Game 12, 2016

Giants at Dodgers, 3:10PM 6:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, CSN-BA

This game matches the Giants’ Johnny Cueto and the Dodgers’ Scott Kazmir against each other for the second time in a week. Cueto got the better outcome in the first game: he survived a five-run first inning and went six more to get the win. Kazmir gave up three HRs and six runs in four innings but escaped with a no-decision.

The Dodgers optioned catcher/infielder Austin Barnes to OK City and reinstated right-handed pitcher Chris Hatcher from paternity leave on Friday.

Bumgarner and the snake: a fable told by Vin Scully.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    My wife wants to go to the theater tonight – Buenos Aires is a big theater city – and the show starts at game time. Might get back for the last inning or two.

  • scooplew

    I got worried when your post said the game was a 3:10 p.m. start. It is at 6:10 p.m., no?

    • 3:10PM HST. Sorry. I was obviously thinking only of myself.

      Yes. 6:10PM PT.

      • scooplew

        I am making an educated guess that it is a beautiful spring day in Hawaii.

        • Yep. And no vog (haze from the volcano a hundred miles southeast) either.

  • WinnipegDave

    Perhaps this time vs Cueto we can fall way behind and then come back to win.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kazmir smooths things out but it took 27 pitches to get through the first.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers can’t seem to get anything going against Cueto.

  • WinnipegDave

    Just reading about Ryu. Seems like he is fading further into the distance as he now has a groin injury which delays him even more.I wonder who will be back first Ryu or McCarthy? Or possibly Anderson?

  • Bob_Hendley

    Kashmir having control issues or he is following the Sutcliffe strategy of walking guys until you find one that you can get out.

  • WinnipegDave

    Not looking like a good inning when you start it with back to back walks.
    And an almost but not quite double play.

  • WinnipegDave

    Maybe should have walked Crawford to get to Cueto.

  • WinnipegDave

    Phew. That could have been a lot worse.
    Now the Dodgers could stand to get a run.

  • WinnipegDave

    This unfortunately interesting game continues.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Force at any base.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Still

  • Bob_Hendley

    Good luck Adam! Dinner time for me.

  • WinnipegDave

    4-0 is not insurmountable but…

  • WinnipegDave

    Grandal with a double!

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice to at least break up the perfect game/no hitter…

  • WinnipegDave

    Is everyone down there (that is, south of Canada) working on their taxes tonight or what?
    Except for Bob it is quiet in here. 🙂

    • John_from_Aus

      I’m south of Canada 🙂

      • WinnipegDave

        That is very true. When are taxes due in Australia?

        • John_from_Aus

          We pay as we go ie tax comes out with each pay) and work on a financial year up to 30th June. We then have until end of October to complete our tax return (which is fairly straight forward for me)

          • WinnipegDave

            Cool. Taxes coming out of our pay happens here in Canada as well. I don’t make tons in salary and so usually get some back at tax time.

          • John_from_Aus

            I think I got $27 dollars last year

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh man, Not that he needs any help but that last strike to Thompson seemed really inside – at least on Gameday!

  • WinnipegDave

    I’m calling it now. We break through and score a run or two in the bottom of the 7th.

  • WinnipegDave

    Bingo! Hernandez with the RBI. Let’s keep it going…

  • WinnipegDave

    Hoping Trayce gets on and Puig gets a chance to hit this inning.

  • WinnipegDave

    The way SF played last night, Belt wouldn’t have been able to scoop out that throw.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Back for the bitter or sweet end.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Glad to see him leave.

    • WinnipegDave

      Nah I’m still here. Zing. 🙂

  • WinnipegDave

    Seager closes the gap! 4-3 now!

    • Bob_Hendley

      And off a very tough lefty.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Things are getting sweeter!

  • WinnipegDave

    It would be so nice to do unto them, that which they did unto us – which is undo the lead and steal the win.

  • WinnipegDave

    More work to do in the bottom of the ninth. Hopefully the Dodgers will still only need 1 to tie and 2 to win. Puig still an option of the bench.

  • WinnipegDave

    Baez is fast but wild.

    • Bob_Hendley

      He is all over the place.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Would have hoped that Doc would have used him a bit in low leverage situations to help him get his confidence back.

      • WinnipegDave

        Yeah, I was thinking about that as well. The ninth inning in a one run game is not exactly a walk in the park.

        • Bob_Hendley

          And against the top hitters.

        • WinnipegDave

          A Walk in the Park would not be a good autobiography for a reliever.

  • WinnipegDave

    Drat, That would have been a double play ball opportunity.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wow. Got him!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Pence doing a lot of favors with those swings at balls out of the zone.

  • WinnipegDave

    Okay. A bloop and a blast and then a dance party at home plate.
    Let’s get it done.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Just hope no one gets hurt celebrating.

  • WBBsAs

    Well, it look as if I haven’t missed a lot so far.

    • Bob_Hendley

      One run game.

  • WinnipegDave

    Maybe baby! Lead off double!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Don’t go all maybe on us at this point!

  • WBBsAs

    Grandal smoked that one.

  • RBI

    Hi all! Been watching all game, but have a house guest so no posting. Couldn’t stand it. Go blue!

  • WinnipegDave

    Up to Puig

  • RBI

    Too bad. Joc should have had more patience.

  • WinnipegDave

    Shoot. So close.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well, I will sign off for tonight. Don’t feel like doing post-game analysis at this point. Might have felt more at peace if they had lost 4-1 instead of just missing out on tying it up.

  • It’s a good thing Joc didn’t hear me cuss when he hit that pop foul. Oh well, tomorrow is another day. An ESPN Sunday Night Baseball day, remember.

  • foul tip

    Link, what happened to the links on the right side of the page?

    • They’re there, but you have to scroll down. You notice that the post and comments ae now centered rather than left-justified, too?

      WordPress is insistent that its customers upgrade to its new releases, so I did yesterday and poof! They mucked up something to do with the style. I’m hoping they’ll send out a fix real soon now.