Game 76, 2016

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

Kenta Maeda makes his first trip to PNC Park. He carries a 6-4, 2.64 ERA record with him and for now appears to be the #2 guy in the Dodgers’ rotation, at least in terms of reliability. He’ll face the Pirates’ Jeff Locke, who’s 6-5 with a 5.44 ERA. His latest outing was a 6 2/3 inning one in which he outdueled Madison Bumgarner with help from the bullpen and won 1-0.

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Dodgers left-handed reliever and native Pennsylvanian Adam Liberatore is having an off-the-radar phenomenal season. In 24 innings over 32 games, he has a 0.75 ERA, second lowest among National League qualifiers, and he didn’t even open the season in the big leagues.

Tepesch DFA’ed, IF Chris Taylor up.


17 thoughts on “Game 76, 2016

  1. So far on the road trip our six-game winning streak has been broken and turned into a two-game losing streak to a team which was five games under .500 when we arrived.

  2. Why would a pitcher ever bother to throw a strike to Hernandez with two strikes? He swings at virtually anything at that point just as he did in his AB here in the 8th.

    • Quique needs a breather at OKC, and I expect the acquisition of Chris Taylor will give it to him.

      • Maeda pulled off his bunt at the very last second. Ellis had a great view and with his lack of speed had to be ready to run.