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Dodgers continue to underwhelm in loss to Giants

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers submitted yet another piece of evidence Sunday that they are nothing more than an ordinary team in 2018. The latest underwhelming performance was a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Giants, while continuing to be rendered helpless by Ty Blach.

The Dodgers lost three of four in their weekend series at AT&T Park, where they are just 11-25 since the start of 2015. Los Angeles has lost five of their last six games and are now just 12-15 on the season.

Speaking of ordinary, Blach added to his perplexing mastery of the Dodgers with six strong innings on Sunday, with four strikeouts and a walk. Their only runs against him were single tallies in the sixth and seventh innings, after the Giants built a 4-0 advantage.

Blach this season has allowed three runs in 17 innings against the Dodgers. In his career Blach has faced the Dodgers 10 times, including seven starts, and has a 2.03 ERA against them. Versus all other teams he has a 5.14 ERA in 164⅔ innings.

Blach has started 55 different innings against the Dodgers in his career, and he has completed 47 of them scoreless.

I mean, come on.

The Giants had no such trouble, getting all the scoring they needed against Kenta Maeda with two outs in the first inning. Buster Posey doubled, Brandon Belt walked — an eight-pitch plate appearance, not quite 21 — then Evan Longoria hit a pair of long drives. The first was a line drive down the left field line that bounced just foul, then he hit the next pitch well fair, into the seats in left center field for a 3-0 lead.

Maeda was mostly fine after that, lasting through six innings and allowing just one more run, but he also walked more than he struck out and, like just about every other Dodger right now, came up just a little short on Sunday.

Sunday particulars

Home run: Evan Longoria (6)

WP - Ty Blach (2-3): 6+ IP, 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts

LP - Kenta Maeda (2-2): 6 IP, 5 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts

Sv - Hunter Strickland (7): 1 IP, 1 strikeout