Sports Giants beat Rangers 7-3 despite starter Smyly's injury

10:55  02 august  2020
10:55  02 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Giants beat Dodgers 3-1, gain split of season-opening series

  Giants beat Dodgers 3-1, gain split of season-opening series LOS ANGELES — Mauricio Dubon singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Sunday night. The Giants gained a split of the four-game series under new manager Gabe Kapler to open the shortened season after the Dodgers took the first two by a combined score of 17-2. “The first few games were unquestionably sloppy and this game was equally clean," Kapler said. “That’s a good sign. It’s a sign of a team that can make adjustments.” The Dodgers left the bases loaded in the eighth, including the potential tying and go-ahead runs, after Kiké Hernández grounded out.

Todd Andrew Smyly (born June 13, 1989), nicknamed "Smiles", is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Smyly . 1.0. 0. See you in the Mets Braves game thread! Look forward to seeing some Rangers M’ s games this season! I know the Giants lineup tonight is a Double A team but it’ s always awesome to beat your rival.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Donovan Solano hit a two-run single for an early lead and the San Francisco Giants overcame an injury to starting pitcher Drew Smyly to beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 Saturday night.

Smyly experienced discomfort in his left index finger while pitching to Rob Refsnyder leading off the fifth. The lefty was pulled and will have an MRI on Sunday.

“It happened on a pitch,” manager Gabe Kapler said.

Rangers' Kluber could be done for year with shoulder injury

  Rangers' Kluber could be done for year with shoulder injury Two-time AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber could be done for the season. He is headed to the injured list after just one inning of work in his debut as a Texas Rangers starter. He has a tear in a small muscle in his right shoulder and is not expected to make another start this season — if he pitches at all. He does not need surgery but will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection. The right-hander will then be evaluated in about four weeks to determine if he can start throwing again. Team president and general manager Jon Daniels said Monday an MRI revealed a grade 2 tear.

The moves for Smyly and Gausman mirror the Giants ' additions of Derek Holland and Drew Pomeranz on one-year deals last year. Holland and Pomeranz opened the 2019 season in the rotation, though they were both moved to the bullpen after struggling as starters . Pomeranz quickly rebuilt his value

As for the Rangers , while Smyly ’ s health is an unknown, he’s the type of arm they can dream on as they strive to cobble together a rotation after virtually everything possible went wrong on their starting staff in 2018. Mike Minor and Smyly are the only real locks for the Texas rotation next season, but

Caleb Baragar (2-0) later recorded the final out in the inning.

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor left the game in the bottom of the third with right oblique tightness.

Todd Frazier hit a two-run single in the first for Texas and Evan Longoria's two-run double tied it in the bottom half.

Solano's single made it 4-2 in the third.

Mike Yastrzemski drew a bases-loaded walk — one of his four free passes — in the sixth to give the Giants insurance and Solano singled in another run in the eighth.

Jordan Lyles (0-1) walked five and allowed four runs on three hits in four innings making his first start of the year for Texas.

The Rangers will try to avoid a sweep Sunday after losing 9-2 on Friday, which started a six-game stop in the Bay Area. Texas is set to play in Oakland next week.

Giants beat Dodgers 5-4 for Kapler's 1st win as manager

  Giants beat Dodgers 5-4 for Kapler's 1st win as manager LOS ANGELES — Wilmer Flores homered and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Saturday to give Gabe Kapler his first win as San Francisco manager. After getting outscored 17-2 in the first two games, the Giants took advantage of Dodgers starter Alex Wood’s struggles to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2012. They scored in each of the first four innings to snap a six-game skid against their NL West rivals. The Giants lined up near the mound and bumped elbows to celebrate. Wood had trouble finding the plate, throwing 67 pitches, including 29 balls, in three innings. Dodgers pitchers didn’t have a 1-2-3 inning until the seventh, by new reliever Blake Treinen.

The Rangers have decided to bump lefty Drew Smyly to the bullpen, the club A replacement starter has yet to be named. It’ s not surprising to hear this news, as the club strongly hinted a There had been some suggestion that an ankle injury might lead to an injured -list placement, but the Rangers

Smyly ’ s misfortune on Sunday started after he retired the first four hitters. With one out in the second, Stephen Piscotty smashed a line drive that hit Smyly stayed in the game, but Matt Olson hit his next pitch deep to right-center field for a two-run home run. The Athletics added another run that inning and

"It wasn’t our best game. It’s frustrating when you have 11 walks and a hit by pitch,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said.

The Giants are 14-3 against the Rangers in San Francisco, and also beat them in both home game during the 2010 World Series.


With Smyly's untimely exit, San Francisco has now gone its initial nine games without a starting pitcher completing five innings, the longest such streak to start a season in major league history, according to STATS.


Brothers Scott and Tyler Heineman walked out to home plate from opposite dugouts and represented the Rangers and Giants to confirm the lineup cards, then posed for a photo with the umpires.

Scott homered in the Texas ninth and his brother watched him round the bases. Tyler doubled in the eighth.


Rangers: OF-INF Danny Santana missed his third straight game with tightness in his forearm near the elbow, a concerning issue that will have the Rangers be extra cautious and he is unlikely to throw for about a week. He was available as a left-handed hitter off the bench and to pinch run but can't play defence. The Rangers have discussed placing him on the injured list. “It definitely has been brought up but I don't think we're ready to make that decision just yet,” Woodward said. ... “He says he feels pretty good but we're still going to be careful with it.”

Pham, Padres use big six-run 10th for 12-7 win over Giants

  Pham, Padres use big six-run 10th for 12-7 win over Giants SAN FRANCISCO — Tommy Pham hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning after Trent Grisham began at second base under baseball’s new extra-innings rule, and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 12-7 on Thursday night. Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia added a key two-run single against Tyler Rogers (1-2) in the big six-run 10th. “It’s definitely differernt. Right now we feel good about it because of course we won,” Pham said. “Before the season started I wasn’t a fan of it just because I’m more traditional but like anything in life you have to adapt.” Padres manager Jayce Tingler is slowly becoming more fond of the extra-innings rule, too.

Giants ' Drew Smyly : Records 10 outs against Dodgers. Smyly did an admirable job keeping this offense at bay, but manager Gabe Kapler did not hesitate to turn to his bullpen early with extra relievers at his disposal. The lefty gets the Rangers at home next weekend.

Smyly spent several days in roster limbo and did not get to join his new teammates in the clubhouse until Sunday morning. He signed his contract before “I feel like once Texas designated me and then I went and signed with the Brewers, I really started to figure out some things about myself and kind of

Giants: OF prospect Hunter Bishop, who tested positive for the coronavirus before camp resumed, is close to ready to return. He posted on Twitter: “I’m completely healthy and strong! Obviously the protocols and testing are what is limiting from stepping foot on the field — but I’m all about safety and the health of the players present. Hopefully back ASAP.” Kapler added no specifics other than: “Hunter said it all. The ASAP that he put out there is really well said.”


Giants C Rob Brantly cleared waivers and was outrighted to the club's San Jose alternate site.


LHP Kolby Allard (0-0) makes his first 2020 appearance pitching the series finale Sunday for the Rangers while the Giants didn't announce a starter.


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