Game 13, 2016

Giants at Dodgers, 5:00PM PT, TV: ESPN

Two undefeated pitchers face one another this afternoon on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball: Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers. The Giants’ pitcher got his first win his last time out against the Rockies, going eight innings and giving up only two runs. His ERA is 3.38. Maeda has one win to go along with a gaudy 0.00 ERA, going six shutout innings in each of his first two starts.

This being Maeda’s first season in MLB, he has no record against the Giants. Samardzija is 1-2 with a 4.91 ERA in four career appearances, including two starts, against the Dodgers.

Blog note: foul tip asked a question this morning in the previous post’s comments:

foul tip • 5 hours ago

“Link, what happened to the links on the right side of the page?”

Linkmeister Mod foul tip • 2 hours ago

“They’re there, but you have to scroll down. You notice that the post and comments are now centered rather than left-justified, too?

“WordPress is insistent that its customers upgrade to its new releases, so I did yesterday and poof! They mucked up something to do with the style. I’m hoping they’ll send out a fix real soon now.”

59 thoughts on “Game 13, 2016

  1. A pleasant surprise this morning to read that Gnats had bad starting pitching AND a bullpen tire fire.

  2. Rookie Archie Bradley of the Snakes – prize prospect – needed 35 pitches to get the Gnats out in the first at The Phone Booth To Be Named Later. On pace for a 315-pitch CGSO.

  3. Woo-HOO!!! (Better late than…) Houseguest still here, along with a bunch of friends and family for turkey burgers. But I kept my eye on things.

  4. 3-4 on the season against SF. But we didn’t have a winning record against them last year and still won the division comfortably.

    The rest of the month has Atlanta, Colorado, Miami and San Diego. Hopefully can have a winning record in those match ups!

    • Feel pretty good about the first two weeks.

      Rationally I know it makes very little difference, but I wonder how much better I would feel if the Dodgers had won even 1 of the 4 they lost to SF.

      Anyway, the long season has really just begun.

    • I wonder if finishing the month with 15 or 16 wins is reasonably within reach.

  5. From a Gnatblog: “Was Duffy even a midlevel prospect? It seems to me that he came out of nowhere. Very possible last year was a “career year” and he doesn’t come close to that ever again. I hope I am wrong.”

    • Bochy’s was whining about something, and now the Gnats have a new third base coach.

  6. The early start time – 9 p.m. in Buenos Aires – means I’ll have to persuade my wife to go out to dinner early.

    • If we ever went to a restaurant before 9pm the waiters, who were still setting up, would look at us as if we were from another planet.

      • Absolutely. We have a fine Italian cafe down the block that starts serving at 8 p.m. When I got there at 8:10, there were already several (older) Argentine couples seated.

        • Know the place, though I can’t remember the name. We have a good friend that lives nearby in an apartment overlooking the zoo, one of the Nofal sisters from Mendoza.

          • Bella Italia Café, which also has a full restaurant nearby. They also had a recently closed grill, which was a favorite with S Carolina Governor Sanford and his Argentine girlfriend, whose apartment is two blocks over from us.

  7. In general, I like our lineup – 2 through 6 seem very solid hitters and 1, 7 and 8 can be strong as well at any given moment.
    And Maeda has already hit a home run so there is that!

    • You’ll get the ESPN crew, Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza rather than Vin, but they’re not bad. Particularly now that Schilling is gone to Monday Night Baseball.

      • I watched them do a non Dodger game, and they did not seem too difficult to listen to.

        • I think I get it over here today too, but a fairly busy day today even though it is school holidays. I’ll tape it, watch it later and briefly check in here from time to time