Game 70, 2014

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MLBN, SNLA Spanish

Dan Haren takes his record of 6-4 with a 3.49 ERA to the hill for the Dodgers. He’ll be facing Josh Collmenter, who is 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA.

If they had Uribear back this would almost be the season’s starting lineup. Juan is running curves (?) on the field and may be ready for a rehab assignment soon.

In other injury news, Chad Billingsley tore his flexor tendon on his way toward rehab outings in Albuquerque and will talk to reporters about his options today.

30 thoughts on “Game 70, 2014

  1. In case you hadn’t heard, Figgins went on the 15-day DL and the Dodgers called up Carlos Triunfel from the Isotopes. (That still sounds wrong. It should be the Albuquerque Dukes, dammit!)

    • I agree. And our Las Vegas team should be the “Stars,” not “51’s.”

      BTW, Link, how were you able to italicize with that post? I would to emphasize with itals or bold rather than just caps. Or is that a perk that comes as moderator?

      • Use the “em” tag between left and right carats. That has taken the place of the “i” for italics. Use “strong” for “b” between carats.

    • Having just had Broxton face the Dodgers and thinking back to games with him, I’m afraid KJ may follow in his steps . . . some great appearances, but remembered for the ones he gave up.

  2. Vin reminds us that Wilson, except for last night, has been doing pretty well for the past month.

    • I’d like to be able to think so, but I’ve never trusted him (Wilson, not Vin).

      • His WHIP at 1.6 is still not for the fainthearted, but his SO/W at 6.00 is great in June.

  3. Any word on Scotty Elbert, who had an appendectomy when recovering from TJ surgery last June? Last thing I see is that he pitched off the mound in late February but wasn’t assigned anywhere to pitch.

  4. Video of Barnes’ inside-the-park HR today. Pagan took a direct line to the ball instead of going back on an angle. It got past and that’s all she wrote.

    • He looked like Aaron Rowand on that. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

  5. How the Giants lost today: Rockies trailed 4-3 after 8 innings. Giants closer Romo, who gave up 5 in the 9th last night as Colorado rallied to win 7-4, got the first two men out in the top of the 9th today. Blackmon then singled. Brandon Barnes hit what should have been a single to right-center, but CF Pagan took a bad angle on the ball and it went by him all the way to the centerfield wall. Blackmon scored easily. RF Pence got to the ball and his relay went to second baseman Hicks, who was in shallow right-center. Hicks’ throw home bounced several times. Barnes never slowed down and scored with a headfirst slide at the plate. Brandon has 2 HR; both are inside-the-park, on June 5 and today. The Giants, despite getting a gift runner in the bottom of the 9th when two Rockies collided on an infield pop and the ball dropped, didn’t score in the bottom of the ninth. The game ended on an GIDP, which had to be confirmed after a review. If we win tonight, we would be 6 1/2 back.

  6. It sounds as if Bills is RIP, and his Dodger career is probably over. Too bad he didn’t have the surgery immediately last year instead of attempting a rehab, though we can’t be sure that would have made any difference.

    • Well, this tendon is different from the ulnar collateral that was replaced during Tommy John surgery. Whether the flexor was affected by a modification to his mechanics as a result of the TJ surgery isn’t public yet, if known.

      I don’t think we know how long a new rehab period after surgery for this might take.