Brett Anderson's shaky fifth inning ended his evening, resulting in a no-decision as the Dodgers beat the Giants on Monday.
Anderson had shut the Giants out over his first four frames, but the Giants hit him around for three runs in the fifth. After Anderson got two quick ground outs, the Giants strung together a walk, two singles, and a double to reduce a four-run deficit to a one-run deficit. Over 4 2/3 innings, Anderson gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out three. The lefty has pitched into the sixth inning just once in four starts and has a 5.49 ERA. Anderson toes the slab against the Diamondbacks at home in his next outing.
Tim Lincecum got the loss on Monday versus the Dodgers, serving up four runs in four innings of work.
The Dodgers scored all four runs in the third inning, but Lincecum just wasn't sharp in general. He gave up eight hits and three walks while striking out only two. The right-hander still sports a productive 3.27 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and a 16/10 K/BB ratio in 22 innings. Lincecum will look for better results in his next start at home against the Angels.
Norichika Aoki went 2-for-5 with a stolen base as the Giants fell to the Dodgers on Monday.
Aoki reached on a fielder's choice and stole second base in the third inning, but was stranded. He singled and scored the first of the Giants' three runs in the fifth. Aoki hadn't registered a hit since April 22, but still boasts an impressive -- though power-absent -- .309/.391/.383 batting line with six stolen bases on the season.
Jed Lowrie exited Monday's game against the Padres with a right thumb injury.
The injury occurred on a slide into home plate. It's not clear at this point how serious the ailment is, but the Astros should have more on Lowrie's status after the game. It's awful timing, as the red-hot Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a homer Monday to push his season batting line to .300/.432/.567.
Justin Turner mashed a three-run home run as a pinch-hitter as the Dodgers topped the Giants on Monday.
The Dodgers had put two men on base with one out against Yusmeiro Petit in the eighth inning. Turner laced the first pitch he saw over the outstretched glove of center fielder Angel Pagan for a three-run blast to extend the Dodgers' lead to 8-3. It's the first homer of the year for Turner, who is batting .310/.333/.517 in 30 plate appearances as a utilityman.
Joc Pederson went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run in Monday's win versus the Giants.
Pederson knocked in a run with a double to cap off the Dodgers' four-run third inning. He then homered off of George Kontos in the sixth inning, providing an insurance run. The rookie has lived up to expectations thus far, batting .296/.458/.556 with three home runs and nine RBI.
Carl Crawford had to leave Monday's game against the Giants with tightness in his right side.
More should be known after the game, but obviously if it's an oblique issue he could wind up on the disabled list. With Yasiel Puig (hamstring) already on the shelf, Alex Guerrero and Scott Van Slyke could see time in left field if Crawford is out for a while.
Tyler Matzek had to leave Monday's outing versus the Diamondbacks with a left hamstring cramp.
It's probably the best-case scenario, as a cramp isn't nearly as bad as a strain. Consider Matzek day-to-day.