Dodgers-Giants: Dustin May hitless for 5, LA offense cruises in opener

Dustin May was magnificent after a pair shaky begins, restricted solely by a pitch rely restrict in his fifth begin since getting back from Tommy John surgical procedure. May pitched 5 hitless innings to steer the Dodgers over the Giants 5-0 in the opener of a weekend sequence at Oracle Park in San Francisco.

Friday’s win was the Dodgers’ fiftieth highway win of the season, the third time in franchise historical past they’ve reached that milestone, matching the 1974 workforce for essentially the most away wins in a season since shifting to Los Angeles.

With 99 wins on the season, the Dodgers’ magic quantity over St. Louis to clinch a bye into the National League Division Series is right down to 4.

May allowed solely a second-inning stroll to Brandon Crawford, then promptly erased him on a double play, one among seven floor balls induced by May that led to outs. He additionally struck out 4, and retired his final 10 batters confronted earlier than getting pulled after 69 pitches.

The restrict on May got here for a cause.

Complete management was a welcome sight for May, who walked eight and hit three batters over 10 innings in his earlier two begins, each losses.

The faint hope of a mixed no-hitter ended with a two-out infield single by Luis González off reliever Alex Vesia in the sixth. But May’s outing was the ninth time this season {that a} Dodgers starter allowed no hits via not less than 5 innings.

Dodgers no-hit flirtations in 2022

date Pitcher Opp. Hitless IP Final line
date Pitcher Opp. Hitless IP Final line
April 13 Clayton Kershaw Min 7 7 IP, excellent, W
April 20 Tony Gonsolin Atl 5 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, W
May 23 Tyler Anderson Was 5⅓ 8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, W
Jun 15 Tyler Anderson Anna 6⅔ 8⅓ IP, 2 H, 1 R, W
July 6 Mitch White Col 5⅓ 5⅔ IP, 1 H, 1 R
July 15 Clayton Kershaw Anna 7 8 IP, 1 H, 0 R, W
July 21 Mitch White SF 5 5+ IP, 1 H, 0 R
August 12 Tony Gonsolin KC 6⅓ 6⅔ IP, 2 H, 1 R, W
September 16 Dustin May SF 5 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, W

Starts with no hits allowed via not less than 5 innings

There are quite a few explanation why the Giants have not been capable of preserve tempo with the Dodgers like final season, together with how Logan Webb has fared towards Los Angeles.

San Francisco’s ace in 2021 had a 1.47 ERA in 5 begins towards the Dodgers, together with permitting just one run in 14⅔ innings in two National League Division Series begins. But this yr the Dodgers have scored 14 runs and 27 hits in 21 innings towards Webb, together with forcing him to throw 90 pitches in 4 innings on Friday

Los Angeles bunched collectively 4 hits in the fourth inning to interrupt the sport open a bit, scoring three runs in the inning on singles by Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, and Trea Turner after Justin Turner’s double to open the body.

Justin Turner, sporting a quantity 21 jersey on Friday because the Dodgers’ nominee for the 2022 Roberto Clemente Award, additionally doubled off lefty Thomas Szapucki in the fifth, Turner’s second double of the evening and thirty fifth of the season, the latter a profession excessive.

Joey Gallo was closely concerned early on, first making a sliding shoestring catch in the left subject nook to finish the opening body.

Max Muncy doubled to open the second inning, nicely out of the attain of centerfielder Mike Yastrzemski, who was mic’d up and interviewed in the course of the body on the Apple TV+ broadcast. Muncy superior to 3rd on a groundout, then beat the throw residence on one other grounder, a fielder’s alternative by Gallo.

Apple TV+ used a break up display screen throughout most of its interview with centerfielder Mike Yastrzemski in the course of the Dodgers vs. Giants recreation on September 16, 2022 at Oracle Park in San Francisco.

Perhaps you might need missed the play as Apple TV+ used a break up display screen in the course of the interview with Yastrzemski, placing each the sport and the centerfielder on tiny parts of the display screen, negating any benefits of the visible wizardry of the Apple TV+ broadcast.

They aren’t the one community who makes use of the break up display screen throughout interviews — ESPN and Fox do as nicely — however a easy plea to sports activities broadcasting networks: We can hear the participant or coach being interviewed and need not see stated topic in the course of the course of. That’s what our ears are for. The recreation is the factor that deserves full consideration, visually.

Of word

Bellinger stole two bases on Friday. Gallo and Trea Turner stole one apiece, giving the Dodgers 4 stolen bases for the primary time in 2022. It matched LA’s whole steals (in eight makes an attempt) in their first 16 video games towards the Giants this season.

Friday particulars

Home runs: none

WP — Dustin May (2-2): 5 IP, 1 stroll, 4 strikeouts

LP — Logan Webb (13-9): 4 IP, 7 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts

Up subsequent

Saturday is the lone recreation of the sequence with native announcers on tv (6:05 pm, SportsNet LA), with Julio Urías on the mound for the Dodgers.

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