Game 59, 2016

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTS TV

Two righthanders go at one another tonight: Tyler Chatwood (6-4, 2.99 ERA) for the Rockies and Mike Bolsinger (1-2, 4.20 ERA) for the Dodgers. Chatwood gave up 5 runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Reds in his last start, but he’s been solid in his previous appearances. Bolsinger’s season didn’t really start until May; he suffered an injury to his oblique muscle in late March just as he’d earned the fifth spot in the Dodgers’ rotation. His first outing of the year wasn’t real good but he’s pitched better and better with each subsequent start.

Lineup when available.

Hmm. No Joc in the lineup. Probably just a day off, but one wonders.

  • Bob_Hendley

    We complain about the pitching and the hitting, and rightly so, but at the end of the day we rank fourth in the NL is in rs/ra at 0.6.

  • WBBsAs

    Roberts’s lineup explanation was that Chatwood is no more effective v. righties than v. lefties.

  • HLKLA

    Interesting line up, but it is good to see Van Slyke starting!

  • This must have surprised umpire Cowboy Joe West.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well, it is too bad. I thought Bolsinger had done very well for the first 4 or 5 innings. But he just is not a three time through the lineup guy.

    • scooplew

      He might be better as the long man in the bullpen.

  • John_from_Aus

    ouch

  • scooplew

    Bolsinger’s pitching aside, we just have far too many games in which we get far too few hits. The club was batting .237 heading into tonight’s game, and it doesn’t appear that number will go up this evening.

  • HLKLA

    Boy, the score looks like a Colorado home game rather than a Dodger.

    • WinnipegDave

      Well, for one team at least.

  • WinnipegDave

    Good news is that we can still take 2 out of 3 in this series.

    • scooplew

      And make us forget this stinkeroo.

  • WinnipegDave

    Mercifully this game didn’t drag on and on. The Dodgers lost in a svelte 2:26.

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