Game 136, 2015

Dodgers at Padres, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

Brett Anderson (8-8, 3.43 ERA) goes for the Dodgers, while Andrew Cashner (5-13, 4.15 ERA) pitches for the Padres. Anderson is looking for his third straight win and fourth in his last five starts. He’ll have to do it against a lineup he’s mostly never seen; the last time he faced the Padres was in 2009 when he was with Oakland. Cashner’s record is a little misleading; he’s had 22 unearned runs scored against him in his 26 starts.

Anderson is in uncharted territory. He’s pitched more innings (152 1/3) than he has since his rookie year in 2009 when he threw 175 1/3. He’s got more quality starts this year (16) than he’s ever had in a season. The difference is that he’s been healthy all year.

“It takes a while to get this body going,” Anderson joked. “I have to get here a little bit earlier than most guys and do my core stuff and back stuff. It’s not fun, but it’s one of those necessary evils. I’d rather not have to do it, but it’s the cards I was dealt with.”


Huh. Turner at second, Seager at third. Oh well, why not?

81 thoughts on “Game 136, 2015

  1. From ESPN postgame: “DODGERS: 2B Howie Kendrick (left hamstring) will join the club in Anaheim and could be activated by the end of the week.”

    Additionally, Anderson had a cramp in his left calf. At least, that’s all that’s being reported so far.

    • I lived less than 10 miles from the stadium, went to one game in the 38 years I lived there. Went to Dodger Stadium, about 40 miles away (?) maybe 6 times. Television, even radio, was more enjoyable.

      • I’ve never been to see the Anaheimers. I went to Dodger Stadium last year for the first time in many years. I live relatively close to The Phone Booth, but never go there any more – Candlestick was far better, and the Oakland Coliseum still is.

        • I doubt you’d get too many people to agree that those two are better than the one downtown.

          I’ve seen the Angels maybe once, at the old Wrigley Field in LA in their original season.

      • 91-71 is good, no doubt, but not necessarily impressive. Still, the Mariners won 116 games in 2001 (70 games over .500!), and what good did that do them?

        • 20 over–or more–guarantees absolutely nothing.

          I do think a team that hits that benchmark or plays .600 ball has made a statement that it’s a serious contender to win it all. Not too many teams get to either place in a given year.

          • Recalling the 2009 club. They hit the 20 over mark on June 6. Saw them win in DC on Sept 27 to reach 92-61. They went on to Pittsburgh where they lost 3 of 4 and then lost 2 more in San Diego. Lost the next day to the Rox before clinching against them the next day and then beating them again to finish at 95-67. Quite a ride.

  2. Not sure why they boo Agon. He didn’t trade himself to Boston and he didn’t trade himself to LA.

  3. Glad the Dodgers have the early lead. No guarantees but they record when scoring first is very good.

  4. Turner has started two games at 2nd base this year. He started 12 at 2nd last season. I am glad that Grandal (0-for 33) is getting the day off. Clearly, he has to be hurting physically.