Game 63, 2014

Dodgers at Rockies, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

Zack Greinke (8-2) against Jhoulys Chacin (0-4). While the AL already has a ten-game winner (Buehrle of Toronto), there’s no NL pitcher who’s yet gotten to nine wins. Greinke can become the first today. Chacin missed a month with a shoulder strain. He’s started six times since he came back and the Rockies have lost all six. Oddly, the right-handed pitcher is better against left-handed hitters than he is against right-handed ones, so Mattingly may adjust his lineup accordingly.

Lineup when available.

18 thoughts on “Game 63, 2014

  1. Not surprising (tho it WAS disheartening) to look up and see LA lost . . . with the extra innings, I wondered if it was giving up a lead or clawing back. Seems it was a combination of both, plus the Dodger Way to Play Defense (not well) . . . and Ye Olde Missed Opportunities. . . . Runner at 3rd, none out and can’t score???!!!! That is the 2014 LA “Offense” in a nutshell.

    Then there are the other — potentially worse — losses of Dee & Puig. Heck, they are the only ones doing anything! What a lousy day with the potential of being terrible.

    • Yep, we are only at League average for scoring with runner at third with less than 2 outs at 50%. The Rox lead the League at 60%. Surprising to me, we actually lead (tied) in scoring with runner at second and no outs at 62% versus average of 56%.

    • I was thinking that Matty would have had that ball (and probably dislocated his shoulder). {Shudder!}

      • I was at that game and after a 20 minute delay after Kemp crashed into fence at full speed was left in only to dive head first and sliding on his stomach for 20 feet trying to catch a blooper hit by the next batter.

        LOG ( last out Gonzalez ) is again hitting in front of Kemp which slows the running and usually results with Kemp leading off an inning.

    • We have won 8 games in comeback fashion and lost 12 blowing leads (though the largest lead we have lost is 2 runs!?)