The Giants, who won 107, largely outscored the Dodgers, who won 106, as they won the inter-team season series by a single game. It should come as no surprise that a pair of equally identical clubs split the first two matches of the first modern-day playoff series between rivals, but the fashion in which the games are decided He did not leave the spectators alone. Seats
The Giants took Game 1 of one of the top five NLDS games with a convincing 4-0 on Friday, with the Dodgers responding Saturday with a four-run sixth innings and a three-run eighth innings to make it 9-2. Succeeded in Game 2
Right-hander Kevin Gosman was charged with four runs in two of his sixth innings, but the Dodgers made the most losses against relievers Dominic Lyon and Zac Little, in the first season of their careers. Failed to command your pitches.
The biggest blow of the night for the Dodgers came from first baseman Cody Bellinger, who entered his sixth innings at 2-53 with 25 strikeouts against the Giants this year. Bellinger looked lost in his first two plates against Gosman, but with the bases full and a chance to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 2-1, the 2018 NLMVP left center field wall to drive in two runs. Crushed twice.
After Bellinger laid a fastball over the heart of the plate, Leon watched the next pitch ink left fielder AJ Pollack as he threw to the left field for another two-run double.
The Dodgers added three more runs to Little’s ball in the eighth inning, which was led by Catcher Will Smith’s solo homer.
The Giants scored a run in the sixth over Brendon Crawford’s RBI singles, but missed out on a significant reduction in the deficit thanks to two impressive defensive dramas from the Dodgers. Suspicion of first baseman Wilmer Flores.
Second baseman Triya Turner saved a run with a diving stop at the choice of 4-6 fielders, Crawford dropped a single in front of right fielder Mookie Bates who collected the ball, rotated it and made a perfect strike on the third base to catch. Flores is already trying to move up to third.
Bates ‘throw was the best of the year by any outfielder at Oracle Park, but given the Dodgers’ four-run lead, there was no reason for the Flores to challenge one of the top defensive outfielders in the game.
“I thought the ball was in the corner,” Flores said.
Gossman was unable to carry the dominant form shown in Game 2 of the NLDS in his last two regular seasons, but he fell behind in the second inning to reach sixth place against the Dodgers lineup, which The plate showed better discipline. on Saturday.
After the Giants deliberately walked on Polak with two outs in the second, the Dodgers starter tossed the RBI singles into the right field before the Bates, the lead of the man gave the Los Angeles 2 a line drive single. Drilled in the left field. -0 lead
“We’re trying to face the pit,” Gossman explained. “We don’t think he’s going to be a hit there. I left the division in the zone and he’s a great hitter for a pitcher.”
The Giants made their lone run in the second innings over Urias when Flores took the lead off the walk and finished second on a field single against Crawford. After Flores took third on a long flyout from third baseman Avon Longoria, she ran home from second baseman Donovan Solano on a sacrificial fly.
Kepler considered a pinch for Gaussman early in the second inning, but the Giants starter ended up hitting himself with a runner at base and took his next bat against Urias in the fifth, until the Giants trailed. Gone is a race.
Gossman did not stay at number six for long as he was pulled after three batsmen, but was replaced by Leon. The Dodgers took an invincible lead, meaning the teams would move on to Los Angeles, which turned the best of five series into the best three.