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

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

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 feel that is the primary time I’ve ever finished that — fairly cool,” stated 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 got a very good staff and we have nonetheless bought some extra wins to go. … It is particular, while you come to the sector anticipating to win each single night time and you’ve got a very good probability to win each single night time. With our pitching and the way in which 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-greatest 35 doubles for the season.

Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts credit his membership’s dedication to maintain profitable 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 kind of the accomplishment, so there’s lots of people that deserve quite a lot of credit score,” Roberts stated. “It’s one thing that we do not take with no consideration.”

Urías (17-7) struck out eight with one stroll over six innings and improved to 4-1 towards 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 may nonetheless have sufficient begins to achieve 20 wins once more this season, though he insists “regardless of the staff asks, my mentality is optimistic.”

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

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

Thompson related for his eleventh homer towards Sean Hjelle, then the Dodgers hit 5 straight singles off Hjelle (0-2) to begin 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 sequence finale. The contingency plan can be to play on the golf equipment’ mutual off day Sept. 26

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

PENCE HONORED

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 stated. “I wasn’t the very best participant however I used to be all coronary heart. Put your coronary heart into it.”

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

“If I had a lesson it will be, do not be afraid to fail,” Pence advised the group.

TRAINER’S ROOM

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 recreation and can start a rehab project of a minimum of 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,” stated Roberts. … RHP Brusdar Graterol (infected pitching elbow) additionally threw Saturday and is scheduled to face stay hitters Monday. If all goes effectively he might be activated later subsequent week.

Giants: OF Austin Slater, recovering from a dislocated left pinkie, has been taking swings and might 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 towards Atlanta with a blister. … 1B Brandon Belt has been again across the membership in latest days as he rehabs from proper knee surgical procedure, and supervisor Gabe Kapler studies Belt is “in actually good spirits.” … There’s nonetheless no determination on whether or not LHP Alex Wood will pitch once more this season as he recovers from a shoulder impingement.

ROSTER MOVES

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

UP NEXT

LHP Andrew Heaney (3-2, 2.84 ERA) begins the sequence 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 determination and again-to-again begins for the primary time since May.

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