San Francisco Giants Morning Commute: Are the Los Angeles Dodgers Beatable?

By Melissa Felkins

Jun 8, 2013; Phoenix AZ, USA; The San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) walks off the mound in the second inning against The Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports Images

The San Francisco Giants are on Day 7 of Spring Training games and are set to go head-to-head with the Colorado Rockies at 12:10 pm this afternoon at Salt River Field in Scottsdale, AZ. As of right now, the Giants sit with a 2-3 record.

Madison Bumgarner is set to start today, along with Ryan Vogelsong and Edwin Escobar. Also, Brandon Belt‘s stiff neck is feeling better, per Alex Pavlovic.

The Jeremy Affeldt jokes continue. He’s even getting grief from his teammate, Matt Cain.

If you missed yesterday’s game, Tim Lincecum had a nice outing with two scoreless innings, despite the 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. From Mark’s recap:

"Tim Lincecum added to the string of zeroes by San Francisco Giants starters at the beginning of this spring, but the San Diego Padres came up big with six in the sixth, and went on to pin a 7-2 loss on San Francisco today at Scottsdale Stadium. Under sunny skies Lincecum threw two scoreless innings to lead off today’s game, including a one- two-three first inning on three infield grounders."

Finally, Ken Rosenthal doesn’t see the Los Angeles Dodgers as “beatable.”

"If everyone loves an underdog, the rest of the NL West is eminently lovable. It’s just difficult to see the Dodgers as beatable, that’s all."

Loaded Dodgers look ready to run away with NL West