San Francisco — – Freddy Freeman He’s a first-time 100-game winner, and wants to pile on a lot before these dominant dodgers are over.
Tracee Thompson Homer hit two rounds to bolster Julio Orias’ 17th win, and the Los Angeles, NL West champ, beat the San Francisco Giants again with a 7-2 win Saturday night to score their 10th season of 100 wins in franchise history and their fourth in six years.
“I think it’s the first time I’ve done that — pretty cool,” said Freeman, who joined the Dodgers from the world champions Braves on a six-year deal worth $162 million this season. “It just means we have a really good team and we still have some more wins. … It’s special, when you come out on the field and expect to win every night and have a really good chance of winning every night. With our attacking style and the way we’ve been going forward lately. It feels so good.”
Justin Turner He achieved a pair of RBI singles out of his three daily after reaching the top 35 doubles of the season.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts credits his club’s commitment to continuing to win 100 games year after year.
“Every team is going through hardships, but getting a consistent level of play to win 100 games at this point is a huge achievement, so there are a lot of people who deserve a lot of recognition,” Roberts said. “It’s something we don’t take for granted.”
Urías (17-7) has scored eight goals one walk over six games and has improved to 4-1 against San Francisco this season. He allowed two runs on five hits a day after the Dodgers closed in 5-0 on Friday night.
Urías may still have enough from the start to score 20 wins again this season, despite his insistence that “no matter what the team asks for, my mentality is positive”.
Los Angeles (100-44) had 13 more after picking up nine in the series opener and needed the fewest number of games to reach 100 wins since the 2001 Seattle Mariners (100-40).
“I don’t know if there is an expectation of 100 wins, I think there is an expectation of being in the playoffs and going deeper into the playoffs,” Freeman said. “Every year as far as I can remember, you have to go through the Dodgers if you’re going to win the world championship.”
Thompson connected with Homer XI against Sean HillThe Dodgers then hit five straight Hjelle (0-2) songs to start the third inning before Thompson walked in.
Gavin Lux He returned to the Los Angeles squad after being sidelined since September 1 due to back discomfort and went 0 for 4 with two strokes.
Rain forecast for Sunday could threaten the final streak. The contingency plan will be to play on the mutual club holiday on September 26.
“I think everyone is hoping for whatever it takes to get it so we don’t have to go back,” Roberts said.
Pence with honors
Fittingly, former Giants favorite and right-hander Hunter Pence arrived on the field on a moped where he was honored at a pre-match gala on the field as the newest member of the Wall of Fame, the 55th player to receive such recognition.
“That’s where I belong,” Pence said. “I wasn’t the best player but I was with all my heart. Put your heart into it.”
The highlights of nearly eight years for Pence and the two-time World Championships with the Giants were shown on the big video screen.
“If you take a lesson, don’t be afraid to fail,” Pence told the audience.
Dodgers: LHP David Price, who had a sore wrist, threw a bullpup and is expected to face the hitters sometime next week. … RHP Blake TraininAnd, dealing with a soreness in his fiery shoulder, he’ll throw up again on Monday. …RHP Yency Almonte (narrow right elbow) introduced a simulation game and will begin his rehab job for at least two games with Triple-A Oklahoma City early in the week. …RHP Tony Gonsolin (Right Crank Fatigue) threw the Bulls on Saturday and will turn on another Monday before heading up to face the soon-to-be hitters. “It just keeps getting better,” Roberts said. …RHP Brusdar Graterol (Flaming Elbow) also threw on Saturday and are set to face live hitters on Monday. If all goes well, it may be activated later next week.
Giants: OF Austin Slater, who is recovering from a dislocated left pinky, swings and can be activated on Monday or Tuesday in Colorado. … LHP Carlos Rodón threw the bulls ball and is on schedule to take his next turn after dropping his start on Wednesday against Atlanta with a blister. … 1 b Brandon belt He has returned to the club in recent days as he is recovering from surgery on his right knee, and coach Gabi Kapler reports that Bildt is “in really good spirits”. … There is still no decision on whether LHP Alex Wood will play again this season as he recovers from a shoulder collision.
Summoned Giants from Heliot Ramos and Hjelle of Triple-A Sacramento and Willie Calhoun and RHP Luis Ortiz’s pick to Sacramento.
LHP Andrew Heaney (3-2, 2.84 ERA) Los Angeles series finale begins. He’s 1/3 with 6.92 ERA and 38 strokes in his career against the Giants. San Francisco counters with RHP Alex Cobb (6-6, 3.48) is looking to win with his fourth straight decision and start back-to-back picks for the first time since May.