Game 125, 2016

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, CSBA

The most-anticipated series of the season until the next one between these two teams begins tonight. It starts with the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner (12-7, 2.25 ERA) and his home-run bat facing the Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda (12-7, 3.29 ERA), whose 5-43 (.136) average and .346 OPS aren’t going to scare anyone. Bumgarner is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in two starts vs. the Dodgers this season, while Maeda is 1-0 with a .047 ERA in one start against the Giants, giving up one earned run over seven innings back in April.

Personnel news of a sort: Rob Segedin had to be places in a hurry after getting off the plane from Cincinnati:

Lineup when available.

Presumably there’s a replacement for Segedin waiting in the wings if his wife goes into labor mid-game.

79 thoughts on “Game 125, 2016

    • One of my nephews is an outstanding fast-pitch softballer, and even attended some baseball tryouts for the Pirates. While he’s still relatively young, though, he’s way behind the Cuban kids you find down there now – too far to catch up, really.

  1. Woke up this morning to a Dodger win. My thought for the day is how does a player like Rob Segedin not get even a cup of coffee with the Yankees? We had Clint Robinson up with us. We had Russ Mitchell and John Lindsey up for a few abs so how does this guy not even get called up for an injured player? Well enough of that. i have three hours to kill so i am going to sit down and knit a sweater. (If you read McCC you will know what I mean.)

    • Never showed much above AA when he was with the Yanks, but had a good ST with us and was banging the ball at OKC. Whole lotta players in the same boat.

  2. Blanton not looking pleased about being relieved. Suddenly this is turning into an ASG with all the player changes going on.

  3. I got Steinered on Seager’s fly ball, and then he got the number of outs wrong twice.

  4. I haven’t seen a single pitch, except for video replays on MLBTV, but it sounds as if Maeda was pretty shaky.

  5. I liked the pattern where we scored a run every inning. Can we bring that back again next time we bat.

  6. Hi everyone!

    I’ve been MIA from this site, but not in thought. The real world has interfered, but I’ve been following the ups and downs and ups of the Dodgers and thought of writing numerous times.

    Not sure how frequently I’ll be able to visit, but yesterday’s game was another of the many where I said ‘this time I have to write” – well, this time I did.

    It seemed like the format of the worst of games for LA this year: one facet of their game did well while another let them down. But this time the offense would not be denied and overcame shortcomings from SP & bullpen. What a great victory to go into this series vs. SF.

    Go, Dodgers – win for Vin!

      • Thanks, RBI!
        As it turned out, yes, a VERY good game!
        I was afraid it would turn into one of those nightmare games, but the bats seem to be for real now — everyone wants to be part of the fun!
        Who’dve thunk that the weakest part of a Dodger team is their pitching?

  7. Will anybody miss him?

    With Kazmir heading to DL, Dodgers now have had 27 different guys on DL. A record (tying).— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) August 24, 2016

  8. Dodgers are hitting well, but they’ll have to face somewhat better pitching than in Cincy. I’m not a BadGums believer – he’s not the frontline ace a lot of people seem to think he is – but the Dodgers do have trouble with lefties. I can remember when the acquisition of Shawn Green was the corrective to an overwhelmingly RHH lineup.

    • Guessing that Quique with 3 dingers in 16 pa against him will get a start, though Joc has done well also in limited appearances against him.