The Dodgers and Giants Rivalry Lives on as the Teams Split the Opening Series
Image Courtesy of Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock
Although they started the season hot with 2 wins, the Los Angeles Dodgers have lost the latter two games of their series with the San Francisco Giants.
Sunday night’s contest was the fourth game in four days between the two longtime rivals, with the Dodgers unable to get the results they wanted. After going down a run early on, Cody Bellinger was able to get the Dodgers even at 1-1 with a stand-up single that brought home the speedy new acquisition, Mookie Betts.
The two former MVPs showed signs of greatness together in the bottom of the third, but unfortunately their efforts weren’t enough to get the win as the Giants had a strong response in the top of the sixth inning where Mauricio Dubon provided the go-ahead RBI with a line drive into left field.
The Giants went on to score one more run that sealed the win over the Dodgers and leveled up a series that many expected the LA team to win, considering their momentum coming off of last season, plus their addition of Betts in the offseason, as well as five-time all-star and former Cy Young-winning pitcher, David Price.
The Giants will host the San Diego Padres in their next series that begins on Tuesday night at 6:45 PM PST, and the Dodgers will fly to Houston to face the Astro’s in a highly anticipated matchup.
After losing two consecutive games to start this year’s shortened 60-game season, the next few outings for the Dodgers are seemingly must-win matchups. The Dodgers-Astros series begins on Tuesday night at 6:10 PM PST.