Game 69, 2014

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

Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers, who have been bad-to-mediocre at home with a 13-19 record. Kershaw appears to be back to his usual brilliant self, however; he’s 5-2 with a 3.17 ERA; The rookie Chase Anderson will start for the D-Backs. He’s 5-0 with a 3.14 ERA.

Lineup when available.

31 thoughts on “Game 69, 2014

  1. I only watched occasionally during two weeks in Scandinavia, because games started around 4 or 5 a.m. local time, but I didn’t miss much.

  2. I guess they would have brought in a righty, but seems like SVS’s spot. (Clayton makes it work out!)

  3. I wonder how many people are going to the Wilson bobblehead night just to collect the tribute?

      • Re: Turner:

        Justin Turner, who has multi-hit games in each of his last five starts and is hitting .394/.459/.485 in June, is out of the lineup on Friday with calf tightness.

        “He had a little leg thing a couple days ago, then re-aggravated it yesterday,” Mattingly said. “Not enough to make it long term, but enough to give him a day.”

  4. C’mon, Kenley — let’s have an uneventful 9th and start this winning streak!

      • I know, I know, I just can’t help keeping one eye on the other game 🙂

        • Totally agree — I think I wrote that when the 3rd run scored for AZ and it looked like what was happening in SF was repeating in LA.

  5. The bullpen as a whole seem to have problems shutting down the opposition in crucial situations.

  6. Just looking at some video from the game, Gordon has really progressed as a great fielding 2nd baseman – 2 great plays tonight

    • If they don’t see more consistency soon from Wilson, maybe time for him not to pitch the 8th…Howell instead? Wilson said a while back he needed to pitch late innings to be at his best. So….what’s wrong with his picture now?

      Anyone heard any progress report on Scott Elbert and his potential return?

  7. Good to see Kemp continue his resurgence. Maybe the team can ride him as long as it lasts, which hopefully is the rest of the season–AND postseason.

    Eric Stephen at TBLA has a good perspective piece up on him. From it:

    “With Kemp’s two hits on Friday, he has five multi-hit games in his last seven contests, and since his 0-for-20 slump during the prolonged transition from center field to left, Kemp is hitting .318/.396/.523 with five extra-base hits in 13 games.”