Game 137, 2015

Dodgers at Angels, 6:05PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSW

Down I-5 (or maybe up, considering they just played four games in San Diego) to Anaheim, home of the Angels. Pujols and Trout versus Greinke and Kershaw. The Angels are 5-5 over their last ten games, which has left them 5 1/2 games behind the Astros in the AL West and 2 1/2 games behind in the race for the AL’s second Wild Card.

Today the Dodgers send Zack Greinke out in search of his 16th win to go along with his MLB-leading ERA of 1.59. The Angels send out Nick Tropeano, who’s had three separate single-game stints with the team earlier in the year and is a September call-up. He’s 1-2 with a 5.51 ERA in MLB this year. In his tours with the AAA Salt Lake City Bees he was 3-6 with a 4.81 ERA.

Odd fact: “The Angels lead the all-time series against the Dodgers, 57-46. But the Dodgers swept the Angels in August and have won the last six meetings.”

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139 thoughts on “Game 137, 2015

      • Tied with Kershaw with 10 unscored upon outings in a season (Koufax had 13 one year). This was his worst start since being shelled for 5 or 6 first inning runs a while back (vs Pirates maybe).

  1. Finally win one in AL park. Closest stadium to Dodger Stadium, but it still counts.
    Hope the Kershaw game tomorrow requires about 5 less pitchers for the Dodgers.

      • I give Mattingly full credit for pinch-hitting Ethier’s spot in the lineup which lead to the early 3-1 lead. But I deduct major points for bringing in HBP/WP machine Johnson.

  2. Recall back in the day when Maury would hit the ball off of the hard ground in front of home at DS.

    • Nice. Some here don’t wish Joc well because it doesn’t conform to their negative opinion of him.

  3. Trout’s been in a slump, which is bad for him and the Angels and good for the Dodgers. But Pujols? Hitting only .246 for the season? That’s awful for Albert.

    Pujols, 35, was having a terrific season, but has slumped since around the beginning of August. In 125 plate appearances since August 1, heโ€™s hitting .228/.288/.377 with five home runs and 16 RBI. He has 35 home runs overall, his highest home run total since hitting 37 in 2011.

  4. Hope our 2-3-4 hitters can produce a little tonight. AGon with a walk but swung through some hittable pitches.

  5. By the way, just a heads up that I will be leaving tonight’s thread at some point mid game. My wife and son were away camping for the weekend while I stayed home to work. They should be back very soon and so I won’t be around after that (except to celebrate if the Dodgers win).

  6. Greinke getting hit. And perhaps I shouldn’t complain about fly outs after the way the Angels hits have been ordered (HR, then 2 singles).

  7. If Rollins is healthy – Rollins or Seager to start if the Dodgers make the postseason? That is, who would you choose – not what the Dodgers will do (Rollins obviously)?

  8. Feels like the Dodgers always fly out on the third out and never the first or second when there is a runner on third.
    I know it’s not true, but it does happen enough.

  9. Find Waldo. There is a fellow in the line up over which we would scream bloody murder if Donnie didn’t play him. Over the past month he is OPSing 130 points lower than Joc and has committed an error almost every ten chances. Heck, there is another regular at a non-prime fielding position who is OPSing 50 points less than Joc. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present Justin Time Turner and Adrian Gonzalez.

  10. From Dodger Insider: “Don Mattingly also told reporters today he expects to start Turner at first base Monday against the Angels, while Adrian Gonzalez plays designated hitter.”