Game 37, 2016

Cardinals at Dodgers, 6:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-M (HLKLA, take notice!), MLBN (out-of-market only)

The Dodgers hope Scott Kazmir (2-3, 5.54 ERA) can right his ship. He showed signs last outing, coming within one out of a quality start (5 2/3 innings, three earned runs against the Mets). He’ll face Carlos Martinez (4-2, 2.61 ERA). The Cardinals hope Martinez has recovered from a respiratory illness which caused him to lose 15 pounds in ten days and pushed this start back two days.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    Today, at the Mexican festival in downtown Buenos Aires, I had a tequila mousse for dessert.

  • HLKLA

    So noted Link.

  • WBBsAs

    Since this game’s starting at 10:10 local time, I’ll try to stay up a little longer.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Jet lag has me up for at least the start of this one.

      • WBBsAs

        By the way, my lunch was at Bouza. I’ve know them for quite a while, and I love their AlbariƱo. Also, great cachila collection on the grounds.

        • Bob_Hendley

          A great place. Love the food as well. I figured you might have gone there, as it is close enough by for lunch.

          • WBBsAs

            I’ve had lunch at other bodegas, but special case. Uruguayan wines very underrated, almost unknown.

          • Bob_Hendley

            I used to bring Pisano Tannant back to BA and serve it decanted to my friends from Mendoza. They loved it

          • WBBsAs

            I brought back a Tannat from Yrurtia (Carmelo).

  • RBI

    Friends coming for dinner so I won’t be weighing in much. I so hope Kazmir does better tonight. He’s due a decent outing. We shall see.

  • HLKLA

    Good start for Kazmir, 1,2,3.

  • HLKLA

    Cardinals picking up where they left off last night. Utley on with an error.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Scotty getting some strikes with fastball (hitting 94!) and helping to set up off-speed.

  • Bob_Hendley

    No eyes. Hard to imagine getting a single on a soft grounder to the pitcher.

    • Throw went down the line.

    • HLKLA

      Martinez tried to pick up the ball and tag the runner at the same time, but failed and rushed a high throw to first.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Sounds like generous home town scoring.

        • HLKLA

          I agree.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Coaching visit to the mound already with pitcher up!?

    • HLKLA

      Bunt strategy, Cardinal announcers were really upset with the length of the visit.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Thanks

  • WinnipegDave

    Perhaps the best first 3 innings by Kazmir.

    • WinnipegDave

      Make that 4 innings.

  • WinnipegDave

    Right after Steiner talked about how long it was since Gonzo had hit a homerun…
    Gonzo hits a homerun!

    • WBBsAs

      …and Steiner described it as a foul straight back.

      • WinnipegDave

        No he did alright on it. “It’s on it’s way…” type thing.

        • WBBsAs

          Atypical, then. Steiner’s blinder than a bat, with no radar.

  • WinnipegDave

    Like tracking the stock market – at the moment Kazmir’s era is lower than 5 (4.97).

  • HLKLA

    Great bunt!

    • WBBsAs

      Lucky bunt? Kazmir’s looked awful at the plate all year.

      • HLKLA

        Very lucky, right between the pitcher and the second baseman who was running to cover first.

        • WBBsAs

          I saw. He barely got it past the pitcher, like a good drag bunt, but I don’t think he planned it that way.

  • WinnipegDave

    Great inning by the Dodgers. Especially the AB by Gonzo. 12 pitches and drives in a run.

  • WBBsAs

    I’ll say good night for now as it’s approaching midnight and I’ll watch the rest from bed.

    • WinnipegDave

      Later WBBsAs.

  • WinnipegDave

    Seager with the long ball. I could definitely get used to this more hitting, better pitching Dodger team.

  • WinnipegDave

    More of this non-injured Kazmir please.

    • WinnipegDave

      But I was thinking a different game. Not more tonight.

  • WinnipegDave

    Joc. Why are you bunting with 2 strikes, 2 outs and no one on base?

    • HLKLA

      I think he was trying to beat the shift they had on him.

      • WinnipegDave

        Thank you. That makes more sense.

  • HLKLA

    Two more outs to go!

  • WinnipegDave

    Going to be a high pitch count for Kazmir.

  • HLKLA

    Kenley time!

  • WinnipegDave

    Dumb. Left Kazmir in too long. He had his era a full run lower than where he started the game (4.50) and with that last hit it is now back up much closer to 5 (4.89).

    • Yeah, but he was hoping for the CG. It would only have been Kazmir’s fourth in his twelve-year career.

      Man, has baseball changed. In his nine years with the Dodgers Claude Osteen had 100 complete games. Overall (18 yrs) he had 140.

    • WBBsAs

      He was breezing, and deserved the chance to finish.

  • WinnipegDave

    We win.

  • HLKLA

    Good night Cardinals!

  • HLKLA

    Good win!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • WBBsAs

    Kazmir was excellent last night, looked very much in command. If the offense continues to pick up – the last several days are encouraging for RISP and extra-base hits – he’ll be a real asset.

  • WBBsAs

    At the risk of violating Rule No. 5, here’s something I was unaware of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhJCIFVbNyk

  • WBBsAs
    • I’ve been there with jobs. I’ve been sick and tired of several.

  • NPUT