Rich Hill versus Johnny Cueto, #44 vs. #47, lefty vs. righty, Dodgers vs. Giants, Bum vs. Puig [oh never mind] – it just doesn’t get better than this. Especially when the Dodgers are six games up with only twelve left to play.
Johnny Cueto (aka Johnny Beisbol) features a mix of delivery styles, from fast pitch to traditional to Luis Tiant (look away, don’t look at the batter). Rich Hill features his 10,000 rpm curveball (okay that’s a little exaggerated, I think his spin rate is 2787 revolutions per minute, compared to the MLB average of 2370 rpm).
I expect Doc Roberts to go with a lineup heavy with left handed hitters against Cueto. Game time temperature is predicted at 76 degrees (per accuweather).
Meanwhile, Puig making friends.