Game 62, 2014

Dodgers at Rockies 5:40PM PT, TV: SPNLA

After a 4-6 homestand, the Dodgers take their show on the road. Tonight they send out Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is 6-2 with a 3.09 ERA overall and a shiny 4-0 away from Dodger Stadium with a 0.56 road ERA. The Rockies will send out rookie Eddie Butler, who’s considered their Number 2 prospect. He’s a right-handed 23-year-old who was 4-4 with a 2.49 ERA in 11 starts at Double-A Tulsa. Last year, he had a Rockies organization-best 1.80 ERA in 28 starts split between A and Double-A.

Via Twitter we learn that the Dodgers have optioned Erisbel Arruebarrena to Triple-A and selected the contract of Miguel Rojas from the Isotopes. In addition, they moved Chris Withrow to the 60-day disabled list.

Young Mr. Puig went hunting for snow (can it be that this is the first time he’s been in the stuff? I suppose so!) and built an “LA” fort.

More Puig: Jay Jaffe of SI celebrates the Wild Horse’s one-year anniversary with some applause and some video.

Lineup when available.

10 thoughts on “Game 62, 2014

  1. Understand it wasn’t exactly silky smooth, but that’s the kind of bullpen performance it takes to win titles.

    3 IP, 1 H, scoreless, 1 BB, 7 Ks.

    And 3 Ks for Perez. Be nice if he could chip in like that more often.

    • Just got in after being gone all day — your comment is my first indication of the game’s results . . . nice to see!

    • Didn’t learn much from his lazy run that led to breaking his ankle. Maybe this will get him playing like a hungry player.

  2. Had the Dodgers not made the trade with Boston, Loney or Ramirez would be at first and Pederson in c.f. and Arreburrena at ss and Tanaka in the rotation.

  3. Largely overlooked in the last couple days’ draft hoopla was another of Jon’s excellently rational posts about keeping perspective amid the sky has fallen hysteria. He has a way of raining all over pessimist parades–and usually of being right given a bit of time. Good read if you missed it.

    “I’m not saying the Dodgers don’t have mechanical or even spiritual problems to solve. I’m not saying the Dodgers don’t have to do better. I’m saying it’s silly to think they can’t do better. The expiration date has not arrived.”

    Spiritual problems? Maybe voodoo. Yeah, a witch doctor probably put a curse on the team…