Graterol, Gonzalez lead way in Dodgers' shutout
Two of the Dodgers' top prospects, Brusdar Graterol and Victor Gonzalez, were part of a nearly unhittable effort by the Los Angeles pitching staff in a 2-0 victory to sweep Thursday's doubleheader with rival San Francisco. Graterol, MLB.com’s No. 91 overall prospect, replaced Gonzalez with one out in the fourth
Two of the Dodgers' top prospects,
Graterol, MLB.com’s No. 91 overall prospect, replaced Gonzalez with one out in the fourth inning, making quick work of Wilmer Flores on a flyout to center field and a groundout from Evan Longoria to finish the frame. The 6-foot-1 righty surrendered a single to Brandon Belt to start off the fifth, then induced a groundout from Donovan Solano before exiting the game.
Gonzalez (2-0), the Dodgers’ No. 21 prospect, earned the win after entering the game in the second and working a perfect inning by getting Brandon Belt and Alex Dickerson to ground out around a flyout to center by Donovan Solano. The lefty was even better in the third, striking out the side -- including top Giants prospect
Over 11 2/3 innings, Graterol has allowed five runs -- four earned -- on 10 hits while fanning 10 batters and walking two, earning four holds.
Gonzalez appeared for the fourth time for the Dodgers this season. In 7 1/3 frames, the southpaw has posted a 1.23 ERA while giving up a run on four hits with seven K’s and a 0.68 WHIP.
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Bart worked a walk off righty Kenley Jansen in the ninth, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
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