Game 29, 2017

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

Righthander Jeff Samardzija (0-4, 6.32 ERA) will try to get his ship going in the right direction after a winless April. I’m not sure the Dodgers are the best team for him to face if that’s the goal, however: he’s 1-3 in six previous meetings with them. His last outing was his best of the year; he gave up three runs (two earned) while walking one and striking out five in seven innings as the Giants beat the Padres last Friday.

The LHP and no-longer-a-teenager Julio Urias (0-0, 1.59 ERA) will pitch for the Dodgers. His last appearance was his first of the year in the bigs against the Giants last Thursday. He went 5 2/3 innings, struck out four, walked four and gave up four hits but only one run.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs
  • There were a few firsts recorded in last night’s game.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Winning another series would be great . . . Go, Blue!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    What a pleasure to once again hear (live) our treasure, Vin Scully!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Well known giants fan!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Just shows he’s human.

        • WBBsAs

          Actually, he became human when he joined the Dodgers.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Clap, clap, clap clap clap.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig with a strike, but to no avail.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Julio tightrope walker.

  • WBBsAs

    I’m blacked out, but even listening to Steiner I can figure out that Julito didn’t have much command.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Quite something to see Klayton and Julio talking pitching.

    • WBBsAs

      I wish I could see it, and not have to listen to Steiner.

  • WBBsAs

    I hate the automatic IBB.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig, slow out of the box, still makes it to third.

    • WBBsAs

      He turned it on when he needed to.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Taylor-made run.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Jeez, how is it that they send this guy down?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Second time Posey has gunned down Taylor this year.

        • To be fair to Taylor, he beat the throw but was stopped short of the bag by the middle infielder’s foot that blocked the bag. Slide feet first and that fielder would have a bloody ankle or worse.

  • RBI

    What pitcher occupied Samardzjia’s body tonight?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Doesn’t it seem that after the Dodgers score a lot, they don’t score much?

      • RBI

        He’s pitching brilliantly.

  • RBI

    Like I said…

  • RBI

    Puig could have been spiked during that play. Lucky it worked out the way it did.

  • WBBsAs

    Utley seems utterly hopeless.

    • RBI

      To be fair, 11ks against Dodgers tonight.

      • WBBsAs

        He’s just been standing around taking third strikes, including three tonight.

        • Bob_Hendley

          When he used to do that, they would say that he was just setting up the pitcher for the next PA. No longer seems to be the case.

        • RBI

          Yes. Watching them go by.

    • RBI

      Here’s Utley again…

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kx3-enley!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, bats, get KJ the W!

  • RBI

    Ruh roh.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Key K!
    C’mon, one more out!

    • RBI

      Can barely watch.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        It’s safe now.
        C’mon, bats!!!!!

  • WBBsAs

    Fields of Dreams!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    As long as JT’s okay, it’s as effective as any other offensive attack tonight.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Turner, hitman.

  • Rats.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ump was no help.

  • Double rats.

  • RBI

    Well, that may be that. They’ve out hit us all night. Had to catch up sometime.

  • RBI

    Great catch by Toles. Whoa.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Only guy Dayton has been fooling tonight is the ump.

    • RBI

      Ha! Funny, if sad.

    • RBI

      Ump made a terrible call on ball two (which was strike one) and next pitch hammered to bring in the run. Otherwise, Dayton hasn’t been finding the plate, except with nice juicy strikes to hit.

  • RBI

    All we can hope for is another Melancon melt down.

  • RBI

    Not our best outing.

  • RBI

    Toles plays with so much heart!

  • Life!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Seager with a chance.

  • Curses!

  • RBI

    Oh, well. We made them sweat, at least.

  • RBI

    Phoo.

  • Rockies won, D-Backs lost.

  • The Giants are 11-18 overall but 4-3 against us. This is not how it’s supposed to go.

  • Bob_Hendley

    I guess it was a little presumptuous in retrospect for Doc to play for the tie.

  • WBBsAs

    That might have been the dullest game of the year. It didn’t help that I had suffer through Steiner.

  • Here’s a deeper dive into A-Gon’s physical troubles.

  • I’m sure we’ll eventually be told why it made sense to trade for a minor league outfielder.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Not sure he is the answer, but we seem to be heavy on the left side as regards young and upcoming outfielders. On the right side, after Puig, Franklin has already been injured once, not sure that SVS will turn around, Thompson has like one hit the whole year, Ebner looked less than sterling, Quique is actually an infielder.

      • Don’t forget André. He should be back before the All-Star Break.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Ha! Didn’t forget him but I faced an editorial decision. Couldn’t include him as a young and up and coming outfielder along with Joc, Toles, Bellinger and Verdugo on the left side.

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