Game 73, 2016

Nationals at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MASN

The Nats send Tanner Roark (6-4, 3.14 ERA) out to make his first-ever start against the Dodgers, who counter with Scott Kazmir (5-3, 4.64 ERA). It’s a matchup of differing pitchers: Roark has made it through six innings in 11 of his 14 starts, while Kazmir hasn’t made it past the fifth inning in any of his three starts since May 31.

The Dodgers want to extend their four-game winning streak while the Nationals want to halt their three-game losing streak.

As expected, the Dodgers have activated Yasiel Puig from the 15-day DL and have optioned Carlos Frias back to OKC.

Also, Vinnie is taking the night off to rest his sore throat.

Lineup:

  • WBBsAs
    • WinnipegDave

      It’s unfortunate that someone played on Peavy’s and 2 others commitment to their faith to scam them. Clearly that person has issues.

      • WBBsAs

        There are lots of faith scammers around. Most of them scam little people; this guy got lucky with Peevy.

        • WinnipegDave

          Frustrating when you are taken advantage of simply because you desire to help people.

          • WBBsAs

            Faith scammers target truly gullible people.

          • WinnipegDave

            It’s not gullible to care for others and in general trust people. As I said it’s unfortunate when people are so frustrated with those who believe in caring and helping others that they have to scam them.

          • WinnipegDave

            I re-read the article you posted and it is clear the athletes were targeted because of their Christian faith. Sad.

          • WBBsAs

            Sad, but not surprising.

          • WinnipegDave

            Not surprising that they were targeted because of their faith? That’s sad too!

          • WBBsAs

            Not surprising because such people lack the capacity for critical thought, and are thus inherently vulnerable to the scammers that infest every such institution. This is the rule, and there are no exceptions.

          • WinnipegDave

            Ha ha ha ha. You made me chuckle. Obviously that’s not true and so I’m winking at you and this. “Such people.” That’s such good satire of Trump and others. Well done.

          • WBBsAs

            It’s 100 percent true. Trump is just the latest cynical scammer to seek support by targeting people of “faith.”

          • WBBsAs
  • WBBsAs

    Two up, two down, too good to be true.

  • Maybe you gotta be Kershaw to beat Harper all the time.

  • RBI

    Gnats up 15-3, over the Pirates. Bottom of the ninth coming up. Yikes.

    • WBBsAs

      The Bucs can only lose one game tonight, and they did us all a favor by beating BadGums last night.

  • Bumsrap

    Dodgers looking for a starter in mid twentys, a reliever, and a bat. Starters they say could be available are A’s Gray and Braves Teheran. Article said Puig could be part of a trade.https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#trash/15575d9d7aa4e82f

  • WinnipegDave

    Kazmir having trouble with the long ball tonight. No shame in giving up the home run to Harper but Espinosa’s I could have done without.

  • RBI

    Venable is not such an impressive pinch hitter.

  • RBI

    So Roark has thrown under 70 pitches in six innings? Whither hath our offense gone?

  • RBI

    Grandal!!!! So due!

  • scooplew

    Well, I’ll be….

  • WinnipegDave

    Grandal with the very well timed home run! Roark left in a little too long. Thank you Dusty!

  • RBI

    Gotta love this crazy game. I’m back east, and need to sleep. Hold on, guys.

    • WinnipegDave

      We’ll do our best!

  • scooplew

    If we go with Jansen in the 9th that will be his third straight day in relief — for the first time this season — as well as his sixth appearance in the last eight days.

    • WBBsAs

      He hasn’t thrown many pitches, though.

      • scooplew

        Good point. And Jansen was dealing tonight.

        • WBBsAs

          Only 12 pitches tonight, seven the other day. I expect he won’t go at all tomorrow, though.

          Uncharacteristically, no K’s tonight.

          • scooplew

            Three ground balls, one hit hard on one bounce, to Seager at short.

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • scooplew

    Five straight wins for the first time this season.
    Seven games over .500 for the first time this season.
    Very nice.

    • Unfortunately, the cursed Giants walloped the Buccos.

  • John_from_Aus

    wow, that’s a nice surprise. The last time I checked in, it was the middle of the 8th 🙂

    • WinnipegDave

      Glad you like it! Just a little something special the Dodgers worked out for you.

  • Nice win, team! This is the 12th game in a row the Dodgers have hit a home run. The last time they did that was 2002.

  • HLKLA

    Boy, for those of you who are lucky enough to listen to Vin, last night had to have been bitter sweet. I get my Vin fix by watching video clips of each game.

    • WBBsAs

      At least Steiner didn’t butcher last night’s home run call, the way he usually does.

      • Bob_Hendley

        He really underplayed it off the bat, however.

        • WBBsAs

          Well, at least he didn’t call it a foul straight back. The bar’s set pretty low for him.

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