Six to go

Kershaw v. Francis on Prime Ticket @ 7:10pm PDT.

I’m still nervous about Kershaw’s continuing to pitch with a diagnosed hip impingement. All we can do is hope that the Dodgers’ medical staff, coaches and front office know what they’re doing when they sign off on allowing him to do so.

Francis had a wonderful year in 2007, helping the Rockies to their only World Series appearance as he went 17 – 9. Since then he’s played for the Rockies, the Royals, and back to the Rockies, and he’s been essentially mediocre. This year he’s 5 – 6 with a 5.54 ERA.

Lineup:

Ellis, M, 2B
Cruz, L, 3B
Kemp, M, CF
Gonzalez, A, 1B
Ramirez, H, SS
Ethier, A, RF
Victorino, S, LF
Ellis, A, C
Kershaw, C, P

Gameday

My attention may be diverted a little this evening, as the U of Hawai’i plays Brigham Young University in Provo beginning at 2:00PM HST. The Dodgers game starts at 4:10PM HST, so I can see a full half of football before I have to worry about Kershaw.

Late news: The Dodgers have sent Stefan Jarrin, Jaime’s grandson, to the Phillies as the PTBNL in the Victorino deal. Young Jarrin hit .209 with three homers and nine RBIs in 26 games for the rookie-level Arizona Dodgers.

53 thoughts on “Six to go

  1. Whaddya know? Donnie has moved Cruz to the No. 2 hole. Finally. And he’s dropped Ethier and Victorino down in the order. I like both those moves. But why bench the hot-hitting Punto?

  2. Old friend Edwin Jackson pitching for Washington tonight against Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals in St. Louis. Yovani Gallardo pitching for Milwaukee at home against Edgar Gonzalez of Houston.

  3. I’m going to the game tonight, and may not be able to post, as last night I couldn’t post comments with my phone. But I will be with y’all in spirit. Go Dodgers!

  4. Kid K could end the year as the best in the NL in K’s, ERA, WHIP and pWAR. Never get the CY, however, cuz he set the bar to high for himself last year.

  5. In response to an earlier question, the Dodgers scored 57 runs in their first 21 games this month for an average of 2.71 runs per game. Of course in the last three games, including tonight’s, we have scored 8, 8 and 8….for an average of 8.0!

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