Game 69, 2015

Giants at Dodgers, 4:15PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MLBN

The Giants have won 8 of the 10 games between the two teams so far this season. They’ll ask Tim Hudson, 4-6 with a 4.65 ERA, to keep the mastery going. The Dodgers are hoping their bats will come alive and they’re hoping that Carlos Frias, 4-4 with a 4.14 ERA, can stop the Giants.

Lineup when available.

64 thoughts on “Game 69, 2015

    • It’s hard to have any animosity toward Bochy. In a just world, this would have happened to a Pagán or Brandi Crawford.

      • No knock against Bochy just showing what a bunch of ungrateful players he has on this dysfunctional team!

  1. Woke up this morning, cuz what else am I supposed to do. Here, cuz misery loves company.

    • Then today is a very good day. Because the alternative to waking up….

      The bums will recover, I just know it.

      Steve Martin in My Blue Heaven instructing the workers laying the sod on the baseball diamond “Remember, green side up!” No idea what that has to do with this, but I just love that quote, and reading Jon’s article brought that to mind for some reason.

  2. Maybe these are the sluggish dog days of August, which have come 2 months early. If we get through them here, perhaps we don’t face them there. (That last sentence sounds a bit Dr. Seuss-ish.)

    • They are definitely going through some kind of funk.
      We can only hope this is the lowest point and everything gets better from now on.
      BTW, Dave, you definitely have regained the presidency of the Optimists Club. 🙂

    • unfortunately, your old one is more applicable to what this team is doing now.
      that other change came to make it more positive, so Package`s Woo Hoo, if anything.

      I wish I would’ve seen all these additional posts when I checked in last night … probably should’ve refreshed the browser.

  3. Oh man. Checking in late again. Doesn’t look like it will be Dodgers day again today.

  4. When will it end? (Glad I had my grandson to play with today. Eased the sting of yet another futile game against a team I can’t stand.)

  5. Two HRs for each side — dodgers get the least for their buck and so far no situational hitting . . . which is a moot point when you give up 6.

    • The batter appeared to move his shielded elbow into the path of the ball instead of out of the way.

      • You must have seen the same replay Vinnie was talking about. The NBC radio guys (I was on the wrong station for a minute) were expecting the hitter to get hit pretty hard his first time up tomorrow because of that seemingly-deliberate HBP.

  6. Retrospectively, I wish last night’s game had been blacked out instead of tonight’s and tomorrow’s.

  7. Can’t blame the bats for last night’s game.
    Odd to say that, but gotta give ’em their due . . . when they’re due for props, rather than just due to come through.

    • Yes, on average we did better than the giants in hitting with RISP. It’s also possible to score without RISP. Wonder where our lumber has been recently in the dinger department.

      • I didn’t mean any stat other than the # of runs; they haven’t been getting many “quality offensive” games lately (since a “quality” game for a pitcher is 3 runs or less in 6 innings, I figure a “quality” game for the offense is 4 runs or more).

        Yes, it’s possible to score with an HR, but you shouldn’t have to count on that. You “should” be able to count on at least getting a sac fly or just putting the ball in play, or knowing when to tag up and take the extra base, etc. The small things. That’s how they won in the ’60s, wasn’t it? Of course, it helped to have someone like Maury Wills, who turned the SB into a potent offensive weapon.

        • As Jon has pointed out, we are 2-36 (0.56) as regards BABIP in the prior seven games, when the overall league average is around .280. Just not possible to make up for this in the ways that you offer.

          • I’m offering that they should at least be “average,” not 200 points below it. If they were, they’d be winning.

          • That average is the league average for balls put into play. Being more than .200 below suggests more than their share of bad luck over that stretch.