Game 48, 2016

Reds at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-O

Scott Kazmir (3-3, 5.23 ERA) will try to get his form back after a rough game his last time out. In that one he walked seven Padres, gave up three hits including a two-run single to the opposing pitcher and somehow avoided taking the loss when the Dodgers scored six runs only to lose on a Justin Melvin Upton walk-off home run.

His opponent will be right-hander Dan Straily (2-1, 2.85 ERA), who threw six innings of one-run ball against the Mariners on Friday but got no decision for his hard work.

This is the last game in a stretch of 20 consecutive ones for the Dodgers. They head for New York and Chicago for six games beginning Friday.

Lineup:

  • Bob_Hendley

    Melvin was the culprit Upton, no?

  • Bob_Hendley

    Four in a row would be their longest streak of the year!

  • WBBsAs

    I won’t even see an inning tonight. Five a.m. taxi to Ezeiza.

    • Are the lines there as bad as they are at airports in this country?

      • WBBsAs

        At Ezeiza, both immigration and airport security were quick and efficient today. It helps, of course, that you don’t have to remove your shoes or take your laptop out of the bag.

  • HLKLA

    I like that Puig has a night off. Which Kazmir will show up?

  • This was a scheduled night off for Puig, Roberts says.

  • RBI

    Joc! Situational hitting, finally.

  • RBI

    I’m here with my son. Maybe he will break the 2016 RBI stadium curse…

  • RBI

    I no sooner bewailed Grandal’s timing at the plate then he hit one out!

  • RBI

    Kazmir did grrrrrreat!

  • WinnipegDave

    Sorry I’m late to the party. Looks like Kazmir got his groove back. My guess is that 2 starts ago he was overextended (120 pitches) and it cost him a bit last start.
    And it’s easier to pitch well against the Reds…

  • WinnipegDave

    Feel like I almost don’t deserve to say this since I wasn’t around much but…

    We win! Sweep and 4 in a row.

    Also – grrrr SF. Lose already…

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • Hooray!

  • foul tip
    • WinnipegDave

      My only disappointment is that one Mr. Vin Scully won’t be announcing the game. But on the flip side – it is the free MLB.tv game of the day so I will be able to watch Urias first start!!

      • WinnipegDave

        Also – crazy! I had just finished reading an article this morning about Boras (Urias’ agent) being in step with the Dodgers in regards to not bringing Urias up yet. Not that I care what Boras thinks, but it did seem to make sense not to rush him up to the majors until later this year. I was wanting Urias pitch more innings or at least go beyond 80 pitches but was thinking that should happen at OKC not NYC!

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