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an any other major league team http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-brett-cecil-jersey , and the Los Angeles Dodgers hope the left-hander continues that trend Sunday in the series finale at Dodger Stadium.The Dodgers (86-69) have a 1 1/2-game lead over the Colorado Rockies for first place in the National League West.After the Dodgers conclude the series with the Padres (62-93), they’ll play their final six games on the road.Article continues below ...Colorado (84-70) wraps up a nine-game road trip at the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday and plays its final seven games at home.Ryu is 6-1 in nine career starts against San Diego with a 2.52 ERA. He won both outings against the Padres this season, mainly because of his pitching, but he also benefited from better-than-average offensive support in those wins.Ryu (5-3, 2.18 ERA) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings and struck out a season-high nine batters on April 16 in a 10-3 win in San Diego.After a groin injury in May sidelined Ryu until August, he faced the Padres again Aug. 26 at Dodger Stadium and allowed two runs (one earned) and scattered 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings of the 7-3 win.Ryu went 0-2 in his next three starts with the losses coming against the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds, two teams far out of playoff contention.He bounced back to throw seven shutout innings against Colorado on Monday in an 8-2 win that moved the Dodgers ahead of the Rockies for first place.“To start the year Adam Wainwright Jersey , (Ryu) was throwing the ball really well and he just has that ability to control the heartbeat and make pitches,” manager Dave Roberts told reporters after the win over Colorado. “You have a guy who can get lefties and righties out, can really throw a strike when he needs to. There’s a lot of trust there, and Hyun-Jin’s earned it.”Padres third baseman Wil Myers is 4-for-9 in his career against Ryu with a home run.The Padres will send left-hander Joey Lucchesi to the mound for the 25th start of his rookie season.Lucchesi (8-8, 3.74) lost his two starts against the Dodgers in 2018, both in San Diego.He gave up three runs and five hits in five innings on May 4, but four Los Angeles pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in the 4-0 victory.Lucchesi allowed three runs (two earned) and six hits in four innings of a 4-2 loss to the Dodgers on July 11.Lucchesi will be looking to win back-to-back decisions for the first time since April Michael Wacha Jersey , when he went 3-1 with a 2.78 ERA. “I’m a competitor, man,” Lucchesi told MLB.com after the win. “I always go out there just to give my team the best chance to win. That’s always how I’ve been as a character and a human being. I always try to fight for my boys.” NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom fumed about not getting a called strike three. Then again, when the New York Mets face Madison Bumgarner, things never seem to go well.Bumgarner hit an RBI double for the only earned run off the Mets ace and topped him on the mound too, pitching the San Francisco Giants past New York 3-1 on Thursday.In his first appearance in New York since tossing a four-hit shutout in the 2016 NL wild-card game, Bumgarner (5-5) gave up five hits and went eight innings to match his longest start of the season. He struck out eight and walked none.“We’ve seen him do that a few times in his career where he pitches a beautiful game and does something with the bat and helped himself http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-ozzie-smith-jersey ,” San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said.Bumgarner extended his scoreless streak at Citi Field to 33 innings before Todd Frazier homered to begin the seventh. The big lefty is 7-0 with a 1.42 ERA in eight starts against the Mets — he’s 5-0 with an 0.59 ERA in six starts at the Mets’ park.“He has pitched well here,” Bochy said. “I don’t know how to explain that. He pitches well in a lot of places. It seems like he has done some of his best work here.”The Giants led 1-0 and had a runner at first with two outs in the fourth when an 0-2 pitch to Nick Hundley was called a ball. DeGrom (8-8) and catcher Devin Mesoraco both started to walk off the field, but plate umpire Tony Randazzo called a ball on a pitch that a computerized TV strike zone showed well inside the box.Hundley eventually walked and Bumgarner made it 2-0 with a double down the left field line, past the range of third baseman Todd Frazier.As deGrom went to back up the plate, he began yelling at plate umpire Tony Randazzo.“I told him he can’t miss it,” deGrom said. “I thought it was a strike and you can’t miss that.”After getting the final out of the inning, deGrom flung some paper cups in the dugout along with his glove in frustration.“I don’t know if I felt like I had a good chance of getting the barrel on that Albert Pujols Jersey ,” Bumgarner said with a laugh. “A swinging bat, that’s a dangerous bat.”It was Bumgarner’s 57th career RBI and 34th career extra-base hit. Both totals are second-most behind active pitchers, behind Adam Wainwright.DeGrom went six innings and exited with a major league-best 1.71 ERA. He allowed two runs overall on four hits, striking out 10 with a season-high four walks.DeGrom has often wound up with losses and no-decisions this season because the Mets haven’t scored much for him. He appears to be in a three-way race for the NL Cy Young Award with Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola and Washington’s Max Scherzer — Nola outdueled Scherzer at Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon.Evan Longoria hit a solo homer in the eighth inning as the Giants concluded a 4-6 road trip.The Giants manufactured their first run in the third when rookie Steven Duggar walked, stole second and advanced on a groundout. He scored when Mesoraco let a pitch to Longoria go off his glove for a passed ball.Frazier hit his 14th homer in the seventh to make it 2-1. Bumgarner then hit Bautista with a pitch and gave up a single to Jeff McNeil but got Kevin Plawecki to hit into a double play and struck out Michael Conforto on a full-count fastball.Bumgarner entered the eighth at 95 pitches. He struck out pinch-hitter Jose Reyes, made a nifty snag of Amed Rosario’s comebacker to the mound and retired Austin Jackson on a groundout.Will Smith worked around a two-out walk to Jose Bautista in the ninth for his 11th save in 13 opportunities.TRAINER’S ROOMGiants: C Buster Posey didn’t play. He is expected to catch Friday’s series opener against Texas. Posey is considering getting season-ending hip surgery. … RHP Jeff Samardzija (right shoulder inflammation) pitched four scoreless innings in a rehab start for Double-A Richmond Wednesday. Bochy said Samardzija will be evaluated Friday in San Francisco but will likely need another rehab start.Mets: Mesoraco left the game after the fourth inning with neck stiffness. He was sent for an MRI. … RF Jay Bruce (sore right hip), on the disabled list since June 19 is expected to be activated for Friday’s series opener against Washington. Manager Mickey Callaway said Bruce will see time at first base and right field. … Third base coach Glenn Sherlock was away from the team due to a family matter. He is expected to return Friday.UP NEXTGiants: RHP Dereck Rodriguez (6-1 http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-stan-musial-jersey , 2.25 ERA) is set to come off the disabled list and will oppose Texas RHP Drew Hutchison (2-2, 5.71) on Friday in San Francisco.Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (3-8, 7.67 ERA) faces LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-10, 4.51 ERA) on Friday night to open a three-game series at home against Washington.
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