Game 92, 2014

News of the day: the Dodgers have placed Josh Beckett on the 15-day DL. By doing it now he may only miss one start. Pedro Baez has been called up from the Isotopes to fill Beckett’s roster spot.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies may ask for a trade to a contender, but not until after this season is done. Rosenthal thinks there’s no way Colorado’s GM would trade him within the division, so even though the Dodgers would love to replace the older and often-banged up Hanley Ramirez, it seems unlikely to him.

Dodgers at Tigers, 4:08PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MLBN

Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-4, 3.08 ERA) will pitch for the Dodgers. The Tigers send out Justin Verlander, who’s having a very un-Verlander-like season: 7-7 with a 4.71 ERA. Given this: “Verlander is 22-2 with a 2.56 ERA in his career against National League teams,” one hopes his poor luck this year continues for today.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Let’s keep the hits coming . . . and give the Dodgers a trio of 10-game winners!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hard to disagree that Hanley is older than Tulo (by a year) and often injured, but the same label can be placed on Tulo. Since becoming a starter Hanley has averaged 136 games a season. Tulo only 120 and hasn’t played in more than 140 games since 2011. Both have play about the same number of games this season.

    • John_from_Aus

      Mixed thoughts, but Tulo is a far better fielder

      • Bob_Hendley

        I would rather have Tulo as my SS as well.

        • John_from_Aus

          True, but I wouldn’t trade the farm for him

  • John_from_Aus

    Good to see Rojas is OK to play

  • What has happened to Verlander? Has dating Kate Upton affected his work? 😉

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers vs Tigers = Germany vs Brazil. Discuss.

    • John_from_Aus

      Brilliant!

      • scooplew

        The Tigers are not Brazil, it would appear.

    • WBBsAs

      Soccer is boring. Baseball is not.

  • John_from_Aus

    Wow, nice start!

  • John_from_Aus

    Lets just keep it at 1.

  • scooplew

    No Dodger pitcher in the lineup tonight because of the DH. However, in July, Dodger pitchers are 7-for-15 for a batting average of .467 and are slugging .733. Ryu is 2-for-2, Beckett is 3-for-5, Kershaw is 2-for-4, Haren is 0-for-1 and Greinke is 0-for-3. Beckett has three doubles and Ryu has one.

  • John_from_Aus

    Hanley limping badly as he crossed the plate to score

  • John_from_Aus

    an out would be good

  • scooplew

    Rojas was out of position at second base when he received Puig’s throw and then failed to apply the tag properly. He should have put the glove down in front of the lead leg and let Hunter slide into his glove. Lack of fundamentals.

    • John_from_Aus

      If he did that, it could have changed the whole complexion of the game (no one on and 1 out rather than………well, you know what happened)

  • scooplew

    Puig’s worst inning since the home opener vs. the Giants.

    • Ryu, you mean?

      • scooplew

        Yes. I am shellshocked. I just corrected it. Thanks.

  • scooplew

    Who’s up in the bullpen?

  • foul tip

    Saw a bunch of singles v Ryu. Are they flares and such or is he getting hit solidly?

    • Both. Line drives, a couple of flares in front of Kemp and Ethier, one off the wall that Puig picked and nearly threw out Tori Hunter at 2nd.

  • scooplew

    Including the first inning tonight, we have now had four five-run innings on this road trip. It looks like we will need at least one more in this game.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Unfortunately, the record is 2-2 . . . the onus is off the offense.

  • Bob_Hendley

    While we have a 22-23 home record, the Tigers are only 23-22 themselves.

  • foul tip

    First inning this looked like a laugher.

    Kinda still does.

  • scooplew

    Butera should be warming up soon in the bullpen.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Turning into a game for Pedro.

    • scooplew

      Is he with the team yet?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Don’t know, but I would guess that they arranged for him to be there before announcing.

  • scooplew

    Since the first inning, the Tigers are 14-for-17 with three walks.

  • Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you.

  • RBI

    Checked in while working – 5-0. Smiles to self. Checked in again now: 11-5? Wonders what the heck happened.

    • Steiner said they ran into a tree. That’s as good as any other explanation.

      • WBBsAs

        I often wish Steiner would run into a tree.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Verlander at 81 pitches after 5. They don’t appear to have a lights out pen (Pot calling…).

  • Bob_Hendley

    We have turned into a pretty slick fielding team.

  • John_from_Aus

    Despite this debacle we can take heart in the fact that the Gnats are still useless

    • WBBsAs

      *worthless

      • John_from_Aus

        Thanks, I was searching for the correct word to use at the end of the sentance

  • John_from_Aus

    No wonder Mattingly got ejected, the called strike almost bounced before it crossed the plate

  • foul tip

    Was a bit relieved after clicking this at dodgers.com…

    “Yasiel Puig’s fantastic outfield assist gets overturned, gives Mutombo finger wave”

    To find out WHICH finger Puig waved. Really didn’t think he’d wave the one I was concerned about. But then Puig is nothing if not a source of surprises.

    He probably did feel like waving the concerning finger at those who overturned the call after such a great play.