Game 38, 2015

Dodgers at Giants, 7:15PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MLBN, CSN-BA

Carlos Frias brings his 3-0 record and his 2.89 ERA to the hill at AT&T Park to face veteran Tim Hudson, who’s 1-3 with a 4.57 ERA this season. Frias has faced the Giants twice, both times in relief, and is 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA against them. Hudson is 6-6 with a 4.03 ERA against the Dodgers in his long career.

In other news, the Dodgers finalized the contracts for 30-year-old IF Hector Olivera and 25-year-old RHP Pablo Fernandez. Olivera hopes to be in baseball condition within a month and playing in LA soon after that, while Fernandez says he wants to get into shape and he’ll go wherever the team sends him. Neither of these guys have played since the 2013-2014 season in Cuba.

Club President of Baseball Operations spoke to the press today, primarily about the two players mentioned above. Other topics included Frias, Bolsinger, Urias and Ryu.

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184 thoughts on “Game 38, 2015

  1. From recaps of one ugly game:

    –Van Slyke, the tying run at the time, said he took off when he thought Romo had begun to move toward the plate. Result: one very easy caught stealing. Big-time TOOTBLAN.

    –Mattingly wasn’t sure what to say about that play in that situation, but the Dodgers had several better opportunities and still went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, stranding 11.

    SVS’ misadventure was just one play, and things happen. But you have to get out of your own way if you want to win.

  2. Eric Stephen
    @truebluela

    Quality starts vs. Dodgers in 2015:

    Giants: 5 in 7 games (all 4 in SF)
    other teams: 11 in 31 games

    11:12 PM – 19 May 2015

  3. No worries friends: there is a w at the end of tomorrow just waiting for us. 🙂

    And now for sleep.

  4. Feels like the Dodgers have had the pitching edge (real or supposed) at the
    beginning of each game for about the last week. But they have lost as many games as they have won in that time. And often have let inferior pitching make them look bad.

    • When you are down and still playing .500 ball, you are not in a bad place.

      • Hey – that’s a good point. And I think we have found the new president of the optimist club!

  5. Missing Puig about now, just as much for his energy and enthusiasm as his bat

  6. The worst thing about Rollins getting four hits the other night is that Mattingly will continue to bat him in the No. 2 spot. That is not good.

  7. Ped gets as many walks batting in front of Rollins as he did batting in front of the pitcher. Oh wait.

  8. Here’s the plan. Back to back to back home runs to take the lead. Jansen to shut the door in the bottom of the ninth.
    Game done.

  9. Even the one good thing about this game — its speed — has disappeared.

  10. Everyone’s got ‘big ones’ until we go play the Giants….
    Then, what little they have… shrivels up even further….
    Memo to club house manager… feel free to replace the jocks with band aids prior to any game vs. the Giants.

    And, yes… I am feeling particularly ‘crass’ tonight. :-/

  11. Maybe Scott wanted Andre to have a fresh count in the ninth inning. The game could come down to a pinch hitter, Joc or Rollins in our last at bat.

    • Great over the shoulder interception by our safety. Uh I mean, great catch by our first baseman.

  12. On Time Warner Cable, at least once per game…..
    There is this ad from FEMA which depicts a family in a room looking totally scared and bewildered as they huddle up …… (The message is to have a plan in an emergency… I get that)
    …..
    Personal Unwarranted Editorial: If I were the Dodgers, I wouldn’t advertise for anything having to do with the government…. period. Not even the union stuff they’ve done on the post game radio show in recent years. But, if I had young kids just old enough to be glued to the game, they should not be seeing stuff like this…. not in this country. I never, ever remember seeing anything like this on television (and, no…. it does not signify progress) in my time, and I’m in my 40’s. It doesn’t look like an earthquake… as they appear to be in a shelter. This could freak out little kids… and, to me… is inappropriate to show during a broadcast of a baseball game. There are much better, more discrete ways to deliver the message to the adults. IMHO.
    ….
    Now, back to this one…. 🙂

  13. Combining our at bats on Saturday and Sunday with the first six innings tonight and we are 10-for-78, or a batting average of .128.

    • Same thing as last visit, except the feeble-ness started over the weekend.

  14. The one good thing about this game is it’s moving along — just rip the bandage off, if that’s the way it’s gonna be.

    • I was weened on the Dodgers of the 60s, so I guess I have more tolerance for weak offensive performances (then again, we had Koufax, Big Don and Gomer). If we win, that is. My first game at DS we won despite getting only one hit.

  15. Sounds like a lucky break in the field for the DP.
    How about making some luck at the plate?!!!

  16. A haiku:
    When will the Dodger
    Bats wake up. Perhaps tonight
    Or perhaps never.

      • I’m not really feeling that negative. I more just felt like writing a haiku to express the simplicity of their (very) current batting life.

        • “A” for style, Dave, but you just lost the presidency of the Optimist Club! 🙂

          • Ah well, I’m positive the next president will do even better!

            As will the Dodgers soon. 🙂

  17. Vinny is saying that the infield is being watered down like the old days at the stick, so the Gnats could try and stop Wills.

  18. Unfortunately, the offense has picked up where they left off.
    Hopefully they snap out of this soon!

  19. If Ryu is out for the season I think the Dodgers need to make a play for Hamels or Cueto.

    • Likely Cueto, because he’ll be a free agent after this season, and the Reds may try to get what they can for him.

    • Is he out for the season? I would love to see them pick up Cueto but hard to imagine who they trade to get him.

      • I think they should get whoever they can keep after this season as I think there is a good chance that the Dodgers will lose Greinke.

        • The Dodgers have to realize Zack’s value, especially pitching following a loss. After his head-shaking decision to play football at Petco, I’ve just grown in my appreciation of him.

          • They might, or they might go after someone comparable like Cueto or Price. There’s a bunch of top-level free agent pitchers next off-season.

          • For whatever the reason they continue to believe they will get quality pitching with the likes of Bolsinger and Frias. Not that they can’t pitch on occasion. I just don’t think that it should be long term.

          • A rotation of Urias, Kershaw, Anderson, Bolsinger, Frias and Ryu does not excite me.

      • Cincy at around .500, so they may want mlb players and not prospects.

    • Hey, I almost forgot that this team is your favorite next to the Dodgers.

  20. Not looking forward to being blacked out and, after the third, being Steinered for the last six innings.