The San Francisco Giants get an opportunity to play spoiler

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by laiyongcai92 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:42 am

SAN FRANCISCO —— the Los Angeles Dodgers — when the longtime rivals close out the regular season with a three-game series that begins Friday night.Giants ace Madison Bumgarner (6-6 Erik Gonzalez Jersey , 3.20 ERA), the star of his last AT&T Park appearance with his bat, is scheduled to duel Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.00), who pitched brilliantly the last time he faced San Francisco.The Dodgers (88-71) enter the series with a chance to win the National League West, capture an NL wild card or miss the playoff entirely, all to be determined within three games against a team that has beaten them nine of 16 this season.Article continues below ...LA will take the field Friday night one game behind the Colorado Rockies (89-70) in the West, and one game ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals (87-72) in the wild-card race. The Rockies host the Washington Nationals on Friday night, and the Cardinals begin a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.The Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves have all already clinched playoff spots in the NL.“Not how we scripted it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Wednesday’s second consecutive loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, which dropped LA into second place.“We’re a very dangerous team. I know we believe in ourselves. Now our focus has to turn to the Giants.”Ryu has been the Dodgers’ hottest pitcher of late, coming off back-to-back shutout efforts covering a total of 13 innings against Colorado and San Diego. He has allowed just eight hits in those two wins.The 31-year-old has faced the Giants 14 times in his career, going 4-6 with a 3.09 ERA. He’s 4-3 with a 3.38 ERA in eight starts in San Francisco.Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford homered against Ryu in an earlier meeting this season at AT&T Park, a game the Giants won 6-4 in April. But Ryu got a measure of revenge in an Aug. 15 start in LA http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-tomlin-jersey , pitching six innings of three-hit, shutout ball.He’ll be facing a Giants team that has been out of playoff contention for more than a month. They’ve lost six of their last seven, including a three-game sweep last week at the hands of the Cardinals, who gained ground on the Dodgers in the process.Joe Panik, who began the season with consecutive game-winning home runs against the Dodgers, believes the Giants still have some fight in them.“We’re all playing for pride, for the Giants name on the front of the jersey,” he said after Wednesday’s 3-2 home loss to San Diego. “The rivalry with the Dodgers, having them at home, they’ve got these games on the line … that’s going to give us a little extra incentive to lay it all out there.”Bumgarner beat the Dodgers 5-2 on Aug. 13, allowing a home run to Justin Turner among seven hits in six innings.He also lost a 3-1 decision in LA in June when Matt Kemp and Enrique Hernandez took him deep.Bumgarner has more career wins against the Dodgers (15) than any other team. He has gone 15-10 with a 2.61 ERA in 31 meetings, including 30 starts.The respected hitter was last seen pinch-hitting in the 12th inning against the Padres on Tuesday night. He delivered his first career walk-off hit, a single that ended a 5-4 win.Bumgarner has gone 2-for-10 with four strikeouts in his career against Ryu. PHOENIX (AP) Madison Bumgarner labored through a duel of aces, working through traffic in each of his five innings.With a huge assist from third baseman Evan Longoria in the opening frame, Bumgarner scraped his way through to keep the San Francisco Giants within reach of the NL West lead.Bumgarner worked out of one jam after another to outpitch Zack Greinke and lift the Giants to an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.”That’s one of those games my back’s kind of against the whole time I’m out there Carlos Carrasco Jersey ,” Bumgarner said. ”Had to work extra hard, but at the same time those kind of games are gratifying to keep your team in it.”Bumgarner didn’t have his best stuff, but got the outs – with some help – when he needed them. Longoria made a diving stop with the bases loaded in the first inning and Bumgarner (4-4) limited the Diamondbacks to a run on seven hits while stranding nine runners.”It saves you, a play like that, stops a rally,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ”That ball gets through, they get momentum going.”Longoria also hit a solo homer off Greinke (12-6) and San Francisco broke open a close games five runs in the eighth inning. Austin Slater had two RBIs and scored three times for the Giants, who have won four straight to stay within five games of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.Greinke gave up two runs on four hits and struck five in six innings to lose for the first time in nine starts.Arizona’s David Peralta had four hits after missing the previous two games with right shoulder tightness.”We hit the ball hard. I thought we were patient,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ”We just couldn’t get that big hit or have that big moment at the right time.”Greinke, NL pitcher of the month for July, went 7-0 with a 1.53 ERA and 53 strikeouts in eight starts since June 18.The right-hander had been using his slow curveball effectively this season, but Longoria took advantage of one in the first inning, hooking a 69 mph pitch just inside the foul pole in left for a solo homer.Bumgarner also helped himself with a run-scoring single in the fifth inning off Greinke.”The stuff was good, but the command probably wasn’t as good as the last however many starts,” Greinke said.ZIELGER RIDES THE CARTThe Diamondbacks brought back an old tradition this season with a bullpen cart. One problem: None of the Diamondbacks wanted to use it.Brad Ziegler changed that when he entered the game in the seventh inning Roy Oswalt Jersey , drawing cheers from the hometown fans. Only a handful of opposing players used the cart during games, including Ziegler as an opposing player with Miami before being traded back to Arizona.”I appreciated the ovation the fans gave me,” said Ziegler, who allowed four runs on three hits in an inning. ”It is nice to feel welcome.”SUBSTITUTION MISTAKEWith Ziegler struggling and a left-hander at the plate, Lovullo went out to replace him in the eighth inning. He couldn’t, thanks to a mistake by the umpire crew.After Arizona pitching coach Mike Butcher made a trip to the mound, the Giants brought in pinch hitter Alen Hansen. Lovullo came out of the dugout to ask the umpires if he could then switch pitchers, but was told he couldn’t.”He was told that he could not, when actually there’s a caveat rule that says when there’s a trip to the pitcher and then the guy leaves the mound and the offensive team then substitutes, it is then permissible by rule to then go to the mound to remove the pitcher,” crew chief Bill Welke said.Hanson followed with a run-scoring single in San Francisco’s five-run inning.DIAMONDBACKS MOVESArizona optioned RHP Silvino Bracho to Triple-A Reno to make room for Ziegler’s return.TRAINER’S TABLEGiants: INF Pablo Sandoval will have season-ending surgery for a right hamstring tear suffered while sliding at home plate against San Diego on Sunday.Diamondbacks: 3B Jake Lamb opted to have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder to repair fraying of the rotator cuff. He was not in pain, but the damage limited his ability to swing a bat.UP NEXTDiamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin is second in the NL with 166 strikeouts heading into Friday’s game against the Giants. San Francisco will send RHP Chris Stratton to the mound after a season-ending injury to Johnny Cueto forced manager Bruce Bochy to juggle his rotation.—
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