The Los Angeles Dodgers secured their fifth consecutive win on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with a 4-0 victory. Tony Gonsolin and four relievers combined to pitch a three-hit shutout, while Mookie Betts homered in the win.
Gonsolin Dominates, Betts Homers
Tony Gonsolin put in an impressive performance on the mound, pitching six innings of two-hit ball, striking out six and walking one to lower his ERA to 1.42 for the season. Gonsolin was followed by four relievers who gave up just one hit in the final four innings, as the Dodgers registered their third shutout of the year.
Mookie Betts provided the offensive firepower, hitting a 415-foot home run to left-field pavilion after Miguel Rojas doubled leading off the third inning to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. The Dodgers scored their remaining runs in the sixth inning, as Miguel Vargas doubled into the left-field corner, scoring Freddie Freeman and Max Muncy.
Padres Offensive Struggles Continue
The Padres struggled offensively, managing only three hits during the game and four runs over the entire series. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a ground-rule double in the first inning, and Trent Grisham and Xander Bogaerts hit doubles in the third and ninth innings, respectively. Ryan Weathers, who was recalled from Triple-A El Paso, gave up four runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking four.
Kershaw Mourns Mother’s Passing
Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers star pitcher, played catch with two of his children on a refurbished youth baseball field in Inglewood before Sundays game. Kershaws mother, Marianne Tombaugh, died on Saturday, according to his wife Ellen. Kershaws father died in 2013. He is set to start against Minnesota on Tuesday.
The Padres will face the Kansas City Royals on Monday, with Michael Wacha starting on the mound, while the Dodgers will play the Minnesota Twins, with Noah Syndergaard scheduled to start with protective adhesive on his right index finger after getting cut in a start last week against Milwaukee.
The Dodgers now have a 23-16 record for the season and lead the National League West division, while the Padres fall to 19-20 and sit in third place in the same division.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who won the Dodgers vs Padres game on May 9, 2021?The Los Angeles Dodgers won the game against the San Diego Padres on May 9, 2021 with a score of 4-0.
What is the record of the San Diego Padres in their last 8 games?The San Diego Padres lost 7 of their last 8 games, including a 3-game sweep by the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 7-9, 2021.
Who is Clayton Kershaw and what happened to his mother?Clayton Kershaw is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His mother, Marianne Tombaugh, died on May 8, 2021, as announced by his wife Ellen during the dedication of a refurbished youth baseball field in Inglewood. Kershaw’s parents divorced when he was 10 years old, and he was raised by his mother in suburban Dallas. His father passed away in 2013.
Who are some of the key players for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the game against the San Diego Padres on May 9, 2021?Tony Gonsolin pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers and allowed only two hits in the game against the San Diego Padres on May 9, 2021. Mookie Betts hit a home run, Miguel Vargas and Max Muncy scored runs, and Yency Almonte, Victor Gonzlez, Brusdar Graterol, and Justin Bruihl combined to give up only one hit over the final four innings.