Friday, April 24, 2015

Giants Sweep the Dodgers

Photo Credit: Jon Soohoo

 Abandon ship! Dodgers just got swept in SF!! This past series vs the hated rivals was hard to swallow. Offense looked enimic and the bullpen was terrible! Tuesday night's game was filled with errors and miss cues, along with Lincecum shutting down the Dodgers in a 6-1 victory. Wednesday was a pitching dual, Kershaw vs Bumgarner. They both have up 2 runs but the Dodgers bullpen gave up the winning walk off run in the bottom of the 9th. Yesterday, Thursday, the Dodgers called up Bolsinger from AAA. He was great, giving up 1 run in 5 and 2/3 innings. Hatcher came in and got the last out of the top of the 6th. Yimi had a scoreless 7th. But the 8th and 9th were shaky. JP got 2 outs before giving up a hit and Donnie went to Peralta. Peralta walked the bases loaded before giving up a screemer that was snagged by a diving Kendrick, and saving the game for at least 1 more inning. In the 9th Baez came in to close, but gave up a quick single then a Triple to Crawford tying up the game. Dodgers failed to score in the top of the 10th and Juan Nicasio was called upon to get a shut down inning, but failed. As the Giants walked off for a second straight game. 
Yes the bullpen stats may be decent, good, but apart from Yimi Garcia they are shaky. Peralta and Howell can't seem to find the strike zone. Hatcher has been hit around, sporting an ERA over 12.00. Nicasio is the long man and failed to go more than 1 inning in the series. Baez blew a save and Donnie seems not to trust Paco. The season is young and I'm not worried about the team, just the bullpen.

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