Game 14, 2016

But first, Vin Scully reads a grocery list. Yep, someone sent the Sunday Night Baseball crew an audiotape of Vin reading just that back in the 1970s, and they played it during a tribute they offered to him during the third inning of tonight’s game.

Dodgers at Braves, 4:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSO

Alex Wood (1-1, 4.50 ERA) goes for the Dodgers against some guy named TBD. It will probably be Julio Teheran (0-2, 6.35 ERA, 17 innings, 9 BB, 14 Ks). This will be Wood’s first appearance at Turner Field since he was traded to the Dodgers last July for Hector Olivera, Paco Rodriguez and minor-leaguer Zachary Bird. Olivera has played five games in left field for the Braves this season and Rodriguez will miss the entire year after Tommy John surgery.

Lineup when available.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Unlikely to see Hector this series in leftfield or anywhere else. http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/15196237/atlanta-braves-hector-olivera-arrested-accused-assault

    • WBBsAs

      Maybe in court?

  • WBBsAs

    Olivera’s probably going to miss quite a bit more time, because of his domestic violence issues.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Matty Kemp moved in the next couple of months, probably to a DH-rich environment, if the Pads eat some of his salary.

  • This is unusual. Ballet-dancer parents raise ML baseball-playing son. In Germany.

    • WBBsAs

      Ausgezeichnet!

    • Bob_Hendley

      My parents used to do the Cha-cha-cha, but it’s might fault that I never made it to the Bigs.

      • WBBsAs

        Maybe if they’d known the samba, you could have made the path easier for Yan Gomes and Paulo Orlando.

    • WBBsAs

      When I visited M√ľnchen in 1970, the grounds where Leni Riefenstahl filmed the Nazi rallies in “Triumph of the Will” had several baseball fields.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Fellow named Willams Perez out there. 25 year old right hander from Venezuela. 0-0 with ERA 7.00 (9 innings)

  • WBBsAs

    Very bad connection in Buenos Aires tonight. Barely have Gameday.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Mine is in and out here at the beach in Oaxaca (mostly because my wife stream Spanish (telenovelas, I suspect)

      • WBBsAs

        We sometimes get outages when there’s a storm, but it’s calm and dry at the moment.

  • WinnipegDave

    Supper time here. Check in later with everyone!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Braves fans staying away in droves.

  • WBBsAs

    I have shaky video on the phone, but it’s not working on the iPad.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Wood is the one shaky.

  • WBBsAs

    Francoeur didn’t strike out? Right now no video at all – Gameday and Steiner (what a birthday gift).

    • Bob_Hendley

      Sac fly.

  • WBBsAs

    Video is back, just in time for a GIDP.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Quite a PA for Joc, who gets the BB.

  • HLKLA

    Just checking in. Looks like the Dodgers have some work to do!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Wood needs to get out of this to help keep us in it.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Ugh.

  • WinnipegDave

    Let’s roll here. Need to score a run or three.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Quick hook.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wow. The Dodgers are not on their game tonight. Just realized that they had no hits until this inning.

  • WinnipegDave

    Also – can we swap Maeda and Kazmir – and Stripling and Wood in the rotation?

  • WinnipegDave

    Well – I’m off again. Our family is going out for ice cream with the neighbours.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Tough game.

  • WBBsAs

    My connection remains shaky, but Wood does not appear to have impressed.

    • Bob_Hendley

      The errors didn’t help, but he came up short a couple of times, including walking the number 8 batter.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Then again, if we are only scoring 1 run, even Clayton might have a hard time winning this game.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Old friend Chris Withrow.

  • Bah. What a forgettable game that was.

  • RBI

    Missed this one completely, but doesn’t look like I missed much! I am out again tonight. I’m counting on our boys in blue to win Game 15.

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