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!

  • WBBsAs

    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.

    • Bumsrap

      Me too but I was hoping to see Pederson

      • WBBsAs

        I expect he’ll get plenty of playing time over the weekend.

  • John_from_Aus

    I’m pleased Ethier gets a start

  • John_from_Aus

    Nice Dee!

  • John_from_Aus

    Nice start

  • John_from_Aus

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

  • Hernandez not helping his playoff roster cause here.

  • 5 career home runs for Morneau off Hernandez.

    • Bob_Hendley

      In 44 PA. Frank Howard off of Bob Hendley, 8 in 47.

      • Hondo was capable of it, that’s for sure.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Slash against Hendley was .366/.477/1.024 Wasn’t sorry to see Hondo go to the AL.

  • Bob_Hendley

    So Stewart gets to see life from the other side.

  • Congrats to the Royals on their first trip to the postseason since 1985.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Fausto needs a DP for a QS.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Barney has been an interesting pick up for the Dodgers.

    • Not playing as much as he’d hoped, I’ll bet.

      • WBBsAs

        I’d guess he’s contented after getting DFA’d by Cubbies. Decent bench player who’ll probably find a regular job in the off-season. Not much of a bat.

        • Eric Stephen tweeted he’s at .500 OBP in 34 plate appearances with the Dodgers.

          • WBBsAs

            SSS

        • FYI, traded to the Dodgers, not DFAed.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Well, he hasn’t been platooning, but more or less the customary once a week, plus PH and late inning action.

  • foul tip

    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.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Carl doing everything these days, even throwing guys out at the plate.

    • WBBsAs

      Unheard of.

  • John_from_Aus

    Nice turnaround since I last checked in!

  • Why pull Howell there, I wonder?

    • WBBsAs

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

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