The Los Angeles Dodgers will be looking to put behind them a demoralizing loss in game 3 when they host the San Francisco Giants in the final game of the series on Thursday evening from the Dodger Stadium.
Giants back up in front by twoSeason form
The Giants put in a terrific come-from-behind performance in the final inning to reverse a 2-1 deficit into a commanding 4-2 win against the Dodgers on Wednesday. The Giants are now two games ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West.
According to the Associated Press, The Giants had just four hits before Flores’ drive, which quieted the sellout crowd at Dodger Stadium. Buster Posey delivered a pinch-hit single to start the ninth, and Flores followed with a two-run shot to left field that put San Francisco in front 3-2.
“Wilmer Flores is as clutch as anyone over the last two seasons,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “That was his MO in New York. He’s always been clutch and thrived in the biggest moments.”
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) July 22, 2021
Dodgers crumble in final inningSeason form
The Dodgers were cruising to a much-needed victory that would have tied the division standings. With just three outs separating them, the Dodgers collapsed and lost to the Giants in game 3. The Dodgers are now 59-38 for the season.
According to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, The Giants and Dodgers have played 12 games against one another this year. Nine have been decided by three runs or less. The Dodgers have won seven but have also dropped two of the last three, the last one on a blown save from Kenley Jansen, and remain two games out of first place. They face the Giants four more times in the next eight days, including tomorrow's series finale.
Walker Buehler, who has enjoyed a terrific record against the Giants, will start on Thursday. His record includes a 6-0 record against the Giants in 10 starts with an ERA of 2.17. This season, he is 10-1, with an ERA of 2.37 and a WHIP of 0.91, eighth in the MLB.
Julio Urías' final line: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 5 K, 1 BB
It's the sixth time this year Urías has gone at least seven innings while allowing one or no runs. Only Zack Wheeler has more such appearances.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) July 22, 2021
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