Game 23, 2016

Marlins at Dodgers, TV: SPNLA, FS-F

The Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda makes his fifth MLB start today, and he’s already a record-setter:

Maeda (3-0, 0.36 ERA) has made four starts and allowed a total of one run, becoming the first pitcher since at least 1913 to begin a career in that fashion. The Japanese right-hander is only the third pitcher since 1900 to throw at least 25 innings in his first four Major League starts while allowing no more than one run, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his last start Saturday against the Rockies at Coors Field, finishing with 6 1/3 scoreless innings to record his third win of the season.

He’ll face right-hander Jose Fernandez, who was the NL’s 2013 Rookie of the Year but then needed Tommy John surgery in May of 2014. He started his recovery in August of 2015 but suffered a biceps strain and didn’t come back until mid-September. He’s 1-2 with a 4.37 ERA this year and hasn’t shown that he can pitch well consistently on the road. He has a career record of 5-10 with a 3.81 ERA away from Miami. He did beat the Dodgers once at Dodger Stadium in 2013.

If you think Stanton kills the Dodgers in Los Angeles, you’re right.

In 18 career games at the ballpark, Stanton is 21-for-66 (.318) with eight home runs and 21 RBIs. In this series alone, he’s 4-for-10 (.400) with three homers, one double, six RBIs and three walks.

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46 thoughts on “Game 23, 2016

  1. Surely some of our dear departed Dee fans will put in an appearance today, to defend him against those scurrilous accusations, and deplore that the Dodgers did not lock him up on a long contract extension.

  2. I wish Carl Crawford no harm, but I think we are marginally a better team when he is not on the active roster.

      • On Gordon’s single to left that tied the game, if Crawford had even a mediocre arm there could have been a play at the plate.

  3. Since hitting the two homers and double off Bumgarner, Hernandez has gone 2-for-23.

    • Seems like the least of our problems (still managed to get six BB for a .308 OBP).

      • You’re right. We have many, many problems now, But a solid weekend series could put many of them in the rear view mirror. Still, losing four at home to the Marlins?

  4. game HQ says ‘Gonzalez safe at first on error by second baseman Gordon, Hern├índez to third, Utley advanced to second on Gordon error, Utley tagged out at second attempting to advance on play’

    sounds like a comedy of errors

    • Pretty sad to watch. And now Stanton does his thing. I think it’s the Mattingly curse.

      • Yes. Gordon booted the grounder allowing Gonzalez to reach first and, temporarily, loading the bases, but Utley took a huge turn around second and was caught off the bag.

  5. And yet another in our relentless pattern of blowing leads. It seems that there is no lead, big or small, that we cannot blow in the first month of the season.

  6. I stayed up because I had some work to finish, and now I wish I’d postponed it until the morning.

  7. Gordon singles on the first pitch to tie the game. Prado singles on the first pitch to untie the game. Oh, brother.

  8. Maeda: 82 pitches through six innings. That’s pretty good. If he can go two more innings successfully and without too many pitches, we can go to Jansen.

  9. Packing tonight, as I leave 5:30 tomorrow morning. I’m going to Alberta to direct a camp for 45 university students. Not sure how much wifi there will be at camp but I will try and check in every once in a while.