Students advocate for eating disorders awareness, healthy eating on campus

first_img(Editor’s Note: This is the second article in an investigative series on the accessibility and effectiveness of mental health resources available within the tri-campus community.)In spite of heightened discourse surrounding anxiety and depression on college campuses, many students who are afflicted with eating disorders still suffer in silence. Several Saint Mary’s students are looking to spread awareness about eating disorders and healthy eating in the hopes the College will provide more resources on campus.Senior Anne Nowalk said she considers herself an eating disorders activist and has called for expanded campus resources for students with eating disorders. Nowalk said her perception of eating disorders, and her perspective on how others view them, changed when her friend developed an eating disorder. Eating disorders are common among young women ages 18 to 24, Nowalk said, and this can become exacerbated at a place like Saint Mary’s — an all women’s college. “Something I started to realize was that there are a lack of resources and a lack of understanding about eating disorders on campus,” Nowalk said. “Based on studies done by the National Eating Disorder Association and others, we know that eating disorders are most likely present on campus. The fact that we don’t hear students talking about them shows the extreme stigmatization that is attached to having an eating disorder.”And this stigma can prove deadly, Nowalk said. “[Eating disorders have] one of the highest mortality rates for mental disorders, but that’s not really recognized by most people because there’s a stigma that an eating disorder has to do with a person being selfish or just wanting to lose weight,” she said.Saint Mary’s used to employ a registered dietician on campus, Anna Uhran Wasierski, but she left the College in 2018 and is now employed at Notre Dame. No replacement has been hired so far, yet Uhran Wasierski is still listed on the website as an active campus dietician.Saint Mary’s hosts “Love Your Body Week” annually, a week of events focused on student body positivity, but Nowalk said she feels like the week doesn’t place sufficient emphasis on eating disorder awareness. “We have ‘Love Your Body Week’ on campus in February, which is actually National Eating Disorder Awareness month, and it’s nice to have that, but over the years it’s become less and less about the knowledge of eating disorders and more about doing activities that surround a person’s overall health,” she said. “While I personally believe that we need to focus on overall health, we definitely need to be having more events on campus where students can speak up and talk about what it means to have an eating disorder.” Nowalk said she believes that it is important to maintain resources and sustain discourse about eating disorders on campus. “We are in an environment that has a competitive mindset and often showing any sort of struggle is seen as a weakness,” she said. “If we only address these topics one week during the school year, we are saying that … an eating disorder is not as important as other topics, when in reality, it intersects with almost every issue that students advocate for and talk about on our campuses.”Beyond advocacy for eating disorders, Nowalk said she feels the College can do better when it comes to supporting healthy eating. Although the College circulates guides to healthy eating in the cafes and dining hall, Nowalk said she feels these resources promote body shaming, or weight shaming, instead of healthy eating.“I noticed a pamphlet in the 1884 Cafe which discusses healthy eating … it’s a little triggering, one of the sections says ‘eat a salad every day,’ and that’s not targeting every student,” she said. “It’s vague, and there are ways in which salads can be very unhealthy or not provide you with the nutrients you need. We all need carbs, protein, vegetables and fruits, but students may feel they need to skip those in order to have a salad and that can contribute to disordered eating patterns.” Despite this, Nowalk said the pamphlet does make some good points about the importance of eating breakfast every morning. “I think it’s very good to promote the idea of not skipping breakfast because many students still skip meals in order to lose weight or avoid the ‘Freshman 15,’ but it is so vital that students eat breakfast,” she said. “I never used to go to breakfast very often, but now I go every day and I’ve definitely seen an increase in students attending, and that might be because of the menu changes, but also because of the College’s recognition that eating breakfast is an important part of students’ everyday diet.”However, many students feel that the College needs to fix the food, and not the resources, present in the dining hall. Senior Katelyn Valley said that after seeing a nutritionist on campus two years ago, they decided that she could no longer eat the food on campus.“I saw a nutritionist and she said it was very likely that the oil [Sodexo] uses is what caused me to get IBS, which is a digestive disorder,” Valley said. “And then this year I had to go on a low FODMAP diet to try to re-balance the flora in my gut to try to correct the issue.” FODMAPs are certain types of carbohydrates that have been known to cause digestive problems. A low FODMAP diet can help to reduce the amount of digestive trouble associated with these carbs, but this is another example of the obstacles in place for students with particular dietary needs on campus. All in all, Nowalk said she wants students to realize that every body is different, and that overcoming an eating disorder is both a battle and a journey. “The size of your body does not determine your worth,” Nowalk said. “Regardless of race, class, weight, height, gender identity, sexual orientation and age, eating disorders are a real issue. As a school, Saint Mary’s can do more to offer resources, and so can Notre Dame and Holy Cross.”For those who may be coping with an eating disorder, the National Eating Disorder Association’s website offers a free screening tool and helpline. Tags: dieting, eating disorder, eating disorder awareness, healthy eating, Mental health, National Association for Eating Disorder Awarenesslast_img read more

Summer heat could be a ‘nightmare’ for Tokyo Games: 2020 advisor

first_img“The temperature was not that high so if we could have this kind of weather next year, maybe it will be okay,” Yokohari added.”But, if the weather turns out like right now, or like last year, then it is going to be a nightmare.”Hottest time of yearThe main reason for this year’s cooler July temperatures was the extended rainy season, which is often followed by the hottest time of year.Yokohari said this was very unusual and that the rainy season in Tokyo habitually ended on or around July 20 — three days before the Olympics are due to start.The 1964 Tokyo Olympic were held in October but for various reasons, including television deals and to avoid a clash with other major events, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wanted the July dates kept even after postponement.”If we could plan this postponed Olympic Games in November then I am sure the situation could be much, much better but unfortunately the IOC said ‘no, no, it is going to be in July,'” said Yokohari.”Having said that, I am afraid that there isn’t going to be much we can do, especially for spectators.”Last year, in response to a particularly hot summer, the IOC acknowledged the issues Tokyo’s heat would bring and moved the marathon and race walk events to the cooler northern city of Sapporo.Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, battling the heat was the major challenge for Games organizers.”Tokyo 2020 and all the Japanese organizers are not optimistic about the summer weather in Tokyo at all,” Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya said on Tuesday.”We will be working closely together with the key delivery partners … to combat heat weather.”With temperatures rising around the globe, Yokohari said the Tokyo Games could be a “gamechanger”.”I would say that Tokyo should be a gamechanger of the whole story because, in the future, no cities in the world will be able to host Olympic Games in summer anymore,” he said. Topics : “When it comes to heat stress or heat stroke, the problem is not only the temperature but also the humidity as well,” Yokohari told Reuters on Tuesday.”When you can combine these two … Tokyo is the worst in history.”Temperatures this July, when the Olympics were due to start before the new coronavirus forced a postponement, were significantly cooler than the five-year average for the month of 30.4 degrees Celsius.With August averaging highs of 30.8 degrees Celsius and lows of 24.2 over the 30 years over his study, Yokohari said organizers should be prepared for the worst. Even if the COVID-19 pandemic does not prevent the Tokyo Olympics from going ahead next year, the blazing summer heat in the Japanese capital could still make the Games ‘a nightmare’, an advisor to the organizing committee has told Reuters.Although Japan enjoyed a mild summer this year, Makoto Yokohari said that the highest temperatures in a typical August — when most of the delayed Games will take place — could mean a dangerous mix of heat and humidity.Yokohari, a professor of environment and urban planning at the University of Tokyo, analyzed data going back to the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and said he found that in the period where the Games were held, Tokyo had the highest average temperature and precipitation of any host city.last_img read more

Dodgers slug their way past Brewers with 7 home runs in 21-5 win

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“It was fun,” Bellinger said. “You never expect to score that many runs, but when you do, you just try to take advantage of it when you’re at the plate. I think we did a pretty good job of that today.”The 21 runs set a Dodger Stadium record and fell one shy of the franchise single-game record for any ballpark. According to Stats, LLC, Bellinger, Pederson and Puig became the first trio of outfielders with at least four RBIs in a game since 1964. All nine Dodgers starters recorded at least one hit, including pitcher Clayton Kershaw.Puig had three of the Dodgers’ 18 hits. Bellinger, Dozier, Max Muncy and Kiké Hernandez collected two hits apiece.Turner’s two-run homer in the sixth inning was his first since June 29. He had spent the previous 10 days on the disabled list resting a strained adductor muscle.“I felt good in the box all night,” Turner said. “I felt like I saw the ball good. Timing was good.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, left, has a little fun with Actor Kevin Hart along with Kourtney Kardashian as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp looks on after throwing out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) hits a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) flips his bat after hitting a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) rounds third base after hitting a solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) high fives third base coach Chris Woodward (45) after hitting a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson points to the sky after hitting a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates with manager Dave Roberts after hitting a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun after striking out looking against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (22) smiles in the dugout after scoring on a passed ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado argues with home plate Brian Knight (91) after striking out looking against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts looks on against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig looks on against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig smiles at swinging and missing during a at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner throws out Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain (not pictured) in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner against the Milwaukee Brewers during a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier hits a three run home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier watches his three run home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) celebrates after teammate Brian Dozier (not pictured) hits a three run home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Brian Dozier (6) celebrates with teammates Cody Bellinger (35) and Justin Turner (10) after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Thursday’s 21-5 victory over the the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier (6) high fives manager Dave Roberts after hitting a three run home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger after hitting a grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers during the third inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell walks to the mound to change pitchers against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell, left, takes the ball from Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is pulled from the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (not pictured) singles past a diving Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich (not pictured) singles past a diving Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar high fives teammates after a hitting a three run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado smiles during a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers won 21-5. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 21-5 during a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich, right, is congratulated by Ryan Braun after scoring on a wild pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson hits a solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, front, as catcher Erik Kratz and home plate umpire Brian Knight watch during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, right, gestures as he scores after hitting a solo home run, next to Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, is hit on the ear by the bat of Milwaukee Brewers’ Jonathan Schoop during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, center, holds his ear after being hit by the bat of Milwaukee Brewers’ Jonathan Schoop, left, as home plate umpire Brian Knight looks on during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier hits a three-run home run in front of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier watches his three-run home run in front of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich, right, scores on his solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner throws out Milwaukee Brewers’ Erik Kratz at first during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a grand slam during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his grand slam off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, foreground, during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, rounds third after hitting a grand slam as Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin stands near the mound during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) is congratulated by Justin Turner, left, and Manny Machado after hitting a grand slam, as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz watches during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson runs to first as he hits a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches his two-run home run, next to Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a two-run home run in front of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig heads toward first on his two-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Hernan Perez, front, normally an infielder, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar hits a three-run home run in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw stretches in left field prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, left, along with Kourtney Kardashian throws out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, right, along with Kourtney Kardashian throws out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, right, along with Kourtney Kardashian throws out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, right, along with Kourtney Kardashian throws out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Actor Kevin Hart, right, along with Kourtney Kardashian with Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp after throwing out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, left, has a little fun with Actor Kevin Hart along with Kourtney Kardashian as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp looks on after throwing out the ceremonial pitch prior to a Major League Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 62Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger lost a home run Tuesday when Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain made a leaping catch above the wall. Bellinger lost a double Wednesday when a line drive landed inches outside the right-field chalk.Batting with the bases loaded in the third inning Thursday, you could see Bellinger gauge his unfolding fortunes like a cynic. As his fly ball drifted toward the right-field corner, Bellinger stepped cautiously toward first base, never letting go of his bat. When the ball clanged off the yellow foul pole, Bellinger at last turned toward his teammates in the third-base dugout. It was safe to celebrate.The Dodgers did a lot of celebrating Thursday.Bellinger’s grand slam was one of seven Dodger home runs in a 21-5 win. Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig homered twice. Brian Dozier and Justin Turner homered once. The Dodgers set season highs for homers, runs, and runs in a single inning; their nine-run outburst in the seventh turned a lopsided baseball game into a score more common to football.center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire After Manny Machado singled with one out in the third inning, Turner was hit by a pitch by Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin (10-4). The next batter, Yasmani Grandal, drew a walk to load the bases for Bellinger.After taking a fastball for a strike, Bellinger crushed a slider over the plate for his 18th home run of the season. He said he lost sight of it until it clanged off the pole. The Dodgers led 6-1, eliminating the night’s last glimmer of suspense.Bellinger had batted 102 times since his last home run on July 2. He hit .218 in that span.“I give Belly a lot of credit,” Kershaw said. “He really hasn’t gotten down too much. He really hasn’t pouted, hasn’t hung his head as much as he probably could or would have. I think it’s a testament to his maturity, a testament to him as a guy. We need him, we love him, and he’s a big part of our offense.”Bellinger, who finished 2 for 4 with five RBIs, conceded it wasn’t always easy to stay positive.“You want to perform every single day, and when you know you’re not performing to your capability it’s frustrating, but I have to give credit also to my teammates and my coaching staff for giving me good advice, helping me keep going.”Chacin, who allowed nine runs (eight earned) in 4-1/3 innings, saw his earned-run average balloon from 3.45 to 3.89. By the time the score was 15-5 in the seventh inning, Manager Craig Counsell turned to position player Hernan Perez to pitch. Perez was charged with five runs in one inning.The eighth inning was catcher Erik Kratz’s turn to pitch. He was the only Milwaukee pitcher who did not allow a run.It was a remarkable 48-hour turnaround for the Dodgers, who struggled to muster any offense in three consecutive losses. Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson carried a perfect game into the fifth inning on Wednesday, before a 10th-inning home run by Grandal walked the Brewers off the field.The Dodgers’ offense continued to steamroll into Thursday. They never trailed after the top of the first inning.Kershaw (5-5), who was making his 306th career start, had never benefited from more than 15 runs of support. In six innings the left-hander allowed two runs, including one when Christian Yelich scored on a wild pitch in the first inning. Kershaw struck out seven batters before turning the game over to the bullpen with a seven-run lead.Related Articles The win lifted the Dodgers (61-49) into first place in the National League West, one game ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks (60-50) and two ahead of the Colorado Rockies (58-50).By splitting the four-game series with Milwaukee, the Dodgers took four of seven games in the season series.Thursday was the first time that Turner batted in the same lineup with Machado and Dozier, who were acquired in July trades. Muncy and Chris Taylor did not start, and outfielder Matt Kemp got the night off altogether. Austin Barnes rounded out the bench as Chase Utley began his stay on the 10-day disabled list.It might not have been the most accurate preview of the new-look Dodger lineup, but it was encouraging nonetheless.“I have to come to the resolution that we have a deep bench,” Manager Dave Roberts said, “and they’re not starting but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to come in and contribute at some point in time during that game. That’s the message to anyone that’s sitting that particular day. They all want to be in there and they all have in their own right a case to be in our lineup that night, but there’s only eight positions that can play.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more