Game 58, 2016

Braves at Dodgers, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSO

The Braves send righthander Matt Wisler (2-5, 3.16 ERA) out to face the Dodgers’ Scott Kazmir (4-3, 4.38 ERA). Wisler’s last two starts were quality ones, but he did give up six runs combined in them. He’s 2-1 with a 1.86 ERA on the road this season. This is his second big league season, both with the Braves. They got him in the Craig Kimbrel/Upton Jr. deal with the Padres last spring.

This is almost unbelievable. Kazmir has made 282 starts in the big leagues and has never faced the Braves. Yes, up until this season he had only pitched in the AL, but there’s been interleague play for quite a while now; you’d think at some point along the way his team would have played Atlanta. Huh.

Lineup when available.

The Dodgers designated Carl Crawford for assignment and brought Austin Barnes up from AAA. Vin speculated on the radio that Crawford might just retire, as poorly as his body has served him over the last few years.

50 thoughts on “Game 58, 2016

  1. Arrieta went only five innings today. Allowed three runs on nine hits, struck out 12. DBacks lead 3-2 in the 7th.

      • He must have heard you. He made only six pitches in the second inning. Also, the Braves leadoff batter, Smith, should have not gone after the first pitch. Wisler barely got back to the dugout.

  2. I expect that Barnes will be given a full opportunity to emerge as the starting catcher.

    • Because the Gnats will gneed him the next time the Busted Poseur injures himself.

  3. Just got home from a family party (nephew turned 9). Speaking of 9… Nice to see the Dodgers busting out the big lumber today.

  4. Arrieta suffered his first loss of the season today as Cubs lost to D’Backs, 3-2.

  5. So, still no word on Kazmir yet? What injury caused him to leave the game?

  6. Wow! Just returned from a family event and find that the Dodgers have scored two touchdowns but cannot seem to make the extra points?

  7. So with that Ramsey guy and Crawford being DFA’d, Do we have one opening on our 40 man?