Folks, as a rational sabermagician, I would never call for the manager to be fired after a 3-4 start to the season. That was just trolling, I swear. Or satire, whichever one makes me look like I’m not owned. Please don’t print that I was owned.
Anyway, the Dodgers evened both the series against the Giants and their record on the season at .500 with an 11-0 laugher. Ha ha!
Corey Seager got out of his funk after effectively costing them the game yesterday, smacking a double to start things off right in the 1st.
That’s when Max Muncy stepped up and rocketed a cutter into McCovey Cove, which he admired as he usually tends to do. Starter Jeff Samardzija took offense to this and started barking, not unlike Madison Bumgarner last year, but Muncy doesn’t give a fuck and the appropriately nicknamed Shark knows where he can go swimming to retrieve the ball. Muncy went 2-for-4 on the day, and drove in four for the game along with scoring a pair of runs. Muncy seems to enjoy the rivalry at least.
Cody Bellinger also looked more like himself, smashing his third dinger of the year in the 3rd to make things a lot more comfortable. He went 2-for-4 and is now hitting a .296 on the year.
Perhaps a promising sign is Gavin Lux clearing the bases with a double in the 9th for his only hit, as he desperately needs to get going, with even that only getting him to an even .100 on the season.
On the other end, both David Price and the pen continued to impress. Price did walk four, but he scattered six hits and only surrendered a run in six quality innings of work while striking out five. Ross Stripling, Brusdar Graterol, and Pedro Baez finished things off, only allowing a hit and two walks in three frames to go along with six strikeouts.
San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler called the blowout loss “a real stinker“, not unlike his tenure with the Phillies.
For whatever reason, Graterol was optioned to AAA after the game, as Zach McAllister‘s contract was purchased and he was added to the 40-man.
Andrew Friedman is losing his shit.