The Dodgers won the first two games against the Giants. The first was a 9-5 pounding; last night’s game, a nail-biting 1-0 struggle. Ross Stripling took to the hill for the boys in blue. Would there be a sweep? Or would the body blow that was the A.J. Ellis trade kill the Dodgers’ momentum?
With the exception of a double, Ross Stripling kept the Giants mostly quiet through the first two innings.
Unfortunately, the Dodgers were almost as quiet. They didn’t have a double.
Both teams remained shutout through three.
The Giants cashed in a runner with a single. 0-1
Stripling then gave up a two-run blast. 0-3
Nothing, and I mean nada.
Fast forward to the 6th. 0-3
Stripling out. Grant Dayton in.
With 2 out, Justin Turner tried to bare hand a bouncer, but he dropped it, and everyone was safe.
Then came a base hit to score another and spank the Dodgers for the error. 0-4
7th inning 0-4
Dodgers no-hit through seven.
Here’s a look at Howie channeling Sandy Amaros…
8th inning 0-4
Moore was starting to lose his control. He walked Yasmani Grandal to start the inning.
He ended the inning at 119 pitches and still…no…hits.
9th inning 0-4
Moore batted to lead off the 9th, so he would return to face the Dodgers one last time.
Vin Scully: “The stage is set.”
Matt Moore vs Dodgers
Kiké Enrique Hernandez: F8 A beautiful, running, sliding catch to save the no-no!
Howie Kendrick: 5-3
Corey Seager: A bloop single to break up the no-no on his bobblehead night!
Bochy replaced Moore after that. The Dodgers went one more pitch and out. But somehow, things felt pretty good.
One note for a one note night: Twitter was on fire all night about the Dodgers not hitting because of the A.J. Ellis trade.
Ross Stripling (L 3-5) went 5 innings with 7 hits, 3 runs, 1 HR, 1 walk, 3 Ks. ERA 4.13
Dodgers with RISP: Please