Dodgers vs. Giants – Game Recap – September 17, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — — Freddie Freeman is a 100-sport winner for the primary time, and he desires to pile on many extra earlier than these dominant Dodgers are completed.

Trayce Thompson hit a two-run homer to again Julio Urías’ seventeenth win, and NL West champion Los Angeles beat up on the San Francisco Giants once more with a 7-2 victory Saturday night time to notch the tenth 100-win season in franchise historical past and fourth in six years.

“I believe that is the primary time I’ve ever completed that — fairly cool,” mentioned Freeman, who joined the Dodgers from the reigning World Series champion Braves on a $162 million, six-yr deal this season. “It simply means we have a extremely good staff and we have nonetheless received some extra wins to go. … It is particular, if you come to the sector anticipating to win each single night time and you’ve got a extremely good probability to win each single night time. With our pitching and the best way our offense goes these days, it is a fairly good feeling.”

Justin Turner hit a pair of RBI singles amongst his three hits a day after reaching a profession-finest 35 doubles for the season.

Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts credit his membership’s dedication to maintain successful 100 video games yr after yr.

“Every staff goes by adversities however to have a constant stage of play to win 100 video games at this level is sort of the accomplishment, so there’s lots of people that deserve lots of credit score,” Roberts mentioned. “It’s one thing that we do not take without any consideration.”

Urías (17-7) struck out eight with one stroll over six innings and improved to 4-1 in opposition to San Francisco this season. He allowed two runs on 5 hits a day after the Dodgers shut down the Giants 5-0 on Friday night time.

Urías would possibly nonetheless have sufficient begins to achieve 20 wins once more this season, though he insists “regardless of the staff asks, my mentality is constructive.”

Los Angeles (100-44) pounded out 13 extra hits after getting 9 within the collection opener and wanted the fewest video games to achieve 100 wins because the 2001 Seattle Mariners (100-40).

“I do not know if there’s an expectation to attain 100 wins, I believe there’s an expectation to be within the playoffs and go deep into the playoffs,” Freeman mentioned. “Every single yr so far as I can keep in mind, it’s important to undergo the Dodgers if you are going to win the World Series.”

Thompson linked for his eleventh homer in opposition to Sean Hjelle, then the Dodgers hit 5 straight singles off Hjelle (0-2) to start out the third inning earlier than Thompson walked.

Gavin Lux returned to the Los Angeles lineup after being sidelined since Sept. 1 by again discomfort and went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

Rain forecast for Sunday may threaten the collection finale. The contingency plan can be to play on the golf equipment’ mutual off day Sept. 26

“I believe everybody’s hoping no matter it takes to get it in so we do not have to come back again,” Roberts mentioned.


Fittingly, former Giants fan favourite and proper fielder Hunter Pence arrived on the ballpark on a scooter as he was honored in a pregame ceremony on the sector as the latest member of the staff’s Wall of Fame, the fifty fifth participant to earn the popularity.

“This is the place I belong,” Pence mentioned. “I wasn’t one of the best participant however I used to be all coronary heart. Put your coronary heart into it.”

Highlights of Pence’s practically eight years and two World Series championships with the Giants have been proven on the massive video display.

“If I had a lesson it might be, do not be afraid to fail,” Pence instructed the gang.


Dodgers: LHP David Price, nursing irritation within the wrist of his pitching hand, threw a bullpen and is anticipated to face hitters someday within the subsequent week. … RHP Blake Treinen, coping with soreness in his pitching shoulder, will throw once more Monday. … RHP Yency Almonte (proper elbow tightness) pitched a simulated sport and can start a rehab task of no less than two video games with Triple-A Oklahoma City early within the week. … RHP Tony Gonsolin (proper forearm pressure) threw a bullpen Saturday and can pitch one other Monday earlier than progressing to face hitters quickly. “It continues to get higher,” mentioned Roberts. … RHP Brusdar Graterol (infected pitching elbow) additionally threw Saturday and is scheduled to face reside hitters Monday. If all goes effectively he could possibly be activated later subsequent week.

Giants: OF Austin Slater, recovering from a dislocated left pinkie, has been taking swings and could possibly be activated Monday or Tuesday at Colorado. … LHP Carlos Rodón threw a bullpen and is on schedule to take his subsequent flip after leaving his begin Wednesday in opposition to Atlanta with a blister. … 1B Brandon Belt has been again across the membership in current days as he rehabs from proper knee surgical procedure, and supervisor Gabe Kapler stories Belt is “in actually good spirits.” … There’s nonetheless no choice on whether or not LHP Alex Wood will pitch once more this season as he recovers from a shoulder impingement.


The Giants recalled OF Heliot Ramos and Hjelle from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned OF Willie Calhoun and RHP Luis Ortiz to Sacramento.


LHP Andrew Heaney (3-2, 2.84 ERA) begins the collection finale for Los Angeles. He is 1/3 with a 6.92 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his profession vs. the Giants. San Francisco counters with RHP Alex Cobb (6-6, 3.48) trying to win his fourth straight choice and again-to-again begins for the primary time since May.


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