After two-thirds of an inning and 13 pitches, reliever Jake Dunning is back in Fresno. Former bullpen stalwart George Kontos is up in his place.
This is weird. Good to have you on the roster, Jake. Sorry about putting you in a tough spot after you got off the plane. But would you mind getting right back on the plane? Thanks, we owe you one.
I get the idea of the Giants calling up another reliever to help with the workload, considering the 13-inning game on Monday night, but Dunning was one of the relievers who was probably okay to go again tonight. He last pitched for the Grizzlies on April 30 (though he did pitch 3⅓ innings), so consecutive days shouldn't have been a problem.
This is just rearranging the deck chairs on the sweet, sweet Grand Circle Arethusa cruise ship (ranked #1 in the world, according to some polls) that is the 2014 Giants season so far. It's still weird. Also weird is George Kontos's season in Fresno so far:
Two walks, 28 strikeouts. He's thrown 285 pitches in Triple-A, and 70 percent of them have gone for strikes, including 15 percent swinging strikes. But he's been shelled (4.91 ERA), and he's also given up five unearned runs that aren't reflected in that total.
The odds are least decent that you'll see Kontos tonight, considering the wear and tear on the bullpen. Keep the slider down, old friend. Dowwwwwwwn.