What We Learned From Webb’s Rough Outing In Loss To Dodgers Originally Appeared On NBC Sports Bayarea
SAN FRANCISCO — If the players were hoping to send a message to management the night before the trade TBEN… well, they did.
With co-ace Logan Webb on the mound, the Giants lost 8-2 to the Dodgers on their last night before the TBEN. They are 3-12 since the All-Star break, with five of those losses to the Dodgers.
Unlike in the last series between the teams, the Giants finally held a lead until the end of an inning. But that didn’t last long. They struck first, but Max Muncy hit a two-run shot in the second inning and the Dodgers never looked back.
The loss dropped the Giants back below .500. At 51-52, they are 4 1/2 games away from the third Wild Card spot in the National League, a situation that will make for a nervous night for players who have seen their name in trade rumors in recent weeks.
Here are three things to know about the action on the pitch:
Making new friends?
Wilmer Flores has one of the most famous trading TBEN moments in recent MLB history. He burst into tears on the field when he thought he had been traded from the Mets to the Brewers in 2015, a moment that made him even more endearing to Mets fans.
Now 30 and on his third team, Flores may be having his best season, and he could be an intriguing piece for TBEN contenders.
Flores hit a loud solo recording in the fifth, his 16th of the year. He was the Giants’ best and most consistent positional player and has just two home runs and three RBI’s away from his previous career highs.
One to forget
Webb has had a lot of success in his career against the Dodgers and he has been home almost automatically for the past few years, but Monday turned out to be one of his worst nights at Oracle Park. Webb was charged with six earned points, his most in a home start.
Webb gave up eight basehits, walked one and struck out only a few, and his stuff wasn’t nearly as sharp as it had been in the past few weeks. The six runs on his line were a season high.
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Dodgers rookie outfielder James Outman is from Redwood City and went to Sacramento State, and he had about two dozen relatives and friends in Oracle Park for his second big league game. They were heard early and often.
Outman, who homered in his big league-debut this weekend, singled to the left in the third inning and a small group behind the visiting dugout went crazy. In the sixth, he faced former Sac State teammate Sam Long and walked. He added a double in the top of the ninth, which gave him five hits in two big league-games.
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