Although manager Gabe Kepler started a trail toward the mound and returned to his digging post, using all his weapons to get the game, his pitching staff were called to Game 5 at Oracle Park on Thursday. Must be well configured.
Why? Because Logan will start a web do or die game. Kevin Gossman and even Alex Wood should be available after a dominant cameo duel after saving six outs in a 3-1 win over the Giants on Monday.
“Yeah, that’s good,” Kepler said. “The web with a full slate. Gossman with a full slate. At any point in the game, Alex Wood is not entirely out of the question. We have all our relievers ready and ready for the pitch.
Strong pitching performances have given the Giants two wins so far in the series – both shutouts, behind the web in one of the games in the series. In Game 1, Web’s confidence shone because it changed more than usual to hack the Dodgers’ powerful lineup through the air. That day he pulled 21 swings and missed and not a single batsman went to the team known for working at eight. He struck out 10 batsmen, giving up five hits on 72 pitches in 7 2/3 innings.
At the age of 24, he would be the youngest in the history of web winners’ franchises to start all the winning games. Not only is the web their last hope, it is also their best hope.
“You can lean on the track record of the last four months,” Kepler said. It’s a completely comfortable and ready, confident jar.
Catcher Buster Posey has his fair share of pitches in the post-season do-or-die moments – Madison Bumgerner scored five goals between them in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. He knows how to live under pressure, and has seen the web match his Spring training in Game 162 and Game 1 NLDS performances.
“I think his confidence is growing,” Posey said. “I think the equipment has improved because he believes he has elite pitches and he can compete with anyone. And I think it’s a matter – and he’s the last game of the season and this series The first game of shows that he can maintain his position and it is good for him.
The left-handed pitcher on the Dodgers side with Webb will be Julio Urias, with a 3.38 ERA against the Giants this season, not including his Game 2 start against San Francisco in which he hit three hits. But allowed one run. Five innings
“It’s like any other pot,” Posey said. “You’re facing a big league pitcher, so you’re hoping he makes a mistake and gets a barrel on it. He wants to finish the Border Line pitches. He’s a great contender and we’re all challenged. Ready for
Although Orias will challenge for an offense that scores seven runs in four games, the Giants pitching staff has been set up to keep the games close. Kepler is expected to be completely relaxed and fully available.
“I think we’re going to be in really good shape with our bullying,” Kepler said
After a 29-pitch tour over the season on Monday, Tyler Rogers was one of seven giants in the ballpark لیکن but threw just seven pitches to collect two outs on Tuesday.
Zack Little should also be available, after two innings, with a scoreless out on Tuesday with four strikeouts. Kepler said Little could have gone out and put in some more outs, but he wanted to keep it safe after throwing 35 pitches.
“Obviously, it would be nice to make it as good as it was,” Kepler said.
Dowell was one of a handful who didn’t see game action outside of Belpin for Game 4, and for good reason. He survived two innings in Game 3, which not only set some rookie records, but also established him as one of the most invincible weapons in the giant’s ballpark.
Left-hander Jack McGee gave Will Smith a two-run home run in the eighth inning, but dropped just nine pitches after five pitches in Game 3.