Game 122, 2014

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

Hyun-Jin Ryu goes for the Dodgers. He’s 13-5 with a 3.21 ERA coming off a seven-inning two-hit performance against the Angels Thursday night. His opponent will be Ervin Santana, who’s 11-6 with a 3.69 ERA. His last outing wasn’t so scintillating: he was sailing along against the Nationals until the sixth inning when he gave up four runs, three on a dinger by Anthony Rendon (who?).

In off-the-field news, the Dodgers asked for waivers on Chone Figgins for purposes of giving him his unconditional release. They also announced that minor-league reliever Colt Hynes, who had been designated for assignment by the Dodgers, has been claimed by the Blue Jays. Lastly, the team announced that Stephen Fife will undergo Tommy John surgery today. It will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    Rendón is a pretty good player, sixth overall draft choice in 2011.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Currently 9th among NL position players with 4.1 WAR. Nary a Dodger ahead of him.

  • john galt

    I’m impressed with Barney. I retract my comment about Ned trading for him. He is very good defensively and will save runs when he plays. And that begs the question, just how Important is batting average anyway? See the chart below. I am mandating the season as 600 at bats and 26 weeks. The chart shows the actual difference between various batting averages.

    Average Season Total Hits Hits Per Game Hits Per Week
    .220 132 0.81 5.05
    .240 144 0.89 5.55
    .260 156 0.98 6.11
    .280 168 1.04 6.48
    .300 180 1.11 6.92

    So, less than TWO hits per WEEK difference between a great fielding .220 hitter and a stone gloved .300 hitter. I’m sure defence can make up that 2 hit difference in runs saved…

    • Bob_Hendley

      Mark Belanger says hello (so does Rojas). In 1975 Belanger had a WAR of 4.9, even though he hit .226.

    • WBBsAs

      On a good team, Barney is a bench player at best.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Well, now that we have Ervin’s best inning out of the way…

  • Bob_Hendley

    Matty showing some opposite field power.

  • John_from_Aus

    Nice start!, lets keep it going

  • RBI

    Offense! Still not used to it!

  • John_from_Aus

    Nice AJ

  • John_from_Aus

    lets get this lead back

  • John_from_Aus

    This is starting to get a bit frustrating

  • John_from_Aus

    injury delay? was it Ryu?

    • RBI

      Ryu out. Grabbing his right hamstring area.

      • John_from_Aus

        Better than an arm injury I guess

  • RBI

    Uh oh. Ryu out. Let’s hope it’s a cramp, not a hamstring. Yikes.

  • RBI

    Nice strikeout, Jamey.

  • foul tip

    I pretty much don’t follow los Bravos unless they’re playing the Dodgers.

    So, since Fox Sports South is televising all 4 games on our system, I’m getting reminded that their broadcasters are pretty decent. Low key, fair, informative–you know they’re there, but they know the game is why people tune in, not to hear them.

    From rants I see about other broadcasters other places, los Bravos fans are fortunate.

    • And they’ve lost three of their better ones in Skip Caray and Pete Wieren to death and Don Sutton to radio only.

  • foul tip

    Speaking of which, Braves announcers seemed to think Ryu has fallen in love with his adopted-from-Clayton slider.

    Izzat so? Haven’t watched super close thus far.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Not sure, but his curve is probably the best next to Kershaw’s own.

  • John_from_Aus

    need to keep them scoreless here

  • John_from_Aus

    I hope i’m wrong, but I can’t see where another run is coming from

  • RBI

    Apparently Ryu strained his right rump muscle. Day-to-day.

  • John_from_Aus

    great start, here’s our chance

  • John_from_Aus

    Gotta love Dee’s speed

  • Puig needs a day off.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Come on Matty! (dang!)

    • Bumsrap

      That first swing against that fastball was fun if not productive. I like that Matt hit the ball hard against a wild pitcher throwing 97 mph. Matt would have been a huge hero had the ground ball found a path past an infielder.

  • Bases loaded failure once again. It’s unbelievable how badly they’ve done in that situation this year. They’re dead last in MLB, hitting .179 with the bases loaded, and that may be before today’s game.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      If there’s a postseason, they can’t afford to waste such opportunities …and can’t waste them in the quest to get to playoffs!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Too bad.
    Cursed once loaded bases.
    Another quality pitching — offense tired after 3 good games in a row — to me, they will always be the “key to the game.”

    • Bob_Hendley

      Actualy unusual for us to lose a quality pitched game. Only the second time in the past 22 games.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Bobby Numbers!
        After arriving in yesterday’s storm, I was on the Mall enjoying today’s great weather. Manana will be even better with a Dodger victory — but great regardless, bonding with my nieces.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Enjoy the weather!

  • John_from_Aus

    disapointed but not surprised, it was just one of those games

  • foul tip

    First loss this season to Atlanta, isn’t it? 5-1, right?

    What’s been said about Ryu’s injury?

    • Unsure whether he’ll make next start.

      • John_from_Aus

        it will Correia again I guess

  • John_from_Aus

    I thought (but didn’t post) at the time that Puig should have sacrificed the runners across

    • WBBsAs

      No, he shouldn’t have.

  • WBBsAs

    Very early game today, especially for those on Hawaiian time.

  • Bumsrap

    So, Boston apparently is going to make a play for Stanton next year. However, Stanton wants to come home to LA and the Dodgers have what Miami needs–middle infielders. I like Arruebarrena but if the Dodgers could get Stanton and Ferenandez for Guerrero, Arruebarrena, and Puig plus players from both teams to make both teams happy, I would do it.

    An outfield of Stanton, Pederson, and Kemp works for me.

    I think Romak might be a better bench player than Van Slyke.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Romak would make a great 25th, but SVS is more a part of the rotation than a bench player.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Don’t have eyes, but Puig picked off again in this series.

    • foul tip

      Back to Davy Lopes’ doghouse.

  • Bob_Hendley

    3-0!

  • Bob_Hendley

    4-0!

  • foul tip

    When Drew Butera hits a 2-run HR, you’re probably meant to win.

  • NPUT