Game 63, 2016

Dodgers at Giants, 4:15PM PT, TV: Fox

The Dodgers send Scott Kazmir (5-3, 4.46 ERA) to do battle with Jeff Samardzija (7-4, 3.33 ERA). Kazmir has made two starts against the Giants this season and they haven’t been good: he’s given up 10 runs in eight innings in the two games. In Samardzija’s last start he went five innings against the Cardinals and gave up six runs on nine hits, four of them HRs.

Puig goes to Lake Elsinore Rancho Cucamonga to begin rehab on Monday. The Dodgers want him to shorten his swing a bit while there, hoping to reduce his rotation and “eliminate some of the strain he exerts.”

Lineup when available.


I just noticed that in this lineup all members of the infield hit first. Then Roberts goes off script and has C Yasmani hitting between CF Joc and LF Howie. Come on, Doc, symmetry is important!

  • WBBsAs

    McCarthy and Ryu are also rehabbing at Elsinore this weekend. McCarthy’s first game action in well over a year.

  • JT two hits in last two ABs!

    • WBBsAs

      I though that was a better hit than the dinger, which came off a hanger down the middle.

  • RBI

    Kazmir reverting back to Kazmir.

    • If he only gives up the two for the next six we’ll be okay with him, right? Right? 😉

  • WinnipegDave

    Shoot. The Dodgers forgot to score in the first inning. How can they do the first and last inning thing now?

    • WinnipegDave

      Better late than never!

    • WBBsAs

      Smegma’s capable of helping out. He’s been awful recently.

  • WinnipegDave

    I’m thinking we will see a few members of both bullpens tonight.

  • WinnipegDave

    Great double play. Nice job Grandal.

  • WinnipegDave

    Phew – nice diving catch by Howie.

  • 27 strikes, 22 balls. Not real good, Scott.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kaz maybe back on track. Hopefully not the shark too.

    • Bumsrap

      Shark pulled in the fourth.

      • WinnipegDave

        And now Kazmir done as well.

  • WinnipegDave

    Sounds like Joc just missed a HR.

    • WBBsAs

      And then made a foolish baserunning mistake.

      • WinnipegDave

        Yep.

      • Bumsrap

        After watching Joc get the double on last night’s grounder into right center field and seeing Trace tag up from first and go to second and a few other times Joc and Trace have been running more, I wonder if Roberts wants them to run more or if Joc and Trace have just agreed between themselves to run more.

        The pitcher was looking back at Joc on second once and then stared at the catcher before pitching. I was thinking that Joc should steal third but he had a short lead when he broke for third.

  • It is gratifying if weird to have not only the Dodgers radio broadcast available every day, but also the Yankees one. I had no idea the Yankees had a woman doing color commentary. She’s got an interesting background

  • WinnipegDave

    Feels weird to be out hitting a team.
    But I’m not complaining.

    • Outscoring would be nice too.

      • WinnipegDave

        Patience young Jedi. Patience. 🙂

        • I want what I want and I want it now!

          • WinnipegDave

            Oh well then. Let’s score two.

  • WinnipegDave

    Not bad Kazmir but not great either. Too many walks.

  • Oh foo.

    • WinnipegDave

      Got the ground balls we wanted but not the results.

      • WBBsAs

        Poor feeds from Turner and Seager.

  • WinnipegDave

    J.P. Howl in. At least he makes me howl recently.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers down a run on the road with 3 innings left against a team 3 games better than them. And yet – I like their chances.

  • WinnipegDave

    Corey pressing a bit.

  • WinnipegDave

    Outs at third are killing us tonight. Killing us.

  • WinnipegDave

    Bochy trying to get his 10,000 daily steps done in one inning.

  • WinnipegDave

    Walk is fine. Take any run you can get any way you can.

  • WinnipegDave

    Glad the Dodgers at least tied it in the 7th. Nothing doing in the 8th.

  • WinnipegDave

    Home run AGon!

  • RBI

    AGon!!!!!

  • Two or three more runs would be good, guys.

  • WinnipegDave

    So nice to see the middle of the lineup producing for the Dodgers!

  • WinnipegDave

    So it strikes me that scoring in the 2 inning and 10th works just as well as 1st and 9th.

  • WinnipegDave

    Should we be feeling nervous about Jansen coming in after last night?
    Nah. Not a chance.

    • WinnipegDave

      And by that I mean yes definitely.

  • RBI

    Eep!

  • RBI

    Stupid gnats.

  • WinnipegDave

    Jansen in a bit of a slump. But nobody has won anything yet.

  • RBI

    Horrible ending to a game we should have won.

    • WinnipegDave

      Part of me says lots to like about this game.
      Lots of hits. Good relief pitching until Jansen.
      Bad baserunning by the Dodgers did them in. Those 2 outs at 3rd base.

      • RBI

        I know.

  • WinnipegDave

    Tough loss.

  • RBI

    Really frustrating Kenley collapse.

  • Arrrrrgh!

  • WinnipegDave

    And watch. This will be the year when Jansen makes his first ASG – when all his peripheral numbers are down.

    • WBBsAs

      Every year, Kenley has at least one short slump.

      • John_from_Aus

        Only fair, the batters often do

  • This is trending the wrong way: “Jansen has recorded three blown saves since his streak of 25 straight ended May 20.”

  • Bumsrap

    Joc in last 7 games has struck out out twice in 18 at bats for a strikeout rate of 0.111. His BABIP over that span was 0.133. He is making contact and mostly hitting the ball hard but not getting any luck.

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