Game 104, 2017

Giants at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PT, TV: FS1, SPNLA Spanish, NBCS Bay Area

The Giants send LHP Ty Blach (6-6, 4.50 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ LHP Rich Hill (7-4, 3.48 ERA).

Blach gave up five runs on eight hits on Sunday against the Padres, but the Giants have won seven of his last twelve starts. Hill has gone 4-1 with a 1.93 ERA in his last six starts.

Friday’s game marked the first time there was a 30-game difference or larger between the Giants and Dodgers entering a series. The last time these teams met with a 30-game difference in the standings was Sept. 27, 1985, when the Dodgers were exactly 30 games ahead of the Giants.

No gloating!

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1915 Pirates third baseman Honus Wagner reaches Robins hurler Jeff Pfeffer for a grand slam in the eighth inning, helping Pittsburgh beat Brooklyn at Forbes Field, 8-2. The inside-the-park round tripper makes the 41 year-old infielder the oldest player ever to hit a home run with the bases full, a record which will last until 1985.
  • 1996 After a mild heart attack last month, Tommy Lasorda, 68 year-old Dodger manager of twenty years, announces his retirement due to his health. The future Hall of Fame skipper, who was named the National League Manager of the Year in 1983 and ’88, led Los Angeles to four pennants and two World Series championships during his 21 seasons at the helm.

Here’s a nice sight for the morning, but does it look to you like he’s got a bit of a belly?

Lineup:

  • WBBsAs

    The difference is presently 32.5 games, and the Dodgers are on pace to eliminate the Gnats, mathematically, before the end of August.

  • scooplew

    Being in Northern California I watched the Giant broadcast of last night’s game. It was noted that Nick Hundley, who struck out against Jansen to end the game, now has nine official at bats in his career against Jansen. He has now struck out all nine times.

    • WBBsAs

      Let’s hope he’s back in the lineup today…

      • scooplew

        He isn’t, but perhaps Bochy will send him up to pinch-hit against Jansen in the 9th.

        • WBBsAs

          I would prefer that there’s no need for Jansen in the ninth.

  • WBBsAs

    Scoop, is today’s game on broadcast TV? I thought it was on Fox.

  • Clean up hitter!! Or, butter and egg man?

  • HLKLA

    Interesting that Puig is hitting sixth today. Joc hitting eighth is no slouch either.

    • Didn’t work out first time through the lineup.

      • HLKLA

        That is for sure. He killed the rally.

  • Don’t say anything but the Dodgers have less and less of a platoon these days. Instead they move the 5 through 8 hitters around.

  • Good pitching and good D.

  • WBBsAs

    Monday comments that Span couldn’t line up the catch for a good throw, fails to mention that he might as well be an amputee.

  • Hill made it into the sixth, a little less than he has in the past month. Oh well.

    • WBBsAs

      He pitched pretty well, though not dominant, and the pen’s well-rested. I’m more annoyed by the inability to put away Blecch.

  • RBI

    Not the most exciting game so far, though I only tuned in recently. But I was excited to hear Kershaw is healing quicker than expected.

  • RBI

    Phew. Two warning track hits for Bàez, but he did his job!

  • RBI

    Still no love in my heart for Brandon Crawford. Understatement.

    • WBBsAs

      He and BadGums are gneck-and-gneck for gnastiest Gnat…

  • RBI

    Given our current record, I really appreciate the fire with which our players are playing. Hill mad at himself for the missed bunt. Corey angry he popped the ball up. They really do fight hard for every at bat and every out, like Doc has been saying.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Just checking in after flying to San Diego. Looks like Much Ado for little to show. But at least they’re winning!

  • RBI

    Great catch by Belly!

  • RBI

    As someone posted last night, Logan watches a lot of strikes go by.

  • RBI

    Kenley working hard this week. But gets the DP!!!

    • WBBsAs

      Very accommodating on Pence’s part. Now, to put away the Busted Poseur…

      • RBI

        Nope. Ump miscalled first pitch and Kenley gives up the wall.

  • RBI

    I think Kenley’s a little tired. His cutter’s not quite as sharp today.

  • RBI

    Go Kenley, you can do this.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!

  • RBI

    Wow. Great way to hold them to one run.

  • WBBsAs

    All’s well that ends well…

  • WBBsAs

    At 73-31, the Dodgers are now playing .702 ball.

  • 2 of 3 from the hated Giants (so far). We’re now tied 6-6 in the season series.

    • WBBsAs

      *annoying Gnats (who are now 33.5 games out of first).

      • scooplew

        Regarding your text of about three hours ago, I slipped away from this site to watch the game and help my wife prepare for a dinner we are hosting tonight. The game was on Fox. I hope that you found it.

  • scooplew

    And tomorrow we get Cain.

    • According to the Giants’ postgame show it’s Bumgarner v. Ryu.

      • scooplew

        Must have been a change.

    • Hopefully we are able to beat him

  • HLKLA

    Just returned from kayaking, and glad to see the pitching staff made the two runs stand up!

  • WinnipegDave

    Checking in from East Asia. Do you want me to stay away longer? I see the Dodgers are 12-2 since I have left! Hoping this post won’t jinx the Dodgers next game against SF!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Hope you’re doing well – – have you considered such a trip in October? 🙂

      • WinnipegDave

        Ha! I will have to hope that Winnipeg will be far enough away for that month.

        • WinnipegDave

          And yes – doing well. About half way through the trip and enjoying the people and the food.

  • WinnipegDave

    Any buzz about the who the Dodgers might pick up over the trade deadline? I will be sorry to miss the action as it happens!

  • Dodgers acquire AA pitcher from Red Sox, move A-Gon to 60-day DL

  • I never expected that a Dodgers – Giants game in late July would garner fewer than 50 comments!

    NPUT

    • WBBsAs

      The blackout didn’t help.