Add to that, Johnny Cueto taking the mound for the Giants, and we had all the makings for a great Dodgers, Giants matchup.1st inning
The Giants’ lead-off batter, Eduardo Nuñez made sure there would be no no-hitter tonight, as he promptly rapped Hill’s first pitch for a base hit. Yasmani Grandal returned the favor by throwing him out trying to steal second. Hill ended the inning 1,2,3.
Chase Utley ruined any thoughts of a no-hitter in Johnny Cueto’s mind by hitting the first pitch he saw for a base hit.
Corey Seager followed that with a quick base hit.
Justin Turner then hit into a 5-3 double play. Adrian Gonzalez hit a weak grounder to end the inning.2nd inning
The Giants were looking at a mini-rally. With two on and two out, Brandon Crawford tried to force his way into third base on a single to Andrew Toles. Tolesy threw a strike to Justin Turner, who applied the tag to end the inning.
Crawford ended up dislocating his pinky on the bag, and he was removed from the game. Oops!
Back to back singles once again for the Dodgers, and once again they failed to drive them home.At the end of four innings, both teams remained scoreless.5th inning
Nuñez tagged Hill again, this time to open the scoring with a just-made-it-out home run. 0-1
The Dodgers had their biggest opportunity in a few innings, with two on two out – Adrian Gonzalez up. They ended things 0 for 8 WRISP.
6th inning 0-1
Baez in. Job done.
“I only hit singles and then get picked off”Reddick rapped one out another single lead off the inning.
During Andrew Toles’ at bat, Cueto landed awkwardly on his left leg. The trainers and coaches all came out to the mound. Cueto threw a few warm-up pitches and reassured everyone he was OK. He then went on to walk Toles. After that, Cueto motioned to the dugout that he was done.
New Giants pitcher in and Yasiel Puig in to PH with two on and one out. Nothing, nothing, and nothing.
Sergio Romo vs the Dodgers – 3 up, 3 down.
Dodgers lose 0-2
Rich Hill used his fastball extensively his first time through the Giants’ lineup. The second time around, he went with his breaking pitchesto mix things up. Hill did his job well enough to win tonight. However, the Dodgers went 0 for 7 WRISP in (non)support through the first three innings. They did nothing for him until the 5th, when they rounded it off to 0 for 8. Truly a waste of good pitching and momentum from last night’s exciting victory.
Double Delighted: Corey Seager hit his 40th double in the third inning tonight, making him the first LA Dodger rookie with 40 doubles in a season.DD Part 2: He also topped the LA Dodgers rookie record for most total bases at 308 (and counting).
Rich Hill went 5 innings with 6 hits, 1 run, 1 HR, 1 walk, 7 Ks. ERA 2.05