The Dodgers' offensive struggles continue in the loss against the Giants.

The Dodgers' offensive struggles continue in the loss against the Giants.

Joc Pederson opened the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on Monday with no hits in his previous 29th-Bat, a charge that produced a cheery reaction when he finally finished the dribble with a single inside the box to the shortstop. The gardener jokingly raised his arms triumphantly. He asked to keep the ball to commemorate the milestone and the teammates laughed in the dugout. It was Pederson's first success in nine days. Highlights of the Dodgers offense, as well as a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants, the last place.

Without Justin Turner in the starting lineup, while the Dodgers continue to monitor their workload as they slacken, Los Angeles only has two other hits, Tyler Beede, a rookie right-hander, innings Max Muncy gave the Dodgers. With his 17th homer in the second innings. Unlike his previous homer against the Giants, he did not land on a body of water or cause a stir in the pitcher. The Dodgers' only other hit against Beede was the single in Kenta Maeda's box in the third inning.

Otherwise, Beede compiled seven strikeouts and worked five walks with the Dodgers to run a run in six innings before the Giants' bullpen, the club's only strength, which ended the game. The Dodgers added a run in the eighth inning against left-hander Tony Watson, when Chris Taylor beat a double-play dirtball with an inning end in the form of Cody Bellinger, who started with a double with the inning.

However, the threat of the Dodgers ended quickly when Enrique Hernandez jumped into the field to conclude the draw and a night of 0 for 4 for Hernandez, whose batting average fell to .210. In 15 games this month, the Dodgers average 3.93. It runs after averaging 5.4 until the end of May. Monday was the eighth time they were held in three races or less in 11 games. They are 5-6 in the section.

For almost two months, the Dodgers' initial rotation has propelled the club to the best record in the National League. The unit has masked the warts of the bullpen and overcomes occasional offensive interruptions, using a formula focused on sustainable atypical functionality to jump into the games. Kenta Maeda, however, has recently

Last week, Maeda became the first starter for the Dodgers who did not start in at least five innings in 32 games. Despite a good finish, he could not recover from a disastrous first opportunity in which he scored five runs with two outs. His game was reduced after throwing 97 pitches in just 4 innings and the Angels won by a two-game sweep.

Early inefficiency, fueled by the inability to ward off hitters, tormented him again on Monday, but he was able to regroup to reach five innings. batting in the second inning, Maeda emerged from the third frame after throwing 69 pitches before throwing 20 to retire the next six batters and yield to Julio Urias.

Urias started his four balls in a row with Tyler Austin and a second walk with Brandon Belt. The streak of savagery cost Stephen Vogt's dirtball to first baseman Matt Beaty had started a double play. Instead, after Beaty retired Belt at second base, first baseman Chris Taylor sailed unobstructed between Beaty and Urias and entered the Giants dugout. The lack of communication allowed by Austin to score and Taylor was charged. He doubled the Dodgers' deficit and proved to be the difference.