The Dodgers made T-shirts making fun of Madison Bumgarner. (Yes, already.)

The turnaround time on making a T-shirt in 2016 is one of the underrated developments of the Information Age. On-demand screen tees — like Wikipedia entries and early seasons of The Office — leave no one longing for Blockbuster Video and slide rules.

What did the Dodgers’ players do after Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner trolled Yasiel Puig on Monday night? They made T-shirts, of course:

https://twitter.com/Adrian_ElTitan/status/778354928414699520

https://twitter.com/YasielPuig/status/778357897696677888

We’ll see how much shelf life the “Don’t Look at Me” hashtag holds soon enough.

For his part, Bumgarner doesn’t seem to be taking it personally:

 

Game 150: Dodgers’ bench clears twice in comeback victory over San Francisco Giants.


The Dodgers’ bench emptied hurriedly twice on Monday: once to confront Madison Bumgarner after he yelled at Yasiel Puig, and again to celebrate Adrian Gonzalez‘s walk-off double in a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Alex Wood‘s return to the Dodgers is on hold.

Read up on how to watch and listen to Vin Scully during his final week on the job at Dodger Stadium.

Here’s what they were saying after the game:

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Dodgers’ Zack Greinke and Giants’ Madison Bumgarner are both batting eighth tonight.

Pitchers Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner are both batting eighth for the Dodgers and Giants tonight at Dodger Stadium. It’s the first time either team has batted its starting pitcher anywhere other than ninth in the order this season.

Apparently, the coincidence is quite rare.

Greinke and Bumgarner are arguably the two best hitting pitchers in the game today.
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Game 40: For Dodgers, the new normal is worse than the old normal.

SAN FRANCISCO — Remember the good old days, when the Dodgers had the best offense of any club in a generation, averaging five runs a game?

They still are averaging five a game, remarkably. You wonder where that team was the last few days. Thursday, Madison Bumgarner piled on to Clayton Kershaw’s season-long misery by hitting a home run, something the Dodgers forgot how to do while getting swept at AT&T Park.

Hyun-Jin Ryu and Erisbel Arruebarrena — remember him? — won’t be seen in a Dodgers uniform again this year.

I’ll post some quarter-pole-of-the-season thoughts here in a bit.