Dodgers Highlights: No No-No, but L.A. Downs Giants

The Dodgers beat the Giants, 5-0, on Friday night, knocking around Logan Webb for four runs on seven hits in four innings. Los Angeles tacked on another run on an RBI single by Freddie Freeman in the ninth.

Dustin May threw five hitless innings to earn the win, allowing just a single walk with four strikeouts on 69 pitches. Dodgers pitchers combined to allow just two hits to the Giants, who drop to 69-75 a year after winning 107 games.

Death by a thousand papercuts

In the second inning, Max Muncy led off with a double, moved to third on a groundout by Justin Turner, and scored on a grounder by Joey Gallo. First baseman Wilmer Flores tried to nab Muncy at the plate, but catcher Joey Bart couldn’t handle the throw.

In the fourth inning, the Dodgers got another leadoff double, this one from JT. He also moved to third on a groundout, then scored on a Chris Taylor single. Taylor moved to second base on a wild pitch, then scored on a Cody Bellinger single. Bellinger stole second and scored on a Trea Turner single.

Webb got out of the inning, but he was done after four innings and 90 pitches.

May was lights out

Dustin May threw just 69 pitches in five innings before being pulled by manager Dave Roberts, who had set a pitch count of 75-80 for May. Roberts continued his longstanding trend of caring more about the team than about personal accomplishments, pulling May before a potential no-hitter could even become a conversation.

Alex Vesia relieved May, and with two outs in the sixth inning, Luis Gonzalez hit an infield single to break up the no-no. The Giants also got a two-out hit from David Villar in the seventh.

Early in the game, Gallo preserved the potential no-no with an outstanding catch in left field.

Up next

The Dodgers and Giants continue their series on Saturday evening. Saturday’s game will be televised on SportsNetLA.

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  1. May did great. His command and pitch efficiency were outstanding. This bodes well for the Dodgers in the postseason. I actually agree with DR taking him out after 5 innings. It’s all about a good and safe ramp up for the postseason.