I would like to start off by saying this game was not a crap fest like the previous two. The game was close and it was “Giants Baseball” all the way except they did not get the win. There were costly errors that kept the Giants from winning this game.
In the Dodgers 3 run fifth inning. With one out Dee Gordon, the second batter was struck out on a wild pitch, allowing him to get on base. This allowed the Dodgers to have four outs in the inning. Yasiel Puig followed with a walk (somehow he did not do a bat flip on the walk). A wild pitch advanced both runners. Adrian Gonzalez struck out for the second out. However, the pitch was bounced and he had to be thrown out at first. Gordon who was on third took advantage of the situation and took home on a fielders choice. Gonzalez should have been the final out of the inning but, alas it was a costly error.
Buster Posey hit a home run to get the Giants within one run but, it was too much to overcome.
Jake Peavy made his San Francisco Giants debut tonight. He gave up 3 ER which should have gotten him a no decision but, the errors gave him a loss. He pitched adequately and matched Ryu throughout the night.
While the Dodgers believe they made a statement with a sweep of the Giants, the Giants are still missing key members of their starting line up, including Angel Pagan and Brandon Belt and this could have been the difference tonight. Hopefully, they come back soon.
The Giants are taking on the Pirates tomorrow and Madison Bumgarner will look to stop the four game losing streak.
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