Scott Van Slyke, man: what a game. SVS went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs (it would have been three runs, had Joc Pederson not tried to advance on a Jimmy Rollins fly ball to right in the fifth inning; Giancarlo Stanton made a nice over the shoulder catch and then doubled off Pederson from first, before SVS (who had tagged from third) was able to cross the plate; wow that was a confusing sentence to structure, so I hope you followed all that!).
But Van Slyke countered with a nice inning-ending double play of his own in the seventh inning, fielding a Adeiny Hechavarria fly ball in left and throwing a strike to Yasmani Grandal for the putout at home. And then, in the bottom of the ninth and down 3-2, Van Slyke homered to left to score Enrique Hernandez (PR for Yasmani Grandal, who walked with one out) and Ethier (who singled, also with one out). Pretty awesome walk-off ending for the bearded one!
Zack Greinke went 7.0 IP with 6 H and 1 ER (2 BB, 5 Ks), but was denied his sixth win after Yimi Garcia shit the bed in the ninth inning, giving up three hits including a two-run HR by Christian Yelich. Sidearmer Steve Cishek of the Marlins also blew a save opportunity, like Garcia, by giving up the SVS bomb in the ninth; Cishek now has three saves / four blown saves in seven opportunities, including ninth-inning loss last night in SF.
Former Dodger Dee Gordon went 0-for-4 with a CS. We see another former Dodger, Dan Haren, tomorrow night.
Screenshot from May 11, 2015 game vs. Marlins