LOS ANGELES – The Giants’ bullpen has been so good in recent weeks that it looked like an extended run of excellence could not possibly continue.
Certainly, that didn’t happen.
On a night when four Giants hitters scored home runs and two high-leverage weapons, Jerlyn Garcia and Jake McGee, came up with strong performances, the other two melted into an 8–6 walkoff defeat at Dodger Stadium.
Right-hander John Brabia delivered an RBI double and two home runs in the sixth inning before Tyler Rogers faced the first two batsmen on nine pitches in the ninth inning. The third batsman Rogers faced, pinch-hitter Will Smith, came off the bench and launched a brilliant shot into the night that shook Dodger Stadium.
The defeat marked one of the worst seasons for the Giants team, which opened a 6–1 lead in the fifth inning and the Dodgers were unable to close the door against the club, pulling back within 1.0-game of the Giants’ lead. took. National League West.
Despite not facing Justin Turner and Max Munsey, who were ruled out of the game after being hit by pitches, Rogers still struggled with Smith, who came off a clutch pinch-hit home run that hit four -House night spoiled for the Giants lineup.
Left fielder Alex Dickerson recorded the Giants’ first home run with a two-run blast from Dodgers opener Darien Nunez before rookie Josiah Gray took the mound for his major league debut. A top Dodgers pitching prospect, Gray recorded seven strikeouts in four innings, but also scored a single home run to Lamonte Wade Jr., a single home run for Thyro Estrada and a two-run home run for Mike Yastrzemsky.
Tuesday marked the seventh time in franchise history that the Giants have scored at least four home runs in a single game at Dodger Stadium and the first time since September 4, 2010 that Buster Posey, Edgar Renteria, Pat Burrell and Juan Uribe have scored. Operated the final World Series. Champions to win 5-4.
It was only the second time the Giants lost when they hit four homers at Dodger Stadium, the first being a 7–4 loss on June 28, 1994.
The Giants’ bullpen made fresh entry into Tuesday’s game in six innings of a shutout ball that enabled the club to win 7-2 after a short 3.0-inning outing from starter Kevin Gossman. The team’s relievers started the day with a 3.27 bullpen ERA, finishing third in the Majors and a 3.23 bullpen ERA in July that was second only to the Milwaukee Brewers, but Brabia’s struggle continued as he beat his opponent for the fourth time. allowed to score. While last seven appearances Rogers was uncharacteristically volatile.