Game 10, 2016

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

The D-Backs send lefty Robbie Ray (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 2 runs, 4 hits, 3 strikeouts and 4 walks in 6 innings) to the mound for his second start of the season. The Dodgers send the righthanded Ross Stripling out for his second start after his stunning first one, when he threw 7 1/3 innings of no-hit ball (and got no decision; thanks, bullpen!) against the Giants.

Lineup when available.


Don’t ask me why Barnes is at second. If Utley needs a rest, why not play Kendrick there? Instead, Howie’s at third and Turner gets a day off too. Puig and Gonzalez seem to be the only guys who play every day.

  • WBBsAs

    Gnice to see both Gnatt Cain and his probable replacement in the rotation get gnocked around in Denver.

  • WBBsAs

    After Gnats lose, Dodgers can regain a first-place tie tonight.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Howie third to give Turner’s hand a rest. Against a southpaw, I think the normal guy to spell AGon at first is SVS and then Turner…

  • WBBsAs

    Stripling allows a hit. DFA!

  • WinnipegDave

    Has Seager batted in the 5 spot this season before? I don’t recall…

    • WBBsAs

      I don’t recall either. A little surprised to see it v. a lefty.

      • Bob_Hendley

        He doesn’t seem uncomfortable at the plate against southpaws, though his numbers are pretty bad so for in very limited appearances against them this season. Last year he did almost as well when facing lefties as he did righties.

  • WBBsAs

    I’m too tired to watch this at the desk, so I’m going to bed with the iPad. Might not last through another 3 a.m. game.

    • WinnipegDave

      Fair enough! You do you and we will cover for you when you go…

    • Bob_Hendley

      Now that Stripling has given up a hit, game is less interesting.

      • WinnipegDave

        And now a second hit.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Nice to know that he is human, though.

  • WinnipegDave

    Seager robbed on that play.

  • Jack Dawkins

    I heard others say it on the home opener, but tonight is my first time experiencing the AZ road uniforms. Suffice it to say, I doubt these will be huge sellers.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Vin said last night that they have ten different unis!

      • WinnipegDave

        10?! That must include mixing and matching pants and jerseys.

        • Bob_Hendley

          You may be right, as he also said that the press guide, or whatever he was looking at, only showed five different uniforms.

          • WinnipegDave

            That would do it then.

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig still swinging well.

  • WinnipegDave

    Considering how well Stripling has pitched against the Giants and now so far against the Snakes – imagine how well he would have done against the Padres or the Braves!

  • WinnipegDave

    I wonder if Roberts thinks Barnes will hit better not having to catch as well. Otherwise, it seems hard having two light hitting (sorta) catchers in the batting order.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Remains to be seen just what sort of hitter he might be. Did slug some in the minors.

  • WinnipegDave

    Arizona playing stronger defensively than I like.

  • WinnipegDave

    2-0 seems crazily out of reach.

    • RBI

      And yet…

  • WinnipegDave

    Did I already mention the Snakes’ defense? Ugh.

  • WinnipegDave

    Howell pitching a bit better tonight anyway.

    • Bob_Hendley

      You are my eyes at this point. Streaming went down so following on Gameday.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Ray seems to be all over the place.

      • WinnipegDave

        Uh oh. I’m just listening on Gameday audio myself.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Blind leading the blind then.

          • WinnipegDave

            Indeed.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ellis let Ray get off the hook on his at bat. Ray is getting wild and Ellis started jumping at pitches out of the strike zone. Otherwise we might have had 3 on and nobody out.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nice to have Turner come up here.

  • WinnipegDave

    Need to keep rolling here and tie it up!

    • Bob_Hendley

      This is not hockey, we need to win!

      • WinnipegDave

        Ha – true.

      • WBBsAs

        Nor is it soccer. In baseball, teams actually score.

  • WinnipegDave

    Fantastic!

  • WinnipegDave

    Stripling is neither a winner nor a loser. He is nondescript to me.

  • WinnipegDave

    No Hatcher tonight. He’s on paternity leave.

  • WinnipegDave

    Perhaps the Dodgers offense can act as the set up men. Keep getting hits with runners in scoring position helps the pen.

  • RBI

    Great inning!

    • WinnipegDave

      Good timing! You appear and the Dodgers take the lead.

      • RBI

        I was watching sporadically, but yes. Once I sat down and really focused, hit, hit, hit…

  • Bob_Hendley

    Get Brito and Goldie comes up in the ninth with no one on.

    • RBI

      And he goes and slaps a single.

    • Bob_Hendley

      The best laid plans….

    • WinnipegDave

      Forget it Bob. They only respond to RBI!

      • RBI

        You flatter me, sir…

        • WinnipegDave

          Ha. 🙂

  • RBI

    Oh yeah!!!!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Yimi is yummi.

  • WinnipegDave

    On to the 9th.

  • RBI

    How do we feel about the ombré ankles on these unis?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Dave and I are about to learn a new word (or at least I am). And we are both on Gameday, so no idea.

      • WinnipegDave

        I’m with you Bob. Vocabulary time.

        • RBI

          My husband totally predicted that! It’s from watching too much Project Runway. OmbrĂ© is when it gets gradually darker…

          • WinnipegDave

            Why do I think of Westerns and tough guys? Is that a different word I am thinking of?

          • RBI

            That would be Hombre, hombre.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Some confusion on the origins of the term, including the confusion with hombre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ombr%C3%A9

          • RBI

            TMI! TMI!

          • Bob_Hendley

            Ha! You were the one trying to educate us here.

          • RBI

            I loved this thread. Fashionably speaking.

          • WinnipegDave

            I could claim being Canadian – but I have watched too many Westerns to not know it was hombre with an h. So yeah – I was kidding. But ombre is definitely new to me.

          • Bob_Hendley

            The “h” is actually silent, so maybe it was silent films you were watching?

  • WinnipegDave

    Kendrick earning his pay the last few days.

  • WinnipegDave

    Jansen doing that thing again where he needs a couple or three pitches to find his groove. But it seems like he has found it now!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win! First place baby!

  • WinnipegDave

    This always sounds dumb to say but – team win tonight. Starters, relievers, defense and timely hitting.

    • RBI

      Yup! Liking this new Roberts spirit. And how great to have Yasiel back having fun. Clapping his hands as he runs.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Nice to see the pen perform, after everyone wanted to throw them under the bus.

  • WinnipegDave

    So not much to look forward to tomorrow night. Just the Giants coming to town. With Bumgarner facing Kershaw. On Jackie Robinson night.

    • WBBsAs

      BadGums got lucky in last outing, but the Dodgers still beat the Gnats. After tonight, I expect to see LA in first place – permanently.

  • WinnipegDave

    Night all. Hope to chat again tomorrow evening.

    • RBI

      Night.

  • John_from_Aus

    that was a nice surprise, out and about today, I checked in briefly at the top of 7th when we were still 2 down

    • RBI

      It was a great come-from-behind win. This time their bullpen collapsed.

  • Well done, Dodgers. Well done, commenters. I didn’t see us fall behind, so I didn’t know enough to get worried. Maybe I should keep that up.

    • Bob_Hendley

      We were doing well until RBI upped the ante in contributing to the ongoing critique of the Snakes unis.

  • WBBsAs

    Not much action here last night, I see. I managed to stay awake until the end, and enjoys the rewards, though it still took me a while to get to sleep.

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