Mark Melancon

Encouraging night for Hyun-Jin Ryu, but Dodgers offense is ew

Encouraging night for Hyun-Jin Ryu, but Dodgers offense is ew

By the time Justin Turner realized his mistake, by the time he recognized the sudden distance between himself and second base, the ball was in the air and the outcome of this 2-1 Dodgers loss to the San Francisco Giants was finalized. All that awaited him was the application of the tag.

So Turner lunged back toward the base. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford caught the throw from catcher Buster Posey and slapped his glove in Turner’s gut. Turner spun and hurled a scream toward McCovey Cove. Getting picked off to end a game has that effect on a man.

“It was just a bad, bad, bad baseball play,” Turner said. “It can’t happen in that situation. There’s no excuses or anything...

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