The GB&U Game Four
Dodgers win 9 – 0. Record now 2 – 2.
The Dodger offense came alive on Sunday Night while the pitching continued to throw up zeroes. With two games in the book, the talk was all about the Dodgers inability to score any runs but two games later the story is all about the incredible pitching and or the anemic Giant offense. The question today is “Is the Dodger pitching that good or are the Giants that bad?”. As always the answer probably lies in somewhere in the middle. The Dodgers are going to have great pitching but not that great, and the Giants may struggle to score runs but not that bad.
How many times outside of October has Clayton Kershaw had the worst game score of any four Dodger starts?
Player Date IP H ER BB SO GSc Alex Wood 2018-03-30 8.0 1 0 0 5 85 Kenta Maeda 2018-03-31 5.0 5 0 1 10 66 Rich Hill 2018-04-01 6.0 5 0 3 5 64 Clayton Kershaw 2018-03-29 6.0 8 1 2 7 57
Rich Hill continues to baffle major league hitters holding the Giants scoreless for his six innings.
Every hitter except Seager from 1 – 6 collected at least two hits with Puig picking up three.
Puig was speeding with his hits ranging from 108 – 111 MPH
Cody Bellinger hit his first home run of the season, a real wall scraper to left field.
Dodger bullpen threw three more scoreless innings from three different pitchers. One of those was Wilmer Font who made his 2018 debut. It took a 9 – 0 lead to get Font into the game. Font got help with when Kiké made an outstanding catch in CF to take an extra base hit away from Brandon Belt. Over the four game series, the bullpen outside of Jansen pitched ten scoreless innings.
Have to reach here because it was mostly all good. Only negative was Joc Pederson who drew the collar.
The Giant offense which only scored two runs in four games and both came on solo home runs by Joe Panik. Longoria went four games without a hit.