Game 15, 2016

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

Ross Stripling (0-0, 2.03 ERA) goes for the Dodgers, while Julio Teheran (0-2, 6.35 ERA) goes for the Braves. Teheran’s start slipped a day; he was scheduled to be Tuesday’s starting pitcher but came down with a fever, so Williams Perez took his place.

The Dodgers had the best fielding percentage in the big leagues coming into the game, then they muffed three ground balls to the infield and raised their error total for the season to seven.

Puig has changed! Yet another story about Yasiel’s resurgence as player and good guy, this one from Sports Illustrated.

Lineup when available.

  • HLKLA

    Let’s hope the bats wake up for today’s game!

    • And the pitching holds up too!

      • Bob_Hendley

        And the defense!

  • Bob_Hendley

    A lot of gabbing in the booth.

    • WinnipegDave

      I know. I do not like it.

      • WinnipegDave

        My son asked – who are these guys talking and why are they talking about fish and the ocean?

  • WinnipegDave

    Stripling not exactly struggling but lots of pitches in this inning.

    • WinnipegDave

      My son asked – who are these guys talking and why are they talking about fish and the ocean?

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice play by Grandal.

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh Howie. Weak.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Had a pretty bad plate appearance yesterday as well with runners on.

      • WinnipegDave

        I like the lineup but would flip Howie and Joc.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Not a bad slot for him as his normally has good splits.

          • WinnipegDave

            I’ll take your word for it – you know the numbers better than I do!

          • Bob_Hendley

            If you like that righty-lefty approach.

          • WinnipegDave

            Oh yeah I see what you are saying. I’m not on my game tonight…

  • WinnipegDave

    Well – star of the game for the Dodgers is definitely Grandal so far!

  • WBBsAs

    My sister-in-law’s husband is watching soccer, but fortunately I’ve got the iPad to watch the Dodgers. His son, for what it’s worth, is an excellent softball player – if he’d grown up in a baseball country, he might have had a future in it.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Racing?

      • WBBsAs

        Boca v. Cali (Colombia)

  • WinnipegDave

    Just missed a HR by Seager. Long foul ball just on the wrong side of the pole.

    • WBBsAs

      And then he took a good (pitcher’s) pitch looking.

  • WinnipegDave

    Not much happening. Which – given last night’s game – could be seen as a good thing I suppose.

  • scooplew

    Shouldn’t Teh(e)ran be pitching for the Iranian national team?

  • WinnipegDave

    I don’t like Atlanta/Turner Field.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Our last trip there.

    • WBBsAs

      I preferred Fulton County Stadium, but I still think it’s reprehensible that the Braves are abandoning downtown Atlanta.

      • WinnipegDave

        It is the worst. There is no good reason at all – only greed – to move to a new stadium.

        • Also, there’s no mass transit to Cobb County where the new stadium will be. They’re going to cut themselves off from their downtown (black) fans, but the suburban white ones are richer anyway.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Early dinner guests, so you guys are on your on.

    • Bob_Hendley

      But will try to peek in.

      • WinnipegDave

        Good man!

  • WinnipegDave

    Ross getting killed by deep counts and foul balls.

  • WinnipegDave

    1 run through 12 innings against Braves pitching is not cutting it.
    Hopefully second time through the order produces some results.

    • scooplew

      Our bats need to awaken.

  • scooplew

    Five of the nine runs that the Braves have scored in this series thus far have been unearned.

    • WBBsAs

      Stripling does a pretty good job of working out of trouble.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers batting like its getaway day.

  • WinnipegDave

    Good job Dodgers – my son got bored with you and has left.

    • WinnipegDave

      Never mind – he’s back.

  • WBBsAs

    Fine play by Grandal!

  • WinnipegDave

    Such dumb luck.

  • WinnipegDave

    The bullpen will be tested tonight.

  • WinnipegDave

    This is my first time listening to Davis. Maybe it’s tonight game, but he sounds very bland. Seems like a Joe Buck knock off – like a person trying to be a big league announcer.

  • WinnipegDave

    Need to capitalize on that big error.

  • WinnipegDave

    Thank goodness it’s a long season. This series will hopefully long be forgotten in 5 weeks.

  • WinnipegDave

    yea

  • WinnipegDave

    And the crowd at Elysian Fields goes wild with that HR.

    • Woo hoo!

      • WinnipegDave

        Your timing is just a bit off. 😉

  • WinnipegDave

    A second inning of Howell makes me nervous.

  • WinnipegDave

    Utley having fun on the field tonight!

  • WinnipegDave

    Seems early to bring in Hatcher. Who do they want between him and hopefully Jansen in the 9th?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Seems to have come in to pitch to the top of the order. Nice match up approach by Doc.

  • HLKLA

    Well, so far it is even, but does not sound like they are playing well from all the comments.

    • WinnipegDave

      Just a bit off, a bit sluggish. Not a lot like last night but still not sharp.

  • WinnipegDave

    That looked close.

  • WinnipegDave

    90 feet away.

  • scooplew

    The Dodgers scored 31 runs in their first four games (3 at SD, 1 at SF) and have scored 38 runs in their last 10-plus.

    • WinnipegDave

      It helps when you score 15 in the first game.

  • ESPN fired Curt Schilling for stupidity.

  • WinnipegDave

    Garcia not as good as Hatcher.

  • WinnipegDave

    That made me a bit nervous off the bat but it was routine out to CF.

    • WinnipegDave

      Repeat 2 times to end the inning.

  • WinnipegDave

    Braves bringing in their closer.

  • WinnipegDave

    Thought Culberson went around. Fortunately not.

    • WinnipegDave

      But strikes out anyway.

  • C’mon, Joc. Hit a double.

  • WBBsAs

    Missed several innings for dinner, could only watch Gameday on phone.

    • WinnipegDave

      Welcome back to the fight.

  • WBBsAs

    Vamos, ¡Quique!

  • Obviously this is not Sixto Vizcaino on the mound. He couldn’t pitch that well.

  • WinnipegDave

    I thought lead off walks were supposed to be costly.

  • scooplew

    Roberts should have brought in Jansen now. The game is on the line. I have little faith in Blanton.

    • WinnipegDave

      Yep.

    • WBBsAs

      Disagree. Not with the bottom of the order.

  • WinnipegDave

    4 in a row caught by Joc in CF.

  • WinnipegDave

    Sounds like a few Dodger fans there.

  • Free baseball!

  • scooplew

    For whom should I root, as Greinke is pitching against Bumgarner tonight? The game is on TV where I live.

    • WBBsAs

      Greinke is a mercenary, but BadGums is a racist jerk.

      • WinnipegDave

        Racist? Which race is he against?

        • WBBsAs

          Indeed. Comes from a Confederate family, yells at non-white opposition players.

          • WinnipegDave

            Ah.

          • WBBsAs

            Hates Puig.

          • WinnipegDave

            Funny that Vin Scully never mentioned it.

          • WBBsAs

            There’s plenty of video, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOJ8YhoxWIo

          • WBBsAs

            I was very surprised to hear that he would attack a fellow reptile.

    • WinnipegDave

      Definitely Snakes to win 9-8.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice hit by old man Utley.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice running by Utley. Man I wish we could have had him 5 or 6 years ago.

  • WinnipegDave

    Double? I’ll take it!

    • WBBsAs

      Well-placed.

      • WinnipegDave

        And misplayed.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice to get that second run. But Culberdon left Turner hanging on that missed bunt.

  • WinnipegDave

    Time for Kenley.

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Managed to watch this one under the table.

    • WBBsAs

      A satisfactory outcome. With Rox loss, Dodgers all alone in first place again.

    • WinnipegDave

      Sly guy!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Doc is managing the pen more with an eye toward match ups, unlike Donnie’s rote approach.

  • John_from_Aus

    Very nice comeback win

  • We broke 100 comments for the first time this season! Well done!

  • NPUT @ 0830 Pacific Time.

  • WBBsAs

    I fell asleep before the Gnats’ game ended, but was pleased at the result – especially a loss for BadGums. That said, I always thought the Snakes would overtake the Gnats but, with the rest of the division playing well, I think SF could sink even lower.

  • RBI

    Very late a Woo-HOO!!! Nice going, everyone.

  • WinnipegDave

    I’m sure Link set the new post to generate on auto pilot because it will be something like 3am his time when today’s game starts.