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.

  • scooplew

    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?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      yea but he has Hanley and Cruz playing SS so there will be a big hole on the left side ^_^

  • scooplew

    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.

    • WBBsAs

      Pitching poorly, that is.

      • WBBsAs

        And getting worse.

  • LOB2

    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!

  • John_from_Aus

    like the lineup

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      notice 2 SS

  • scooplew

    Doubt if we will gain on St. Louis tonight. It is 9-1 Cards over Nationals after 4 innings.

    • John_from_Aus

      all we can do is keep winning

  • scooplew

    Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey just pitched a no-hitter against the Pirates, winning 1-0.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Luis

  • Bob_Hendley

    Losing Jaime’s grandson for Victorino is adding insult to injury (even if he can’t hit)

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      you pissed him off Bob…He heard you so he went yard

      • Bob_Hendley

        Yeah, but if he really cared what I thought, he would have refused to report to the Dodgers when he was traded.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          ^_^

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice hit Gonzo Come on Hanley

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good eye Hanley

    Come on Dre

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Dre!! Come on Shane

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    SHANE!!!!

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    What is this 4-run lead thing? Can this team suddenly have realized how good its offense should be?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      To me, that would make a redeeming end to this frustrating season, regardless of if there’s a postseason for the Dodgers or not.

      • John_from_Aus

        I agree

      • Bob_Hendley

        Hopefully like in 2010, when Bison hit a dinger in the last five games of the season. Boy, was that ever a preview of things to come.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      View of things to come…wait until Carl is better

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I forgot about CC! And if Billz and Lilly can pick up where they left off . . . ’13 could be a VERY lucky year for the Blue!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to get on Mark Come on Luis

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

    Have we scored more runs the last 3 games than we did all the previous games in September combined? seems like it

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to get on Dre Come on Shane

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Shane Come on AJ

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to get on AJ Come on Clayton help yourself

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Wait. I was willing to cut the regular NFL refs some slack, but not the baseball umps!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    clayton was safe and the Mark was robbed of an sac rbi because of the call

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Bishop Amat Lancers 24 Culver City 0..love this prep zone live on foxsportswest.com

  • Bob_Hendley

    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.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      A he just had a defensive gem ^_^

      • Bob_Hendley

        Did I hear someone say GG?

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          Yes…Yes I did, indirectly that is

      • Bob_Hendley

        Now would you stop complaining about him? ;-)

    • LOB2

      He is dealing tonight! Best I’ve seen him all year.

  • John_from_Aus

    Nice hit Bobby

    • RBI

      Who are these guys?

    • scooplew

      Ex-Phils lead Dodgers.

  • John_from_Aus

    Just saw vision of Abreu’s homer, he certainly connected!

  • scooplew

    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!

  • John_from_Aus

    Great win; you never know miracles do happen

    • LOB2

      Great game. Full moon. Hits. Runs. Kkkk’s. And now, fireworks!

  • LADodgersFan88

    Let’s keep it going! Great game.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Mini tear continues…Here’s to another big offensive game tomorrow..not sure if I’ll make it

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Night/Day all

    • John_from_Aus

      Farewell KT

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  • Jibin Park

    Kershaw for Cy Young.