The Dodgers have made Los Angeles history, though not in a category that they should be proud of. They lost Monday night’s game to the Giants with a final score of 8-6, making it eleven losses in a row, and new Los Angeles record. The game was delayed due to rain and didn’t end till 2:00 AM PT.
Though it was not the result that the Dodgers and fans were hoping for, there were some good signs from the offense. Several singles in the 4th inning got the Dodgers four runs. The very next inning, Yasiel Puig hit a leadoff home run that was absolutely crushed.
Another run would come from a Justin Turner double in the 6th, and from a struggling Dodgers offense, this should have been more than enough to win a ball game. Ultimately, the pitching staff just could not get it done. Kenta Maeda gave up four total runs in his three innings.
The Dodgers’ bullpen gave up the remaining four runs, with everybody’s favorite reliever as of late, Pedro Baez, giving up one in the 6th. Doc commented on the decision to put Baez in the game, noting that he believed Baez could get the bottom of the lineup out.
Doc said he put Pedro Baez in game in the 6th, because it was the bottom of #SFGiants lineup and he felt "Pedro could get those guys out"
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) September 12, 2017
Here is what Dave Roberts had to say about the tough loss to the Giants, who are now 57-89 on the season:
Again, it seems like there is always something going wrong for the Dodgers recently. When the offense is able to figure it out and put up six runs, the pitching seems lost and gives up eight runs, and vice versa.