Kapler says Doval’s frustrated glove throw won’t happen again originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Giants didn’t want to be ejected for the third straight game on Tuesday, and a two-run homer from Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson made that fear a real possibility.
But Giants reliever Camilo Doval closed that door on the Braves’ threat when he knocked out Travis from Arnaud and then knocked out Marcell Ozuna to seal San Francisco’s 12-10 win at Truist Park.
Still, Doval was unhappy with his performance and expressed his disappointment on the mound after d’Arnaud’s retirement.
Doval walked away from the mound, then threw down his glove in frustration before returning for the final.
After a crazy back and forth, the Giants picked up a victory over the Braves that ended their two-game losing streak.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler told reporters after the win what was going through Doval’s head at the time, promising it wouldn’t happen again.
“We talked about it after the game,” Kapler said. “I think he thought there were three outs, and for good reason, because a lot has happened for him in the last two days. He’s a young pitcher. He finds his way. There’s a lot of frustration built up and I feel like that’s when it sort of spilled out.
“We talked about it, it’s not going to happen again. He’s a guy who continues to develop, grow, learn and learn the league and he understands that wasn’t his best look and he’s going to get better.
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Monday against the Braves, Doval knocked out the first batter before Orlando Arcia fielded a left-hand single that gave the Braves a 2-1 win.
The 24-year-old was one of baseball’s best relievers through the first weeks of June, but didn’t show his best against Atlanta.