Game 135, 2014

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

Dan Haren (11-10, 4.44 ERA) vs. Andrew Cashner (2-6, 2.43 ERA). Haren’s won three of his last four starts. Cashner is making his second start after a two-month hiatus due to shoulder soreness.

Via Twitter: The Dodgers sent RHP Victor Arano to @Phillies as second of two players to be named (Jesmuel Valentin) in trade for RHP Roberto Hernandez.

Lineup when available.

  • John_from_Aus

    Interesting article about what cricket can learn from baseballs umpire review system

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/blogs/content/story/774677.html

    • WBBsAs

      Not to do it?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hoping Dan Haren can be added to the list of Uribear Redeemed Player of the Year candidates with another good start. (Tho the winner has to be Dee. Still, Haren’s fall and redemption would take place in the same year.)

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hanley!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    If there’s anyone other than A-gon running in place of Ellis, would they have been sent? Seems a shame a 2-out double doesn’t score the runner from 1st.
    Still, grateful the score is tied!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Let’s hope Cashner tires himself out on the basepath — but doesn’t score.

  • foul tip

    Haven’t seen any numbers, but AJ hitting quite a bit better lately.

  • foul tip

    Turner keeping his hot streak going–BA now .323, easily highest on the team.

    Saw him referred to elsewhere as “Justin Turner Overdrive.”

    Edit: make that BA .326 after going 2/2.

  • foul tip

    Haren with a very good AB. even if he did K. He’s another Dodger pitcher who’s not a black hole at the plate.

    • WBBsAs

      A good AB gets you on base.

  • RBI

    Hanley tied it up. Bullpen, do thy job!

  • Bases loaded failure again.

    • RBI

      Gordon having a bad night.

  • scooplew

    Gordon doesn’t deliver very often when he has those rare opportunities to drive in runs.

    • scooplew

      I was wrong. Gordon entered the game hitting .327 with RISP, but 0-for-7 with the bases loaded.

  • RBI

    Okay, Blue. Time to score big and often in the 10th.

  • scooplew

    That was a good, maturing inning for Baez.

    • RBI

      I agree. It also aged me.

      • scooplew

        Well said.

  • scooplew

    Anyone know why Ramirez was pulled? Injury?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Steiner just said he twisted his knee and came out later.

      • RBI

        Slipped as he rounded first, took a pretty big spill, hopped back to first, and was tagged and called out mid-hop after a review, but stayed in the game. Also, the pitcher landed on his foot in a play at second. So all in all, a painful game for HanRam, helped, however, by the home run.

        • scooplew

          Given his history, I expect he will go back on the disabled list.

          • WBBsAs

            With only two games until rosters expand, no way he will go on the DL.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Great — take the gift and let’s get on the board!

  • scooplew

    Our four lefty batters in the starting lineup — Gordon, Gonzalez, Crawford and Ethier — are now a combined 1-for-19.

  • Rats again.

  • scooplew

    For those who are watching or listening or both, any indication if Jansen is injured?

    • He was warming up last half-inning.

      • scooplew

        Thanks. Nice to get by with Baez and Frias in the last two innings.

  • Olaf the Redbeard is up.

  • scooplew

    Here’s hoping, but League’s WHIP in his last 12 appearances is 2.75 and his ERA 5.63.

  • scooplew

    Very tidy inning by League. We have gotten great pitching tonight, both from Haren and the parade of relievers. Now let’s put up a number on the scoreboard.

  • RBI

    Let’s go Dodgers, clap, clap, clapclapclap.

  • RBI

    Yikes. 0 for 6’s right and left.

    • scooplew

      A night to forget for Dee.

  • scooplew

    Time for Adrian to park one.

    • RBI

      Or do that.

  • Matt, Matt, Matt.

  • RBI

    Oh boy… Correia.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Dee almost capped his terrible night . . .

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K!

  • Foo.

  • scooplew

    Rule 7 violation: I guess Donnie was saving Jansen for a save situation.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    What a waste of some good pitching . . . and, as we’ve said soo often this year, waste of opportunities.

  • scooplew

    Correia goes 0-2 on Grandal, who is barely hitting .200, and fails to put him away. Very frustrating game, but can’t say we haven’t seen this before in 2014. Well, Greinke and Ryu round out the series this weekend.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Still gonna need some offensive support.
      Would’ve been great to have those guys coming up with a win already in the pocket.
      Oh well.

      • scooplew

        We have so many games in which we are in a hitting funk.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Totally agree — that’s what worries me about potential playoff games — pitching could/should be good-to-great, but it means diddly if you don’t score (quick flash to the first two LCS games last year).

  • scooplew

    One last bizarre note: As a Dodger, Correia is batting .500 and has a 6.75 ERA. Good night.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Guess he was used in the wrong situation tonight!

      • WBBsAs

        There is a rarely a right situation for Correia, unless it’s mopping up in a blowout.

  • John_from_Aus

    Now that’s a shift

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/

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