Game 126, 2016

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

Rich Hill is scheduled to make his first start for the Dodgers since his acquisition at the trade deadline three weeks ago. He’s had blister troubles, and if you wonder how those are treated in the big leagues, read on. Mike Petriello has some excellent analysis of Hill’s “stuff.”

Hill is 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA, all with Oakland before the trade. His opponent will be Johnny Cueto, who’s 14-3 with a 2.90 ERA.

Winning Game One of this series means even if the Giants come back and win the next two games the Dodgers are still in first place, albeit tied. I like that better than tied now after a loss.

Happy news from and for the Segedin family.

Lineup when available.

92 thoughts on “Game 126, 2016

  1. Who woulda thunk that consistently throwing strikes to weak hitters would be a winning strategy?

  2. Missed most of the game. My wife had relatives visiting from California. I held my own with her cousin’s husband who is a nuclear physicist and manages the particle accelerator up near Stanford. My strategy was to let him talk and i would just nod my head. We did have one thing in common. He is thinking about retiring because the Dept. Of Energy ( their major source of funding) is constantly looking over his shoulder. I left teaching when they hired all these teachers who did nothing but come into your room and critique you rather than help you with the students who were struggling.. Stepping down from my soapbox now.

    • Love your strategy for keeping up with the nuclear physicist – smile more, talk less and nod lots.

  3. Wow, what a debut for Hill! Up there with A-gon hitting an HR in his first Dodger AB.
    So far 1 & 1 with the Oakland deal (poor Josh!).

    Go, Dodgers — win for Vin!

  4. Hill was lights out, and leaving Blanton to get that last out in the 8th was the Dave Roberts move of the game, in my opinion.

  5. Hey Bob. This game is a bit lower scoring than the one you saw. That one must have taken a while to play out.

    • Went fairly fast for such a high score. It wasn’t as close as the final score, either.

  6. Just tuning in. Hill seems to be as advertised so far. Must be figgitying in the pen not quite knowing what to do with themselves at this point.

  7. Just checking in before I call it a night. This looks to be the opposite of last nights game, but what you would expect with the two starting pitchers.

  8. All of a sudden, there’s this grating voice that wasn’t there the first three innings.

  9. Am I dreaming or is Rich Hill actually pitching for the Dodgers tonight.
    He looked good on the first inning. Here’s hoping he can go 6 or – dare I say it – 7 innings tonight.
    Anyone know if he is on a pitch count on today’s game?

      • Yah but you know what I mean. Coming back from injury maybe he will be limited to 80 pitches rather than 110. That’s what I’m asking about.

  10. Off to Nats-O’s, so may be a little late joining tonight, but will be scoreboard watching!

  11. OT – reacting to the Dylan Hernandez interview with Belt and more specifically to Dylan’s notion that the Dodgers are somehow “lucky” to be in first because of the giants’ second half swoon, luck runs both ways. This is an Insider piece which uses differences in OPS for and OPS against to arrive at the conclusion that the giants were lucky in the first half and have been unlucky in the second half and that these sorts of numbers tend to even out over the long course of a season. The giants, according to this formula, currently have about three wins more than they “should” have so they are actually lucky that they are not further behind.