Game 121, 2014

Dodgers at Braves, 4:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MLBN

The Dodgers send Dan Haren to the hill. Last time out he went 7 1/3 innings, holding the Angels to three hits and one run. Before that he’d been on a five-game losing streak. It’s a safe bet that Haren, the Dodgers and the fans all hope the good Haren shows up for tonight’s game.

Haren will face Mike Minor, who’s had a very odd history recently.

He entered this season having posted a 2.90 ERA in his previous 47 starts (going back to July 5, 2012). He produced a 3.07 ERA in his first seven starts this year, but he has a 7.33 ERA in the 10 starts that have followed.

You could say Minor and Haren have had roughly the same kind of season. Minor has had pretty good success against the Dodgers over his four-year career: he’s 1-1 with a 2.32 ERA in five previous starts against them.

Lineup when available.

45 thoughts on “Game 121, 2014

  1. If tonight’s partial scores hold up, the Gnats will be closer to the Padres than they are to the Dodgers.

      • Let us remember 1951: “By August 11 Brooklyn at 70-36 was 13 games ahead of New York, who had a 59-51 record.”

        And we all know what happened that season. 😉

        • All present indicators are in the other direction. According to the Gnatblog post of the morning, “Right now, the Gnats couldn’t beat the 1919 Black Sox.”

  2. I only caught the 9th but great 3rd win in a row –all”quality” offensive efforts with great pitching.

  3. The post-game show is emphasizing all the plays Barney made. That ball he threw to Wilson in the 7th was a fast ball. Wilson did a good job catching it, much less tapping the bag at about the same time.

  4. Wilson has become the new 7th inning guy. 3rd appearance in a row coming in for the 7th after most of the season as the 8th inning guy.

    • Good spot for him if he’ll keep being as effective as his last couple times out. Whatever works.

  5. Well, Dan has given us a chance to win. In four game series, Braves will not have to face either Clayton or Zack.

      • Rather than waiting to see which team will explode, its more like waiting for one of them, or both, to implode.

  6. Kemp still hitting the ball well, but his babip has dipped abount 50 points in the past week.