Game 27, 2017

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

Look, a right-handed opponent! Yes, the Giants are sending out Johnny Cueto (3-1, 5.10 ERA) to do battle with the Dodgers and lefty Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.29 ERA). Here’s a useless stat for you: over his career Cueto is 23-13 in May with a 2.80 ERA. Here’s perhaps a more useful one: he’s allowed six home runs in five starts this season, including three in the last two. He gave up only 15 for the entire 2016 season.

Kershaw, on the other hand, seems to have come out of the gate in mid-season form. He’s looking for his fourth straight win, and his lifetime record against the Giants suggests he might just get it if his team can hit. He’s beaten them 19 times and he’s got a 1.60 ERA in 37 games versus them.

Turner extended his hitting streak to 16, the longest one in MLB in the new season.

Lineup when available.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Not much of a fastball, but Ryu is second among Dodgers starters in K/9 at 9.8 versus Klayton at 9.9.

    • “Sneaky fast,” they calls it.

    • WBBsAs

      I didn’t see yesterday’s game, because I was in the air between Detroit and Oakland, but on the highlights it really looked as if he were fooling the hitters – no hard stuff at all.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Able to spot his fastball on the black. He is currently about 2K/9 above his career. Davis was saying that his average fastball is about 2mph less than before (89 versus 91). but back then he could also get it up to 94mph when needed. No longer. Quite a performance.

  • I haven’t paid close attention to the W-L records of the teams yet, but this is startling. From Grant Brisbee’s blog post linked by WBBsAs in the last post: “Just to get to 90 wins, the Giants have to go 81-55 for the rest of the season…”

    That would be difficult.

  • John_from_Aus

    Good to see our number 8 batter (Utley) has a higher average than there number 8.

  • WBBsAs
  • WBBsAs

    For the first time this season, I’m getting Steinered.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Pence? Over the fence.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Sounds like Kersh had a the worst start of the SPs in these last five games.
    Has he given up the most runs over the years in the 1st inning?

    • Bob_Hendley

      More in the fourth, followed by the sixth and then the first.

  • Promising start for the Blue guys here.

  • And we’re scratching to get a second run. Who are these guys, the 1960s Dodgers?

  • A-Gon might need a 10-day DL to get his arm healthy. Let Bellinger play first.

    • RBI

      I agree. AGon needs to heal.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Wally Pipp says hello.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Cody heard you!

  • WBBsAs

    Game tied!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Quite the struggle for Klayton tonight.

  • WBBsAs

    Damn, I go to pick up my wife at BART, and I come back and the Busted Poseur’s gone deep.

  • HLKLA

    Not CK’s best night that is for sure!

  • RBI

    CK gets to have an off night. Even off, he pitches his heart out.

  • WBBsAs

    Really off his game tonight, it seems.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Klayton has his arm wrapped.

    • Bob_Hendley

      But doesn’t come back.

  • WBBsAs

    With Steiner, a bad game only gets worse.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Cody: “I’m not gonna take any shift from you!”

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    CT scan positive for a run!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Neither Cody nor Chris want to go back to OKC.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’m,on, bats — add to the SF bullpen disaster record and your own mojo!

  • RBI

    Let’s go Dodgers, clap clap, clapclapclap.

  • Bob_Hendley

    No homers so far, but a lot of homerun swings and fly balls. Steiner must be going crazy.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Not with a bang, but a whimper.

    • WBBsAs

      Unfortunately, after being spoiled in Ann Arbor, I got Steinered by the Gnatblackout tonight.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Plagued by something rare . . . and something familiar: bad outing by Kersh . . . and 2/10 with RISP

  • Ryu:

    “He took an aggressive slide into second base and the glute kind of tightened up on him,” Roberts said. “So get him in the training room, keep his arm in shape and hopefully he’ll make that turn when he’s eligible to come off the DL.”

    And now you know…the rest of the story.

  • WBBsAs

    The only thing worse than a Kershaw loss to the Gnats is getting Steinered in the process.