Game 21, 2017

Dodgers at Giants, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, NBCS-BA

Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 2.54 ERA) faces YALHP Ty Blach (0-0, 4.76 ERA). These two pitchers have met once before, on October 1 of last year, and Blach came out ahead. He gave up three hits but no runs and got two hits himself in his first (and only) major league win. Kershaw’s 18-8 lifetime against the Giants and 10-4 at AT&T Park.

The miserable Giants have won the season series against the Dodgers four of the past five years, and the Dodgers have been really pitiful at the Giants’ home park: they’re 2-8 there in each of the last two years.

In other news:

Lineup when available.

I am a little puzzled. I wonder if the thinking is the Dodgers are looking at Bellinger as a first-baseman down the road but meanwhile they have an outfield need.

To make room for him they optioned Eibner to AAA and designated RHP Joe Gunkel for assignment.

73 thoughts on “Game 21, 2017

  1. Wouldn’t it be nice (since these were both Brian Wilson’s teams) if Cody does for the bats what Manny and Puig did, once upon a time?

  2. uesday 4/25 10:15pm
    Clayton Kershaw (L)
    @ Giants – Ty Blach (L)
    1. Enrique Hernandez (R) CF
    2. Corey Seager (L) SS
    3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
    4. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
    5. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
    6. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
    7. Chris Taylor (R) 2B
    8. Cody Bellinger (L) LF
    9. Clayton Kershaw (L) P

  3. Can’t wait til April is over. It’s hard watching Kershaw giving up so many walks. jk

  4. DP needed here, like one when the batter hits a rocket straight at the shortstop

      • He has fielded everything hit to him so there is that. I was going to call it a night right after Bellinger’s AB so naturally the Dodgers couldn’t get to the 8th hitter in the first two innings and had to wait for the top of the third. My reward was a first pitch swing short fly out to LF.

        He stands close to home plate and for me it seems like a lefty would give him a hard time with inside pitches.

    • Saw a comment today on Puig’s throw last night, which said that the only thing missing was Vin making the call.

  5. I hope the bottom of the order that is due up for SF doesn’t roll into the top of the order.

  6. Slugfest in Coors. Nats were leading 15-5 in the middle of the seventh, but Rox only able to come up with 7 more runs, so they lose 15-12.