Game 151, 2015

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ESPN

First, this is not good news:

The Diamondbacks start Chase Anderson (6-6, 4.52 ERA) against the perennial All Star To Be Determined (as of 1:45PM PT). Anderson is taking the place of Rubby De La Rosa, who’s had a tough time with the Dodgers this season (0-3, 11.21 ERA).

Lineup (and pitcher) when available.

Carlos Frias starts for the Dodgers.

  • RBI

    This news is so bad, I’ve decided to make it good. Greinke gets a little more rest, and we put someone out there they have no idea how to hit.

    But who?

    Okay, maybe it’s time to panic.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Better than general soreness.

  • Audit

    Utley, 2B
    Seager, 3B
    Gonzalez, 1B
    Ethier, RF
    Grandal, C
    Van Slyke, LF
    Pederson, CF
    Rollins, SS
    Frias, P

    • Audit

      Pederson, Rollins, Utley. Any way we can have them all hit eighth?

      • RBI

        Ha!

    • Audit

      Sometimes he puts SVS in right and Ethier in left. Anyone see any system to his decisions?

      • RBI

        I prefer it this way.

      • WBBsAs

        I don’t think it makes a lot of difference, though I do think SVS is somewhat better defensively.

      • Bob_Hendley

        May have to do with the hand of the opposing pitcher, putting the better fielder where more balls are likely to be hit?

  • RBI

    Bull pen game. Heaven help us.

  • foul tip

    RBI, a couple days back: “For those of you who remember this from two years ago, I may have to resort to painting my toenails blue again, and sooner rather than later.”

    OK, Link. As fearless leader of this blog, will you join RBI and paint yours blue, too?

    Pictures helpful. ;-])

    • Audit

      With help of the spy satellites, I think I have what you want…

      • Audit

        A close up:

        • Audit

          And a bonus shot of WBBsAs. As you can see, he’s conflicted whom to root for…

        • RBI

          Those are some major nails!

      • “Dammit, Jim, I’m a DOCTOR, not a foot model!”

  • WBBsAs

    Given the long layoff, I have low expectations for Frías and hope to be pleasantly surprised.

  • I never did the math, but Vinnie pointed it out. Everybody knew Joe D and how great he was, but Yogi hit only 3 fewer home runs in his career than DiMaggio did in his — 361 to 358. Yogi is third in career WS HRs behind Mantle and Ruth and first in WS hits. More here.

  • Utley!

  • Oh, man. Goldschmidt, you bum.

    • RBI

      He is just. So. Good.

  • RBI

    I knew that would happen.

  • RBI

    At least we got through the lineup. Top o’ the order next inning!

  • RBI

    Better at bats would be nice.

  • RBI

    Frias did great. But Thomas worries me.

  • RBI

    Where is everybody?

    • WBBsAs

      Waiting for something to happen.

      • RBI

        I know the feeling.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Just arrived in DF.

      • WBBsAs

        ¡Con los Chilangos!

  • RBI

    Swing and miss fest out here.

    • WBBsAs

      You’re at the Ravine?

      • RBI

        Yup. Saw Vinny with his entire family, which made me tear up.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          That alone is worth the price of admission.
          (But hopefully it’s not the only winning thing to take from tonight.)

  • RBI

    Or swing and ground out. One hit. We are outdoing ourselves.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Silver Lining: it’s not a no-hitter

      • WBBsAs

        Not even a shutout.

  • RBI

    Thank goodness for AGon!

  • RBI

    We’re making this pitcher look like a Cy Young candidate.

    • WinnipegDave

      Imagine us against the Mets rotation – if we get there.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Fill in the blank with every other team which makes the playoffs.

        • RBI

          So true.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      That’s their greatest talent — they do it soo often!

  • WinnipegDave

    Feels like we can’t get to Colorado soon enough. Maybe the bats will wake up there.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      The bats’ propensity for narcolepsy has concerned me most of the year . . . then there’s the bullpen . . .

  • WinnipegDave

    Just missed taking the lead.

  • RBI

    I am so over this scoring slump.

  • WinnipegDave

    Tonight might not be the best night for extra innings the way the Dodgers are going through pitchers.

    • Bob_Hendley

      We have a truckload of pitchers out there in the pen.

      • WBBsAs

        Yeah, but one of them is Jim Johnson.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Nope. He went off to watch his wife have a baby.

  • RBI

    It feels like a year since Utley hit the first pitch out.

  • WinnipegDave

    Great pitch from Avilan there to get the strikeout.

  • WinnipegDave

    11 of the Dodgers’ 16 batting outs have been strikeouts.

    • RBI

      Make that twelve.

    • package206

      C’mon Dave, Momma’s not happy. Gotta get it going!

      • WinnipegDave

        Go team go! Will that help?

  • RBI

    I am NOT HAPPY, Package!

    • package206

      Don’t worry the night is young.

      • RBI

        But I am not, and growing older by the inning.

        • Bob_Hendley

          As Yogi said, it gets late early out here.

    • package206

      Hey, were those your toes in the picture earlier?

      • RBI

        The bright blue claws? No. But I’m getting them painted tomorrow, out of sheer desperation.

    • package206

      I forgot you are at the game tonight. Who got the ticket?

      • RBI

        My son came after all!

        • package206

          Great!!

  • WinnipegDave

    Feels like we are all holding our collective breaths.

    • package206

      You know what I told you about Momma, right?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Many here seem to be holding their noses.

  • RBI

    This is the inning! Big hits all around.

    • WinnipegDave

      Sounds good to me. Heck, I would take a walk, a stolen base, a wild pitch and sac fly.

      • package206

        Could you go out there and get a hit?

        • WinnipegDave

          I was always more of a defense first kinda player.

          • package206

            You do know I would trade you, don’t you?

          • WinnipegDave

            Ha! Yep.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            What Joc is turning into.

          • WinnipegDave

            Certainly recently he is.

    • package206

      Yes!!

    • package206

      There you go RBI!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    I said last night we should bunt more!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Uterly amazing!

  • WinnipegDave

    Woot!

  • WinnipegDave

    Jansen for the ninth.

    • package206

      Did I get this rally going, or not?

      • WinnipegDave

        You and RBI.

        • package206

          Bet Momma’s happy now!

          • RBI

            V. happy!!!!

          • WinnipegDave

            Infielders for the win!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Chase the blues away?
    Chase the Blue to victory?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Corey!!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    See you later!

  • WinnipegDave

    Love it!

  • RBI

    Huge! Corey!!!!

  • RBI

    Top of their lineup. Go Kenley go!

  • RBI

    Shut them down, KJ. (That was such a cheap single.)

  • WinnipegDave

    We could possibly be high 5ing for finally deep sixing the magic number 7.

  • WBBsAs

    SD have tied the Gnats in the seventh. Kemp has a chance to put the Pads ahead.

    • RBI

      He didn’t, and then he really didn’t, (read Brisbee on the error by Kemp, it’s vintage) and then he did.

      • WBBsAs

        I read Grant’s recap, but didn’t see any mention of Kemp.

        • foul tip

          “The Giants’ season in metaphor form: Down to their last three outs, with the odds stacked against them, they had a chance. Buster Posey singled in front of Matt Kemp, who fields like he’s wearing pants around his torso and a jersey around his legs, and Brandon Crawford doubled. The All-Stars were starring. The Giants had a chance.”

          etc.

          • WBBsAs

            It wasn’t a single for the Poseur, unless you’re an extraordinarily generous scorekeeper. It hit Kemp right in the glove.

  • package206

    Nice going everyone, We got it done!! Just gotta have a little faith.

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!! Magic number 6 as of right now.

  • RBI

    WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RBI

    Momma happy!!!!!!!

    • WinnipegDave

      Might need to crowd source you the funds to go again tomorrow!

      • RBI

        Ha! Day game, though. I do have a job… Although it’s very tempting.

  • RBI

    A win for Vin!

  • Yabba dabba doo!

    • RBI

      And the Pads beat the Gnats!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    Magic number is 5!! Giants tie it in the top of the ninth but Padres win it in the bottom of the ninth.

    • RBI

      Yippee!

  • RBI

    Magic number is 5!

  • WinnipegDave

    That’s it for me. I should catch the last few innings of tomorrow’s game. Hard to believe we could be talking about a magic number of 4 – or even 3 – in about 16 to 24 hours.

    • RBI

      So glad to have you around, Dave!

  • NPUT @ 10:30AM PT

  • Audit

    MLB let me “watch” Tuesday’s game. By which I mean I watch a couple of innings and go to bed early. It’s DVRd if I want to watch it next day. Last night was supposed to be available too, but midway through Agon’s first at bat they suddenly decided to black it out. I was going to bed soon anyway but the stupidity of the Baseball Kings just amazes me. It would be nice if today’s game would be available, I could watch it all, have lunch while watching the game, a real treat for me but not to be…

    • RBI

      Really unfair.

  • WBBsAs

    That sub-standard bullpen the FO assembled failed yet again last night.

  • WBBsAs

    I just watched Kemp’s error on the fly ball by the Busted Poseur in the ninth last night. He truly butchered that one.

    • RBI

      Good thing for us he doubled in the bottom of the ninth.

  • WBBsAs

    No Seager today. Perhaps he stayed up past his bedtime last night: https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/647090988431704064