Game 32, 2016

Mets at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

It’s a battle of dueling lefties tonight at Chavez Ravine as Scott Kazmir (2-2, 5.68 ERA) of the Dodgers meets Steven Matz (4-1, 2.83 ERA) of the Mets. This is the first meeting of the two teams since last season’s Division Series, and the Dodgers had better have their hitting shoes on. After Matz they’ll face Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon in this four-game series.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    Long day today, on the ferry to Colonia and the bus to Montevideo (where taxi drivers actually yield to pedestrians at crosswalks). Going out to an early (8 p.m. dinner) and then will crash – probably will see little if any of tonight’s game, but counting on you all to bring home a Dodger victory.

    • HLKLA

      Your winter approaches!

      • WBBsAs

        No, my summer. I fly home on the 26th.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Buquebus!

  • RBI

    Here at the game with my husband. Let’s hope we win this one.

  • RBI

    Oh good lord.

    • Bob_Hendley

      A couple seconds behind on the telecast, but I could have guessed based upon your reaction.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Been looking forward to this series Their pitchers not so much. Hope the Dodgers are over their collective slump on offense.

    • RBI

      Clearly the Mets are not suffering the same drought.

      • Bob_Hendley

        They are 4th best in NL on offense (OPS+) so far this season.

  • RBI

    Okay, Kazmir. No. More. Dingers.

  • In case you’re wondering: Top 20 list of players, leadoff home runs, career.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ichiro a lot higher on that list than I might have thought.

      • I was surprised too. Soriano moved to the 3-4 hole or he might have caught Rickey.

  • RBI

    What is happening?!?!?! They’ve hit 30 on the road, according to Vinny.

  • RBI

    Kazmir continues to impress. Not.

  • WinnipegDave

    Which Met will hit a homerun this inning?

  • Coming into tonight Kazmir led the staff with 7 dingers surrendered.

    • WinnipegDave

      Apparently he really doesn’t want to give up his lead.

      • Honeycutt needs to explain good stats v. bad stats.

        • WinnipegDave

          Ha!

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice play by Hernandez!

  • WinnipegDave

    Feels like forever since I posted here even though it was just last week. Nice to be back in the loop!
    Now we need to score at least 3 – uh make that 4 – runs in this one.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kazmir is going to drop way down in the rotation once McCarthy and/or Ryu come back.

    • RBI

      Can’t happen soon enough for me. He hasn’t pitched with any confidence all season, as far as I can tell.

      • WinnipegDave

        He is definitely this year’s Latos.

        • Bob_Hendley

          And this year’s Latos is 5-0 and ERA 2,62.

          • WinnipegDave

            So we should enjoy Kazmir more next year.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Whether we like it or not.

  • WinnipegDave

    Need a double play here in a big way.

    • RBI

      Got one! Sort of…

      • WinnipegDave

        I’ll take it and won’t apologize for bad base running by the Mets.

  • WinnipegDave

    Not a good at bat by Hernandez.

  • RBI

    We are getting seriously out-pitched.

    • WinnipegDave

      And out hit. But base running we are winning!

  • RBI

    Would be nice to stop the picket from going up every inning.

  • RBI

    No sooner said…

  • RBI

    Trayce!

  • RBI

    How ’bout a wild pitch?

  • WinnipegDave

    Fell asleep for a few moments there. Woke up to Kazmir striking out to end last inning. It seems like the Dodgers woke up a bit themselves.

    • RBI

      Thompson homer was sweet to see, and the Mets bobbled a few to keep the inning going.

  • Bob_Hendley

    One more inning like that and Scotty will be the proud owner of a Quality Start. Who woulda thunk it?

    • John_from_Aus

      somehow we are right back in this game

      • Bob_Hendley

        A couple of Met mistakes and some good defense.

  • RBI

    Kazmir looking less terrible. More strikes.

  • RBI

    Bad error by Kendrick.

  • RBI

    And an inexcusable right down the middle pitch to Matz.

    • WinnipegDave

      Big difference in the game thus far – their pitcher got a hit after a fielding error and our’s did not.

      • RBI

        Truth.

  • RBI

    Phew! Time to get two back.

  • WinnipegDave

    Trayce – too many errors my friend.

    • RBI

      Sticky mitt.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Nice in cutting the ball off.

  • WinnipegDave

    Jays beating the team from SF.

  • RBI

    Let’s get this third out now, Blanton.

    • WinnipegDave

      He listened. You must have good seats. 🙂

      • RBI

        Or a loud voice.

        • WinnipegDave

          Ha!

  • scooplew

    Just joining tonight’s discussion. Enjoyed the comments, not the score. My wife and I just finished watching the first season of Home Fires, a six-episode Masterpiece series on PBS. Set in a small British community at the start of World War 2. Nicely crafted. Good character development. Second season is in the works.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers are 3-7 in the first game of series so far this year. Might be 3-8 after tonight.
    Of course, they are 6-3 and one tie in those series…

  • WinnipegDave

    Maybe the Dodgers need to bring a bit of dirt from an away park (SD or Colorado perhaps) to give them good luck when they play at home.

  • WinnipegDave

    The Mets are not doing themselves any favours with their base running. And yet they still lead.

  • WinnipegDave

    Sloppy game. Our turn for an unearned run.

  • WinnipegDave

    Turner with the loud foul ball but at least gets a walk out of the deal. I’d be fine if Puig launched one here and now.

    • RBI

      Me, too.

  • RBI

    Great at bat by JT.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodger hitting at home is sick. And not the good kind.

  • RBI

    Frustration.

  • scooplew

    All too often at home this season our hitters have all the fizz of a bottle of soda left out for a day without the cap on.

  • WinnipegDave

    I’m not too much of a “booing” fan but I’m not above calling out “Boring!”.

    • WinnipegDave

      And just to clarify – I don’t find baseball boring, just the team’s play at times.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Frustrating at times for me, rather than boring.

  • WinnipegDave

    Night all. Catch you tomorrow. At least SF lost too.

  • RBI

    My record is now 0-3. What to do?

  • WBBsAs

    Disappointing to wake up this morning and learn that you had all let me down. When will you get the offense going?

  • WinnipegDave

    After a full nights sleep, I offer this deeply mined gem this morning. Looking at the last 4 games, the Dodgers win when the other team scores 2 runs but they lose when they score 2 runs.

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