Game 127, 2014

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

Kevin Correia gets the start for the Dodgers. He’s faced the Padres twice already this season, even though he pitched for the Twins of the AL before his acquisition. In May he went six innings against them, striking out six, walking one, and giving up three earned runs. In August he also went six innings, struck out three, walked one, and again gave up three earned runs. In his first start for the Dodgers last Monday he threw six innings of one-run ball with just four hits and one walk allowed with five strikeouts and beat the Braves. Correia is 6-13 on the season with a 4.79 ERA. He had a horrible April, ending the month with a 7.33 ERA. It’s been dropping every month thereafter.

Ian Kennedy will go for the Padres. He’s 9-10 with a 3.54 ERA. This will be his fourth start since missing a turn due to a minor oblique injury; the previous three he went five, six and six innings and gave up no more than three earned runs in any of those games.

Hanley Ramirez is expected to come off the DL on Sunday, the moment the 15 day period is up. We get to see Erisbel Arruebarrena at short tonight. He’s been in eight previous games at the big league level, getting five hits in sixteen ABs and playing error-free ball.

44 thoughts on “Game 127, 2014

  1. The long stretch against winning teams is over — but that’s no guarantee of an easy game.
    During that stretch, LA beat the Angels 3 of 4 but were spanked by the Brewers, 5 of 6 . . . and humiliated by the Cubs, 2 of 3.
    (Making matters worse, if the Dodgers make the postseason, they will play winning teams . . . and they HAVE to play at home, at least part of the time.)
    I think this is gonna be like my flight back from BWI — very bumpy . . . fasten your seatbelts!

    Go, Blue!

    • Padres have played well since AS break and have pitching to keep them in most games.

      Lots of folks seem to think of them as a breather. Maybe, if the Dodgers are fortunate.

      • I honestly think the Dodgers can beat anyone, WHEN THEY PLAY TO THEIR POTENTIAL.
        But I think those games — as a team — are few and relatively far between (tho they HAVE had a few stretches).

    • Was gonna use the same phrase — bubble bursting.

      You’re the man with the numbers, Bob — what is the Dodger record when the other team scores first . . . and what’s the greatest deficit they have overcome? I’m sure the results will indicate this team is NOT a “team of destiny” like last year’s was during that awesome streak.

        • I already do — glad to see the numbers verify my feeling!

          BTW — My favorite book and musical is “Les Miserables” — in the chicken/egg debate, is that because I was first a Dodger fan? 🙂

          • They have only won 8 games when they were already behind after the 1st and only one game when they were behind after 7. Biggest comeback was 4 runs.

          • Thanks for the actual #s . . . soo glad they made this #9 bouncing back and ending the losing streak.

  2. and it had to be the position player who at that stage had the lowest batting average

  3. 3-2 a lot better than 3-0. Stating the obvious, but it makes me feel better to see it in writing.

  4. Hard to tell on gameday, but it seems as if Kennedy is getting the close calls as strikes and Correia is not. Anyone have eyes to confirm?

  5. 2 run lead is good, but it could have been even more (I guess I can’t complain) 🙂

  6. Anyone think the Dodgers will be able to pick up a few new players before the end of the month? Or do we hold out til the rosters expand to 40 in September?

  7. Whew — great help from the Pads!

    Even with the scary 9th (too many of those this year!), great comeback for the Blue! I was checking back after the 2nd, seeing the results based on all your comments . . . I look forward to reading the recap.

    • I believe the sun is shining by you now, John — it metaphorically is for Dodger fans everywhere.