Game 76, 2019

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: NBCS Bay Area, SPNLA

LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-6, 3.87 ERA) goes for the Giants in the final game of the series tonight. He’ll face the Dodgers’ young LHP Julio Urias (3-2, 3.05 ERA). Bumgarner may be pitching for the last time against the Dodgers as a Giant; he’s the subject of many trade rumors. Urias has been pitching in relief since mid-April, but he went five scoreless innings in a game he started against the Giants on April 1.

Hill is headed for the IL. He’ll have an MRI today to examine his forearm “discomfort.”

Four of CT3’s seven HRs this year have come off the Giants’ Pomeranz. Here are the two he hit last night:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2008 In recognition of their significant contributions to the community, the Dodgers become the first sports franchise to be honored by the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The team receives an Award of Excellence star, which is placed in the Walk of Fame, which includes a constellation of celebrities, real and fictional, who have had a major impact on the entertainment industry.
  • 2009 Jeff Weaver beats his kid brother Jered when the visiting Dodgers best the Halos, 6-5, at Angel Stadium. The Northridge, California natives become the eighth set of siblings in major league history to start against one another.

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82 thoughts on “Game 76, 2019

  1. It was 6-0 when I went to bed. At least I’m comforted to know that it was mostly AAA guys only up for a short holiday in the bigs.

  2. I missed another one-run game against the giants! Can’t wait to go through the comments.

  3. Holy cow. Last I knew it was 7-2. Take the dinner plates out to the kitchen, turn on the game and WHAT?!? 9-8 with two on and no outs in the ninth?

    Glad we hung on.

  4. Easy win? , well we had 16 hits and didn’t even have to bat in the 9th 🙂

    • Glad that wasn’t a playoff game. None of us would have hair or fingernails left.

      • No video now, and that’s what Gameday told me (also I wouldn’t trust Steiner without independent confirmation).

      • No video now, and that’s what Gameday told me (also I wouldn’t trust Steiner without independent confirmation).

  5. As of right now, I see a trend over the last 3 games. 9-0 Dodgers. 9-2 Dodgers. 9-4 Dodgers. San Fran must be so excited that they are getting closer each night.

  6. Garlick just hooked one foul earlier in the AB but is able to find another pitch to his liking.

  7. Thought Urias might go another inning. But pitched well in his three innings.

  8. Oh well. At least he threw more pitches than Urias through the first inning.

  9. Entering tonight’s game, the Busted Poseur is on a pace for 6.75 HR and 40.5 RBI.

  10. Lat’d from earlier today:

    I’m hoping that tonight’s Dodger victory will make yesterday’s look like a pitchers’ duel. Then I hope the loathsome BadGums will get traded to the equally loathsome Yanquis. who’ll force him to shave his beard off.

  11. At The Athletic, Grant Brisbee looks back on Bumgarner versus Dodgers over his career:

    A dirty secret, though, is that Bumgarner’s career against the Dodgers is flecked with at least a little disappointment. His overall numbers against them — 34 starts, 221 2/3 innings, 2.52 ERA — work out to be something like a full season of his career, pitched at a Cy Young level. But the Giants were just 18-16 in those starts. Out of his 15 career complete games, none of them came against the Dodgers. His best start against them by Game Score was a seven-inning, one-hit masterpiece in which he struck out 10 and didn’t issue a walk or allow a run, and the Giants lost anyway.

    Bumgarner hit four homers against the Dodgers, and his ERA in those four starts was 1.75. The Giants lost three of those games anyway, which is just remarkably hard to do. Bumgarner was at his best against the Dodgers. But the Giants were at their best when it came to hosing Bumgarner, too. It was an impressive, frustrating combination.

    • The commenters to that post have memories (possibly false) that Bumgarner always seemed to face Kershaw, and the Giants have never hit very well against him. That partially explains his W-L record against the Dodgers, they think.

  12. Rockies just finished three-game sweep of Diamondbacks in Arizona, 6-4, in 10 innings. Colorado scored one in the 9th to tie, two in the 10th to win. Diamondbacks loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 10th but failed to score.

  13. Just a day of rest for Bellinger or something else? He is 4-for-17 in his career vs. Bumgarner with 1 homer and two walks and two strikeouts.

    • Hill’s injury and resultant bullpen game after the first inning wound up costing Beaty his MLB gig.

      • Yeah, but if plans are to have Joc play first when Pollock comes back, he was on borrowed time anyway.

  14. The Mets fired their pitching coach,Dave Eiland, today. His replacement? Old (and I do mean old) friend Phil Regan. Yes, the Vulture is back, 82 years young. Fun fact – Regan first pitched in the majors in 1960, two years before the Mets existed.

  15. If Rich Hill goes to the IL, which is likely, it will be interesting to see the corresponding move. Obvious would be to move Urias or Stripling into the rotation, but is the bullpen arm then just reactivating Alexander or recalling Chargois? Seems time to try something fresh.