The Dodgers were shut out in game one of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants on Friday. Los Angeles struggled to pick up on San Francisco’s 24-year-old right-hander Logan Webb as the team had just five total hits as a club.
Additionally, Dodgers righty ace Walker Buehler did not have his best stuff, allowing three earned runs in over 6.1 innings.
Manager Dave Roberts said the club struggled to adjust to Webb, who had a tremendous outing, tossing 7.2 shutout innings with 10 Ks while walking none.
“I just think, to be quite honest, we didn’t make adjustments,” Roberts said. “I thought he (Webb) had good command tonight, mostly the glove side versus right-handed hitters”
Roberts also credited Webb’s secondary pitches, alluding to his slider and changeup as pitches that his club was struggling to get a hold of in game one.
“We just chased a lot more than we should have,” Roberts said. “You know, if you don’t make adjustments, then they’re going to keep going to the well.”
The Dodgers are going into game two of the NLDS tonight with Cy Young candidate Julio Urias on the bump.
A victory tonight would even the five game series at 1-1 before the teams move down south for two at Dodger Stadium.