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:

  • scooplew

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

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

    • In about 2 1/2 hours, too, as long as we’re wishing.

      • WinnipegDave

        How does 2 hours and 11 minutes sound to you?!

        • I’ll take it! I saw the last two outs, too.

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

  • WBBsAs

    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).

  • WBBsAs

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

    • WinnipegDave

      That’s like 10 hits the last three games. He is ramping up towards 3000!

  • WinnipegDave

    As usual the game is scoreless and few hits through top of 4.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kershaw has a horrible 1:1 strike out to walk ratio tonight.

  • WinnipegDave

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

  • WinnipegDave

    Kershaw up to 3:1 in the K/BB ratio.

  • WinnipegDave

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

  • WinnipegDave

    Kershaw – wild minataur!

  • WinnipegDave

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

  • WinnipegDave

    Third extra base (at least) for the Dodgers tonight.

    • WinnipegDave

      In terms of running the bases.

  • WinnipegDave

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

    • John_from_Aus

      better than nothing I guess

      • WinnipegDave

        The Dodgers motto this month. 1 run – better than nothing.

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

  • scooplew

    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.

    • WinnipegDave

      You mean it’s not satisfying seeing the Dodgers score 1 run against a very weak Reds team?

      • scooplew

        Exactly!

  • WinnipegDave

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

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice fielding by both Seager and Gonzo for the first out.

  • WinnipegDave

    Seager to Gonzo again. 2 outs.

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • WinnipegDave

    Kershaw should get both the win and the save!

  • WinnipegDave

    It’s not even 11:30pm here. So much time saved tonight!

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

  • WinnipegDave

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

    • WinnipegDave

      Frustratingly SF also wins 1-0.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • RBI

    Need the Gnats to start losing. Or stop winning. Or something.

  • WBBsAs

    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.

  • NPUT