Record the 15th loss for the Dodgers in the San Francisco era in 2022

Record the 15th loss for the Dodgers in the San Francisco era in 2022

What we learned as Giants lose SF era record 15th game to LA appeared first on NBC Sports Bayarea

SAN FRANCISCO – Had the rain continued Sunday afternoon, the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers would have given up eight days off from now to play a makeup game. The Giants might prefer that.

They lost 4-3 in 10 innings at Oracle Park, falling to 4-15 this season against the Dodgers. This is the first time since the Giants moved to San Francisco that they have lost 15 games in one season against their rivals.

The final between the two in 2022 lasted four and a half hours and included some late drama.

A game that included a 20-minute rain delay went into extra innings, with the Dodgers bringing home a free baserunner on a double by Mookie Betts. It was a 4-2 game with the bases loaded.

Wilmer Flores got one run back in the bottom of the inning and the Giants loaded the bases for LaMonte Wade Jr., who came about 10 feet away from hitting a walk-off grand slam. Instead, he foundered, dropping the Giants to 1-13 against the Dodgers in the second half.

The Giants had plenty of offensive chances in the middle innings but piled up the strikeouts every time they threatened. They loaded the bases in the fourth, but Evan Longoria and Joey Bart struck out. Three innings later, after Wade Jr.’s single. Mike Yastrzemski and Luis Gonzalez had strikeouts.

The big hit finally came in the bottom of the eighth. With two outs and two outs, JD Davis hit a double in the gap to tie the game. It would have given the Giants the lead but it bounced over the wall in right center, sending Thairo Estrada back to third. After an intentional walk, Wade Jr. struck out. out with the bases loaded, sending the tie into the ninth.

More of the same

The gap between Alex Cobb’s expected stats and actual stats narrowed in the second half, but he’ll look back on this season still feeling like he deserved better, and Sunday was another example of that.

Cobb was charged with two runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings, but the second one was hard to swallow. Trea Turner hit a liner to center and Lewis Brinson slid, then lost the ball in the lights as it fell for a double. Freddie Freeman followed with a grounder up the middle that Wilmer Flores couldn’t reach, allowing Turner to score easily.

Cobb entered the night ranked second in the NL in ground ball rate, one spot ahead of Logan Webb. Alex Wood is in 14th place. Sure, Aaron Judge will get all the headlines, but the infield defense needs to be fixed at or near the top of the offseason wish list.

Hello Fast

It’s been a rough year for Heliot Ramos offensively in both Triple-A and the big leagues, and his second game got off to a brutal start when he misjudged a fly ball on the windiest night of the season, allowing Betts to come on equal footing. single bloop. But Ramos made it up in the third, running down Turner’s rocket of what looked like an RBI triple off the bat:

You don’t see many right fielders chasing down balls in that spot at Oracle Park, and Ramos made another nice catch on a deep fly ball in the fourth. He’ll have to sit out 2022 and has plenty of work to do in Triple-A early next season to make a call, but the tools are still there for the former first-round pick, who’s still just 23.

Snapping Off It

The last time the Giants faced Andrew Heaney, Brinson hit a leadoff bomb as part of a two-homer night. Brinson had three homers in that series at Dodger Stadium, but entered Sunday’s game hitless in his last 15 at-bats. Because of the trouble he tried to bunt down his first time up against Heaney, and was unsuccessful.

Brinson broke out of the slump with a hard double in the fifth inning and tagged and took third on a fly ball to center. When Turner’s leadoff throw on Estrada’s groundout was high, Brinson tied the game.

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