But after Frias gave up six runs in less than six innings Saturday in the Dodgers’ latest loss to the
After starting the season 3-1 with a 2.55 ERA in his first six appearances (four starts), he has gone 1-4 with a 6.17 ERA in his last six.
Frias is somewhat of a frustrating pitcher. He almost never is completely awful, just not good enough. He still lights up the radar gun and the Dodgers remain impressed with his stuff.
His results, however, are something else. And you have to wonder how long the Dodgers will continue to call on Frias every fifth start before going to someone else, or more significantly, making a deal to bring in another starter.
Certainly Frias was not helped by the Dodgers' offense and defense Saturday.
He started his trouble by hitting the game’s leadoff batter, Nori Aoki, on the lower left leg.
Aoki left the game after the top of the first with what the Giants called a left leg contusion.
The Dodgers, however, got both runs back quickly when
But the rest was all Giants, again.
They regained the lead with two outs in the fifth. Frias had retired 11 consecutive batters when he gave up a two-out single to Hudson.
The Giants added two more on a walk and a two-run homer by
Meanwhile, the Dodgers' lack of offense continued. They managed only four hits after the first inning. Hudson, who came into the game 4-6 with a 4.65 ERA, went 6 1/3 innings, allowing the two runs on six hits and two walks.
Frias was charged with six runs in his 5 1/3 innings, on six hits, a walk and two hit-batters.