Game 160, 2014

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

The Dodgers’ Roberto Hernandez is possibly pitching for a playoff roster spot with the Dodgers tonight. In his last four starts he’s gone no longer than 4 1/3 innings in any game and given up 11 runs in those 15 innings.

The Rockies will send out Jordan Lyles, who’s 7-3 with a 4.15 ERA on the year. On August 6 he returned from two months on the DL with a fractured hand, and he hasn’t gone longer than 6 1/3 innings in any start since then.

Dan Haren and Zack Greinke are scheduled to go this weekend for the Dodgers, but they may be on limited pitch counts or be scratched altogether, depending on how Mattingly wants to set up his rotation for the NLDS, which begins a week from today in LA. Hyun-Jin Ryu threw off a mound today for the first time since his shoulder inflammation flareup took him out of his start against the Giants on September 12.

Update: News from Phoenix: The D-Backs hired Dave Stewart to be GM, which means Matt Kemp will have to find another agent, and they fired Kirk Gibson and Alan Trammell.

Lineup:


Woot! Justin Turner hitting cleanup!

31 thoughts on “Game 160, 2014

  1. I actually enjoy seeing these “meaningless” games after the division is wrapped up, since they can serve as auditions for players who’ve not had much of a chance. I can’t get too excited about Fausto, though.

  2. Puig looked like he was limping a bit after he was out stretching at second, I hope he is OK

  3. Couple Dodger factoids seen last day or so–

    —The last Dodger team not to have a losing streak longer than 3 over a season was the 1988 team. An omen, do ya think?

    –Thru last night, the Dodgers scored 44 runs over their last six games, 2 more than opponents scored against Clayton Kershaw this SEASON.

    • Don gets paid to manage, so he had to do something. He provided a “save situation” for a reliever who should never get one.