Game 43, 2016

Dodgers at Padres, 7:40PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

Scott Kazmir (3-3, 4.89 ERA) hopes to continue the pitching which got him within an out of a complete game win last time out. He’ll face Christian Friedrich (0-1, 1.50 ERA), who made his Padres debut last week, going six innings and throwing 116 pitches while walking six. He’s a callup from AAA El Paso to replace Andrew Cashner and his balky hamstring.

Dodger manager Dave Roberts says Adrian Gonzalez won’t start but will be able to pinch-hit tonight and get back in the starting lineup tomorrow.

Danger, Will Robinson! Matt Kemp is hitting .317/.371/.463 in 89 plate appearances against the Dodgers.

Lineup:

Pederson sits tonight, presumably because Friedrich is left-handed.

  • WBBsAs

    Kemp does not appear to be in the Pads’ starting lineup tonight.

  • scooplew

    Hernandez batting leadoff? Here’s hoping.

    • scooplew

      He’s had one hit in May and is hitting below .200.

  • Padres wearing the unis Garvey said he looked like a taco in.

  • RBI

    Another bases loaded fizzle. Not an inspiring start. But the night is young and hope springs eternal.

  • WinnipegDave

    Did Puig make his out on the first pitch?

    • Two strikes.

      • WinnipegDave

        Thanks. Nice to know it was not the first pitch.

  • WinnipegDave

    Smooth enough inning for Fiedrich that inning.

  • WinnipegDave

    Almost hard to believe that Kazmir could pitch more like advertised rather than what he pitched for the first month and a bit. So far so good tonight.

    • WinnipegDave

      And then he gives up a walk and hits a batter.

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh brother Dodgers.

    • WinnipegDave

      Intentional walk didn’t even work when it meant facing a guy with .000 batting average.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kazmir: 8 pitches in the first inning. 39 pitches in the second.

  • John_from_Aus

    Not going well so far

    • WinnipegDave

      So true. Lots of game left and the Dodgers play well in SD usually. But not a great start.

  • WinnipegDave

    Corey with the double to score the run. Let’s bring him home as well.

  • WinnipegDave

    This could be a long game.

  • WinnipegDave

    Fans getting their monies worth – lots of pitches thrown so far tonight. 134 total pitches with one out in the top of the fourth.

    • WinnipegDave

      Now 226 through 6 innings.

  • WinnipegDave

    All that for one run. Tied at 2 but could have been more if Seager’s smash had gotten through the infield.

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig smash! 4-2 Dodgers.

    • John_from_Aus

      Much better

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodger bats getting well in SD.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kazmir is almost unhittable. Which is sometimes a good thing, sometimes not. 2 hits but 6 walks.

    • WinnipegDave

      Kazmir through 5 innings: 90 pitches – 45 strikes, 45 balls.

      • WinnipegDave

        So strikes ended up beating balls 56-50, but walks and home runs were the real winners tonight against Kazmir.

  • WinnipegDave

    Must say about Kazmir. I almost expected something like this after his last game when he threw 120 pitches (or whatever it was). I think he may be still tired from that one.

  • WinnipegDave

    Roberts pulls Kazmir now.

  • WinnipegDave

    I’m not sure I understand Robert’s strategy around replacing pitchers.

    • scooplew

      Do you think he has a strategy? I think it is a lot of seat of the pants. Is Honeycutt working with him?

  • scooplew

    The game just took a Turner for the better.

  • Lotsa dingers tonight. Marine layer effect, you think?

  • Four-out save, Kenley. You can do it.

  • WinnipegDave

    If we promise to play a 10 inning game tomorrow, could we not just agree to end the game here and now?

  • WinnipegDave

    Please chose one of the following (whichever is appropriate):

    That was a really tough loss but we will get them tomorrow.

    Or

    We win! Jansen gets the save!

    • scooplew

      You scared me. I read the first alternative and thought it had occurred.

      • WinnipegDave

        Uggh. I won’t ever do that again. Sorry friends. That one is on me.

        • Nope. Not your fault. Kenley made too fat a pitch.

          • scooplew

            I agree. You’re not to blame. Jansen wasn’t going to go the whole season without blowing a save. But it is still a stunning development tonight. At least the Giants and Rockies lost.

  • Oh, man.

  • So, one game under .500 at the quarter-mile season mark. This is not going well.

    • Bob_Hendley

      After taking 6 out of 10 from 2015 playoffs teams, we seem to be in a downswing this past week.

  • scooplew

    This is as morose as I have felt about the Dodgers in a long while.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Since we got swept by the Fish, I imagine.

  • RBI

    Oy. This team.

    • Nearly double the hits as the Padres and they still lose.

  • Bob_Hendley

    I am here cuz misery loves company, but yawl are gone!

    • Weeping in our beer out at the bar. Join us!

  • WBBsAs

    I can’t claim that I made the right decision, because I was exhausted, but I’m not sorry I fell asleep early last night.

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