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.

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56 thoughts on “Game 37, 2016

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

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

      • 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.

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

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

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

  3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.