On Tuesday, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins hit an estimated 478ft home run that cleared the left field pavilion off Los Angeles Dodgers’ starter Mike Bolsinger, in the first inning, at Dodger Stadium. The footage of the long ball hit the internet, twitter exploded, as did the Dodgers offense that accumulated 21 (season high) hits on their way to an 11-1 win over the Marlins.
Before Stanton’s towering homer, the Marlins all-star was in a 0-for-12 slump with nine strikeouts. However, all he needed was a fastball up in the zone from Bolsinger to come out of it, leaving Dodgers fans in awe and giving Miami an early 1-0 lead. It was Stanton’s 10th career home run against Los Angeles and sixth at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins starter on Tuesday was former Dodger, Dan Haren, who was roughed up by his former teammates on the night.
Haren allowed six runs on 11 hits, failing to make it out the fifth inning, after 4 1/3 innings of work.
Howie Kendrick homered to opposite field in the third inning, his fourth of the season, tying the game 1-1. One inning later, Andre Ethier hit a solo-home run to give Los Angeles a 2-1 lead, his 150th career home run. Haren getting beat by the long ball, something the Dodgers witnessed in 2014, when he finished third in the MLB with 27 home runs allowed.
The Dodgers offense knocked Haren out for good in the fifth inning when they scored three more runs. Alex Guerrero, hitting .313 with RISP, doubled home one run, Yasmani Grandal followed with a two-run single, and then Scott Van Slyke added an RBI-double of his own to put Los Angeles ahead 6-1.
The support was enough for Bolsinger, who had another worthy performance in his second start for the Dodgers. He finished 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits, with three strikeouts, earning his first win in blue.
Los Angeles wasn’t done feasting on Miami’s pitching. The Dodgers five-run sixth inning finished off the Marlins for good. Adrian Gonzalez doubled home a run, and Guerrero singled home another. Ethier, who finished 5-for-5 with three RBIs, pushed across two runs with a single to take a 10-1 lead. It was Ethier’s third career five-hit game and first since September 5th, 2008. Last night’s hero, Van Slyke, hit a sac-fly to knock in the Dodgers 11th run before the sixth inning finally came to an end.
Los Angeles finished the night going 7-for-19 with RISP.
The Dodgers bullpen made up of Paco Rodriguez (0.1 IP), Sergio Santos (1.0 IP), Juan Nicasio (1.0 IP) and J.P. Howell (1.0 IP) held the Marlins hitless. Los Angeles is now 15-2 at home this season, after starting last season 15-20 at Dodger stadium.
WP: Mike Bolsinger (1-0, 1.59)
LP: Dan Haren (4-2, 3.70)
News & Notes;
- Yasiel Puig’s MRI (hamstring) confirmed a setback in his rehab, he’s been on the disabled list since April 26th.