SAN FRANCISCO — What would you like first, the bad news or the bad news?
The Dodgers are bracing for Hyun-Jin Ryu’s season to be officially over once he has surgery tomorrow.
The Giants can sweep the Dodgers for the second time this season if Madison Bumgarner beats Clayton Kershaw tomorrow. Wednesday’s box score is here.
So yeah, tomorrow should be fun.
Carlos Frias matched a career high with six innings pitched and lowered his ERA to 2.55 in the Dodgers’ 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. (Associated Press photo)
SAN FRANCISCO — When we reflect on today in the coming weeks and months, we probably won’t remember the Dodgers losing 2-0 to the San Francisco Giants. We’ll probably remember Hector Olivera passing a physical (particularly if his elbow becomes an issue in the future) and becoming a millionaire, and Hyun-Jin Ryu going from a “question mark phase” to a “Dr. Neal ElAttrache phase.” The two storylines are potentially related, and you can read about that here.
Don’t judge the book by its cover; the game offered a couple takeaways: One, sometimes good offenses don’t score. Two, Carlos Frias is fun to watch. He’s a rookie. He’s also 24 — not as young as Joc Pederson or even Yasiel Puig, but he’s just as raw as either of them in terms of showing emotion. I explored these truths in tonight’s game story.
The box score is here.
Kiké Hernandez is caught in a rundown between second and third base in the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 2-1 loss to the Giants on Tuesday. (Andy Holzman/Staff photographer)
Tonight’s game was a lot like the one the Dodgers played against the Giants last Wednesday in San Francisco. Kershaw-Bumgarner. Low-scoring. Giants win by a run.
It was also a lot like 2013 Clayton Kershaw starts, and 2012, and 2011, when the run support just wasn’t there. This appears to be a recurring theme in 2015.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ injuries are not just mounting — they’re getting worse.
The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.