Tim Hudson pitched scoreless baseball into the seventh inning, sending the slumping Dodgers offense to a 2-0 loss to the Giants on Tuesday at AT&T Park, the Dodgers' fourth loss in four tries in San Francisco this season.
The Dodgers have scored a total of two runs in their last three games, including just one run against starting pitchers Jorge De La Rosa, Kyle Kendrick and Hudson.
The Dodgers have scored six runs in their four losses in San Francisco this season.
Carlos Frias gave the Dodgers everything they needed, allowing just one run in his six innings of work. But that was enough to get hung with the loss.
The Giants' only earned run came with three consecutive two-out singles in the third inning, with Buster Posey's hit delivering the run.
San Francisco added another tally in the eighth thanks to a gift-wrapped package from the Dodgers, a fly ball to left field not caught by Enrique Hernandez, a ground ball to the right side, then a two-out wild pitch by Chris Hatcher.
The Dodgers got a leadoff double in the first inning from Joc Pederson, and a drive to the warning track t the deepest part of the ball park in right center field by Adrian Gonzalez in the sixth, but their best scoring opportunity came in the seventh inning.
A single by Alex Guerrero chased Hudson, then a pair of two-out walks by Javiier Lopez loaded the bases. But Howie Kendrick grounded back to pitcher Sergio Romo for an easy out to end the threat.
The Dodgers put two runners on with two outs against closer Santiago Casilla, but Jimmy Rollins grounded out to end the game.
Giants starting pitchers have five quality starts in seven games against the Dodgers this season, including all four games at AT&T Park. All other teams have 11 quality starts in 31 games against the Dodgers.
But at least there was this on Tuesday night:
Dodgers. I don't know, man. They're just weird. pic.twitter.com/F0kuLTVQUa— LOLKNBR (@LOLKNBR) May 20, 2015
Normally are 9-for-23, a .391 mark that usually bodes well for an offense. Except that isn't anything they have done at the plate this season; that is the Dodgers' stolen base success ratio, including Scott Van Slyke getting picked off, caught trying to steal second base by Sergio Romo to end the eighth inning.
Frias is by all accounts a terrible hitter, at 0-for-15 in his career with 10 strikeouts, with not even a sacrifice bunt to his name (he was also 2-for-29 with a walk and 20 strikeouts in the minors). But in the second inning on Tuesday he walked against Hudson. It was the first time Frias reached base in his major league career.
Dodgers pitchers have eight walks at the plate this year, more than any other team in baseball.
Later, Frias struck out to open the fifth inning.
Frias slammed his bat against the plate after striking out. He apparently has never seen what his swing looks like.— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) May 20, 2015
Brett Anderson takes the mound on Wednesday night for the Dodgers, who look fr their first win in five games in San Francisco this season. Tim Lincecum starts for San Francisco.
Home runs: none
WP - Tim Hudson (2-3): 6⅓ IP, 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts
LP - Carlos Frias (3-1): 6 IP, 7 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts
LP -(10): 1 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout