Game 124, 2014

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

These two teams faced each other last weekend in Milwaukee and the home team won two of three, including one against Zack Greinke, tonight’s starter for the Dodgers. In that game he threw six innings, gave up four earned runs on eight hits, and continued a rather unhappy streak: In seven starts against his former teams (Brewers, Angels, Royals) he’s lost them all. However, he’s still 12-8 with a 2.84 ERA this season.

The Brewers send out Jimmy Nelson, who also pitched in last weekend’s series. He went six innings, giving up eight hits and two runs while losing to Kershaw on Sunday. Overall he’s 2-3 with a 4.00 ERA this year.

Hanley Ramirez isn’t swinging a bat yet, but he has done a little throwing. The Brewers’ Ryan Braun has a nerve problem in a hand, but he expects to play tonight. Another note: it’s hard to believe, but the Brewers’ K-Rod (Francisco Rodriguez) needs one save to tie Rollie Fingers at No. 11 on the all-time saves list with 341. Man, it seems like only a couple of years ago he was a 20-year-old kid pitching for the Angels in the 2002 World Series.

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20 thoughts on “Game 124, 2014

  1. Another bullpen meltdown. What a waste — of a good Zack outing . . . and in general.

  2. 2014 says game over — offense doesn’t come back trailing after 7.

    Maybe tonight?

  3. If they lose, the Dodgers should be run out of town. — for their own good since they are soo much better on the road.

  4. I’m surprised I haven’t heard more about this Brewers team. They feel to me like the toughest team we’ve played. They’re really good!

  5. **** MEMO ****
    When playing the LA Dodgers, …. “Just keep playin !!'”
    Even if they take the lead early….
    Make your pitches… make your plays…. Just hang in there….
    Because, you have at least a 50/50 chance that their pen will come along and cough it up!

    ****************
    🙂

    • It is consolation but the Dodgers have to be able to beat playoff teams if they hope to advance if they make postseason.

        • So far the Central Division-leading Brewers have defeated the Dodgers 3 of 4 games with 2 to play. The Eastern Division-leading Nationals have defeated the Dodgers 2 of 3 games with 3 to play the first week in September. If the Braves should win the East we’ve got a much better record against them: 6 of 7. If the Cardinals should win the Central we’re 4-3 against them.

          • Baseball is finicky, especially late in the season. That could work for us or agin’ us.