The Dodgers opened their series in San Francisco against the rival Giants by cruising to a 5-0 victory in which the Giants didn’t have a single runner reach scoring position.
In their last four series, the Dodgers have won two of the three games in all of them, so this is a nice start on continuing that trend, though a sweep would be nicer.
Notorious Twitter Name Searcher Logan Webb started for the Giants today and the Dodgers knocked him around and made it a short night for him.
Things started early with a Max Muncy double leading off the 2nd being followed by a pair of productive groundouts to plate the game’s first run.
After a two-out rally in the 3rd amounted to nothing, the Dodgers cashed in and then some in the 4th. This time a Justin Turner double led things off, a Chris Taylor single scored him, a wild pitch advanced CT3, and he then scored on a Cody Bellinger single.
Later, Bellinger stole second and ended up coming home on a Trea Turner single to push things to 4-0, and after he labored to get through just the 4th it was the end of the night for Webb.
Unfortunately, the Giants pen did well the rest of the game, only allowing another run in the 9th after a Bellinger walk, stolen base, and (barely) scoring on a Freddie Freeman single that saw Freddie get thrown out going for two.
No matter, as Dustin May rebounded from a pair of shaky starts against the Padres with a gem tonight. He faced the minimum in five innings, allowing just a walk that was erased by a double play. A short outing due to managing his arm health in his return from surgery, but a promising one.
5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 69 Pitches
The Dodgers pen followed and put up nothing but zeros.
Alex Vesia started in the 6th and did give up the game’s first hit (an infield single) but didn’t face a threat. Same for Caleb Ferguson, who gave up a two-out hit but struck out two in a scoreless frame. That led to the suddenly hot Phil Bickford entered, who continued to roll with six straight retired.
Dodgers paid tribute to Roberto Clemente.
Hopefully this was not a tribute.
The Dodgers improve to 99-44 on the year and 50-26 away from home.
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The rivals do it again tomorrow at 3:05 PM HT/6:05 PM PT/9:05 PM ET, thankfully not on Apple TV+. It’ll be Julio Urias against … well, somebody for the Giants.