Dodgers 5 Giants 4: WEIRD BASEBALL
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My heart cannot take a series of this.
The Dodgers walked off on the Giants at 12:39 in the morning and I am dead.
Brett Anderson was pretty mediocre tonight, he struck out one and walked one, so whenever you have that kind of line versus the Giants, you’re more than likely going to give up runs, and Brett did, allowing 3 runs over 5 underwhelming innings, it’d be cool and good to see him bounce back from his slump lately, but who knows with Anderson.
The good news in this game came from the offense, as Jake Peavy was just as meh as Anderson as he gave up 4 runs in 5.2 innings, basically what you expect from Peavy nowadays, Jake was cruising until the 6th inning where the fireworks came out, Adrian Gonzalez tied the game with his 25th dinger and then Andre Ethier came up and hit a solo home run to take the lead, AGon’s wRC+? 137 Andre Ethier’s wRC+? 140? gosh darn that will play.
The Dodgers actually took a 4-3 lead into the 8th inning where Juan Nicasio was tasked with the impossibility of getting the ball to Kenley without exploding. He predictably failed, walking two and allowing a Marlon Byrd double to tie the game in the 8th inning, the bullpen was amazing despite, walking a tightrope all night long, whether that’s Juan Nicasio’s BB’s, Chris Hatchers looong fly balls (although Hatcher, bullpen savior is looking pretty good),
John Jimson Jim Johnson control issues, things are scary in that department.
The Dodgers had a huge chance in the bottom of the 9th with Yasmani Grandal drawing a walk on 4 pitches from Sergio Romo, and was pinch ran for by Jose Peraza, after a Joc Pederson sac bunt (which I didn’t mind nearly as much as you’d think), Jose stole 3rd! No matter, AJ Ellis and Jimmy Rollins went back to back and struck out, ending any chance at a walk off then.
Nothing was all that eventful until the 11th where Carl Crawford singled with one out, and after a Jose Peraza strikeout (whut), Crawford stole second with the reigning MVP up at the plate, it was a fascinating sequence but it ended with Clayton Kershaw grounding out to second base rather weakly.
The game carried on well into the 13th inning and George Kontos loaded the bases to pitch, but got to face Chris Hatcher for the last out of that particular inning