Game 20, 2017

Dodgers at Giants, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, NBCS-BA+, MLBN (out-of-market only)

Lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-3, 5.87 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers, and his record shows he’s having trouble getting back to his form of two years ago before surgeries. He’s given up six HRs in 15 1/3 innings and opponents are hitting .306 against him. RHP Matt Cain (1-0, 3.31 ERA) was thought to be mostly done as a starting pitcher and his opening start seemed to reinforce that belief, but then he turned around and had two very good outings. He’s given up 3 HRs in 16 1/3 innings and his opponents’ BA is a paltry .238.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    LAT’d, but puts the upcoming series in perspective… https://twitter.com/denisebrownLA/status/855584465376100352

  • WBBsAs

    Here’s an interesting development… https://twitter.com/keithlaw/status/856645105868038144

    • Huh. There have to have been at least half-a-dozen Lithuanians in the NBA. Heck, U of Hawai’i may have had a b-ball player from there. It’s had a couple of guys from Serbia on the basketball team over the years, and its men’s volleyball team could be fielded by the UN. This year alone it’s got guys from The Netherlands, Norway, Bulgaria and England in addition to California, Michigan and Hawai’i.

  • WBBsAs
    • Bob_in_Vegas

      These last two years have proven they can’t have enough depth.
      But at least these aren’t “stupid” injuries.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ryu gets a bigger park to work with.

  • RBI

    Squeezy yet weirdly uneven calls by the ump, so far.

  • RBI

    Puig! Yes!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig nails him!

    • RBI

      That is such a satisfying play when done right.

      • Entertaining!

        • Bob_Hendley

          Run saving!

      • Bob_Hendley

        I enjoy it most when a guy tries to make it to third. Going home is the coach’s call and he is calculating risks and benefits. Going to third is all on the runner challenging Puig’s arm.

        • I’ve always liked the relay from deep in right center to the cutoff to a third baseman that stands at the bag as if a throw is not coming before catching it and tagging out the runner trying to stretch a double into a triple.

    • Puig gets his fix.

  • Jack Dawkins

    You don’t challenge that arm.

  • WBBsAs

    About to start watching, but in bed on the iPad, since it’s nearly 11 pm in Michigan. Only 8 pm California time, but we had barely three hours sleep yesterday.

  • RBI

    Ugh. Crawford. Does he ever wash his hair?

  • RBI

    Good Cain, so far.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Annoying that the Dodgers are healing the giants ERA with nary a murmur of protest so far, to channel the immortal Vin.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Their ERA at home is 3.00.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      It’s that remarkable talent Dodger bats have had of late, being able to make any opposing pitcher look like a Cy Young Award winner.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Dodgers are second in the NL in OPS+ behind the Nats.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          And a losing record.

          • Bob_Hendley

            And 9th in ERA+

  • WinnipegDave

    Announcer pet peeve: “Fielder X picks up the ball and throws to first. They made a great play and knew exactly who was running.”

    Of course they knew who was running. It was the person who one second ago was batting.

    Rant over.

    But feeling feisty tonight so there may be more.

    • Bob_Hendley

      But that’s just shorthand.

      • WinnipegDave

        Dude. My pet peeve rant doesn’t have to make sense. It just has to be something that bugs me. 🙂

  • HLKLA

    I need to get to bed, but I hope the Dodger offense wakes up! Good night all!

  • RBI

    Nicely done, Ryu.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Great outing.

  • scooplew

    Just got home. Grrrrr. The Giants had allowed 26 runs in their last three games. Granted that they were in Colorado, but still, we have two hits through seven innings?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Join the fun!

  • scooplew

    I see where Joc went on the DL. I wish we had brought up Bellinger instead of Eibner.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Dang, on a 0-2 pitch.

  • RBI

    Two feels like two too many.

    • Bob_Hendley

      It’s like 4 in Phone Booth.

  • RBI

    A breath of hope.

  • RBI

    2-1! Better than 2-0!

    • WinnipegDave

      1/2 as better! 😉

      • RBI

        Err, right.

  • RBI

    Grrr. Toles swinging wildly over that pitch.

  • WinnipegDave

    Need Seager to drive one far and deep.

  • RBI

    Double grrr.

    • WinnipegDave

      Perhaps the caught stealing will be a blessing in disguise as Seager leads off the top of 9.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Surprised they didn’t pause to see about a review. That looked pretty close to me.

  • RBI

    Ha! Turnabout’s…

  • WinnipegDave

    Go Gonzo.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Bloody ump.

    • RBI

      Twice he robbed us.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well. That was pretty disappointing.

  • RBI

    Silver lining – Ryu pitched really well. Otherwise this game stunk.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Caught Justin cheating.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Tense game. All the more so given our slow start and need to start winning.

  • scooplew

    Humiliating way to end the game. Inexcusable for a veteran like Turner to be picked off like that. Inexcusable. Was it the right call or did the umpire blow it?

    • RBI

      What was he thinking?!?!?!

      • Bob_Hendley

        Trying to get an extra edge. An aggressive move. Wasn’t like he was picked off daydreaming.

        • RBI

          Frustrating. Frustrated.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Indeed.

          • It would take a lot of presence of mind, but I wonder if Justin shouldn’t have taken off for third. It would have been two throws to get him.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Guess it was too much to hope for two wins in a row.

  • ESPN: With Pederson, the Dodgers have now put 12 different players on the DL since Opening Day. 19 games, 12 DLs.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      This is SOP for Dave Roberts — it’s all he’s known with LA.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Likely to see a lot more of this throughout MLB with the new ten-day option.

  • I called it a night after the first and will not watch this game this morning.

  • WBBsAs

    Being blanked by Gnatt Cain is truly embarrassing.

  • WBBsAs

    For bridge-building, AGon gets a shoutout… https://twitter.com/Arturo_Sarukhan/status/856874808147148800

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