Los Angeles Dodgers.
Major League Baseball betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 4.8-1.0, Dodgers.
The Giants' bullpen managed a 3.48 ERA against the Dodgers a year ago. Stratton is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers. Sorry, Joe, it's not Friday night's game.
It was only the second hit produced by the Giants all evening.
The Giants hit.192 against the Dodgers, which actually doesn't rank last, and had a.239 on-base-percentage.
Bochy is 49-54 at Dodger Stadium with the Giants and he was 51-43 here with the Padres.
Listen to the Los Angeles Dodgers all season long on your Hometown Station KHTS 98.1 FM and AM 1220. Something unpredictable. Something, say, like what happened in the fourth inning Sunday. Cody Bellinger hit a fly ball to the Giants' left fielder, Hunter Pence, who relayed the ball to shortstop Brandon Crawford. But thanks to Joe Panik, they've done enough to win. He slid back to first safely, which counted the run. "To get this opportunity is what I was trying to do".
"Last year was a great year and I'm just looking forward to turning the page and moving forward into 2018", Hill said this week after his final spring start. "It's all jokes with him".
The Dodgers' offense finally showed signs of life in front of an announced crowd of 41,866. Luke Maile added an RBI single as the Blue Jays avoided their first 0-3 start since the 2004 season. They won 5-0 on Saturday, but managed only four hits.
After striking out 18 times in a pair of 1-0 defeats to open the season, the Dodgers got the loudest cheers in the first inning for a sacrifice fly by Yasiel Puig that scored their first run off Derek Holland (0-1).
It's the first time the Giants have failed to score more than one run in any of their first four games. Blach went 8-12 last season with a 4.78 ERA in 34 games (24 starts) as a rookie, and he figures to improve during his second season.
Bellinger's two-run home run off Josh Osich was his first hit of the season.
Meanwhile, Buster Posey and Evan Longoria are still searching for their first hits.
Hill got out of bases-loaded jams in the second and third innings.
Crawford hit a one-out single up the middle off Shane Carle (0-1) and moved to third on a single by Cesar Hernandez, who had two hits and two walks. He walked three batters and struck out five.
The Giants' answer to Giancarlo Stanton took Kenley Jansen deep to right-center to start the ninth inning after Alex Wood pitched a one-hitter through eight.
Again, I know it's just four games, and it's four games against a really good team, but you can't help but look back on this series and think, 'here we go again'. Starter Rich Hill threw six scoreless innings and three relievers finished the shutout.
Chris Stratton cruised through the first three innings, his only baserunner coming when he hit Kyle Farmer with a pitch in the third inning. How much of it was dumb luck?
"Kenta was on the attack from the beginning", Roberts said. "A lot of that was driven by Corey's astuteness on the bases".