Giants 2, Dodgers 1: A new way to lose a 1-run game

After a day off following a tight series win against the Rockies, the Dodgers had the chance to take a division lead in the Giants series. However, they quite literally threw that chance away late to lose 2-1.

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Giants starter Logan Webb started off strong, throwing four no-hit innings to start, but that was broken up by a single from Cody Bellinger to lead off the 5th. From there they manufactured a run a bit, advancing Cody on a groundout, and then scoring him on a Billy McKinney single to make it 1-0.

Webb kept the bats quiet after that, however, and that gave the Giants time to get to Julio Urias. Thankfully, he started just as hot as Webb did, facing only one batter with a RISP through five shutout innings to start his night. However, the third time through the order in the 6th proved to be a problem. After getting a quick out to start, he then gave up a double, a Buster Posey single to tie the game at 1-1, a pop out, and another single to knock him out of the game.

As he approached a higher pitch count and is surpassing his innings high, Urias looked like he was wearing down a bit, but he still turned in an important outing: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 86 Pitches.

Brusdar Graterol relieved him and got a line out to end the threat in the 6th. It was Jimmy Nelson who came out for the Dodgers in the 7th and he labored, getting two outs but hitting two batters and throwing 19 pitches with iffy command.

That led to Dave Roberts turning to Blake Treinen, who escaped with the tie intact. He continued in the 8th and didn’t look sharp, walking back-to-back batters to start, but then getting a grounder up the middle. After Max Muncy threw to first to get an out, Cody saw that he had the runner at third hung up and all he had to do was make the throw for a double play. Instead, he sailed it into the netting and the Giants had a 2-1 lead. Treinen, of course, got a ground out and strikeout to end it.

Jarlin Garcia got the 7th for the Giants, giving up a double to AJ Pollock but getting a scoreless frame. Tyler Rogers gave up a single to Luke Raley and a one-out double to Chris Taylor, which seemed to set them up to take the lead. However, a Muncy grounder was hit right to Darin Ruf, who threw Raley out at home. After Justin Turner flew out, the tie remained intact.

In the 9th, now with the lead, Jake McGee took the mound and cruised through a 1-2-3 9th.

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61-41, now 3 games back of the Giants.

Walker Buehler faces Anthony DeSclafani tomorrow at 3:45 PM HST/6:45 PM PST/9:45 PM EST.

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