Game 22, 2015

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

It’s a battle of righthanders as the D-Backs send out old friend Rubby De La Rosa to face off against Carlos Frias of the Dodgers. De La Rosa was sent to the Red Sox by the Dodgers as part of the trade which brought them Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford two years ago. Arizona acquired him in the off-season, and he’s gone 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA this year in 25 innings over 4 starts. Frias is making his first start of the year for the Dodgers after two relief appearances.

Update: Mark Saxon of ESPN has a discussion of the Dodgers’ bullpen and its management. Three different pitchers have been used in save situations at the MLB level, and it’s the same in the minors: “The Dodgers’ four minor-league affiliates have had a total of 14 pitchers record at least one save.”

Hmm. Interesting.

Lineup when available.

No Uribear and a Guerrero sighting.

91 thoughts on “Game 22, 2015

  1. Frías has been less than impressive, overall, but I don’t mind his getting the opportunity.

  2. No start for Van Slyke because his cousin, Miley, isn’t there anymore…

    • Gameday says every FB he threw 95 or better, one hitting 98. The 98 and three 97s to Goldschmidt.

      Wonder how long he can go airing it out like that.

      Wonder if Gameday is accurate.

  3. This should be fun, Joc in a situation where they have to throw him strikes.

  4. Saw where Rubby’s changeup was supposed to be developing into a weapon.

    Gameday says Dodgers have sent 2 of them over the fence.

    Self-destruct weapon, maybe.

    • The one to Joc floated nicely to the heart of the strike zone. I don’t think he could have asked for a better pitch.

  5. It’s nice to see Goldschmidt come up trailing 5-0 with nobody on base.

  6. Going to see the Dodgers in San Diego June 14 and June 15. First visit to Petco. One game in the second level, one game at the top. Any tips regarding food or anything else?

  7. Hi all! Great game! I was watching while I exercised and cooked. Joc’s swing was a thing of beauty.

  8. “Three different pitchers have been used in save situations at the MLB
    level, and it’s the same in the minors: ‘The Dodgers’ four minor-league
    affiliates have had a total of 14 pitchers record at least one save.’”

    “Hmm. Interesting.”

    Considerably more interesting than the save statistic in its right.