Game 33, 2016

Link to Scully interview accompanying above

Mets at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MLBN (out-of-market)

The Mets’ Jacob deGrom (3-1, 1.99 ERA) of the Flowing Locks starts against the Dodgers’ Alex Wood (1-3, 5.18 ERA) of the Moussed Pompadour. The right-handed deGrom only has 16 strikeouts in his four starts, which seems low. Lefty Wood would undoubtedly trade his 28 Ks for a couple of wins; he hasn’t had one in his last five starts.

Lineup when available.

  • Bumsrap

    Utley, 2B

    Seager, SS

    Turner, 3B

    Gonzalez, 1B

    Grandal, C

    Pederson, CF

    Puig, RF

    Crawford, LF

    Wood, P

  • WBBsAs

    I’m gonna miss this one again, but I’ll expect you guys to do a better job than you did last night.

  • WinnipegDave

    Vin! Perhaps a bit too much orange and not enough blue on the cover, but I imagine it will be a fun read.

    • Don’t miss the audio interview at the link directly below the picture.

      • WinnipegDave

        Thanks Link. I’ll have to listen to it after the game now.

  • WinnipegDave

    What’s this I see? Two extra base hits, a hit with a runner in scoring position and a run against deGrom!

  • RBI

    RBIs! Good start.

    • WinnipegDave

      Is that a note of encouragement to yourself? 🙂

      • RBI

        You miss little, WinnipegDave.

        • Bob_Hendley

          He missed the Toronto series.

          • WinnipegDave

            Ha!

        • WinnipegDave

          As long as it is helpful.

  • We scored first! (Faints)

  • John_from_Aus

    This is encouraging

    • And then Wood gives up hits to the first two guys he faces.

      Edited: in the second inning.

      • RBI

        Not to mention the Utley error.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well that was unfortunate.

  • RBI

    Dang it.

  • WinnipegDave

    Okay – now it is game on. As I mentioned this morning, 2 runs is the dividing line between a win or a loss.

  • WinnipegDave

    It’s sad that Kazmir and Wood both have ERA’s right around 5.50.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Wood at 5.14 as one of the runs was unearned.

      • WinnipegDave

        Yes. I see Gameday just changed that. When I typed it he was listed at 5.45 and Kazmir at 5.54.

  • RBI

    Could have been worse.

    • Might yet be. Have you noticed that Latos, who failed for us so badly last year, is 5-0 this season?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Dave mentioned him last night.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wood could do some good work here with a base hit.

    • Bob_Hendley

      He can hit from what I have seen.

      • .222 to start the game, but not this time.

  • First two guys on and no runs yet. Come ON, Dodgers!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Bottom of the line up.

      • Well, foo. How many opportunities can you get off deGrom?

      • WinnipegDave

        And the top!

  • WinnipegDave

    My back up plan on a night the Dodger game goes bad quickly is to watch Brooklyn. Got the movie from the local library and have some friends who tell me they loved it.

    • RBI

      I want a back up plan!

      • WinnipegDave

        I’m slowly working my way through the best picture nominees from the past year. Feel free to borrow this plan but I’m guessing you may have seen more of them than I already.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig has been playing inspired defense.

  • RBI

    That’s one way to get Wright out…

  • WinnipegDave

    2 and 3rd again. Maybe this time?

    • RBI

      Not holding out too much hope.

      • John_from_Aus

        We have tried 2nd and 3rd with one out, then with two out, maybe next time we can try with none out and then see how we go.

        • RBI

          Or three. Oh, wait…

  • RBI

    Oh phoo!!!!

    • WinnipegDave

      All credit to deGrom. Fooled Joc with a beautiful change up.

  • RBI

    I guess we can take some small comfort from the pitch count.

  • RBI

    Thought he had it!

    • WinnipegDave

      Just missed it. We are certainly hitting deGrom hard tonight.

  • RBI

    Wow. Terrible call on that checked swing that wasn’t.

  • RBI

    A hit with two outs, again.

  • WinnipegDave

    Now Wood gets a hit.

    • RBI

      Story of a lot of our games, eh?

      • WinnipegDave

        So true!

  • RBI

    We can’t catch a break, it seems.

  • WinnipegDave

    Turner hitting it harder these days.

    • Bob_Hendley

      OPS of 1.014 on the road trip.

      • WinnipegDave

        That will play.

  • WinnipegDave

    Man! Gonzo…

    • RBI

      He thought it was going out. Plus, he’s slow. Plus, it’s that kind of a game.

      • WinnipegDave

        But usually plus plus is good. How come not in this case? 🙁

        • RBI

          See breaks and catching them, below.

  • WinnipegDave

    Alright. This is the inning we score again. Someway, somehow.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Great game by Alex. (ERA down to 4.62)

  • WinnipegDave

    No complaints with Woods pitching tonight. My only squabble is he got his hit in the wrong at bat. That was a Ross Stripling effort tonight and I hope we can win to back his start.

  • WinnipegDave

    Coleman was lights out there.

  • WinnipegDave

    Can Baez continue to be a fit in the set up role?

    • WinnipegDave

      Ugh. This looks like trouble.

  • RBI

    Last night, Roberts couldn’t pull the BP pitchers fast enough. Tonight, he rolls the dice with Baez.

    • WinnipegDave

      Nice to see Baez work out of trouble successfully.

  • RBI

    Yes!

  • WinnipegDave

    Just need to push across a run here.

  • WinnipegDave

    Seager! We can do this!

  • WinnipegDave

    Can we get one more hit please?

  • WinnipegDave

    Turner didn’t tag up on that one?

    • Bob_Hendley

      That would have been unusual.

      • WinnipegDave

        Wasn’t it a deep fly ball? I was only half listening.

        • Bob_Hendley

          More of a line drive rather than a high fly ball (that might have allowed him to go back and tag up), and not that deep in any event.

          • WinnipegDave

            My mistake. I thought I heard it was caught right at the wall. As I said, I was only half listening right then.

  • RBI

    We gotta get one, don’t we?

  • RBI

    Guess not.

  • WinnipegDave

    It is fascinating how frustrating this game is. At least the game is still winnable.

  • RBI

    Gnats lost 4-0.

    • WinnipegDave

      Helpful.

      • RBI

        We could take first solo, or be tied for first with two other teams.

        • WinnipegDave

          It is tight right now between first and fourth.

          • WinnipegDave

            And the Padres are not that far back in fifth either.

  • WinnipegDave

    I don’t know what it is going to take to score again. Crazy to think that the 2 run thing looks like it might come into play again.

  • WinnipegDave

    If nothing else, we have the top of the order coming up next, whereas the Mets are at the bottom of theirs.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • WinnipegDave

    Thompson with the walk off homerun!!!

  • RBI

    First place, baby.

  • RBI

    Trayce!

  • WinnipegDave

    Jansen gets the win!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Yabba dabba doooh!

  • John_from_Aus

    class has just finished, great news I see 🙂

  • Oh my goodness. Way to go, Trayce!

    Nomar, on the post-game show: “You take off your helmet before you get
    to the plate so they don’t hit you too hard on the head.” I admit I’ve
    wondered why.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Off to see Scherzer vs Zimmermann, but hop to be back when Dodger game starts.

  • WBBsAs

    I’ll probably miss tonight’s game again – Uruguay is tiring me out, especially after today’s winery lunch.

    • I don’t think I’d blame the country for your fatigue.

      • WBBsAs

        The four-hour time difference and long work day have a lot to do with it (winery lunches are part of the job).

        • Bob_Hendley

          Was it at Bouza?

          • WBBsAs

            Yes. I know the Bouzas fairly well. Great Albariño.

  • NPUT

  • WBBsAs

    Gnats bullpen blew three-run lead, but Jays now have serial arsonist Drew Storen on the mound in the bottom of the tenth.