The Dodgers had not lost a series this year going into Sunday’s game. The Giants threatened to end that streak by completely shutting them down through the first 6 innings.
Kevin Gausman had thrown 6 scoreless innings with just 2 base hits prior to the 7thinning. After allowing a single to Cody Bellinger, he was pulled in favor of submarine pitcher Tyler Rogers. That set the stage for AJ Pollock to play hero for the Dodgers once again.
After arguing a strike two call that appeared to graze the zone, Pollock took Rogers deep to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. Los Angeles would a few runs on a Mookie Betts homerun in the 8th. The bullpen came on and completely shut the Giants down after Walker Buehler tossed 5.2 innings and gave up 2 runs.
WOW, AJ POLLOCK. pic.twitter.com/9UJ9bBhYhw
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 9, 2020
For Pollock, that is now his fourth homerun of the season. The most he has ever hit in a season was 21 back in 2018, though he is far outpacing that right now. He has driven in 9 on the year and continues to drive the ball all over the field. Who knew that Pollock would end up being one of the Dodgers’ most productive outfielders in 2020.
Up Next for the Dodgers
After a series win over the Giants, the Dodgers will once again have to deal with the red hot Padres. San Diego comes into town for a four-game series starting tomorrow evening at Chavez Ravine.