Dodgers at Giants

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Can the Dodgers continue their hot 3-0 start?  Today at 1:35pm PDT, the Dodgers will be visiting the San Francisco Giants.  I don’t think they are going to roll over as easily as the Padres.  Were the Dodgers that good?  Were the Padres that bad?  We’ll find out what the Dodgers are made of when they test themselves against the Giants.  I probably don’t need to remind you that the Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014.  Whoops, it’s an even year again.  Can Dave Roberts help the Dodgers break the Giants’ even year deal with the devil?

Alex Wood gets the start this afternoon.  Will Roberts rest some of his older, more injury prone players today?  If so, who?

Chase Utley 2B
Corey Seager SS
Yasiel Puig RF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Scott Van Slyke LF
Joc Pederson CF
Enrique Hernandez 3B
Austin Barnes C
Alex Wood P

Does this lineup conform to the “consistent lineup” test?  It makes sense.  We could see Kike giving Justin Turner a rest, because Turner just is not going to play every game.  Carl Crawford is known to be injury prone, so it makes sense to give him a rest and keep him fresh.  Why is Yasiel Puig batting third?  Well, you certainly cannot have Kike batting third against a right hander.  Puig has shown that he has a hot bat.  Will he always bat third when Turner is on the bench?  Time will tell.

Go Dodgers!  Beat those Giants!

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38 thoughts on “Dodgers at Giants

  1. My confidence in Wood isn’t much. He never did that well last year & never quite lived up to the hype. Even when he was so so, it seemed he would always implode around the 5th inning.
    Peavy’s stuff is average at best now. Long gone are the days when he would dominate like he did in his Pud uniform. I believe this game will be a high scoring affair.
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    GO DODGERS!!!

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    • Just for kicks, let’s take a look at the Spring Training stats:

      Alex Wood – 17 2/3 innings, 27 hits, 17 runs, 14 earned runs, 5 homers, 4 walks, 13 K’s – Yikes!
      Jake Peavy – 28 innings, 40 hits, 23 runs, 19 earned runs, 5 homers, 8 walks, 20 K’s – Yikes!

      Yep, vl4eccjr, you nailed it. Buckle your seat belts, this will be a wild and woolly game.

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  2. I was wondering about the possibility of Puig and Gonzalez switching spots in the lineup. You do want your best hitter batting third, though Turner will go back to that spot, and Roberts seems to want Adrian for cleanup. No brainer there, Adrian has along history of driving in runs.

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  3. Lucked out & the game in on the tube here. Only drawback is it’s a Vagiant broadcast so I got the volume way down so I don’t have to listen to those gay bay ass clowns.

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  4. Yesterday, was probably the roughest day since my surgery. So, it was tough to follow along through the entire game. To give an opinion about the earlier question of is San Diego that bad? I think so. Every throw their outfield made to 3rd base, was off target by 10 or more yards. I think the Padres are a team in search of leadership after so many changes. This shouldn’t take away anything from the level of play our boys displayed though. In the game yesterday after the Giants rallied to take the lead, I was hoping to see our boys react with some grit of their own. As we know, things just got worse. As oldbrooklynfan stated, new day, new ballgame. I like this kid pitching too. He’s battled adversity and regained his momentum just by making the club. Where he takes it from here is yet to be seen, but I’m hopeful he’ll be better than what we’ve been given in the past.

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