Game 75, 2016

Dodgers at Pirates, 4:05PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MLBN (out-of-market only), ROOT Sports

To start this game the Dodgers brought up Nick Tepesch from OKlahoma City, where he’d achieved a 2.00 ERA in 18 innings. They acquired him as a free agent June 6 after he was released by the Texas Rangers, where’d he spent five years, mostly in their minor league system. He has a 9-17 record and a 4.56 ERA in the big leagues, all with the Rangers. His opponent will be Jameson Taillon, who’s 1-1 with a 3.50 ERA in his previous three big league starts.

To make room for Tepesch on the roster, the Dodgers designated Will Venable for assignment.

Lineup:

  • WBBsAs

    Tepesch with an encouraging first, and Puig continues to swing well.

    • Good thing we don’t count on Tepesch for hits.

      • scooplew

        Unfortunately, it appears, we are counting on him for pitching.

  • Uh-oh.

  • scooplew

    I thought this before the first pitch: Nick Tepesch is the best alternative that Friedman and Zaidi could come up with?

  • scooplew

    Maybe we will win this one 11-10.

  • Bumsrap

    I guess we are to assume Zack Lee would have done worse.

    • WBBsAs

      Apparently the Zackster had a terrible first start at Tacoma yesterday.

  • Ordinarily, 48 pitches for strikes out of 68 would be commendable. Unfortunately, a bunch of those strikes became base hits.

  • Two runs are far better than none, but that could have been a much bigger inning.

  • Bumsrap

    Joc’s padding his exit velocity stats but not much to show for it

  • Dammit. Get close only to give up more runs and fall back.

    • Bumsrap

      scooplew • an hour ago
      Maybe we will win this one 11-10.

      Linkmeister Mod scooplew • 32 minutes ago
      Might just.

  • Inching closer. Hold ’em, bullpen!

  • scooplew

    Sacrifice flies with the bases loaded are a mixed blessing, at best.

  • Bumsrap

    Will Pirates get to their 10 before Dodgers get to their 11?

  • RBI

    This is a frustrating tit for tat game. I’d love for us to get more tats than them.

    • Bob_Hendley

      You have a way with words.

  • WinnipegDave

    Any late inning magic left or did we use it all up in LA?

    • WinnipegDave

      There may be some left judging by that hit from Seager.

      • WinnipegDave

        Nope. I was wrong.

  • scooplew

    Frustrating loss. Never could get over the hump. Had the bullpen been perfect, and it has been very good lately, things might have been different. I don’t expect that Tepesch will remain on the roster. Here’s hoping that the Phillies can beat the Giants tonight and keep us only 6 out.

    • Got behind too big an eight-ball too early. Tepesch is not an answer.

      • WBBsAs

        Tepesch is minor league depth. Timing was wrong for other potential callups.

  • John_from_Aus
  • Old friend Big Game James Loney makes a spectacular catch of a low throw to get the final out of the Mets-Braves game. You’ll have to watch a weird double-play first.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Dubbed WGJ (Wierd Game James) by his former roomie Pee Wee.

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