Game 114, 2015

Nationals at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MASN

Clayton Kershaw (9-6, 2.51 ERA) against Jordan Zimmermann (8-7, 3.44 ERA). Two staff aces going against one another.

Need I say more?

Oh, okay. Carl Crawford is hitting .455 against Zimmermann in their career meetings. Ryan Zimmerman has hit .438 against Kershaw in their career meetings.

Lineup when available.

Okay, I understand Crawford’s playing because he hits Zimmermann, but no Rollins?

117 thoughts on “Game 114, 2015

  1. Came home from a dinner out to see the 8th and 9th innings. Very pleased. Greinke and Kershaw. What a twosome. Still wish that we had one more ace (or even a king).

  2. Dodgers now on an 11-0 roll in terms of runs since the 9th inning of Monday night’s game. And only two guys have driven in those runs – 5 by Puig and 4 by Crawford. Either not credited with any rbi’s for the last 2 runs. Anyway – go outfield!

  3. I hope Kenley’s feelin’ it tonight. Top of the lineup, and they’re going to be out for blood.

  4. Well…. got home just in time for ….

    1. Kenley Jansen’s next save….
    2. The high drama of RBI’s winning streak prediction …….

      • I almost wonder if Kershaw gave up the hit to Taylor to force the pinch hitter to come up. And then to pick Taylor off base so that the next inning wouldn’t have to bring up Harper.

  5. Lead off hitter on in front of Bryce Harper constitutes a full blown rally in this game!

  6. Well there goes the perfect game and no-hitter. Fortunately the shutout is still intact.

  7. Even though they ran themselves out of that inning, I still like the movement of runners we are seeing more with the Dodgers recently.

  8. I LOVE the trumpet fanfare. You should bring it back for game 1 off the playoffs if the Dodgers make it in!

    • It’s downloadable, save it and use it whenever you want. I did. Start fooling around with that… whatever you call it, it offers other sounds and even a full length movie.

    • Just an average performance would be an improvement, but it could be better than that. I do like his point that it’s very difficult to predict bullpen performance.

      • Quite possibly. The Gnats are Panik-stricken, and they could get him for almost gnothing (fortunately for the Gnats, because that’s what their farm system’s got).

  9. Zimmerman’s very good, but I wouldn’t call him the ace on a staff that has both Scherzer and Strasburg.