The Dodgers after what seemed to be a week off finally got back to action today against the Hated ones up by the bay. Rich Hill was set to take on Chris Stratton. The Dodgers offense has been struggling a lot lately. The Dodgers fresh off getting swept against the Snakes are 2-5 in the young season. Dodger killer singled in the first to get the Giants going. Andrew McCutchen then doubled to make the score 1-0 Giants.
In the top of the third the Dodgers finally scored after not scoring for 17 innings. The silver fox Chase Utley doubled to get the Dodgers started. Chris Taylor then singled with two outs to tie the score breaking the scoreless streak. This was to be the beginning of a back and forth affair. In the bottom of the 4th, Buster Posey hit a two run shot for the Giants to take a 3-1 lead. It was Posey’s first homer since last August. This was the end of Rich Hill’s night. Pedro Baez came on in relief.
In the top of the sixth, Corey Seager hit a single. Yasiel Puig followed it up with a walk. Logan Forsythe also walked. Corey Seager scored on a wild pitch. Enrique Hernandez then grounded out to score a run to make the score 3-3. In the bottom of the sixth the Giants struck back. Hunter Pence singled. Brandon Belt then singled and the Giants went ahead 4-3.
In the top of the 7th, Chase Utley hit a solo shot to tie the score at 4-4. Kenta Maeda pitched out of a jam in the 7th to keep the score tied. The game would end up going to extra innings as both offenses froze up. Kenley Jansen got some work in and pitched out of a jam to keep the game tied.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 8, 2018
In the top of the 14th inning. Yasiel Puig hit a single. Cody Bellinger then followed it up with a single. Yasiel Puig moved to third on the single. Logan Forsythe then hit a single and the Dodgers took the lead 5-4.
Thank you, Logan! RBI 1B in the 14th. 5-4 #Dodgers
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) April 8, 2018
Wilmer Font came in for the bottom of the 14th to try to close it out.
Wilmer Font with an opportunity to take the team lead in saves.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 8, 2018
Andrew McCutchen hits a three run shot to win it for the Giants in the 14th. The Giants win the game 7-5. The Dodgers fall to 2-6. The Bullpen blows it. The offense can’t get going. Extra innings seem to be a big problem for the Dodgers. The Dodgers were 2-17 with runners in scoring position. They left a bunch of people on base. Clayton Kershaw on the mound against Ty Blach er Cy Young tomorrow.
Dodgers are 2-6, their worst 8-game start since 1976, when they were 1-7
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 8, 2018