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Scott Kazmir Looks For Revenge Against Giants in Game Two Rematch Versus Johnny Cueto

Scott Kazmir

Banana boy Kike Hernandez crushed two home runs, and Charlie Culberson drove in three to help the Dodgers beat the Giants 7-3 in the series opener. Clayton Kershaw outlasted Madison Bumgarner and the Giants committed three errors which led to three unanswered Dodger runs. Now the Dodgers are looking for another series win as they give the ball to Scott Kazmir for this third start as a Dodger.

Kazmir’s last start in San Francisco didn’t go as planned. The veteran left hander allowed six earned runs on seven hits over four innings in a no-decision last Sunday afternoon at At&t Park. His opponent Johnny Cueto wasn’t any better. Cueto twirled his way to a six earned run ten hit performance while striking out eight over seven innings. The Giants eventually won that game 9-6.

Dodgers Lineup vs. Giants-TBA

Scott Kazmir-1-0 vs. Johnny Cueto-2-0

Game time- 6:10 PM TV- SNLA

The most concerning aspect of Kazmir’s last start was the three home runs he allowed. The Giants have hit six home runs against him, which three of them coming from Brandon Belt. Kazmir has struck out 14 Giants over 72 plate appearances.

Kazmir vs. Giants

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Denard Span 14 14 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 0 0 0 0 0
Hunter Pence 10 9 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 .333 .400 .667 1.067 0 0 0 0 0
Buster Posey 9 9 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Belt 8 8 4 0 0 3 5 0 2 .500 .500 1.625 2.125 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Crawford 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .250 .375 0 0 0 0 0
Gregor Blanco 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Duffy 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 0 0 0 1 0
Ehire Adrianza 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Panik 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Madison Bumgarner 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Johnny Cueto 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Angel Pagan 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 0 0 0 0 0
Total 72 70 18 2 1 6 9 1 14 .257 .278 .571 .849 0 0 0 1 0

 

For Cueto, getting off to a good start could be the key to a win. If you remember the Dodgers scored five runs off him during last Sunday’s start. The Dodgers are hitting .312 (29 for 93) against Cueto with an .804 OPS against. Adrian Gonzalez is the ring leader as he is batting .407 (11 for 27) with two home runs versus Cueto. The long haired righty is 2-0 on the season with a 4.50 ERA.

Cueto vs. Dodgers

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Chase Utley 29 27 11 1 0 2 3 0 2 .407 .448 .667 1.115 0 0 0 2 0
Adrian Gonzalez 18 16 5 1 0 1 3 1 2 .313 .333 .563 .896 0 1 0 0 0
Justin Turner 10 9 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .333 .400 .444 .844 0 0 0 0 0
Yasiel Puig 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .222 .000 .222 0 0 0 0 0
Yasmani Grandal 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Trayce Thompson 6 6 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Clayton Kershaw 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0
Joc Pederson 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .500 .333 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Corey Seager 4 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Barnes 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Charlie Culberson 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 1 0
A.J. Ellis 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Howie Kendrick 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Scott Kazmir 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Enrique Hernandez 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 105 93 29 3 0 3 11 5 21 .312 .363 .441 .804 3 1 0 3 0

 

The Giants are battling several injuries right now. Infielder Ehire Adrianza has been placed on the DL with a fractured left foot and is expected to miss six weeks. Mac Williamson has been recalled to replace him on the roster. Closer Sergio Romo is also dealing with an injury. He’s dealing with a hip flexor strain and is also on the disabled list. Shortstop Brandon Crawford also has a hip injury as well, but his is not considered to be as serious as Romo’s is. Kelby Tomlinson played shortstop on Friday night for the Giants while Crawford recovers.

Go Blue!

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43 thoughts on “Scott Kazmir Looks For Revenge Against Giants in Game Two Rematch Versus Johnny Cueto

  1. 6th best record in MLB and the worst bullpen. I remember writers saying during ST hat LAD would be lucky to have a .500 record after 10 games. Could be worse. 🙂

  2. Wow. The numbers favor the Blue. Don’t know what the O/U is but the over has been working, so – Dodgers and the over.

    I’m sorry to hear the gnats are suffering unjuries. I would prefer we beat them with their best on the field.

    Ok, I lied about that. F the midgets and the black and orange bus they rode in on.

    Yes BOB, it could be worse and often is.

  3. shore up the pen, get our young starters (Strip/Maeda/Wood) more experience , and we’re in for a fun summer.

    Gona be a good year! But I still have no desire to go, yet

  4. I don’t know of anyone here who I haven’t voiced disagreement with at the times I’ve disagreed. I also can not think of anyone who I haven’t been in harmony with of their opinion on the flip side of that coin. I don’t believe I’ve called anyone here a name for insult. I’ve surely never meant whatever words I’ve used to berate anybody here but people, all people, often read second meanings to take things different than intended. If I argue, I feel, it’s for the reason I’m supposed to. I hate a person who won’t argue. Where someone won’t point out where I’m wrong I can’t consider him to have my back and thus don’t need around me. I just wanted to say this because I enjoy being around you folks, all of you.

    I’ve been playing quite a bit of online poker here lately. I deposited $20 earlier this month and at this moment that $20 is an even $1000. Yeah, sounds like quite a brag but in reality I’d be ashamed to state my overall losses through my gambling. And besides all that, is a great poker player a great person? The skills required to be good at poker aren’t exactly inline with the qualities of what makes a good person. But ain’t sinning often fun?

    1. If sinning wasn’t fun, nobody would do it.

      Gambling wasn’t my addiction of choice.

      I prefer debate to argument. Might be semantics to some, but debate is discussion of points, argument to me suggests anger. I never heard of any neighbors getting shot over a debate. Might depend on what neighborhood you’re from I suppose. And of course, lawyers present arguments, so, there’s that too. When lawyers are involved, somebody is usually pissed off.

      1. 😉 Quas, Are you saying that a sin here and there can be fun, or are you saying sinning often as in all the time, is fun?

      1. Everybody gets a break, everybody gets to play some. Keeps it a team.

        I made a comment before yesterday’s game that I thought it would be a good idea to let Culbertson to give Seager a break against Gumgarner. A blind squirrel found a nut.

        1. Can you believe this? Ninety pitches in the fifth inning.

          This guy doesn’t pitch like a veteran pitcher. He pitches defensively, not offensively, like a major league pitcher.

          Pitching really, is a offensive position. And he gets behind on the count.

          And he got behind on the count, even when he pitched, against the Padres.

  5. First half of this game has been a pitching mismatch. Kazmir sure wasn’t hit hard, but he was hit often and had terrible control. Horrible line and a short outing. Cueto doing what Cueto can do. Hope the wheels come off soon.

    1. I can’t believe that Cueto is getting away, with what he is doing. You just be ready, and you don’t watch the delivery. You just watch the release, from his hand.

  6. I sometimes wonder if some of you are really watching the Dodger games. When player isn’t perfect, it’s amazing what some of you see. Someone said a few days back that Kazmir was a “soft tosser.” Tonight, someone said that Ted Lilly threw harder. HELLO? Were you watching the same game I was? I could go to Gameday and count (I won’t), but I think Kaz had about as many pitches at 93 to 94 as Cueto did. Yes, he dials it down, but to say Ted Lilly threw harder… PLEASE!

    What I saw was a guy struggling with his control who made some really good pitches at times and then just missed his spots. He was pitching from behind, but what I saw tonight was encouraging to me because his velocity is up over his first two starts. Now, I can’t guarantee it, but I do think he will get it all together soon. I see progress.

    However, if you are looking at it from the pre-determined standpoint that FAZ is horrible, then I suspect you saw something else.

    On the other hand, maybe TWC is showing you another game…

  7. I am really getting tired of the inconsistent strike zone. The technology exists to call balls and strikes electronically. It’s time to do just that! Cut the crap, Manfred!

    1. He has been giving Cueto a easier strike zone. Cueto throw some high pitches, that were called strikes, and Cory had to swing at a strike, way to high, after that! Cueto is nothing with out his wind up!

  8. Kazmir not pitching well tonight had nothing to do with FAZ. 4 innings, 4 earned, a WHIP of near 3. That’s a really bad line. Stuff happens. Agree about using technology. This has gone on long enough.

    We’re back in it.

  9. Our young studs, Hernandez, Pederson, Puig – with the tying run in scoring position – good morning, good afternoon, and good night.

    This one just wasn’t meant to be. 1 for 9 WRISP, a bad start. But they score 4 we should beat ’em. Oh well. Tomorrow.

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