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.

  • RBI

    Just checked in to hear Gordon and Puig are hurt. Yikes.

    • Dee Gordon left today's game because of discomfort in his right hip. Gordon is day to day. #Dodgers— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 7, 2014

      Twitter has nothing about Puig yet.

  • Puig has hip flexor; Gordon just discomfort, also in hip.

    • RBI

      Puig to DL?

  • Bob_Hendley

    Free baseball!

  • Bob_Hendley

    3-7 in X-innings. Time to turn that around.

  • RBI

    Kemp is looking much better today.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Drat

  • RBI

    Ugh, again. We are finding so many ways to lose.

    • Bob_Hendley

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

  • It looked to me like Andre gave up on that fly ball. He might have caught it had he kept going.

    • RBI

      They’re saying maybe he lost it in the sun?

    • Bob_Hendley

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

      • Bumsrap

        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.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    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.

    • Bob_Hendley

      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%.

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