Game 62, 2016

Dodgers at Giants, 7:15PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MLBN (out-of-market only), NBC Bay Area

Two heavyweight pitchers go at one another tonight, each with only one loss this season, one with eight wins and one with nine. The eight-game winner is the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, who also sports an ERA of 1.46. He’s got a career record against the Giants of 17-7 with a 1.60 ERA, and if that’s not enough, in the Giants’ home park he’s 9-3 with a 1.23 ERA. Facing him will be new-to-the-Giants Johnny Cueto, who’s 2-0 with a 4.40 ERA in two starts against the Dodgers this season but has a losing record overall (4-5) against Los Angeles.

This is the last series the two teams play against one another until August, but from that point forward nine of their last 38 games will be head-to-head.

The Dodgers’ draft picks are enumerated and expounded upon here. Their first pick was a left-handed hitting high-school shortstop named Gavin Lux.

Lineup:

  • WBBsAs

    Other great Dodger draftee names: Andre Scrubb (P) and Kevin Lachance (SS).

  • Cueto’s pitching oddly. Wild pitch and balk lead to a Dodgers run.

  • Now A-Gon singles Seager in. 2-0 Dodgers.

  • And Thompson singles. 2 on, 1 out.

  • But Pederson and Grandal both make outs and we get only two runs. Not to be greedy, but shoots, guys, that coulda been BIG!

  • And Duffy homers off Kershaw. 2-1 Dodgers after one.

  • WinnipegDave

    Game has really settled into the pitchers’ duel as advertised.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodger doing that thing again where they have long stretches of the game where they do nothing at bat.

    Nothing at all.

    • WinnipegDave

      Except of course for the ball gently brushing against Utley’s pant leg.

  • WinnipegDave

    Cueto quick pitched to first base – but no one was there!

  • WinnipegDave

    Come on Seager – take a cut man!

  • WinnipegDave

    Not Seager’s finest game. Sometimes you just have to hold on to it my friend.

  • WinnipegDave

    So many bleeders against Kershaw. A million paper cuts of infield hits.

  • WinnipegDave

    How did this team ever score 12 runs earlier this week? I know it was the Braves but my goodness does it seem more and more like a mirage.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kershaw strikes out Span for a second time.

  • WinnipegDave

    Darn. At least it wasn’t a bleeder.
    Or a home run.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kershaw has now thrown more pitches than Cueto tonight.
    But gets the K to end the inning.

  • RBI

    Cursed 6th inning for Kersh. Any possibility we will score again tonight?

    • WinnipegDave

      Maybe we are a first and last inning kinda team.

      • WinnipegDave

        I mean Trayce IS batting in the ninth inning.

        • WinnipegDave

          And by Trayce I mean JT!

      • RBI

        Post of the night!

        • WinnipegDave

          Thanks. Glad the “last” was the 9th. I couldn’t have taken extra innings!

  • WinnipegDave

    Turner!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    HR and a 3-2 lead in the 9th!

  • RBI

    JT!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    Great running by Pederson to beat the shift.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ok KJ. Please get it done.

  • WinnipegDave

    Phew!

  • RBI

    One more! Yikes. Get Blanco, Kenley.

    • WinnipegDave

      Hopefully he is cold off the bench.

  • WinnipegDave

    SF getting some good licks against Jansen.

  • WinnipegDave

    Come on Jansen. Stop messing around with Blanco.

  • RBI

    I can’t watch.

    • WBBsAs

      I couldn’t look away, though. Masochism in action.

  • WinnipegDave

    What the blazes is wrong with Jansen? Has no sense of the strike zone tonight.

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh BABY! Too much tension.
    But we win!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    Come back RBI. It is safe to celebrate now!

    • RBI

      I literally had to turn it off.

      • WinnipegDave

        Did you just wait 5 minutes and turn it back on or how did you know it was done?

        • RBI

          I peeked at Gameday on my phone. I know. I’m such a wimp. Then I turned on the tv and rewound.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • RBI

    9 and 1 for Clayton!

  • Yahoo! Please, JT, let that break you out of your season-long slump!

  • WBBsAs

    In the end, a satisfying game.

  • NPUT