Game 21, 2016

Marlins at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-F

Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 1.50 ERA) is matched against Tom Koehler (1-2, 4.80 ERA). Koehler’s pitched 15 innings this season, walking seven and striking out 12. Kershaw’s gone 30 innings, walking three and striking out 30.

Lineup when available.

Obviously Crawford has been reinstated from the DL. They optioned Zach Lee to OK City to make room for him.

68 thoughts on “Game 21, 2016

  1. That game was the downer of the season so far. While Kershaw had a bad inning, the offense had a bad game.

  2. Drat. We were seemingly sailing along and I switched to news, then back to the game at the top of the hour only to see Kershaw still pitching but the score 5-3. I watched for about two minutes, enough to figure out Stanton had hurt us again with an HR. Switched back to news and served up our soup and sandwiches.

    It’s ridiculous, but I just don’t expect Kershaw to lose.

    • I never expect Clayton to lose either, but when he does I expect it to be 1-0.

  3. Ah well. It always seems to hurt a bit more when Kershaw takes the loss. But there is always tomorrow! See you all then.

  4. If Utley draws a walk and Seager hits a double and Turner singles, then this game gets very interesting…

  5. This game is less fun that about an hour a go. Good thing I have a new bunny to amuse me.

  6. Why do we have so much trouble this season holding an early lead? Doesn’t seem to matter if it is starters (top of the rotation or back end). middle relievers, set up guys or closer. Okay maybe not Jansen – but everyone else for sure.

    • Cuz the other team gets to bat as well? Not certain how to evaluate these numbers, but our W-L record if we have a lead at the start of the second is 4-2. For subsequent innings it’s 5-4, 5-3, 6-3, 8-4, 8-3, 9-1, and 8-0.

      • So always a winning record after each inning we lead. Yet it feels like we race out in front and then fall behind in more games than would be typical. It is true the other team gets to bat as well. However, we don’t stop batting either and it feels like we have trouble scoring after losing the lead – Sunday’s game notwithstanding.

        • Not sure what “typical” is (hence my observation about not knowing quite how to evaluate the numbers). Our W-L if we begin the 2nd behind is 0-2, and subsequent innings are 1-2, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2, 2-5, 1-5, and 2-7.

          • And I promise I will only mention this when it happens. So if it doesn’t happen too often, then all will be well. 🙂

          • Ha! If we win 93 games this year, it means that we will lose 69. You have a preference as to how we lose those 69? 😉

          • When I’m away because of work or holidays and can’t follow them as closely would be good. Less painful for me.
            But yes, I see your point – and it is a good one!

          • It’s not that how we lose is unimportant, as it suggest areas of weakness that the GM/Doc might try to resolve, but if you win 93 it indicates that you have strengths as well.

      • Some more numbers. For comebacks/blown leads we are 6/6. Largest blown lead is 5 runs, largest comeback is 3 runs.

    • When I saw ‘ugh’ before the score came up on gameday, I feared the worst

  7. Dodger offense going into that phase of the game where they don’t do much.

  8. And as WBBsAs leaves, i arrive for the late shift. Nice to see the 2-0 lead already. Of course, scoring first has not really been the Dodgers issue this year.

  9. Off to bed, if I fall asleep early I expect to read of a Dodger victory in the morning.

    • It wasn’t the prettiest attempt, but I think it is excusable. He was running full out parallel to the wall.

  10. It’s 11 p.m. and, with unseasonably cold weather here – 41° F will be tonight’s low – I’m gonna crash with the sniffles after taking a cold remedy. Will watch as long as I can before dozing off.

    • Hard to go by early season stats, but Koehler has been about average over his career, so he, on average, gives up about 3 earned runs over about 6 innings. Hopefully we can get 4-5 runs off of him.