Game 92, 2015

Well, let’s call this the rest of Game 91 as well as Game 92. The Dodgers are still at the Nats at 1:05PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS1 and MASN. But Friday night’s game, suspended due to electrical power failure (not home run power failure, since it featured four-baggers from Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers and Yunel Escobar of the Nats), will be resumed at 11:05AM PT. It’s anybody’s guess who’ll be pitching for either team.

In the regularly scheduled game the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw makes his first start of the second half, hoping to improve on his 6-6 record and 2.85 ERA. His opponent will be Doug Fister, who’s 3-4 with a 4.08 ERA and a long layoff: he hasn’t pitched since July 6. He spent the latter part of May and the first half of June on the DL with a tight forearm.

Below the fold, some evidence that current players know how to use social media.

Looking at the time stamps, I wonder if Scherzer saw Joc’s tweet and borrowed it, adding the reference to one of her hits to distinguish it from Joc’s.

  • Bob_Hendley

    This is like a Senators game. Only a couple thousand in the stands.

    • How hot and humid is it? I have awful memories of summers in Annandale, mowing our 1/2-acre sloping lot, head surrounded by gnats, sweat pouring off me…

      • Bob_Hendley

        Been fairly benign most of the summer. Early morning rain cooled things off a little, but turning into the normal summer day. Tomorrow is to be the hottest day of the year.

      • WBBsAs

        Fortunately, the Gnats (not the Nats) are all in Phoenix.

  • Oh fine. Tie the game and then watch Baez promptly give up a 2-run HR to untie it.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ugh. We hit the ball pretty sharply last night and today.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Commiserating with fellow Dodger fans on the check swing call.

  • john galt

    I keep watching MLBTR for a big Dodger trade but I know it won’t happen. Not this FO’s style. They’ll do something, but we’ll be underwhelmed and shaking our heads, just wondering what it’ll mean. Sometimes I wonder what the payoff is for being a fan, are we all just masochists?

    • WBBsAs

      All the other teams’ fans are watching too. Nothing much will happen until the deadline approaches more closely.

  • John_from_Aus

    Time to help Clayton out here by adding to this lead

  • John_from_Aus

    that’s the way to do it

  • John_from_Aus

    more runs!

  • WinnipegDave

    Hopefully Kershaw keeps on cruising and we don’t need much of the pen in this second game.

    • John_from_Aus

      63 pitches through 5, a good chance of that

  • package206

    You mean it’s been 2 hours since Bob Henley posted? Wow, he is enjoying his moment in the sun!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Hey Package. Started melting around the 5th inning. Don’t see how these guys do it. Tomorrow supposed to be really hot.

  • WinnipegDave

    Out for dinner with my parents tonight. Hope the Dodgers keep on cruising and split today.

    • John_from_Aus

      a few extra toilet stops then , so you can keep up with the game

      • package206

        Hey John, what’s for supper? Bar be que Kangaroo?

        • John_from_Aus

          sultana bran then raisin toast for breakfast

  • John_from_Aus

    lucky we had a big lead

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!

    • John_from_Aus

      Ha, I was wondering if you were around and was about to woo-hoo in your absence ­čÖé

      • RBI

        Lurking while writing – my current favorite pastime.

  • 11 hits Kenley’s given up this season, 3 of them HRs. I’ll bet he’s not pleased with that.

    • RBI

      Today’s was against a premier hitter out for revenge. No shame in that.

  • RBI

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkershaw. Wow.

    • John_from_Aus

      I just have a feeling he is going to have an incredible second half of the year

      • foul tip

        Usually does. ;-])

  • Bob_Hendley

    Second best pitching performance that I have ever witnessed.

    • WBBsAs

      I think I can guess which was the best.

  • Bob_Hendley

    After last night’s half game and today’s one and a half, I am beat. Not sure how these guys do it, but I am looking forward to tomorrow’s matchup.

  • WinnipegDave

    Can I offer a very belated: We win!
    (And now back to dinner with my parents.)

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