Cody Bellinger was the best young Los Angeles Dodgers player in 2017, a rookie who won Rookie of the Year, set a franchise record for newcomers with 39 homers and raced 97 runs.
On Sunday, Bellinger was accused of what is going on with the dejected NL champions.
Manager Dave Roberts used him for what he called a "lack of hustle and bustle" after Bellinger lost to the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning of the Dodgers 4-2.
According to Roberts, Bellinger should have attempted to go for a third base on a ball that landed on the warning track in an area of AT & T Park, known as Triple Lane.
"For me, he's too talented for a player to do that," Roberts said. "So that Cody does not take the third base, I would not do the team or him any service by not intervening in. We've been discussing it, if the guys do not, it's up to me."
Bellinger, the only Dodgers player who had more than one hit in the game, contested Robert's assessment, but was not upset.
"I always hound," said Bellinger. "It just did not make sense for me, but I understand it too, he's trying to prove a point, I do not think anyone can tell me how to play, I've always played hard."
Bellinger did not stay long on second base. He was doubled on a hit by the diving shortstop Brandon Crawford Line Drive and later pulled.
Los Angeles has lost five of six.
Before the game, Los Angeles right-wing extremist Yasiel Puig was placed on the disabled list with a left hip pointer and an injured foot. He was injured the day before when he fell into a padded wall and caught a foul ball ̵
"We just have to play better," said Roberts.
Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Ty Blach made the early lead for the Giants.
Buster Posey doubled and scored twice and Brandon Belt added an RBI double as the Giants made three out of four in the series. San Francisco is 6-4 against the Dodgers this season.
"We made a slow start and are starting to come together now," Longoria said after hoarding for the second time in four days. "From top to bottom, we feel much more confident as a group."
The Giants stumbled through the first three weeks of the season, but have won five out of seven on their current home stand to improve their mark to 14. 14.
"Considering what happened, it's fine," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "Considering where we were to fight around 500, that's always a good sign."
Blach (2-3) threw himself into the seventh inning and allowed two runs. He has beaten the Dodgers twice this season and has a 1.63 ERA in seven career starts.
Sam Dyson and Tony Watson each eliminated three battles. Hunter Strickland scored ninth for his seventh save.
Longoria just missed an extra-base hit on the left field line before throwing an off-speed pitch from Kenta Maeda (2-2) to the stands in the left center for his sixth home run
Posey, who doubled and met on Longoria's home run, drew twice in the third round, scoring on Belt & # 39; s doubles. In his last 14 games, Belt hits .375 (18 for 48) with 11 RBIs.
Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill has an infected finger that delays his return from the list of disabled people. The team had hoped it could start on Monday.
Giants: 2B Joe Panik traveled to Los Angeles to get a second opinion about his sprained left thumb.
Dodgers: The team did not say who will start the game on Monday in Arizona. RHP's Brock Stewart, appointed to take Puig's roster spot, and Ross Stripling are the two likely candidates.
Giants: RHP's Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 6.23) faces the Padres on Monday night at AT & T Park in the opener of a three-game series. He has fought since he came off the list of the disabled and was set up in six runs in 3 2/3 innings of his most recent startup.