Game 145, 2014

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

Roberto Hernandez attempts to get his game back in order after struggling his last three starts, going 1-2 with a 6.46 ERA and .322 batting average against. He’ll face Andrew Cashner, who’s making his fourth start since hitting the disabled list with right shoulder soreness. In his previous three starts back, he is 0-1 with a 2.50 ERA.


25 thoughts on “Game 145, 2014

  1. I think the Dodgers will be more fun to watch next year and have a much better defense. I can see Seager moving to third at the beginning of 2015 in AA and moving up to LA in the first half of 2015 and taking over at third and Arrubarrena at short at the beginning of 2015.

    I would hope Pederson is in center at the beginning of 2015 and as I have said here many times both last year and this year, I hope Puig is playing in Miami in 2015.

      • Yes he is. Puig and Ramirez will not be back next year. Stanton will be a Dodger in either 2015 or 2016.

        • Hanley probably won’t be back next year, though he may be. Puig will be back. Stanton is unlikely to become a Dodger, though it’s not impossible.

  2. Well, I didn’t get much if anything I asked for at the beginning of this post — SF won, Hernandez didn’t roll (tho Hanley had a hand in that), offense didn’t keep going (11 hits, only 3 runs?! — reverting back to form) . . . not sure re Matt and Puig.

    My string of going to other forms of entertainment during the game is only one above .500 — if that.

    I have a season subscription to the Broadway Series here in Las Vegas and was at the kickoff of the national tour of “Kinky Boots.” I didn’t know much about it other than it won 6 Tony Awards. It was very good and definitely worth seeing (coming soon to a theater near you, if your theater books touring Broadway shows) — I left in a good mood . . . then I saw the score and heard the bottom of the 9th. I’m sure glad I wasn’t able to check the score at intermission!

  3. IMHO – Kind of a selfish AB by Peterson….
    He was trying to tie it up with one swing…. rather than trying to move guys up.
    If you go back and watch the replay… Long swing, drops his hands & head….
    Poor approach.
    Why not have him sacrifice? If he had moved the guys up to 2nd & 3rd, Dee’s ground out scores a run. A run ‘by attrition’… and, personally, I’m just fine with that.
    I like the kid. I hope he has a lot of success…
    Why not the experience of Andre Ethier in that spot?

    • And, we’re told he’s good by the Dodgers’ hype, and his minor league stats!
      Personally, that’s not all that convincing to me…

      PS – Billy Ashley, please pick up the white courtesy phone… ‘paging Billy Ashley’…..

    • Bunting wastes outs. Joc looks to be a talented player, and we’ve seen only a VERY small sample size.

      • Agreed. But, they’re all talented… especially the guy on the hill for the Pads tonight…. 🙂
        I’ll take an out for a run. If it were slow pitch softball, I’d think differently.
        Aside from the ‘Roid Era’… runs in the MLB come at a premium. IMHO.
        Personally, if I’m going to blow games down the stretch, I’d rather do it with my vets than with unproven rookies. Hey, I get it. Donny’s trying to get him some AB’s…. However, it could cost them games and ultimately the pennant.
        And, if I were Donny, I would not be willing to take that risk.

      • Hey, WBB…. My apologies if I come off like a ‘wise guy’ tonight.
        Long day. Exhausted. No excuses, but I hope you have a nice night.

  4. Hanley basically responsible for all three unearned runs. And now two more. Wow. 0-5 in three innings.