Giants 4, Dodgers 0: Baseball is pain

When I wrote the game thread yesterday, I might have been a bit presumptuous in asking for a win in San Francisco. When Mike wrote today’s thread, I thought he was well within reason to ask for a run. Alas, that seemed too big a task for baseball’s best offense, or something. Here we are…

Chris Betts

2015 MLB Draft Profile: C Chris Betts, Wilson HS (Calif.)

This is the second part of my 2015 MLB Draft profiles. This time I look at prep catcher and local fella Chris Betts, who has a big bat but some questions about sticking behind the plate. Previous entires Dakota Chalmers Vitals 6’2, 220 pounds Bats: Left Throws: Right DOB: March 10, 1997 Days younger than Julio Urias: -210 Location Long…


Giants 4, Dodgers 0: Everything is terrible

The Dodgers lost tonight primarily because they totaled three hits and two walks in seven innings off Tim Lincecum, and managed just seven baserunners all game, which only continues their struggles against any pitcher who has a pulse to the tune of two runs in the last four games. Also being like 1-for-500 with RISP…


Clayton Kershaw and Being Hit Hard

Clayton Kershaw has a 4.24 ERA in mid-May. This is obviously not something we have seen in a long time (other than last year, with many fewer innings), and worth looking at in more depth. However, it needs to be looked more than asking “What’s Wrong With Clayton Kershaw,” because it’s entirely possible that nothing’s wrong. Kershaw’s…


Giants 2, Dodgers 0: One of ‘those’ games

These Dodger-Giant games are the worst. It’s probably a blessing in disguise they didn’t meet in last year’s NLCS. There would have been some folks (including yours truly) who wouldn’t have survived it. This was a pretty lackluster game. The Giants scored their first run in the most Giant of ways. After two were out,…