Game 61, 2016

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOT SPORTS

The rubber match of the three-game series features Kenta Maeda (5-3, 2.84 ERA) for the Dodgers and Chris Rusin (1-4, 4.62 ERA) for the Rockies. Maeda has allowed but one run in his last 11 1/3 innings over two starts, and in Rusin’s last start he went seven innings and gave up three runs.

Remember the kerfuffle at the Mets’ stadium when the Dodgers wanted to mark the outfield in order to position their players out there, and the Mets said “Holy Tris Speaker, NO!” Here’s a discussion and an exhortation for MLB to recognize that this is the 21st century and technology is here to stay.

Lineup when available.


Now this is a weird lineup. Seager out, Utley out, Pederson out. I’m all for giving guys days off, but three including two of your bigger producers in the same game?

  • Bob_Hendley

    Just got back from a side trip to Vienna! What a lovely city. Go Blau!

    • WBBsAs

      Ausgezeichnet! Geht ihr Blau!

  • WBBsAs

    Impressive beginning from Maeda.

  • Pitching good from each side so far.

    • WBBsAs

      Dodger offense still MIA v. a mediocre lefty.

  • WinnipegDave

    Just tuning in – not a surprise to see the b squad lineup struggling at the plate. Glad that Maeda is on his game so far.

  • John_from_Aus

    here is a chance

  • John_from_Aus

    get bat on ball!

  • WBBsAs

    A more selective and patient JT would have walked, without ever taking the bat off his shoulder.

  • John_from_Aus

    thank goodness

  • John_from_Aus

    double thank goodness

  • WinnipegDave

    Keep on rolling Maeda. Your teammate hitters will break through eventually.

    • WinnipegDave

      Like when they pinch hit for you with Seager.

  • RBI

    That was such an example of Murphy’s Law. Maeda did a great job, then a bloop got him.

  • RBI

    Our offense is MIA.

    • WBBsAs

      It feels like the days of Jason Phillips, Mike Edwards and Oscar Robles.

  • WinnipegDave

    Man. I’m doing some heavy eye rolling over here in regards to some of Roberts in game management. And even more in the general direction of the Dodger hitters.

    • RBI

      Yup.

    • WBBsAs

      Roberts cannot hit for them.

      • WinnipegDave

        Hence the eye rolls towards the hitters. And the lineup is not the strongest one I’ve ever seen.

        • John_from_Aus

          no, we have been spoilt with our recent performances

  • RBI

    This guy is throwing Mets-level heat!

  • John_from_Aus

    the lead seems a lot bigger than one

  • RBI

    98. 99. 98. SVS was lost at the plate.

    • WBBsAs

      So were JT and AGon.

      • RBI

        So would I be!

  • RBI

    Three more at bats. I am not holding my breath. Oh, and did I mention I am at the stadium?

    • WinnipegDave

      By yourself or with your son?

      • RBI

        All by my lonesome. Unless you count my two Newcombe Bobbleheads.

        • WinnipegDave

          That. Explains. Everything. 🙂

          Nice about the bobbleheads thiough. The Newcombe one would be very fun to have.

        • WBBsAs

          Newk was the greatest.

  • John_from_Aus

    here we go, last chance. Seager will surely appear at the plate somewhere

  • scooplew

    What has happened to our hitting? Five runs in three games against the Rockies’ pitching staff? Embarrassing.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers had one chance in the fifth inning. They couldn’t capitalize and that was the game. Would have been nice to have had Seager hitting in Turners spot in that moment but he and Trayce can’t save the Dodgers every night.

  • scooplew

    The Dodgers went 10-for-84 at the plate in this series for a batting average of .119 against one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball. Kershaw vs. Cueto Friday night in San Francisco.

    • Bob_Hendley

      You have to take into account where the Rox pitchers have to perform in half their games. Adjusting for Coors, the Rox pitchers are just about average in the NL and rank 8th in the league.

      • WBBsAs

        Even so, the offense was pathetic for all three games, but a couple long balls salvaged game two.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Just trying to give the Rox hurlers their due, unfortunately the Dodger batters gave them more than they deserved.

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