Our Turn: Dodgers late rally the difference in 7-3 win over the Giants

By Morris Phillips

David Villar’s pair of home runs kept his late-season audition humming along, but the Dodgers had responses to Villar and the Giants in their 7-3 win on Wednesday afternoon.

The Giants 2-0 lead was eclipsed by Justin Turner’s three-run homer in the fifth off Alex Cobb. Then in the eighth, Trea Turner doubled, scoring Austin Barnes to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead. Two batters later, Max Muncy’s three-run shot put the game away, and officially eliminated the Giants in the NL West race.

“I wanted to get the ball in the air on that one,” Muncy said. “We have the fastest guy in baseball (Trea Turner) on third base.”

The Giants suffered consecutive losses to the Dodgers after their five home run performance on Monday. That leaves them 28 1/2 games out of first place with 27 games remaining.

So what’s next? A trip to Milwaukee for a doubleheader with the Brewers on Thursday, followed by a weekend in Chicago with the Cubs.

While the Giants would love to catch fire and challenge the Brewers and Padres, who are holding the last, two playoff spots, just surviving the condensed schedule this week would be admirable. A revolving door roster, giving several guys opportunities to shine, will help ease the grind.

Currently at the top of that list are Villar and Lewis Brinson, after the pair both homered three times in the series.

“We’ve talked the last couple of days about how instrumental David can be to the future of this franchise,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “I see him as a guy who’s setting the stage for what might happen next season.”

Even more impressive than Villar’s 30 combined home runs at Triple-A Sacramento and San Francisco with the Giants is his enthusiasm. Clearly, he senses the opportunity to grab a regular role at first or third base with Wilmer Flores, Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria unlikely to return next season. Homering off Clayton Kershaw in the fifth inning to give the Giants a lead just intensified his aspirations.

“He’s a historic pitcher,” Villar said. “But my job is to do exactly what I did. I got a mistake slider that was over the heart of the plate, and I know that I’m capable of driving the ball to the right side of the field.”

Villar doubled down in his next at-bat in the seventh, with a home run to the same area in the bleachers that tied the game, 3-3. The second shot victimized reliever Jeff Bruihl and his cut fastball.

Outside of Villar, the Giants’ offense did little with their other six base hits contributing to seven men left on base. Flores, Longoria and Austin Wynns each suffered 0 for 4 afternoons.

NOTES: Luis Torres is traveling with the club and expected to pitch on Thursday. Jakob Junis, who was the scheduled starter, Sean Hjelle and Scott Alexander are also likely to pitch with their roles to be determined. Bryce Johnson, the outfielder, was optioned to Sacramento.

That’s Amaury News and Commentary: Jaime Jarrin in the home stretch of his career

Author and Oakland A’s play by play announcer Amaury Pi Gonzalez (left) and Los Angeles Dodgers play by play announcer Jaime Jarrin (right) at the 1977 World Series between the New York Yankees and Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium (photo provided by Amaury Pi Gonzalez)

Jaime Jarrín in the Home Stretch of his Career

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

Amaury Pi-González

Jaime Jarrin has been the Spanish Voice for the Los Angeles Dodgers for over six decades. He told me about this current 2022 season: “mi carrera como cronista radial terminará definitivamente cuando realize mi última transmición, ojalá sea en la Serie Mundial y terminar mi ciclo como empezé con los Dodgers ganando la Serie Mundial en 1959 contra los White Sox” Trans: “my career as a radio sportscaster will definitely come to an end when I broadcast the World Series and end my cycle which started when I began with the Dodgers winning the 1959 World Series over the White Sox”.

Did you ever envision such a lengthy and successful career when you first began? “nunca ni en sueño crei que recibiría tantas bendiciones en mi carrera, vine a este país a ampliar mis horizontes esperando únicamente ubicarme y seguir trabajando como todos los inmigrantes que llegan a este incomparable y generoso país”. Trans- “never even in a dream I believe I would received so many blessings in my career, I came to this country to broaden my horizons, only with the hope of settling down like all the immigrants that come to this incomparable and generous country”.

Jaime’s career began prior to his arrival to the United States. “mi carrera en radio comenzó en 1951 cuando a los 16 años de edad obtuve mi primer trabajo frente a un micrófono como periodista radial en la emisora HCJB La Voz de los Andes en mi nativa Quito, Ecuador. Trans- “my radio career began in 1951 at 16 years of age when I got my first job in front of a microphone as a radio journalist on HCJB La Voz de los Andes in my native, Quito, Ecuador”

When I asked him what he would miss after his retirement this year, “creo que extrañaré el juego del que vivo enamorado pero sobre todo extrañaré a los periodistas y colegas cuya amistad me han brindado haciendo más ligero el trabajo y sobre todo los viajes, ya estoy extrañando de sobremanera a mi hermano y consejero Vin Scully. El periodismo local y nacional tanto en inglés como en Español ha sido muy generoso especialmente en este año de despedida y mi gratitud eterna” Trans- I think I will miss the game that I am in-love with, but most of all I will miss the journalist and colleagues, most of all my brother and adviser Vin Scully. The local and national media in English as well as in Spanish, they have been very generous, especially during this year of my farewell; my eternal gratitude”.

What does Jaime Jarrín plans to do after his retirement? “seguiré afiliado a los Dodgers como un embajador por lo menos por dos años, pero mi carrera radial termina en este 2022”. Trans- “for at least the next two years I will continue my affiliation with the Dodgers as an ambassador, but my broadcast career ends this 2022”.

I have known Jaime Jarrín since the mid-1970’s. I have always had the utmost respect and admiration for Jaime. It is truly a pleasure to have known him for a lifetime, especially that World Series in 1977 (that is 45 years, for those scoring at home).

As recent as the late 1990’s I shared the booth broadcasting with Jaime for the Spanish radio networks in the US and Latinamerica. A consummate professional and truly a gentleman. I wish him the very best.

I have told Jaime many times, he was the luckiest man that I have known in broadcasting, why? He was fortunate enough to have spent his whole career with the LA Dodgers, a team that has always appreciated the value and importance of the Hispanic market.

Not now, when in LA Spanish is spoken as frequently as English and the Latinos are the largest minority in the country, with ‘at least’ 65 million people, but from the very beginning in the 1950’s, when it was not “politically correct” to speak Spanish.

The Dodgers are very close to clinching their divisional title. As of today they have a 94-42 record, best in the major leagues. Starting this Friday when the Dodgers open a weekend series in San Diego against the Padres, Jaime Jarrín will be calling all the games (like he always does) home and away on radio KTNQ 1020AM Los Angeles. MLB Baseball Hall of Fame announcer, Jaime Jarrín is now in the home stretch of his career.

Felicidades Jaime.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the vice president of the Major League Baseball Hispanic Heritage Hall of Fame Museum and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.co

Muncy, Gallo power Dodgers past Giants 6-3

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy is excited after hitting a two run homer in the bottom of the third inning at Dodgers Stadium against the San Francisco Giants on Tue Sep 6, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Max Muncy homered twice, he and Joey Gallo each drove in three runs, and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers beat San Francisco 6-3 Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

Tyler Anderson (14-3) gave up three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and no walks. Craig Kimbrel threw a scoreless ninth to notch his 22nd save, as the Dodgers maintained their 19-game lead over San Diego in the National League West.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Giants.

The Giants went with a bullpen game. John Brebbia opened with a scoreless first, followed by losing pitcher Jarlin Garcia (1-4), who gave up five of the six Dodgers runs in 1 2/3 innings. Tyler Rogers, Dominic Leone and Zack Littell finished up.

Lewis Brinson struck a solo home run off Anderson in the top of the first, giving San Francisco its only lead of the game at 1-0. It was Brinson’s third home run of the season.

Gallo’s 403-foot, three-run home run to right-center put the Dodgers ahead to stay at 3-1 in the bottom of the second. It was Gallo’s four home run since joining the Dodgers and his 18thoverall this season.

Los Angeles extended its lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the third when Muncy hit a two-run shot to deep right, driving in Trea Turner.

In the top of the sixth, Brandon Crawford connected for his eighth home run of the season, driving in Thairo Estrada, who had reached on a fielder’s choice. Muncy’s second home run of the game, a solo shot, extended the Dodgers’ lead to 6-3.

Muncy, who was hitting .186 going into the game, was 3-for-4.

In Wednesday’s game, the Giants will start right-hander Alex Cobb (5-6, 3.58) against Clayton Kershaw (7-3) 2.59) for the Dodgers.

San Francisco Giants podcast with Daniel Dullum: Giants Kapler gets boot after sticking up for pitcher Garcia in four game sweep

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler argued with umpire Phil Cuzzi regarding pitcher Jarlin Garcia getting ejected during Thu Aug 4, 2022 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park in San Francisco (photo from Fox Sports)

On the Giants podcast with Daniel Dullum:

#1 Daniel, Clayton Kershaw left Thursday’s game after suffering back pain pitched four innings, gave up three hits, one earned run, and pitched well enough to win if he had the opportunity.

#2 The 5-3 win gives the Dodgers another four game sweep over the Giants for the second time in the last month.

#3 Giants manager Gabe Kapler got ejected after Giants pitcher Jarlin Garcia got ejected for making gestures at the Dodgers Mookie Betts.

#4 Betts and Trea Turner both hit home runs to help the Dodgers get their first four game sweep of the Giants in San Francisco since 1977.

#5 The Giants open a three game series in Oakland on Saturday night. Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (9-6, 3.00) and for the A’s Adam Oller (1-4, 7.68) a 7:07 pm PDT first pitch.

Join Daniel for the Giants podcasts each Thursday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Dodgers score early and big for five run win 9-4 over Giants at Oracle; Giants honor Vin Scully on scoreboard after game

The San Francisco Giants scoreboard pays tribute to Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully who passed away on Tue Aug 1, 2022 as the Dodgers line up to congratulate each other after defeating the Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco (@juantoribio photo)

Los Angeles (70-33). 9. 13. 0

San Francisco (51-53). 5. 7. 2

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

By Lewis Rubman

SAN FRANCISCO–This season’s trading deadline came and went at 3:00 o’clock this afternoon, and Joey Gallo came to Los Angeles. The Dodgers acquired the 29 year old left handed all or nothing at all batter in exchange for Clayton Beeter, a right handed starting pitcher who was 0-3, 5.75 for AA Tulsa when he left the Dodgers’ system. Gallo is expected to report to the Dodgers tomorrow.

Two Giants on the active roster, one farm hand, and a member of the injured list went. At the deadline, San Francisco sent Darin Ruf to the Mets for left handed pitcher Thomas Szapucki and a pair of pitching prospects, rated #24 and 27 by Baseball America. They are, in that order, righty Carson Seymour and lefty Nick Zwack.

The Giants also dealt backup catcher Curt Casali and double A pitcher Matthew Boyd to the Mariners, getting in return righty hurler Michael Stryffeler and high A catcher Andy Thomas. Reliever Trevor Rosenthal, who might have saved the A’s bacon last year if he hadn’t gone on the IL in spring training and who joined the Giants’ IL earlier this season was off to the Milwaukee roster. The Giants got the Brewers’ 19th prospect in the MLB.com rankings, Trilstan Peters, a outfielder currently hitting .306 in High A.

And, as the TV detective Colombo used to say, just one more thing. San Francisco recalled left handed pitcher Alex Young from Sacramento.

San Francisco opened this evening’s contest with Alex Wood, a 6’4″, 214 pound southpaw with a season record of 7-8, 4.11, and a inventory of four seamers, changeups, curves, and sinkers, on the bump to face the team with the best record in major league baseball, the 69-33 Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Angelinos countered with another tall lefty, one who brought a more impressive record to the mound with him. 6’2″ Tyler Anderson tipped the scales at 220 and toed the rubber at 11-1, 2.6.

By the time the game was over, a definitive 9-5 Dodgers victory, the visitors’ record stood at 70-33 and the Giants’ at 51-53. Wood had pitched 5-1/3 innings, leaving with his team trailing 6-5 and a man on base. He had made 99 deliveries, 65 of which were counted as strikes. All slix of the runs he allowed were earned, and they came on nine hits, a walk, and a hit batter. Wood struck out a half a dozen batters and took the loss, giving him a record of 7-9, 4.42.

Anderson didn’t last quite as long. He was on the mound for five plus innings, leaving with runners on first and second. Those runners didn’t score, so Anderson’s line read five runs, all earned, on six hits, one for the distance, four walks, and a wild pitch. He struck out three and had a pitch count of 86, 32 of which were balls. He got his 12th win against but one defeat but saw his ERA rise to an admirable 2.89.

Sloppy play put the Giants behind in the second inning. Hanser Alberto led off with what sounded like a broken bat single to left and strolled to second when Wood issued a free pass to Trayce Thompson. Both runners moved up a notch when Wood tried to pick Alberto off second and heaved the ball into left center field.

Gavin Lux was at bat during that play and followed it with a single to center that drove in Alberto and moved Thompson to third while Lux advanced to second. Austin Barnes was hit by a pitch to fill the bases with Dodgers. Cody Bellinger’s sacrifice fly brought Thompson home with LA’s second tally.

Mookie Betts then laced.a line drive that bounced off center fielder Slater’s glove, was fielded by González and scored as an RBI single that sent Barnes to third, and Slater was charged with an error that allowed Betts to take second. Turner’s sac fly to center plated Barnes with the so-called Bums’ fourth run of the inning and of the game.

They made it five in the third. An infield single put Will Smith on first. Alberto’s single to center moved him to second. Dixon Machado made a lovely play on Thompson’s ground to force Alberto at second while Smith went on to third. He scored on a fielder’s choice lin which Belt fielded Lux’s bouncer to first and lobbed the ball home too late to catch Smith.

Mookie Betts’ 24th home run, leading off the fourth, landed’ in the Giants’ Garden, over the 391 foot sign in dead center field, to put the visitors up by a half a dozen runs and extended the slugging left fielder’s hitting streak to 20 games.

Anderson held the Giants hitless for three frames, but their bats came alive in the fourth. Belt led off by slicing a cutter into left for a single. After Mercedes fouled out to first, Flores singled to right center, sending Belt to third. González singled to right, and Belt came in with SF´s first tally.

Villar dropped a double into medium deep right field, close to the foul line that made it 6-2 and put González 90 feet from home. He covered that distance on a wild pitch to Bart, who added to the momentum by slamming a 93mph four seamer, 408 feet into center field, over the Konica Minolta sign between the 399 and 391 foot markers. Almost before you knew what had happened, the orange and gold had turned a Dodger rout into a 6-5 ball game.

As though the Giants’ revived competence were contagious, Wood responded in the top of the fifth by throwing his first 1-2-3 inning of the game, setting LA down on a groundout and a pair of Ks.

John Brebbia relieved Wood when Betts came up in the sixth for his fourth at bat. He. had been two for three. Bellinger was on first. Brebbia ended the inning with a (called) strike him out throw him out double play.

After back to back walks to González and Villar, leading off the bottom of the sixth drove Anderson from the mound, Evan Phillips entered the fray and gave up a bunt single to Bart before retiring Wade, Machado, and Slater in order to preserve the Los Angeles lead.

Tyler Rogers pitched a perfect seventh for the home team.

After the seventh inning stretch, Alex Vesia replaced Phillips for the Dodgers and set the Giants down to a conga beat, one, two, three, kick.

Rogers continued his dominance against the right handed Alberto and Thompson in the eighth, but the left handed Lux touched him for a two out triple off the brick wall in right center. Then the left handed hitting Barnes lined a double to left center. scoring Lux with an insurance run.

The Giants challenged the safe call at second, but Mark Carlson and Paul Emmet confirmed it in New York. That brought the newly promoted Alex Young into the game to face Bellinger. He laced Young’s third delivery into triples alley and scored one pitch later on Betts’ down the line double to left. Just like that, the ball game had become a rout again. Mercifully, Turner flew out to right to end the bleeding, with Los Angeles ahead at the working person’s score of 9-5.

Chris Martin took over mound duties for the visitors in the home eighth and put the Giants away handily.

Young set down Freeman, Smith, and Alberto, the heart of the Dodgers’ batting order, one, two, three to give San Francisco one last chance. David Price was given t;he task of denying it to them. He got Wade to go down swinging. Alberto made a magnificent diving grab of Machado’s hard hit grounder behind third and threw him out at first. Slater bounced out to the mound, ending the night’s frustration for the orange and black.

While the game was in progress, the sad news came through that Vince Scully, the voice of the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles from 1950-2016, passed away today at the age of 94. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

The series continues tomorrow at 6:45 with Julio Urías (10-6, 2.71) going against Alex Cobb (3-5, 4.06).

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully dead at 94; Nov 29, 1927 to Aug 2, 2022

Vin Scully towards the end of his career on Sep 24, 2016 meets with the news media at a press conference to take questions about his long and glorious career (AP News file photo)

By Michael Duca and Morris Phillips

SAN FRANCISCO–Long time Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has passed away at the age of 94 years old. Scully broadcasted Dodger baseball from 1950-2016. Scully had the opportunity to break in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950 with Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber and Connie Desmond. Scully replaced another Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell who left to call New York Giants games Harwell would later gain his fame as a Detroit Tigers broadcaster.

Scully replaced Red Barber in 1953 on the Dodgers TV broadcasts when Barber got into a contract dispute with sponsor Gillette. Scully upon taking the job became the youngest broadcaster to call a World Series that year a record that still stands today. After Barber left to call New York Yankee games in 1954 Scully became the team’s number one announcer. Scully called Dodger games in Brooklyn until 1957.

The Brooklyn Dodgers moved from New York at the end of the 57 season and Scully left to call Dodger games in their new home in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Dodgers stayed at the Los Angeles Coliseum where Scully called games there from 1957 until the Dodgers moved into Dodgers Stadium in 1962.

Longtime Yankee broadcaster Mel Allen got fired in 1964 and Scully was offered the job which he declined to remain in Los Angeles as the Dodgers broadcaster and a chance to move back to New York. Los Angeles would remain Vin’s home for the rest of his broadcast career until his retirement in 2016. Scully also called the NFL on CBS Sports from 1975-1982.

Amongst some of Scully’s achievements he was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, he won the Commissioners Achievement Award in 2014, Presidential Freedom Award (2016), The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and had his Dodgers microphone retired, he famously called Sandy Koufax’s no hitters, Kirk Gibson famous World Series home run in 1988, and one of the early TV broadcasts of the 1965 World Series that went seven games. In game seven Koufax closed out the Minnesota Twins to win the World Series for the Dodgers.

Giants fall to rival Dodgers 8-2; Rodon and Belt for Soto possible in trade deadline deal

Los Angeles Dodgers Trea Turner heads home after rounding third and third base coach Dino Ebel (9) in the top of the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Mon Aug 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

Giants Fall to the Rival Dodgers 8-2

By Barbara Mason

Monday night the San Francisco Giants (51-52) took on their rivals, the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers (69-33). The Dodgers not only lead their division, they have the best record in the National League. The Giants have been struggling since the all-star game but they did win a couple over the weekend against the Cubs. The Dodgers scored twice in the second and three times in the third to jump on San Francisco for a 5-1 lead which would prove to pay off later winning by six runs 8-2.

The Giants got on the scoreboard early in this game. They had the bases loaded in the first inning but could only come away with one run for the early 1-0 lead. Villar walked and with the bases loaded, Darin Ruf who was on third got a free pass home.

The Dodgers got their bats going in the second and the third inning proved to be a nightmare for SF pitcher Logan Webb. Max Muncy hit a home run in the second inning with Jake Lamb on base and Los Angeles took a 2-1 lead going into the fateful third inning.

The Dodgers started stringing hits together and by the end of the third Los Angeles had a 5-1 lead. James Outman, Mookie Betts, Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman all had hits in the third inning for the Dodgers.

It was a quiet fourth inning for both teams. The Giants and the Dodgers would both score a run in the fifth inning. Will Smith hit a double bringing Freeman home. The Giants Wilmer Flores homered to left so a productive inning for both clubs. San Francisco still trailed 6-2 and had an uphill climb ahead of them.

The Dodgers refused to let San Francisco into this game. In the seventh inning, Trae Turner hit his 17th home run of the season extending their lead to 7-2.

Los Angeles added insult to injury in the ninth inning scoring another run. Freddie Freeman singled bringing in Outman for an 8-2 score. It was all Dodgers in this game. The Giants had a chance back in the first inning with the bases loaded but that was about all that Los Angeles was willing to give up. Phil Bickford closed this game out for the Dodgers. It was three up, three down and that was the ball game 8-2.

It will be back to the drawing board for the Giants as they look ahead to game two of this four game series. They will send Alex Wood to the mound. Wood has a 4.11 ERA and an 7-8 record. The Dodgers will start Tyler Anderson who comes in with a 2.61 ERA and an 11-1 win loss record. First pitch is scheduled for 6:45 PM PT.

Notes: Jon Moorsi of the MLB Network said that the Giants could be a sleeper in the Juan Soto sweepstakes.one possible scenario could have the Giants dealing pitcher Carlos Rodon and first baseman Brandon Belt to the Washington Nationals for Soto. Moorsi said that the Giants have gotten older and obtaining the 23 year old Soto and some prospects could be a huge benefit for a Giant team whose chance to make post season would improve by acquiring Soto.

San Francisco Giants podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Dodgers catch Giants stealing signs; LA comes to Oracle tonight as SF hosts four game series

San Francisco Giants first base coach Anton Richardson and manager Gabe Kapler were called out by the Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and pitching coach Mark Pryor for stealing signs on Fri Jul 22, 2022. (file photo from Sports Illustrated)

On the Giants podcast with Marko:

#1 The San Francisco Giants were stealing signs as reported by Dodgers Nation during Fri Jul 22’s contest at Dodgers Stadium Dodgers pitching coach Mark Pryor and manager Dave Roberts noticed that Giants first base coach Anton Richardson was relaying the Dodgers catcher Will Smith’s signs to Giants batter Austin Slater. Pryor called time and went out to the pitchers mound to relay such information to Dodgers pitcher Tyler Anderson. It was then that Richardson started laughing while speaking with the first base umpire. The umpires met on the field to relay what was happening after talking with Pryor and Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Richardson was told to stay in the coaches box.

#2 The Giants knew the jig was up as Kapler and Richardson didn’t argue and going forward Richardson was no longer suspected of sign stealing.

#3 Marko, how much is sign stealing part of the game this incident in LA was not to the level of the trash can and cameras the Houston Astros used but there’s no doubt after the Dodgers past World Series experience with the Astros their on the look out for any kind of sign stealing.

#4 In their last meeting in LA the Dodgers swept the Giants. The Dodgers were in command with a three, four, two and three run wins during the four game series. The Giants couldn’t have come into LA in that last meeting with the Dodgers at a worse time as the Dodgers were coming off a four game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels.

#5 The Dodgers starting pitcher for Monday night is Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.47) and for the Giants Logan Webb (9-4, 2.91) to start the four game series. Anytime these two teams meet it never fails something interesting always seems to happen?

#6 Will Clark’s number retirement speech was true to form that captured his character throughout his career with him thanking his family, friends, former teammates, and the Giants organization. By the way Will stayed to the very end of the game on Saturday night.

Marko is filling in for talk show host Morris Phillips who is heard Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco Giants podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Giants can’t stop Dodgers hitting in 7-4 loss; SF is swept in 4 in LA

The Los Angeles Dodgers Gavin Lux slides in safely ahead of the throw as the San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart waits for the ball in the bottom of the third inning at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles (AP News photo)

On the Giants podcast with Marko:

#1 Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson brother’s Trayce Thompson of the Los Angeles Dodgers (64-30) got two RBIs to help the Dodgers pass up the San Francisco Giants (48-47) in the seventh inning for a 7-3 win at Dodgers Stadium for a four game sweep.

#2 Trayce who hit a two RBI single that thrilled his brother Klay who was watching from the stands. It’s not everyday that Klay gets to have a thrill like that.

#3 Dodgers clean up hitter Jack Lamb contributed with a tie breaking RBI in the bottom of the third with a double to help the Dodgers win their 24th game out of their last 29.

#4 For Cobb he got tattooed for eight hits, four earned runs, two walks, and six strikeouts Cobb said “Probably as frustrating as it gets” with the loss the Giants are now just a game above .500.

#5 The Giants will try and get back in the win column as they face the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Giants will start Jakob Junis (4-1, 3.06) and the Diamondbacks will start Tyler Gilbert (0-3, 5.34) a 6:40 pm PDT first pitch.

Marko Ukalovic is filling in for Morris Phillips who does the Giants podcasts Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Dodgers Sweep Giants In Four Game Series 7-4

Los Angeles Dodgers Max Muncy swings for a bottom of the third inning double off San Francisco Giant pitcher Alex Cobb, the catcher is Joey Bart and plate umpire is Malachi Moore at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on Sun Jul 24, 2022 (AP News photo)

Dodgers Sweep Giants In Four Game Series 7-4

By Barbara Mason

Sunday afternoon the San Francisco Giants (48-47) were trying to avoid a sweep by the Los Angeles Dodgers (64-30) in game four of their series down at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers have dominated this series and lead San Francisco by 15.5 games in the NL West. Right now the Dodgers have a strangle hold on the NL West and show no signs of letting up any time soon.

The Giants had to contend with Clayton Kershaw who very nearly threw a perfect game against the Angels a little over a week ago. Alex Cobb was on the mound for the Giants. The Dodgers with a 7-4 victory took a four game series from San Francisco and have won six of their last nine head-to-head games this season.

Sunday game wrap: Mookie Betts got the game going for the Dodgers. He singled and scored off a Freddie Freeman single to take the early 1-0 lead. The Giants would load the bases in the second inning but come away empty.

The third inning was a good one for the Giants scoring a couple of runs and taking a 2-1 lead. Thairo Estrada singled and Darin Ruf and Yermin Mercedes both scored.

The Giants lead was short-lived. The Dodgers Jake Lamb would score off a Gavin Lux single to tie up the game. Max Muncy doubled driving Lux in and a Trayce Thompson single drove in Muncy and the Dodgers had taken a 4-2 lead after three innings.

San Francisco would tie up the game 4-4 in the fifth inning. Darin Ruf hit a home run and Wilmer Flores scored. It was a brand new ball game.

The seventh inning was all Dodgers. They would take a 7-4 lead. Lamb doubled, Lux singled and Thompson doubled for that lead. Los Angeles would hang on, the final 7-4.

San Francisco had 7 hits in this game but could not overcome the Los Angeles offense. The Dodgers had 12 hits in this game.

Monday night the Giants will travel to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks. They will try to get back on track after a disappointing series in Los Angeles. Jakob Junis will be on the mound for San Francisco. He has a 4-1 record with a 3.06 ERA. Arizona will send Tyler Gilbert with a 0-3 win loss record and ERA 5.34. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 PM PT.