Saturday, September 13, 2014

Back to April 4

Dodgers are up just 1 game now.

The Giants lit up Hyun-Jim Ryu at the dodgers home opener five months ago and clobbered him tonight in SF.

He only lasted one inning and gave up 4 runs; it was a great way for me to come home after a tough workweek. So now we've avoided the worst case scenario of a dodger sweep, like they got in late July in SF.

Here's part of the LA Times coverage --


Replacing Ryu in the second inning with Chris Perez wasn't what the Dodgers had in mind when they realigned their rotation so that their three best starters could pitch in this series. Zack Greinke will pitch Saturday and Clayton Kershaw on Sunday.
Something was clearly wrong with Ryu, as the majority of his fastballs were clocked at under 90 mph.
"I kind of felt it a little bit during the warmup session before the game," Ryu said. "It's something that I normally feel, but in the inning, it got very uncomfortable and I wasn't able to execute the pitches I normally execute. The results showed."
Indeed, Ryu was uncharacteristically hittable. He gave up successive one-out doubles to Joe Panik and Buster Posey, resulting in the Giants' first run.

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