Crawford’s tie-breaking Grand Slam during the National League Wild Card Game, seven years after he snatched life from Pittsburgh seller PNC Park, drove his 100-mile-per-hour line from the bat of Dodgers star Mookie Bates on Monday. One run for the Giants in Game 3 of LDS and ultimately saved the game.
With 53,299 screaming fans on their feet in the seventh inning, Crawford stole a potential game-tie hit from the Bates and helped the Giants to a 1-0 victory that gave San Francisco a 2-1 lead in the best series. ۔ .
Crawford’s glove, Avon Longoria’s bat and pitching staff’s nine-shot out innings led by starter Alex Wood led the Giants to a road victory against the Dodgers and Ax Max Scherzer.
The long-running rivalry between inmates at Kendall Stick Park overtook Chavez and undoubtedly contributed to Monday’s results. The downpour was most intense at the bottom of the ninth inning when punch hitter Gavin Lux pulled a long fly ball to bring the crowd back to their feet at center field so that only Giants center fielder Steven Dogger could get a ball. Sit down and watch. Towards outfield grass to get out of the game.
Los Angeles has won 16 games in a row at Dodger Stadium, including last week’s National League wild card game and all 12 shares since the right-hander traded with the National before the July 30 deadline. The Dodgers had every reason to believe they would win a crucial Game 3, but Scherzer joined the ranks of the late Roy Halde, Justin Verlander and Adam Van Wright, who were stunned by the Giants in October. Is the latest in the list.
Scherzer dominated the Giants’ hitters for most of Monday’s game, scoring seven innings off one run and striking out 10 off a brilliant 110-pitch outing. Despite the need for 25 pitches to complete the first inning, the three-time Sai Young Award winner made just one costly mistake against the Giants’ offense in which the presence of injured first baseman Brendon Belt is clearly missing.
Mistake, of course, made a difference in the game.
Longoria entered the bat in the fifth inning, recording just one hit in his last 35 overs and none of his 10 playoffs. The Giants’ third baseman looked lost against Scherzer early in the count as he trailed 0-2, but the Dodgers right-hander gave a gift in the form of a fastball 96 mph between the top and the middle. I came. Plate
The former Reese Starr has not hit a home run since 2013, but he redirected the offer to Sherzer at 110 mph and left-field bleachers to break the tie without scoring a goal. sent.
Returning to the hill with a lead, Wood recorded two more outs before right-hander Tyler Rogers entered and threw a 1 2/3 scoreless innings, matching a season high with 29 pitches. When Rogers got into trouble in the seventh, backs Jack McGee entered and hit the pinch Austin Barnes before the batsmen had two on and two out on the plate.
One night when the Giants received brilliant defensive play from center fielder Steven Dogar and second baseman Donovan Solano, Crawford stole the show with a powerful grip that forced manager Gabby Kepler to put the game in the hands of a 24-year-old close. Got a chance Camilo Doyle.
Against the toughest Dodgers Hutters, a magical reliever who compared his electric fastball and wipe-breaking ball to Francisco Rodriguez near the former angels finished the job and led the Giants to their second shutout win of the series. ۔
Wood performed brilliantly in 4 2/3 innings against his former club, the only two successful films in which he was allowed singles by 41-year-old first baseman Albert Poguls. The Giants left-hander encouraged soft touch and ground balls while hitting four Dodgers hitters early in his first post-season when he faced Astros in Game 4 of the 2017 World Series while pitching for Los Angeles. While doing
In the fifth, after Wood gave Pogolis a lead of the singles, he recorded a back-to-back out before Kepler went to the ballpark and asked right-hander Tyler Rogers to face the Bates. Rogers was initially trailing 3-0 in the count, but Bates hit two blows before hitting Crawford on a short stop at shortstop to get out of the inning.
Wood benefited from a wide strike zone by home plate umpire Ted Barrett, but not in the same way as Scherzer, who had a significant number of strikes called giant heaters on pitches several inches away from the plate. ۔ Barrett also thwarted Wood’s chances of completing five innings when he called for a pair of borderline pitches on Corey Sager’s balls before seeking help from the third base umpire in the fourth inning for a failed check swing attempt by Sager.
When third base umpire Gabby Morales ruled that Sager would not swing on a 3-2 pitch, Dodger shortstop was given first base in an innings, which was later extended by a four-pitch walk to center fielder Chris Taylor.