Game 56, 2016

Braves at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSO

Los Bravos send out Julio Teheran, whose 1-5 record makes no sense when you look at his 2.77 ERA, against the Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda, who’s 4-3 with a 3.00 ERA. Neither of them has had much success at Dodger Stadium:

In five starts against Los Angeles, Teheran has posted a 0-4 record. His 5.63 ERA and .298 batting average against are his worst against any National League team. He’s struggled mightily at Dodger Stadium, where he’s allowed 10 earned runs in 12 1/3 innings (16 runs in 15 innings including the postseason).

The Dodgers will counter with Maeda, who was given an extra day of rest after being struck in the right hand by a comebacker in his start against the Mets on Saturday. The rookie right-hander has also experienced his trials when pitching in his home park, going 1-3 with a 4.08 ERA this year.

A-Gon hit .312 for May, raising his season average to .299. He leads all Dodgers in average, followed by Utley, Seager and Thompson.

In praise of Kershaw, MLB’s Richard Justice appreciates his work.

Lineup:

They’re apparently being very careful of Puig’s hamstring by sitting him again tonight.

  • WBBsAs

    In Boston, R.A. Dickey is throwing a game that is semi-interesting (he has allowed a run).

    • WBBsAs

      And then, suddenly, a double by Big Papi eliminates that scenario.

  • Let’s get that run back.

  • WinnipegDave

    Sigh – and now it is time to wonder if Maeda will need to go on the DL. He is clearly struggling out there. Not that pitchers can’t struggle without being injured – but this year with the Dodgers it is worth asking the question…

    • RBI

      Do you think he is hurt?

      • WinnipegDave

        Well, honestly all I really know about is his hand that got hit. Beyond that I guess he is likely still just regressing from his first 4 or so starts.

  • RBI

    Okay, Kenta. That’s enough…

  • RBI

    We are not impressing in the offense department.

  • RBI

    On the other hand, we could be the Padres…

    • WinnipegDave

      You mean the team that currently has a 3-0 lead. Right now that sounds dreamy. 😉

      • RBI

        I’m talking about yesterday’s game….

        • WinnipegDave

          You are right. That would not be fun as a fan. Lots of dark humour – or at very least dark chocolate – to get through something like that.

  • WinnipegDave

    Good news: Cards are 3 outs away from beating SF 2-1.
    Bad news: SF have bases loaded and nobody out top of the ninth.

    • WinnipegDave

      Bad news: And now SF are 3 outs away from beating St. Louis.
      Good news: The Cards likely to lose.

  • WinnipegDave

    Uggh. So many mistakes from me. I really thought sf were losing 2-1, but see now they were already ahead by that score.

  • WinnipegDave

    Yeah Corey Seager!

  • WinnipegDave

    Yeah Trayce Thompson!

  • RBI

    Trayce!

    • John_from_Aus

      Gee he has been a more than handy player for us

  • John_from_Aus

    Last paragraph sums up our season so far. Looking at it that way, its amazing we are still above .500
    http://www.espn.com.au/mlb/story/_/id/15937835/yasiel-puig-los-angeles-dodgers-put-dl

    • WinnipegDave

      I am beginning to wonder if it is bad luck, bad choice of signing injury prone players or a lot of both.

    • RBI

      I didn’t realize we were worst in the league.

  • WinnipegDave

    Yeah Corey Seager!

  • RBI

    Corey!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    3 innings in a row, 3 hits, 3 home runs, 3 picket fence boards on the line score.

  • WinnipegDave

    Trayce trying to keep up with Corey for player of the game. Double has runners on second and third with nobody out.

  • WinnipegDave

    Blanton is solid.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dude!

  • WinnipegDave

    Seager with 3 hr in a game!

  • RBI

    Corey!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • John_from_Aus

    I think Seager might be a keeper

  • I haven’t looked. Did we really get 4 home runs to account for all our scoring? I mean, yay homers but boo production.

    • John_from_Aus

      we did

  • WBBsAs

    This was an oddball game, which I watched from bed as I’ve been recovering from an apparent attack of the flu. Off the bat, Seager’s third homer appeared to be a routine fly ball, but it just kept carrying.

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