Game 16, 2016

Dodgers at Braves, 9:10AM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSO, MLBN (out of network only).

Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 1.64 ERA) and the Dodgers make their last appearance at Turner Field versus right-hander Matt Wisler (0-1, 4.61 ERA). Kershaw hasn’t pitched much against the Braves in his career; he’s 2-0 in six career starts against them with a 1.79 ERA. He and the Dodgers would to exit with a win, both to take this series 2-1 and to improve the franchise record at Turner, where they’re 30-41 going into this morning’s game.

The game starts at 6:10AM my time, so someone else please find the lineup and post it in the comments. I ain’t getting up at 5:30 just to do it.

44 thoughts on “Game 16, 2016

  1. Won’t be around much for this one but the lineup is:
    2B Utley (thought he might be off today)
    SS Seager
    1B Gonzalez
    CF Peterson (birthday boy at cleanup)
    RF Thompson
    LF Hernandez
    C Ellis
    3B Culberson
    P Kershaw

    Vs
    Wisler (a righty)

  2. 2B Utley

    SS Seager

    1B Gonzalez

    CF Pederson

    RF Thompson

    LF Hernandez

    C Ellis

    3B Culberson

    P Kershaw

  3. Got to run and play squash now!
    Then out for lunch.
    And then back to the game.

    • Extremely close but, in my opinion, Kershaw failed to get the foot down on the plate. I can’t disagree with the call.

  4. Meanwhile, yesterday:

    RHP Pedro Baez underwent the concussion protocol after being struck in
    the back of the head by a ball while teammate Adam Liberatore was
    warming up in the bullpen during Wednesday night’s game. ”He feels much
    better today,” manager Dave Roberts said.

    Liberatore said it slipped, and it was about 70 mph rather than 90, but he felt horrible about it.

    • Funny how they were talking about him working on his change up right at that moment.

    • I have said a few times here and at Dodger Thoughts that Puig could play third. No ine agreed with me.

        • Most wanted to keep his arm and baseball mind in RF. I would love to have his speed at 3rd base not so much defensively but more to remove a slow runner from the lineup as 3rd basemen are usually slower.

          The Dodgers have Verdugo and Diaz on their way up and already have Joc, Thompson, SVS, Ethier, Crawford, Hernandez in the outfield. Turner might be a free agent next year.

          None of the infielders coming up in the minors seem to be above average. They all seem to be 2 tool infielders and none are third basemen. The next third baseman if Turner leaves seems to be Hernandez unless Puig joins in the battle.