This was like a train, the momentum of this thing since Tauchman’s catch.
I’d be remiss not to mention though that Albert Pujols hit his 669th and 670th home runs in the last couple of days, toh to Phat Albert. Good career – probably used performance enhancing drugs during it, maybe even banned ones, but hey, to the game.
Gausman mowed em down and the Giants lit up Kershaw! The first five innings of this thing, the battle between ace starters, was won by Kevin Gausman, who went six innings giving up only two hits, striking out seven. The Giants meanwhile, tagged Kershaw for seven hits and five earned runs. Dubon and Slater homered off him.
The trouble started in the 8th and 9th, when Zach Littell and Jake McGee again gave up two runs each to put the Dodgers within one with runners on in the bottom of the ninth.
It’s like the 2021 Giants are playing two different games: One is the starters innings, often as many as six, and often exciting and successful. The other is the late innings, a careening mess, with no clear or consistent leader and an early season littered with blown saves and nearly blown games.
Giants 5 Dodgers 4
I can’t believe it. and I am thrilled.
The Giants (33-20) got swept at home in a three game series at Oracle by these Dodgers last weekend, and they went down to Chavez Ravine and won three, erasing the sweep. It was great hitting that drove this team and it was sparked by Tauchman’s catch-of-the-year-so-far.
The Padres (34-20) got beat in Houston and now are only a half game ahead of the Giants in the standings, while the Dodgers (31-22) fall to a full two games behind the boys in orange and black.
Slater was hot, Dubon, Solano. Whole team is hitting well now. Patient at-bats. LeMonte Wade Jr. had another hit.