By Jon Weisman
Well, that was a nice wire-to-wire victory for the Dodgers tonight.
As Los Angeles stomped the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-0 in 141 minutes, allowing only two singles and two walks, these noteworthy feats emerged.
Ryu allowed six earned runs in two innings at the Dodgers’ home opener a week ago. Here’s how far back you have to go to find more than six earned runs allowed by Ryu on the road:
- Tonight at Arizona: seven innings, zero runs
- March 30 at San Diego: seven innings, zero runs
- March 23 at Arizona (in Sydney): five innings, zero runs
- Sept. 24 at San Francisco: seven innings, one earned run
- Sept. 16 at Arizona: eight innings, two earned runs
- Aug. 19 at Miami: 7 1/3 innings, three earned runs
- Aug. 8 at St. Louis: seven innings, one unearned run
- Aug. 2 at Chicago Cubs: 5 1/3 innings, two earned runs
Ryu has pitched 21 consecutive shutout innings on the road and has a road ERA of 0.27 in his last 33 road innings.
Gonzalez had five RBI tonight — four by the top of the third inning — to give him the 24th game of at least four RBI in his career and third game of at least five RBI. His career high of six RBI came against the Dodgers on May 19, 2010.
The Dodger shortstop had two doubles tonight, tying him for the MLB lead with six this season. One of three Dodgers to play all 100 innings his season, Ramirez has combined his new-found durability with a .383 on-base percentage and a .595 slugging percentage.
Two more hits for Gordon, whose OBP is now .439 while slugging .541. He also stole his fifth base, tying him for second in the Majors. Still, expect him to start Saturday’s game on the bench when the Dodgers face Arizona lefty Wade Miley.