Game 46, 2016

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

Clayton Kershaw (6-1, 1.67 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers and Brandon Finnegan (1-2, 4.44 ERA) goes for the Reds.

The Reds can be excused if they feel overmatched: in his last six starts Kershaw’s had at least 10 strikeouts and one walk or fewer. The left-handed Finnegan has struggled in his last three starts, not getting past the sixth inning in any of them while posting a 5.52 ERA over 14 2/3 innings.

Tsao has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right triceps strain retroactive to 5/23. Bolsinger and Avilan have been recalled from Oklahoma City.

Lineup when available.

Fourteen years ago today Shawn Green hit four home runs, went 6-for-6 and amassed 19 total bases against the Brewers:

39 thoughts on “Game 46, 2016

  1. I lasted four innings, then awoke early to check the scores. Kershaw saves the ‘pen, but the offense – following the previous day’s marathon – really struggled.

  2. Colorado lost so we are in second place. Hopefully SF can lose to SD so we can close the gap a bit.

  3. Even for an off strikeout game, Kershaw got 7 k’s. Had 2 strike counts on lots of batters, but many grounded out instead of the k.

  4. Don’t know why – but feeling nervous. Oh yeah maybe because Dodgers have the slimmest of 1-0 leads.

  5. I appreciate the lead, 1-0, and I am thankful we pulled out that game last night, but, nonetheless, this is a very frustrating team to follow.

  6. Kershaw at 69 pitches. He is probably good to go another 45 pitches at least. Hopefully that would be more than enough to get 9 outs.

  7. It’s a run! It’s a double play but it’s a run. The sadest of all run scoring plays.

  8. Did I mention there is still no score?
    Maybe this inning the Dodgers will break through.

  9. Nice to see that 3 time CY Young award winner, former MVP Kershaw is keeping pace with Finnegan’s pitching tonight.
    Sheesh Dodger hitters.

  10. Kendrick almost the one man band in that inning. Single, stolen base and to third on a wild pitch. But there he stayed.

  11. I’m amazed and impressed that, with four hits today, Ichiro’s now batting .417.

  12. I don’t think I’m going to last much longer. Just got back from a really nice dinner of Patagonian lamb, and tomorrow’s my last working before flying home (Wednesday’s a holiday here).

  13. Seager and Votto are playing a game of seeing who can hit the ball harder at each other. Seager caught Votto’s in the first inning and now Votto stops Seager’s in the second.

  14. Thinking about Kershaw and all his amazing numbers: the key one for tonight really is Innings Pitched. A complete game would be so helpful.

    And getting the win would be great too.

  15. LF — Hernandez
    3B — Turner
    1B — Gonzalez
    2B — Kendrick
    CF — Thompson
    SS — Seager
    RF — Puig
    C — Ellis
    P — Kershaw