Game 125, 2015

Dodgers at Reds, 4:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

Two more lefties go against one another: Brett Anderson (7-8, 3.52 ERA) versus David Holmberg (1-3, 6.57 ERA). If this matchup looks familiar, there’s a reason: they faced one another back on August 15. The Dodgers came out ahead in that game 8-3, getting five hits and seven runs off Holmberg and driving him out of the game in just two innings. Puig, Hernandez and Turner all hit homers off him, and Gonzalez hit one off his successor. Anderson went six innings and gave up three earned runs to get the win.

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90 thoughts on “Game 125, 2015

  1. Well. let’s see, the Dodgers have won 2 games in a row with the same lineup. Donnie can’t stand it, let’s completely change the lineup.

    Rollins ss
    Utley 2b
    Agon 1b
    Turner 3b
    Ethier lf
    Puig rf
    Grandal c
    Pederson cf
    Greinke p

    Lineup courtesy of Rotowire

  2. 3 Dodger relievers didn’t even make 10 pitches last night….5,6, and 4.

    DM is writing the textbook for future study of bizarre to outright bad bulllpen management. Many managers overmanage their pens, so he may be afraid not to do the same.

    I couldn’t follow but seeing those numbers and knowing who was calling the shots make it likely that all this was not necessary.

  3. Charlie, you nitwit. Telling us Van Slyke was coming up, when he’d been replaced by Ethier who was subsequently replaced by Crawford an inning before.

  4. Rollins has hit occasional homers, 13 in all, but he has too many oh-fers in the leadoff spot for me. We truly do not have a leadoff hitter this season.

          • Joc needs to be in the minors and Rollins on the bench. Can’t say that would be the case of those they replaced.

          • Except for DH, Hanley can’t play any position (though they’re trying to find him one). In the outfield, Kemp is a statue.

          • No, if only because at $16-20M each and as long-term vets they wouldn’t go to the minors, and probably not to the bench either without a huge kerfuffle.

          • Joc is not a vet and does not make $-16-20M. He needs to go to the minors. Rollins is not playing well and has not played well. That being the case, he needs to ride the pine.

    • Not sure who that might be. Not sure that would be Seager’s best spot. If Howie is replaced could be looking at Quique or Peraza. Joc might also land there again.

  5. Iannetta doubled for the Angels leading off the 9th inning vs. Verlander, breaking up the no-hit bid. The ball hit the foul line. Verlander pitched a one-hit shutout, winning 5-0..

      • Besides those two he’s gone into the ninth at least once if not more times with a chance, only to have it broken up. I’d like to see him get back to full health and ability. The more great pitchers the better.

  6. That spring I mentioned earlier has tightened up considerably. Fortunately Bruce gets struck out again by Avilan.

  7. Frustrating last 10 minutes – solid single, error, passed ball, seeing eye single up the middle, etc and suddenly it’s a 6-3 game.

  8. Love it when the pitchers pitch count corresponds with the innings pitched. For example, Anderson was at 77 pitches with 2 out in the 7th.
    Now at 83 pitches with 2 on after Utley’s miscue.

  9. This game has as much tension as a stretched out spring. I am not complaining but it does nothing to help captivate my son.

  10. Anderson is sharp so far. He has had some really good stretches of pitching this season.

  11. So for $10 USD, I purchased MLB.tv for the rest of the regular season. Hooked up the Apple TV we got last Christmas (and have rarely used), and now watching the Dodgers hit home run after home run on my tv. I could get used to this.

    • Can we play Cincinnati for another month or so? Everyone looks good against them – including/especially Puig.

      • I purchased a set of the old Home Run Derby video that was filmed at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles more than 50 years ago. It is delightful to watch. Having grown up in L.A., I went to many of the PCL L.A. Angels games there. My hero was Steve Bilko.

        • I was a Seattle Rainiers fan, and remember seeing Vada Pinson on TV. A few years later I was a Tacoma Giants fan, when the PCL moved there in 1960 (but I was always a Dodgers fan at major league level).

          • The PCL Angels and Hollywood Stars used to televise some games. Those were the years before the Dodgers moved west. I greatly looked forward to the Saturday Game of the Week on NBC with Dizzy Dean and Buddy Blattner behind the microphones and was I excited when the Dodgers were on the air. I saw Carl Erskine’s second no-hitter on a 9-inch, black-and-white TV.

        • I remember the first-year AL Angels when they had Bilko and Albie Pearson. They did some PR shots with Bilko the Giant next to Albie the Mouse.

  12. Rollins with RISP this year .158 (15-for-95), RISP wit two outs .151 (8-for-53), including last at bat.

  13. Steiner’s a moron, but nevertheless makes the interesting comment that Rollins has as many HRs as Hanley had all last year.

      • In some ways, 1B is the easiest position, but errors there can be extremely costly – not to mention failure to dig out throws.

  14. Be nice if Scotty got hot (that dunker could help). BTW, he leads club in dWAR at 0.9.

  15. Win tonight and Dodgers take the series. It’s just that easy to get some momentum (hopefully).

  16. Yea! Mattingly uses the same lineup two days in a row.
    Rollins ss
    Puig rf
    AGon 1b
    Turner 3b
    Van Slyke lf
    Utley 2b
    Ellis c
    Hernandez cf
    Anderson p

    Lineup courtesy of RotoWire