Game 73, 2014

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

It’s the Rockies’ Jhoulys Chacin (1-4, 4.53 ERA) against the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke (8-3, 2.65 ERA). They faced one another on June 7 and neither got the decision, as the game went into extra innings and Brandon Barnes hit a walk-off triple in the 10th.

Chad Billingsley is going to have a second surgery, this one to repair his flexor tendon. “The flexor tendon runs alongside the ulnar collateral ligament that tore and was transplanted last year in a Tommy John procedure. If the flexor tendon tears further after an injection and rehab, it could compromise the repaired ligament,” so he decided on surgery rather than stem-cell injection and therapy. He should be ready for spring training next season.

  • John_from_Aus

    I know average isn’t everything, but Grienke really needs to be on his game, as I just noticed that 7 of the Rockies starters are currently batting over .300 (including Chacin)

  • dalegribel

    I know I’m probably alone in this thought, but I hope the team and Billz can find a middle ground and he comes back in Blue.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Definitely with you. Before he got injured, he was showing signs of fulfilling the promise he had.

  • John_from_Aus

    White Sox have now tied it up with the Gnats

    • Pale Hose now lead the Jints 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth.

      • John_from_Aus

        Make that now 8-2, hopefully this is a continuation of a big collapse which lasts a long time

  • Someone asked about Scott Elbert recently. He starts a rehab assignment at Rookie-League Ogden tomorrow.

  • John_from_Aus

    Hold it together Zac!

  • John_from_Aus

    Phew

  • John_from_Aus

    That’s better Zac

  • RBI

    Zack’s missing the plate alot. I’m here, and he’s not looking like his usual sharp self.

  • John_from_Aus

    I don’t understand how Either was out on runners fielders choice, is it like caught stealing?

    • John_from_Aus

      saw the video and read WBBA’s description, all good

  • John_from_Aus

    let’s get something going here

  • scooplew

    Ellis is now 5-for-8 since his return.

  • John_from_Aus

    at least Rojas advanced

  • John_from_Aus

    Hanley!!

  • John_from_Aus

    Dancing and bubbles in the dugout as Hanley circles the bases, it sure looks like a happier place to be around

  • John_from_Aus

    Matty joins the party!

  • scooplew

    If Matt has regains his stroke, this team’s chances would improve immeasurably….On another note, I wonder if Ethier is going for the caught stealing cycle (not that there is one).

    • WBBsAs

      Neither one was really an attempt to steal – the first was on a short passed ball, the second a broken hit-and-run.

      • scooplew

        I see. Thanks. According to the box score, one of them counts as a caught stealing.

        • WBBsAs

          It does, but it wasn’t really.

    • Bob_Hendley

      He has an OPS of 1.178 since the start of the last road trip against the Rox. While slugging at .667, he has only one homerun. Back in the day, you could tell he was getting the dinger stroke back when he started hitting them to right center.

  • RBI

    Such a lovely night out here. I love this stadium.

  • John_from_Aus

    Nicely mopped up Zac

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K, Brandon!

    • scooplew

      Nice going by League in a pressure situation.

  • scooplew

    Delighted to see that Triunfel just homered. However, did Hanley get hurt?

    • RBI

      Yes. Jammed or dislocated his finger, maybe? Couldn’t really tell.

      • scooplew

        Fielding play?

        • RBI

          Yes. Hard hit grounder.

  • scooplew

    First MLB homer by TREE-uhn-fell in his 68th at bat.

  • John_from_Aus

    Thank goodness for the DP

  • RBI

    Good thing I don’t bite my nails. They’d be gone.

  • John_from_Aus

    nicely finished!

  • scooplew

    Wilson successfully walks a tightrope again.

  • JonnyTAFKAJ

    Hey guys.. and gal! …. 🙂

    Just checkin’ in … off to bed.
    Things sure get busy with 2-yr. old in the evenings. Hard to blog.
    But, watching the games… for sure.

    “What’s that???” … I’ll ask.
    “It’s Dodger Baseball”… my daughter will say.
    She doesn’t know wins or losses… just enjoys watching the players and listening to
    the excitement of the crowd.
    Simplicity.
    Have a great night guys.

    • scooplew

      Nice to hear from you.

      • JonnyTAFKAJ

        Thanks Scoop… 🙂

    • John_from_Aus

      Good to hear from you

  • RBI

    Let’s go Kenley, clap clap clap clap clap!

    • scooplew

      Given how Kenley has frequently pitched of late, I appreciate the two-run lead.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Kenley — uneventful inning . . .please!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      So much for wishful thinking . . . seems that ain’t gonna happen much with this bullpen.

  • RBI

    Every Rockie is such a tough out!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    If this lead doesn’t hold, Zack is going to insist on going the distance next time.

  • Come on, Kenley!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K or double play!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Not a K, but very ‘K!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Again . . . get the K or double play!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    K-enley!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Uno mas, KJ!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    KK-enley!

  • scooplew

    A Rockie outing for Kenley, but I’ll take it. Five out now. We’ve gained 4 1/2 games on the Giants in nine days. See you all tomorrow.

    • John_from_Aus

      we are coming up fast in the rear view mirror, so watch out Gnats!

  • Per Mark Saxon at ESPN, speaking of Hanley, “X-rays showed his ring finger was bruised, not broken.”
    I saw the replay and that ball was blistered. He’s lucky he didn’t break that finger.

    • John_from_Aus

      that’s good news

  • John_from_Aus

    I love it when everyone in the West loses except us

  • NPUT