Game 144, 2014

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

Clayton Kershaw is steaming toward another Cy Young Award with a 17-3 record and a 1.70 ERA. His opponent will be Odrisamer Despaigne, who’s 3-5 with a 3.06 ERA in his first 13 MLB starts. He pitched in LA on July 10 and gave up two runs in seven innings, losing to Kershaw 2-1.

If you thought Matt Kemp was finally getting back to full health and form, you’re right. In fact, this season’s OPS of .831 is only slightly below his career OPS of .842. For the second half of this season he’s got a slash line of .307/.376/.584 with 11 home runs. (That’s Batting Avg/On-Base Pctg/Slugging Pctg, for those of us who never remember).

Lineup:

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    This is the replay of the “Othello” game, where I split the beginning of the second half of the play with watching the Gameday account of Kersh going the distance for the win.
    Hopefully same result, but less drama (suspense) on the field (tho I’m planning on watching “Inception” again at home as rain falls in Southern Nevada . . . about as infrequently as in SoCal).

    A-gon re-emerging, Bison healthy & hitting, and Dee showing signs of regaining form . . . . now we need Hanley and Puig to join the party.

    Go, Kersh — go, Blue!

  • RBI

    Uribear!

    • John_from_Aus

      I bet Crawford wishes he stayed at 1st

  • RBI

    And Kershaw is looking sharp!

  • RBI

    Under 30 pitches in three innings.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Kemp-O-Matic is back!

    • John_from_Aus

      also good to see Puig with the RBI

  • RBI

    CC!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Laugher! (as the pen chuckles).

    • RBI

      Takes on new meaning after that three error fiasco!

      • WBBsAs

        Two-error, despite three bad throws.

        • RBI

          So, are those two runs earned or unearned?

          • foul tip

            Unearned.

          • RBI

            Thanks. I thought maybe one was earned and one unearned.

  • RBI

    This game done runned away…

    • WBBsAs

      It’s still not PĂ©rez-proof.

      • RBI

        Point taken.

      • RBI

        Or error-proof.

  • foul tip

    Just now checking in. Offense clicking, Kershaw cruising, but defense apparently chunking the ball all over the stadium. THREE throwing errors same play? How?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I just checked in after the 4-1 inning . . . when I saw the Pads have 3, I hoped they were unearned and was glad (for once) to see LA have errors . . . how many earned runs did Kersh give up?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Just heard only 1 of 3 was earned . . . all three wishes come true: LA W, Kershaw W, and lowers his ERA.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Mo’s pregame guest — a writer for MLB.com, I believe — said the Dodgers haven’t peaked yet . . . I agree and hope they do these next 7 weeks!

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