The San Fransisco Giants create history by achieving their sixth sweep of the Dodgers since 1958, The Los Angeles Dodgers were swept by the San Francisco Giants in a three-game home series, which ended in a disappointing 7–3 loss on Sunday, June 18 at Dodgers Stadium.
The Giants defeated them 29–8. Even though the score was lopsided, the Dodgers could not find their footing throughout the series. Since this series, the team has lost four of their last five matches and ten of their 15 matches since the beginning of June.
Tony Gonsolin, a starter for the Dodgers, had a tough game. In 5 2/3 innings, he allowed seven runs to the Giants, which was his career-high.
The Giants had trouble figuring out what Gonsolin was doing in the first few innings, but he made the necessary changes in subsequent at-bats to perform well.
The Dodgers’ offensive efforts failed as they faced an uphill battle throughout the game.
Despite scoring on James Outman’s RBI single by Freddy Freeman in the fourth inning and David Peralta’s single in the fifth, the Dodgers were not enough to overcome the Giants’ lead. Missed opportunities and near-misses plagued the team, leaving them disappointed with their overall performance.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, with one out, the Dodgers were able to load the bases. This raised hopes that they might win. But they only managed one run as the Giants’ Camilo Doval hit Will Smith, scoring a run, but Peralta struck out and allowed a fly ball to Martinez, so the Giants won the game 7–3. Scaled it up to the giants.
Dave Roberts, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, acknowledged the team’s collective difficulties, expressed frustration over lost opportunities, and admitted that mistakes made throughout the game ultimately came back to haunt him.
To get back on track, the Dodgers will need to refocus and deal with their recent downturn. They will try to get back to their winning ways and get through this difficult time with the help of key players who are recovering from injuries and a renewed focus on their performances.