Dodgers drop another one-run game against Giants

  • The Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo dives to try to capture a deep fly round struck by the Giants’ Pablo Sandoval during the third inning of Monday’s game at Dodger Arena. Sandoval was held to a solitary. (Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Dodgers starting bottle Kenta Maeda # 18 touches the pile before the first pitch throughout their video game versus the Dodgers at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

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  • Giants starting pitcher Tyler Beede # 38 throughout their game versus the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Picture by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo # 27 makes a running catch on a deep fly round struck by the Giants’ Steven Duggar # 6 during their game at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Giants’ Stephen Vogt # 21 scores as Dodger catcher Austin Barnes # 15 waits for the include the 2nd inning throughout their game at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Picture by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Max Muncy # 13 strikes a solo homer in the 2nd inning throughout their video game against the Giants at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Picture by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Max Muncy # 13 rounds the bases after hitting a solo homer in the second inning throughout their video game versus the Giants at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Max Muncy # 13 rounds the bases after striking a solo homer in the 2nd inning throughout their game against the Giants at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Max Muncy # 13 heads for home plate after striking a solo homer in the second inning during their game versus the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Picture by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – – JUNE 17: Second baseman Max Muncy # 13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated after his 2nd inning crowning achievement hit againsgt San Francisco Giants starting bottle Tyler Beede # 38 at Dodger Stadium on June 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Picture by John McCoy/Getty Photos).

  • The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor # 3 catches a fly ball hit by the Giants’ Pablo Sandoval # 48 throughout their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda # 18 hits a solitary in the third inning throughout their game versus the Giants at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting bottle Kenta Maeda # 18 during their video game versus the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Picture by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting bottle Kenta Maeda # 18 throughout their game versus the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Dodger beginning bottle Kenta Maeda # 18 grimaces after being hit in the hand by a round throughout their video game versus the Giants at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez # 14 captures a fly sphere throughout their video game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Los Angeles Dodgers beginning pitcher Kenta Maeda # 18 during their video game versus the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. (Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – – JUNE 17: Brandon Belt # 9 of the San Francisco Giants is out at keystone as Chris Taylor # 3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a throw to first base that went wide leading to a mistake that permitted Tyler Austin # 19 to score a run in the 6th inning at Dodger Stadium on June 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Image by John McCoy/Getty Photos).

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – – JUNE 17: Austin Barnes # 15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers views on as Tyler Austin # 19 of the San Francisco Giants ratings on a throwing mistake by Chris Taylor # 3 in the 6th inning at Dodger Arena on June 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Image by John McCoy/Getty Photos).

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – – JUNE 17: Brandon Crawford # 35 congratulates Tyler Austin # 19 of the San Francisco Giants after he scored on a tossing mistake Chris Taylor # 3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 6th inning at Dodger Arena on June 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Photos).

  • Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy # 13 makes the catch for the out level drive hit by the Giants’ Kevin Pillar # 1 in the ninth inning throughout their video game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 3-2. (Picture by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Max Muncy # 13 slides right into 2nd base as the Giants’ Joe Panik # 12 throws to initial base throughout their game at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 3-2. (Picture by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Giants pitcher Tyler Beede # 38 throughout their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2. (Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson # 31 reacts during their game versus the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Giants bottle Tony Watson # 56 throughout their video game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 3-2. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Giants pitcher Tony Watson # 56 throughout their video game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2. (Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez # 14 makes the quit on a ground sphere hit by the Giants’ Kevin Column # 1 in the top of the 7th inning during their game at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2. (Picture by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez # 14 makes the quit on a ground round struck by the Giants’ Kevin Column # 1 in the top of the 7th inning during their game at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Dodgers bottle Caleb Ferguson # 64 throughout their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Giants bottle Will certainly Smith # 13 in the nine inning during their game at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2. (Picture by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – – JUNE 17: Russell Martin # 55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks back as Stephen Vogt # 21 of the San Francisco Giants selects up a strike three foul tip in the ninth inning at Dodger Arena on June 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, The Golden State. The Giants won 3-2. (Picture by John McCoy/Getty Photos).

  • The Dodgers’ dugout searches in all-time low of the 9th inning during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 3-2. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Giants pitcher Will certainly Smith # 13 is praised by catcher Stephen Vogt # 21 after beating the Dodgers at Dodger Arena in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 3-2. (Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • Giants outfielders hug after beating the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday, June 17, 2019. The Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2. (Image by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

  • The 2019 nationwide champ UCLA softball team is recognized prior to Monday’s video game between the Dodgers and also the Giants at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

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LOS ANGELES– On the exact same mid-day the Dodgers and also Giants restored a competition covering two coasts over three centuries, a tv press reporter asked Dave Roberts why it has lingered “in spite of the standings.”

The Dodgers have invested 84 days in top place in the National Organization West this season, the Giants none. Yet the standings are short-lived, as well as both interplay an additional close video game Monday. Not till Giants better Will certainly Smith started out Kyle Garlick in the bottom of the 9th inning did the finality of the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss sink in.

Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda (7-4) enabled 2 runs over five innings, clearing up in perfectly after a rough start. But the Dodgers’ crime did little against Giants starter Tyler Beede (1-2) as well as 3 relievers.

Max Muncy’s solo house run, his 17th of the season, represented one of the Dodgers’ five hits. Cody Bellinger struck a dual in the 8th inning, went to third base on a solitary by Muncy, as well as scored the Dodgers’ other run when Chris Taylor defeated a possible double-play sphere.

The Dodgers left 8 joggers on base as well as went 1 for 5 with runners in scoring setting before an introduced crowd of 42,479.

” We simply took 5 strolls from Beede as well as could not put any other violation with each other,” Roberts stated.

The Giants (31-39) and also Dodgers (48-25) are 5-5 in neck and neck video games this period, and also 8 of their 10 video games have been chosen by 2 runs or less.

Maeda required 69 pitches to survive the very first three innings, usually pitching from behind in the matter. His fastball command was occasional. His slider was missing out on to the right. Something had to change.

” I felt my windup was a little off in the very first inning,” Maeda claimed through his interpreter. “I was uncertain in the 2nd inning to go stretch or windup. I attempted a bit a lot more from the windup but it really did not exercise, so I switched.”

Maeda ended up being extra efficient and reliable after pitching out of the stretch, despite no runners on base. In the fourth inning, he fielded a 98-mph comebacker by Evan Longoria that bounced when before striking Maeda on his ideal hand near his wrist. An x-ray executed after the video game was negative.

Longoria was the second of 7 successive batters Maeda retired in order. He exited after five innings, having actually allowed 3 hits, two walks and simply the two runs. He set out 4 batters.

The Giants took a 2-0 lead when Brandon Crawford doubled in a set of runs in the second inning. Muncy’s home run, a 433-foot moonshot to right field, tightened the Dodgers’ deficiency to 2-1 in all-time low of the second. The void really felt bigger than a solitary run.

Beede, a 26-year-old right-hander making his 7th big league beginning, permitted 3 hits as well as strolled 5 batters over six innings. He started out 7– consisting of Taylor 3 times– en course to his very first job win. Only 4 Giants have won their first occupation game at Dodger Stadium, and also none in the last 20 years.

The Dodgers’ attempts at offense were couple of and also mostly futile. Joc Pederson led off the 5th inning by poking a ground-ball single to the common shortstop hole. That broke an 0-for-29 downturn.

With 2 outs, Beede walked Bellinger on four pitches, placing runners on very first and also keystone for Muncy. Instead than take a pitch, Muncy hacked at the very first offering he saw, a changeup off the plate, and struck a slow-moving grounder to the right of second base. It took a spinning toss from shortstop Crawford, and a lunging catch at very first base by Pablo Sandoval, to retire Muncy by an action. The inning mored than, the baserunners thrown away.

Sandoval was harmed on the play. Muncy tipped on his best hand going through first base, and also Sandoval needed 4 stitches to shut the injury. Probably the Giants’ finest player in a trying season, Sandoval is day-to-day.

Tyler Austin squeeze hit for Sandoval and attracted a walk versus Julio Urías to lead off the 6th inning. The next batter, Brandon Belt, walked too.

When Stephen Vogt hit a possible double-play ground sphere to very first baseman Matt Beaty, Beaty rolled the ball to Taylor to retire the lead jogger at 2nd base, as well as Taylor threw the sphere back to initial base– where nobody was standing to get the throw. Beaty and also Urías looked at each various other as the ball sailed between them as well as right into the Giants’ dugout. Austin was granted a run on the tough-luck error on Taylor.

It was Taylor’s initial error of the period, in his 653rd inning on the field. It was that sort of night all around for the Dodgers. After his slump-breaking infield single, Pederson motioned to maintain the baseball for safe-keeping.

” Offensively I think we’ve been excellent this entire season,” Roberts claimed. “It was simply among those nights.”

June 18, 2019

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