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:

46 thoughts on “Game 62, 2016

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

    Nothing at all.

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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

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