Game 24, 2016

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

The Dodgers look to Alex Wood (1-2, 6.00 ERA) to halt their unexpected 4-game losing streak. Wood has struggled so far this season, but he’s been better at home than on the road. The Dodgers hope that continues tonight. The Padres send out Cesar Vargas, a right-handed rookie who made his major league debut last weekend. He went five innings and gave up just one run but didn’t get the decision.

In this series there are a couple of guys playing against teams which traded them who have been successful doing so: Matt Kemp is hitting .310/.364/.408 in 19 games against Los Angeles. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has had similar success against his old club, batting .316/.360/.540 in 69 games.

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34 thoughts on “Game 24, 2016

  1. Team meeting hasn’t worked yet. They still seem to be pressing and distracted at the same time. Tough times.

    • It’s frustrating that a team with so many good hitters produces so many easy grounders and popups without working the count.

  2. It’s unprecedented for me to turn off the game after eight innings, but the last two nights have been intolerable. On the bright side, Wood pitched well, though it was the Padres.

  3. Some reasonably good news on the injury front. Ethier starts the Ultra G (Alter G?) machine soon, while Ryu and McCarthy throw bullpen sessions tomorrow and Bolsinger and Guerrero play extended spring training games next week.

  4. Hi all. This lack of offense makes me very grumpy, and I don’t want to inflict my grumpiness on everyone.

  5. Vargas – PPP. He is from Puebla, Mexico. PPP is a polular deragatory Mexican appelation for poblanos. The first two P’s are curse words

    • I was out at one of my favorite Peruvian restaurants, checking the scores on my phone. I enjoyed the Mets’ 12-run inning, but Schadenfreude only goes so far – I want Peevy to stay in the Gnats’ rotation, and I want the Dodgers to score some runs.

    • Maybe we can score a run the old fashioned way, a dinger, which doesn’t require RISP.

  6. Would nice to see Woody give an uplifting performance, though not really the pitching that has been the problem lately (apart form Clayton!).