Game 34, 2015

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

The Dodgers send lefty Brett Anderson out to face the Rockies’ righty Chad Bettis. Anderson was a Rockie last year and beat them in a rain-shortened game last Friday in Denver. Bettis has been up and down from AAA to the Rockies over the past three years, making 37 appearances and eight starts in 2013-2014 and earning a 1-6 record with a 6.88 ERA.


The Dodgers put RHP Pedro Baez on the 15-day DL with a pectoral strain and called LHP Daniel Coulombe up to replace him.

Jon has a great evening planned at Dodger Stadium, so cross your fingers that the rain stops in time for the game.

Here’s a good interview with Matt Kemp at Sports Illustrated.

100 thoughts on “Game 34, 2015

    • I sure hope I remember to look for this next time I’m at DS.
      Thanks for sharing it!

  1. 0-2 when we score precisely four runs—an insignificant piece of meaningless trivia.

  2. Now what?!?! Another rain delay? They couldn’t have done that four batters ago?

  3. Well, I’m off to sleep or Netflix or a book – something. Hope the Dodgers win.

  4. How frustrated would the Rockies’ fans be if the Rockies lose another rain shortened game to the Dodgers?

  5. Feel better, Bob_in_Vegas! there’s a mighty wind a’blowin’ in the desert!

  6. Rain delay.
    We;re getting some of the storm LA has.
    Since I’m still fighting my storm of a virus (tho with new meds today!), I will hopefully be in sleep city when this game resumes.

  7. Tulo not having a great night. And for that, I am thankful.
    Anderson having a great night. And for that I am thankful.

  8. Might have been a rare time when sliding into first would have worked. SVS got tagged on his head.

  9. Hard to tell just from Gameday, but results of that inning make it look like Anderson is settling in.

  10. Anderson proved to be a DODGEr there . . . now let’s get some runs!

  11. Just heard Kersh is clean-shaven . . . trying anything to get out of this funk?
    Whatever it takes, can’t wait to get him back in beast-Kersh mode.

  12. Cincinnati’s Marlon Byrd hit a solo homer off the Giants’ Sergio Romo in the bottom of the 8th to break a 3-3 tie. Reds lead 4-3 heading into the top of the ninth in Cincy.

  13. Thanks for the link, Link, to Jon’s special evening. I always enjoy his pieces but was especially pleased with the connection to “The Kid From Tomkinsville.” I must’ve read that about the same time I became a Dodger fan — and was happy the protagonist played for them (Brooklyn version).
    The 3rd in the season featured not only baseball, but WWII intrigue.
    Think I’m gonna havta reread them!

  14. With Olivera now getting closer to actually playing for the Dodgers, it begs a question: Where? In addition to our too many outfielders problem, we’ll also have too many third basemen. Uribe is gone at the end of the season, if not sooner. All we’ll have left is Olivera,Turner, Guerrero, Hernandez, and whoever might fight their way out of AAA. Guerrero is just hitting too much to ignore and (in my opinion) playing well enough in left field or third base to hold down the regular job there. How would he or Olivera do at second base? The club has to find out about that by the season’s end. Rollins is also gone by season’s end if not before and Seager’s name is being chiseled in at shortstop. Like AM/PM says,”Too Much Good Stuff’.

  15. What does Rollins have to (not) do to get moved out of the starting line-up, or at least dropped in the order?

    • I was wondering about his placement as well.
      There may be less pressure on him lower in the order . . . but I respect that Donnie has an insight into the mindset of players.

      • Mattingly has a soft spot for veterans, unfortunately even those who have passed their prime.