Monday, June 24, 2013

Game 75 Thread: June 24 vs. Giants, 7p

Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.96) vs. Madison Bumgarner (7-4, 3.25).

Big faceoff today between each team's leader in wins. The Dodgers are coming off of a series (and roadtrip) split in San Diego that seemed like a potential momentum shifter for the season, what with Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez mashing, Juan Uribe not totally sucking, Andre Ethier at least doing some servicable fielding, Skip Schumaker not grounding into double plays*, Kenley Jansen saving, and Brandon League making an appearance but not losing the whole frickin' game for us. Could this finally be the type of clicking which we had expected to see sometime in the first 70 games or so? And why the hell might it have taken so long to get here, Don? HUH? But I digress.

The Giants just dropped three of four games to the woeful Miami Marlins in which they were outscored 16-8. Bumgarner had three wins to start off the season, then went 1-4 over his next nine games, before winning his last three games again. Bumgarner leads the team in not only wins but also ERA and Ks (97), and with Matt Cain's volatility and Tim Lincecum's struggles, this game is a critical one for the Giants (the Giants haven't named a starter for tomorrow's game, but we get Lincecum on Wednesday). The Giants have lost six of their last nine and are just a game over .500, after being as many as seven games over breakeven earlier this season.

(*) Oh, and here's a fun stat for you. Despite the 2013 Dodgers' penchant for GIDP, I was actually pleasantly surprised to see that no Dodger players were in the top 10 in the National League: Matt Kemp leads the team with 8, and the recently-released Ramon Hernandez will leave tied for 38th with 6 GIDPs. Meanwhile, the Giants' Pablo Sandoval is third in the NL with 12 GIDPs; SF also has Marco Scutaro tied at 18th (along with Kemp) with 8 GIDPs, and rounding out the top 40 is Hunter Pence (T-29) with 7 and Oyster Pubes (T-38) with 6. Wow, that's a lot of players grounding into double plays on that Giants team!

In fact, the Giants have as many GIDPs as the Dodgers (67, sixth-worst in MLB). Maybe the Giants can sneak ahead of the Dodgers in this category, starting tonight!

And since I'm the king of footnotes, let me add that Game 1 of the College World Series is tonight, UCLA vs. Mississippi State (5p PT). Go Bruins!

135 comments:

Orel said...

Good movie.

Hideo Nomo said...

Mellis 2B
Puig RF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Hairston LF
Ethier CF
Uribe 3B
Ajllis C
Ryu P

Hashtag Defeats F

BJ Killeen said...

No traffic tonight. Gonna get to the ravine way early.

Spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!!

Spank said...

i agree with Orle

Spank said...

oh shit. I mean Orel. My dyslexia got me on that one.

Steve Sax said...

UCLA up 1-0 in the top of the first. Crowd is definitely Mississippi State-heavy.

Two outs, Bruins at the corners.

Steve Sax said...

1-0 UCLA through 1.

Paul said...

Orle is Orel in Spanish.

BJ Killeen said...

The Killeens are in da yard!

Spank said...

Orale

Steve Sax said...

UCLA had runners in the second and third but hasn't been able to plate a runner yet.

Sort of like the Dodgers!

Orel said...

ORLE?

BJ Killeen said...

They're playing the Bruins game on the big screen. Cool. Go UCLA!

Fred's Brim said...

@ORELYI I liked that movie too

Steve Sax said...

Bruins get a two-out, two-RBI single (on a 3-2 count!) that results in the final out of the inning (runner tried to stretch for two bases and was caught in a pickle), but still scored two runs.

3-0 UCLA, mid-4

Steve Sax said...

Wow, MLB has a pretty thin slate of games today. Four games, only two relevant to the NL West (this, and PHI@SD).

Steve Sax said...

AC checks in this evening from the Stadium.

Orel said...

At least he won't be beating us tonight.

Andrew Baggarly ‏@CSNBaggs 1h

Angel Pagan will have surgery to repair his torn hamstring, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced. Out 12 weeks

Fred's Brim said...

Pagan claimed that despite the surgery, his hair would come back "flowier and dreamier than ever."

Orel said...

James Loney homered tonight.

Orel said...

Ha! Nice, FB.

Steve Sax said...

Bruins were in a bases-loaded jam. Forced in a run on a walk, then got the next batter to fly to right field.

3-1 UCLA through 4 innings.

Steve Sax said...

Loney is batting over .300, right?

He's still no A-Gon.

Steve Sax said...

Gotta run, boys and girls. Get us a win!

Steve Sax said...

Blue Jays' streak is over, 4-1 TB

Orel said...

Loney: .304/.360/.475

Orel said...

At home, Vinny!

Orel said...

UJTD!

Orel said...

Josh Suchon ‏@Josh_Suchon 7m

Kemp doubles to right. Great swing. Vintage Kemp. Worked on that a lot in early BP today.

Steve Sax said...

Giants retake lead on GIDP

Paul said...

It would be nice to grab an early lead.

Orel said...

Grizzly Bumgarner

Orel said...

PUIG IS BACK

Paul said...

Puig!!!

Steve Sax said...

PUIG!

Orel said...

Pitch was away, but not down.

Paul said...

King of the Solos.

Orel said...

Grizzly Pence

BJ Killeen said...

Puigster was awesome!

Orel said...

Was going to say how nice it was to have a lead for once. No need now.

Paul said...

Kobe Arias is hurt.

Steve Sax said...

Dammit. I'm not watching, but Ryu doesn't sound very sharp

Paul said...

Pence looks and probably smells like a homeless man.

Orel said...

Bruins score!

Orel said...

(Boston)

Steve Sax said...

My stats may be off, but I think when the Dodgers score first, we're something like 2-1.

karen said...

Have I mentioned before how much I HATE Brandon Belt?

Paul said...

I like that Karen always brings her hate game for the giants.

Paul said...

Fuck these idiots are getting lucky again.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck the giants!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Mississippi is the worst state in the union, right?

karen said...

Next time I'll be rooting for your head to be mounted on the bear's cave wall.

Orel said...

Wow, I thought the Bruins had it all wrapped up. The Blackhawks scored twice in 17 seconds to win it.

Paul said...

Get some runners on for Puig!

Orel said...

Mellis hits one to the track. Show him how it's done, Yasiel!

Orel said...

Lined out to center.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, ah, guys? Another hit might be nice.

Spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

Orel said...

Did Posey just see a giant piece of cake? Trips rounding third.

Orel said...

UJTD! Ryu playing a dangerous game tonight.

BJ Killeen said...

Nice plays tonight. Need some hits now!

Paul said...

Wow it is like we are playing ourselves. If we had crappy uniforms and played for a scummy city.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Fuck you, Torres!

Cliff Beefpile said...

UCLA wins! Pitching and defense...I wonder if that formula would work in the major leagues?

Orel said...

OK Puig, unbreak my heart.

Orel said...

Puig's version of a seeing-eye single.

Paul said...

Giants get four outs.

BJ Killeen said...

Oh Puig, not close enough.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck the Gnats!

hateHateHATE!!!

Checking in from Boston, Vinny!

Paul said...

Ryu with drunk man windup.

BJ Killeen said...

Did he hit his head? Couldn't see from here

Paul said...

Hit the wall slightly which misaligned his line on the ball. Ball hit just above the board.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I just had flashbacks of playing the outfield for the SOSG softball team.

Paul said...

Don't fuck up Belli.

Orel said...

Why is Belisario still on this team?

Steve Sax said...

Holy smokes, Beli got a K!

Orel said...

You're our Puig, Cliffy!

Paul said...

Looks like we are in one of those we can only score on solo homerun stretches.

Steve Sax said...

Nice to see UCLA with that win. Check out the collision that happened at first base, I think in the third inning. It was pretty gutty...

Steve Sax said...

Come on, Dodgers! 1-1, mid 7

Orel said...

FAILED BUNT

Orel said...

AFB

Orel said...

Uribe keeps on keeping on.

Paul said...

Do something for once Ellis!

Paul said...

Or not.

Paul said...

We can't get lucky enough for Belli not to fuck up again.

Paul said...

Sandoval looks like he ate two Uribes.

Steve Sax said...

Guess Donnie doesn't want to ride the Beli wave for that long. A wipeout is imminent.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Wash yer hair, Crawford!

Steve Sax said...

Bottom of the eighth, still 1-1

Orel said...

I smell walk-off?

Orel said...

Leadoff double by Punto!

Steve Sax said...

Punto with a lead off double!

Too bad we're going to strand him.

Paul said...

No bunts.

Steve Sax said...

Where has Punto been lately? Did he get hurt too? I can't keep track...

Paul said...

Ok bunt.

Steve Sax said...

E-1

Orel said...

The bunt works! And Dagwood airmails the throw to first!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Nice throw, Bumgarner.

Steve Sax said...

Too bad we are going to strand them both

Orel said...

In comes Kontos. We should pinch-hit Kershaw.

Paul said...

Puig finish them!

Cliff Beefpile said...

Pweeeeeeg!

Orel said...

Only one RBI, Puig?

Orel said...

Andrew Baggarly ‏@CSNBaggs 2m

Hi George Kontos. Welcome back from Fresno. Here's a tie game, runners at the corners and Yasiel Puig.

Spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

Alex said...

Annyong!

Fuck the giants.

Neeebs said...

Yo.

Orel said...

They're playing that clip from "Back to the Future."

Orel said...

Annyong!

Paul said...

Come on Hanster.

Neeebs said...

Puig got lucky. Someone teach him to run the bases.

Spank said...

i almost had a heart attack.

cc:my huge carne asada burrito

Neeebs said...

Jansen time.

BJ Killeen said...

Ah Kenley. Be THE MAN

Orel said...

Bring in League!

Orel said...

(kidding)

Paul said...

Who can teach Puig how to run? Matt Kemp? Dre? A slow blind octogenarian?

BJ Killeen said...

Glad we r here to see this!

Neeebs said...

Coco running from La Migra.

Steve Sax said...

Who IS this team?

Orel said...

The answer is: a slow blind octogenarian!

Spank said...

why is this even a duscussion? i thought Lopes was the baserunning guru?


(laughs)

Steve Sax said...

Man, we are giving the Giants a lot of extra outs.

Spank said...

^discussion

Paul said...

One more out for a historic 3 game win streak. Pubes on deck.

Orel said...

THREE GAMES, BABY!

Paul said...

They can't be stopped! Until probably tomorrow.

Cliff Beefpile said...

3 in a row!

Spank said...

yippee

BJ Killeen said...

3 in row!

Spank said...

James Loser kicking ass as a Tampa Ray. LMFAO. Motherfucker couldn't handle the pressure.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Come on, Phillies! Win you assholes!

Steve Sax said...

Post-Game Thread UP!