Streaking Dodgers shut out Padres 4-0 for 3-game sweep, 5th win in a row

The Dodgers swept the Padres in three games with a 4–0 shutout, their fifth consecutive win.

On Sunday, Dodgers won by a score of 4-0, making it their 13th victory in their last 15 contests overall.

The Los Angeles Dodgers ended a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres, with Mookie Betts hitting a two-run home run, and helping his team win.

Bates said that “we have a really good team and we’re showing it,” so far this month he has five homers in 12 total games.

On his 29th birthday, right-hander Tony Gonsolin of the Dodgers (1-1) and four relievers combined for a three-hit shutout. In the third shutout of the season for the Dodgers, he gave up just two hits while getting six strikeouts and one walk, bringing his ERA down to 1.42.

Gonsolin remarked, “My fastball command was one of the best it’s been since I debuted in 2019,” I am in excellent health, and I am gaining confidence every day.

The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead after Miguel Rojas doubled to start the third inning. One hitter later, Betts hit a 415-foot home run to the left-field stands.

With two outs off of Miguel in the sixth, the Dodgers cut their lead to four runs. When Brent Honeywell replaced Ryan Weathers (1-2), he was docked one pitch because he took too long to warm up. With one out in the inning, Miguel Vargas doubled to Freddie Freeman (who had singled) and Max Muncy (who had walked) into the left field corner. Bates followed with a 415-foot home run into the Dodgers’ left field pavilion, making the score 2–0.

According to LA manager Dave Roberts, Betts “is definitely getting big hits.” “I see a concerted effort in the batter’s box, albeit he’s probably not as consistent as he wants to be. There is increased concentration.

When the two outs totaled 88 runs, the Los Angeles Dodgers are currently in top place in the National League.

In the final four innings, Yency Almonte, Victor González, Brusdar Graterol, and Justin Bruihl allowed a single hit. They recorded four strikeouts and two walks.

[ San Diego Padres’ Xander Bogarts grounds out to Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Miguel Rojas during the fourth inning of baseball on Sunday, May 14, 2023, in Los Angeles ](Photo by/Allison Dinner)

The San Diego Padres Ryan Weathers called up from Triple-A El Paso to make his fourth start of the season and his fourth start of his career against the Dodgers. He allowed four runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out three and striking out four.

But even so, the Padres’ offensive struggles continued. Because was secured by a ground-rule double by Fernando Tatis Jr. in the opening inning, while doubles were secured by Trent Grisham in the third inning and Xander Bogaerts in the ninth.

The padres manager Bob Melvin said, “We came out and fought as hard as we possibly could the last three games.” It’s not good when you don’t get any hits on your posts.

In the series, San Diego only scored four runs. The Padres have suffered a defeat in five consecutive games and in seven out of eight.

Melvin said, “These guys have performed well before and they’re going to again.” We have to regroup and get back home while remaining in that mindset.

But the dodgers are enjoying the victory right now.