Game 71, 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all you merry commenters and to your fathers as well.

Brewer at Dodgers, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSWI

Two righthanded fathers (Garza, six kids; Maeda, one) go at each other this afternoon. The Brewers’ Matt Garza (0-0, 2.25 ERA) is making only his second start of the year; he missed the first ten weeks with a strained right lat muscle. In his first start he went four innings, gave up one run, struck out five and walked only one. His opposite number, Kenta Maeda (6-4, 2.75 ERA) took a line drive off his shin his last time out; the team insists there was no lasting damage and he’s good to go.

Howie Kendrick is 8-15 lifetime against Garza.

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58 thoughts on “Game 71, 2016

    • Huh. That’s a career milestone. Oh well, next time up, no doubt. And who among active players is he just ahead of? Carl Crawford with 998.

  1. Uh oh, I see we have messed up a second and third with no outs already. Hope things improve

  2. Hi all. Brief check in. Go Dodgers. Boo Gnats (8 wins in a row? Where is this slump WBBsAs was predicting?).

    • Just what I was thinking. The team is unable to sustain its hitting. Meanwhile, the Giants seem to have no interest in losing.

  3. Grandal’s not hit well so far this year, but he’s still patient, with a good eye.

  4. Five games over .500 for only the second time this season (12-7), winners of 17 of the last 27 games. The Giants are bound to cool off and we could be a lot closer than 6 1/2 out fairly soon.

  5. Our two pinch-hitters drove in both our runs with a homer and a bases-loaded walk and our pinch-runner scored the winning run. What a bench!

  6. We have some tough opponents coming up, so it would be nice for the giants to lose a few.

    • I hate the Sunday ESPN blackouts. They won’t even post highlights during the game.

  7. With the Nats (gnot the Gnats) next up on the schedule, I was pleased to see how efficient Báez and Kenley were. Presuming Kershaw goes deep into the game tomorrow night, the ‘pen should be well-rested from Tuesday on.

  8. All the best to Zack Lee. May he find a roster spot on the 25 with his new team.

    • He talked about going back to LSU, I wonder if this helps/hurts that possibility.

    • The Dodgers have great depth in near-ready starting pitching. Notice they went for a SS in first round of draft.