Game 24, 2014

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

The Rockies send out right-handed Jordan Lyles (3-0, 3.04 ERA) to start against the Dodgers’ right-hander Josh Beckett (0-0, 2.57). Lyles has only started once at Dodger Stadium, in 2011. He was shelled, giving up seven runs on seven hits including three home runs in 5 1/3 innings.

The Dodgers are 5-7 at home overall and 3-4 on this home stand. The Phillies came in under .500 at 8 – 10 and left even at 11 -11. The Rockies come in at 12 – 11 and one game behind the Dodgers. The Dodgers need to win two of three just to break even on this home stand.

Lineup when available.

Notice that Crawford is hitting sixth. Here’s Mattingly’s reasoning.

57 thoughts on “Game 24, 2014

  1. Too little, too late. If not for playing Arizona, this team would REALLY be in a hole.

  2. I like Donny Ballgame….

    The way this club is playing, they’re going to get him fired… and, it’s really the players’ fault…

    With one notable exception… Anybody who fields Brandon League should be fired…
    Is it Donny?.. or is it Donny (c/o- Ned) ??? 🙂

    My vote is the latter….

  3. My contribution to the rules committee? After each inning of xtras move the fences in ten feet.

  4. As always…. there’s Angel Hernandez taking off his mask for maximum face time.

  5. Beckett is definitely on the list of Dodger bright spots this year. . . . If only that list would include more players!

  6. I don’t think the White Sox are missing Konerko, 1st baseman Abreu just hit a walk off grand slam with 2 outs against Tampa

    • Interesting, yeah. Persuasive? Well, maybe. I don’t think Gordon’s as bad defensively as the author makes him out to be, and he’s hitting like crazy right now. I think this may be a case of liking the farmhands better than the big leaguers just because. I remember thinking Mike Marshall (the outfielder) and Greg Brock were going to be HUGE stars. Nope.

  7. I was surprised to see a graphic the other night that had Dre 6th on the LA Dodger RBI list with 600. He is 16th on the all-time list, only 8 behind Oyster Burns.