Sunday, September 14, 2014

Game Wrap 9/13/2014: Dodgers 17 Giants 0

The Dodgers answered Friday's beatdown with a beatdown of their own tonight, almost doubling the margin of victory above what the Giants laid on them the night before.  Key Lines:

Tim Hudson- 1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.   ERA= 3.41.  Huddy has clearly not been as sharp in the second half and it snowballed in this one.  Too many innings at too advanced an age might be catching up with him.

Tim Lincecum- 3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA- 4.88.  Also not an encouraging appearance by Timmy as he allowed 2 inherited runs to score in addition to the 5 he was charged with.

Mike Kickham- 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 22.50.  At this point, Kickham seems to be going backward in his development.

Brett Bochy- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 13.50.  Melonhead Jr. makes finally makes his MLB debut.  Whew!  Glad we got that out of the way!  The old man may not be calling his number again anytime soon.

Erik Cordier- 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.  I don't know what he was throwing, but if the man with a triple digit FB keeps putting up zeros in the BB column, he just might win himself a longer term bullpen gig.

The Loss dropped the Giants back to a 2 game deficit to the NL West leading Dodgers.  The Pirates lost, so the Giants 4 game lead for the home field advantage in the Wild Card playoff game remained.

Yusmeiro Petit takes on the fearsome Clayton Kershaw trying for a series win this afternoon.