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8/8 Gamethread: Giants at Dodgers

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Johnny Cueto vs. Clayton Kershaw.

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Yesterday did not go so well. Maybe today will go better.


Game #16

Who: San Francisco Giants (6-9) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (10-4)
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
When: 6:10 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: MLB Network
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


I’m not sure what would be a good lineup against Clayton Kershaw, but I do know this is not it.

  1. RF — Austin Slater (R) — .292/.393/.375 — 123 OPS+
  2. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .447/.460/.638 — 212 OPS+
  3. CF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .314/.453/.627 — 207 OPS+
  4. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .233/.265/.400 — 88 OPS+
  5. 1B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .320/.340/.540 — 148 OPS+
  6. LF — Hunter Pence (R) — .034/.097/.103 — -42 OPS+
  7. DH — Darin Ruf (R) — .286/.400/.333 — 114 OPS+
  8. C — Chadwick Tromp (R) — .318/.304/.636 — 161 OPS+
  9. SS — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .258/.281/.387 — 90 OPS+
    RHP — Johnny Cueto — 4.97 ERA, 5.21 FIP, 11 K and 6 BB in 12.2 IP

On the other side, things look terrifying. Again!

  1. DH — Joc Pederson (L) — .235/.350/.500 — 140 OPS+
  2. RF — Mookie Betts (R) — .306/.370/.612 — 175 OPS+
  3. CF — Cody Bellinger (L) — .175/.230/.298 — 50 OPS+
  4. 3B — Justin Turner (R) — .245/.349/.377 — 108 OPS+
  5. 1B — Max Muncy (L) — .182/.328/.436 — 117 OPS+
  6. LF — A.J. Pollack (R) — .316/.366/.658 — 185 OPS+
  7. SS — Chris Taylor (R) — .256/.373/.372 — 114 OPS+
  8. 2B — Kiké Hernández (R) — .250/.283/.341 — 78 OPS+
  9. C — Austin Barnes (R) — .100/.182/.100 — -16 OPS+
    LHP — Clayton Kershaw — 0.00 ERA, 0.88 FIP, 6 K and 0 BB in 5.2 IP

Notes

Shark hits the IL: In case you missed the news, Jeff Samardzija was placed on the 10-day Injured List with shoulder impingement. He’s been replaced by Andrew Suárez.

In search of a quality start: Quality starts may be a hilariously arbitrary and generally useless stat, but it’s still bad when your starting pitchers cannot achieve them, and the Giants starting pitchers have yet to achieve them.

According to The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly, the Giants are the only team in MLB this year to not have a quality start.


Enjoy the baseball, everyone, he says through the hands over his eyes.