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.

83 thoughts on “Game 10, 2016

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

      • 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.

  13. 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…

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