Game 154, 2015

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

Brett Anderson tries to get past his worst start of the year. He gave up five runs including two home runs in 4 2/3 innings against the D-Backs on September 21. He’ll face right-hander Kyle Kendrick, who had a bad outing himself his last time out on Sunday against the Padres, giving up six runs in four innings. Anderson’s looking for win number ten to go above .500 for the season; Kendrick is looking for win number seven against thirteen losses.

Lineup when available.

Update: New Lineup:

Adrian rests back, Grandal moves to first base.

103 thoughts on “Game 154, 2015

  1. After Zito surrenders four to Gnats, Hudson and Vogelscheiße more than return the favor. A’s now lead 7-4 in third.

  2. A’s up 7-4 in the bottom of the third. They were down 4-0, but Hudson fell apart in the second, and Vogelsong not doing much better. But the game is still young…

  3. Must read article: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/09/baseball-players-dont-always-make-good-managers/405913/?utm_source=SFTwitter Questions advisability of hiring former players as managers. Also mentions possibility of a team having, sort of, two managers; One in charge of clubhouse, other in charge of on-field tactics. Sort of like in football, Head Coach and Defensive and Offensive Coordinators. I expect some team will try that soon.

  4. Yesterday, the first time I checked the score it was 7-1 in the 4th or 5th. Today, when I looked in it was 6-2 in the 3rd. Maybe I will take a pass tomorrow.
    We have two A-plus starting pitches. After that, who knows? A good outing by Wood tomorrow would be a big psychological lift, at least for me.

  5. Should Grandal, who is now 4-for-67, be replaced by Ellis as the regular catcher? Or would that upset the dynamics of the team?

    • Grandal is a better player, in the long run, but A.J. has earned more playing time. Grandal may not be 100 percent until next year.

  6. Dodgers bats are waking up but can we cobble together enough pitching? This comment works for both tonight and for the potential playoff run.

      • Perish the thought! Although right at the moment the Dodgers lost the final gun sounded on the Wisconsin – Hawai’i game, which UH lost 28-0, and UCLA defeated Arizona 56-30, so I was 0-3 on the day and I am NOT a happy camper.

  7. After all the talk from Orel and Nomar about outfield positioning for CarGo, Joc was actually in the exactly right spot. But he still couldn’t quite get it.

  8. Clinch tomorrow or perhaps now in SF instead.
    With Vin announcing and not Charlie and friends.

  9. Today’s lineup

    Ruggiano LF
    Rollins SS
    Kendrick 2B
    Van Slyke 1B
    Ellis C
    Guerrero 3B
    Heisey RF
    Pederson CF
    Wood P 11-11 3.60

    I gotta tell ya, there is entirely too much emphasis put on Lefty Righty matchups. This lineup is just about as bad as it gets in my humble opinion. Ridiculous.

    Lineup courtesy Rotowire

    • Obviously, you don’t like guys who hit game-winning slams, and you prefer to put injured players out on the field.

        • That was a pretty lame reply. Admittedly, Don probably should put out Thursday’s game-winning lineup.

          • Guess you are content to keep losing. Are you dumb enough to believe that Seager should not be playing, ANYWHERE!! Also, everybody hits better than Joc.

          • I’m pretty content with a team that has a seven-game lead with eight to go, and can afford to let injured players heal.

          • You are content to defend lineups that are totally ridiculous. If I had said the lineup was great, you would have said it is lousy.

          • Again, has Mattingly ever produced a lineup that you like? Do you want a lineup full of cripples? How many games ahead would satisfy you? Twenty?