Game 47, 2014

Dodgers at Mets, 4:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

Hyun-Jin Ryu comes off the DL to start this game. It will be his first start since April 27, when his left shoulder showed inflammation. He’s 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA, but that record isn’t the important thing about this start; rather, it’s how well his shoulder reacts to pitching. He threw a 75-pitch simulated game last Friday.

His opponent will be Jacob deGrom, a right-hander who is 0-1 with a 1.29 ERA. This will be his second major league appearance. He did pretty well in his first one last week, when he held the Yankees to one run on four hits in seven innings. He also struck out six and walked two.

In minor league news, the most complete story of what happened between Miguel Olivo and Alexander Guerrero in the Isotopes’ dugout last night seems to be from Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:

Olivo became steamed after his team allowed a stolen base in the seventh inning, according to Boras. Olivo blamed Guerrero for failing to tag the baserunner in time, the agent said. A video posted on the Albuquerque Isotopes’ website showed Olivo attempting to charge Guerrero during a pitching change later in the inning. The players exchanged words as they walked off the field at the end of the inning.

“Guerrero was in the far end of the dugout,” Boras said. “He went to the front to get his bat and helmet to hit. As he walked across, Olivo decked him.”

Guerrero and Olivo had to be separated by teammates, according to Boras. When players pulled off Olivo, he had a piece of Guerrero’s ear in his mouth, Boras said.

Seeing superagent Scott Boras’s name in a news article as a witness rather than as a protagonist seems odd, but there you go.

Lineup when available.

Update: Juan Uribe goes on the fifteen-day DL and the Dodgers call up Erisbel Arruebarrena to replace him.

27 thoughts on “Game 47, 2014

  1. Nice win….. Gonzo, Yassy, Hanley….. nice yaks!
    As for the whole Olivo / Guerrero thing…. I love how the organization has kinda just wanted to just sweep the signing under the rug. Reasonably sized amount of off-season buzz surrounding Guerrero, his Cuban connection, etc… Turns out he’s obviously not ready for the Show… I saw some of his putrid AB’s in Spring Training and his ‘heavy feet’ in the field. Not impressed at all. Frustrating for a vet like Olivo? Sure…. I like the internal policing…
    Dee Gordon is ‘picking up’ Ned…. big time! – He should be at the very top of Ned’s Christmas list… 🙂

  2. I’d like to think that with the rotation back we might reel off a couple of wins, but that durn pen…

      • Last time I looked we where 3rd in NL in runs scored, its the ptiching that has been letting up too many runs (6th worst in the NL)

  3. Anyone who says they saw League’s resurgence coming is being, um, less than forthright.

    “Withrow’s departure will put the onus back on Wilson, Perez and Howell to efficiently set up for closer Kenley Jansen………. although League has been more reliable than anybody this year and could pick up some of Withrow’s innings.


  4. When I left, LA led, 3-2. Then I saw it was a 4-3 victory.
    Glad to see Dodger bats got that extra run — besides the obvious, it became a “quality” offensive game.

    Sad to see Kenley give up the run . . . ANOTHER bullpen run in the 9th.

    I’ve gotta add League to the list of Uribear Redeemed Player of the Year, along with Dee and Beckett. Brandon is actually most like Juan, in that he was given up by most fans — myself included.

    • Despite giving up the run, Kenley seemed to be in control. That extra run the Dodgers got was partially to their credit, but mostly due to a defensive bungle by the Mets on a DP grounder.

    • League seemed to have his stuff but was getting it up in the strike zone and he was walking too many so should have been kept as he was and now that he is throwing strikes again and keeping the ball down he is back.

      His salary more than team’s patience may be what is making Ned look wise.

  5. Late to the party. Three Dodger home runs? In this ballpark? Amazed. Also, stunned to read that Withrow got sent down. Sheesh. He’s one of the few relief pitchers doing a decent job.

    • He’s getting his swing back, I think. .277 BA. He’s still struck out 41 times already out of 141 ABs, which isn’t ideal.

      • Yeah, but that includes something like a 30% rate in his first 100 PAs followed by less than 20% since.

  6. If you were to tell me the cast of characters, I would have guessed that Boras would have filled the role of Hannibal.

  7. Interesting call up. Have to wonder if they would have called up Guerrero even if he hadn’t been injured by Olivo. Dee is making things difficult. I imagine Arruerbarrena may get a late inning here or there.