Dodgers demonstrate strong bullpen depth, secure fourth consecutive win against Padres


The Dodgers didn't exactly enhance their talent level ahead of this week's trade deadline. However, they did enhance the depth of their roster. "From one to twenty-six," stated manager Dave Roberts on Friday afternoon, "this is the most extensive lineup we've had." During Friday night's 10-5 victory over the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers vividly illustrated his point. The effectiveness of the Dodgers' innovative platoon-oriented, option-abundant strategy was evident in the eighth inning, as they manufactured five runs to transform a 3-2 deficit into a 7-3 advantage. Their reinvigorated pitching staff made up for a brief outing by Bobby Miller, with five relievers covering 5⅓ innings to guide the team to its fourth consecutive triumph.