Ty Blach? Really?
Evidently, I had the wrong impression of Ty Blach. My impression was that the fill-in starter for the Giants was a journeyman left-hander who would get schooled by the Dodgers. The 26-year-old pitcher had been pressed into the Giant rotation when Madison Bumgarner decided his recreational needs were greater than the needs of this team. He had little major league track record success and couldn’t even beat out Matt Cain this spring for the last stating job in the rotation.
Not only was I wrong about Ty Blach but I was also wrong about Matt Cain. The Dodger offense has been so anemic in San Francisco it was like they were facing the old Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner.
Against these two starters the Dodgers have managed:
13 2/3 IP / 10 Hits / 2 Earned Runs / 5 walks / 9 Strikeouts
Ty Blach has now made five starts in place of Bumgarner and other than the one start against the Reds where he was crushed he has been very good.
The Dodgers have now lost three in a row after getting within 1/2 a game of the Rockies and are now three full games behind the Rockies and are also now in 3rd place.
Might be time for Joc / Justin / Seager / Puig to put on some hitting shoes. Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor can’t be expected to carry this team. Those May stats I posted on Monday morning have just gotten worse for those four.
Been a while since I have seen a runner on 3rd thrown out at home on a ground ball to a 2nd baseman playing back.