press event on Thursday, ahead of the Tigers annual winter caravan, Avila was incredibly candid with the amassed media.Avila seems to be pointing a finger at the stalled free agent market, where teams are biding their time to see who will go for broke and sign superstar outfielder Bryce Harper. In the meantime, it seems there isn’t much interest in a 130 wRC+ hitter with tepid defensive skills. Castellanos, on the other hand, seems ready to say goodbye to his current club. The 26-year-old wants to win, an adage we have certainly heard before from exiting powerhouse bats like J.D. Martinez. According to Castellanos’ agent, David Meter Anthony Rendon Jersey , in a discussion with the Free Press’s Anthony Fenech, “[Castellanos] wants to win and understands the direction of the franchise right now is to procure prospects. That being said, he would rather start with his new club going into spring training.”He isn’t wrong in his view on the club’s current status. Another telling bit from Avila’s chat with the press was his admission that the team would not be paying for big-time free agents in the near future.This, of course, represents a time when several of the heftier Tigers contracts will be winding down or off the books entirely. However, it also indicates that very little will be spent to put a competitive team on the field in the meantime. Castellanos may be right to move on now, but if Avila’s measure on the market is correct, the change of venue may not be up to either of them.