Dodgers vs. Giants – Game Recap – September 16, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — — Manager Dave Roberts thought-about giving Dustin May another inning then thought higher of it.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are relying on far more from May down the stretch and into the postseason — and his post-Tommy John kind is coming alongside nicely that no added threat is price it.

May pitched 5 no-hit innings and outdueled Logan Webb, and the newly topped NL West-champion Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Friday evening.

“Getting him out of the sport feeling good is the win,” Roberts mentioned. “… We wish to make certain we handle him.”

May (2-2) struck out 4 and walked one, dazzling in his fifth begin since coming back from the elbow reconstructive surgical procedure in May 2021. The Dodgers pushed his outing again a few days due to some arm soreness and had him on a pitch restrict of 75-80 after he had misplaced his earlier two choices and had a 3-begin winless stretch.

May did not even notice there was a no-hitter going till he sat down for the evening. He is inspired with the progress in his newest outing, hoping it’s one thing to construct off for the remainder of the way in which.

“Huge,” he mentioned. “If I can throw strikes I’m going to get outs fast.”

Alex Vesia relieved for the sixth and allowed a two-out infield single to Luis González for the Giants’ first hit. Caleb Ferguson and Phil Bickford completed the 2-hit shutout.

Justin Turner’s thirty fourth double main off the fourth tied his profession excessive and ignited the Dodgers’ decisive inning — then he hit one other within the fifth.

“Obviously the house run numbers aren’t what they have been the final couple years however I nonetheless really feel like I’m taking good at-bats and driving balls within the gaps,” Turner mentioned. “I suppose it is type of cool to have a profession excessive in doubles.”

Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger and Trea Turner every hit RBI singles that inning. Freddie Freeman added a run-scoring single within the ninth.

The Dodgers (99-44) clinched their ninth division crown in 10 years Tuesday at Arizona and are one victory away from their second consecutive 100-win season and third straight in a full yr — excluding the shortened 60-recreation 2020 COVID-19 season .

This marks a far completely different September situation than a yr in the past for these rivals: The Giants claimed the NL West on the ultimate day of the common season in 2021 to win 107 video games and maintain off the 106-win Dodgers, who then beat San Francisco in an exciting 5-recreation NL Division Series.

Giants proper-hander Logan Webb (13-9) had a two-begin successful streak snapped. He allowed 4 runs on seven hits in his second-shortest outing all yr of 4 innings.

The Dodgers are 13-4 in opposition to the Giants this season.

“They’ve been the higher baseball group all yr,” San Francisco supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned. “The distance between us within the standings is disappointing, it is annoying nevertheless it’s form of irrelevant. If you are not successful the division and you are not within the playoffs, there’s loads of disappointment proper there, you do not have to layer on something associated to an actual variety of video games.”

Drew Ann Drysdale, daughter of late Hall of Famer Don Drysdale, sang the nationwide anthem.

PENCE’S PLAQUE

Former Giants fan favourite and proper fielder Hunter Pence will likely be honored with a spot on the group’s Wall of Fame throughout an on-discipline pregame ceremony Saturday.

The 4-time All-Star expects about 100 of his household and mates to attend, together with a sister coming from Australia together with her household.

He would be the fifty fifth participant with a Wall of Fame honor.

“It’s like my second marriage ceremony,” Pence mentioned, thrilled to be acknowledged for his contributions to the membership over elements of eight seasons.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (proper forearm pressure) will throw one other bullpen session this weekend. … 2B Gavin Lux, sidelined since Sept. 1 by again discomfort, is slated to start out Saturday then take Sunday off earlier than enjoying once more Monday and Tuesday vs. Arizona

Giants: LHP Carlos Rodón is OK after leaving his begin Wednesday in opposition to Atlanta with a blister. “He’s doing higher,” Kapler mentioned.

ROSTER MOVE

The Giants claimed 1B/OF Taylor Jones off waivers from the Astros and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento. INF Jose Rojas was designated for project.

UP NEXT

LHP Julio Urías (16-7, 2.30 ERA) begins for the Dodgers within the center recreation of the collection Saturday evening having gone 3-1 with a 0.75 ERA in opposition to San Francisco this season. The Giants hadn’t named a pitcher.

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