Game 41, 2014

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

Josh Beckett deserves better from his teammates. He’s made six starts this season and is 0-1 with a 2.80 ERA. It’s worse than that, really. He hasn’t gotten a win in his last fourteen starts. He’ll be opposed by Jacob Turner, who’s made three previous starts this season and has nothing to show for it. He’s 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 16 innings.

Streaks: The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hit in his twelfth straight game yesterday. The Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton hit in his fourteenth straight, while their youngster Christian Yelich hit his second home run in two games.

Lineup when available.

  • DXMachina

    All the starting pitchers deserve better this year. However, in those eight games last year, Beckett’s ERA was 5.19. It wasn’t his teammates then, but thoracic outlet syndrome.

    • Well, yeah, but it’s past time he got a W this season.

  • WBBsAs

    Beckett has made a fine comeback, and it’s time to reward him with a W.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Amen! to that . . . he’s tied in my mind for the Uribear Best Redemption of the Year with Dee.

      I would have said he has replaced Kershaw as the pitcher voted by the hitters to not receive support . . . except it seems they selected ALL the starters to “honor” with their lack of support.

  • John_from_Aus

    I am pleased the batting order has finally stabilized for most people (I think Gordon, Puig as our 1-2 sets a good platform)

    • WBBsAs

      For the moment, yes, but I still harbor (“harbour” to you) doubts over Dee’s long-term viability. That said, I’m at least enjoying him as the momentary reincarnation of Maury Wills.

      • Astonishingly to me, Dee has 48 hits in the young season. He’s fifth in the NL behind such luminaries as Goldschmidt (the leader at 53), Arenado and Tulowitski.

        • WBBsAs

          If he continues, I’ll be delighted, but I’m still a bit skeptical and would like to see him walk more. He also has problems with lefties.

  • John_from_Aus

    Nice start

  • John_from_Aus

    Was Kemp running on the pitch?

    • WBBsAs

      I think so, but had glanced away.

  • John_from_Aus

    need a K here

  • John_from_Aus

    need a K here (too)

  • John_from_Aus

    Phew, (nice recovery)

  • John_from_Aus

    lets make this count

    • John_from_Aus

      not like that

  • John_from_Aus

    5 pitches, really!

  • RBI

    Pretty limp offense so far. I am at the game and our boys are not looking very energized, or lively…

    • John_from_Aus

      They don’t look very lively on gameday either 🙂

  • John_from_Aus

    We are walking a precarious tightrope so far today

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      — which makes it like just about every other game this season!

  • John_from_Aus

    C’mon Drew, lets pop one over the fence

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Don’t the Marlins hate to win on the road?
    But the Dodgers don’t particularly like winning at home . . . nor scoring much. . . . 🙁

  • Last year Puig would have swung at at least two of those balls.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Just listening to these games, I can tell he’s maturing — that’s awesome!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The Dynamic Duo & HanRam!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    A-gon, again! (but too infrequently . . . so far)

  • RBI

    That’s more like it!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Bison!
    Suddenly this is fun . . . let’s hope it becomes a regular thing!

  • This is welcome!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Beckett must be stunned . . . pleasurably so!

  • RBI

    Okay, Wright. You know what you have to do (throw strikes).

  • RBI

    Fan on the run.

  • John_from_Aus

    Just came back to a nice surprise!

  • John_from_Aus

    Good to gain ground in the standings today

  • JonnyTAFKAJ

    Just checkin’ in…..
    Long time… no post….
    Just been really busy.
    I hope you guys have been enjoying the last two nights….
    Nice to see our boys having fun out there….
    🙂

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      When they have that kind of fun, WE have fun!
      But as I learned in last year’s horrendous first half, spending time in the DT/Elysian Fields blogs makes even the terrible games more bearable.