Game 79, 2016

Dodgers at Brewers, 5:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSWI

Julio Urias (0-2, 4.33 ERA) gets one more start (when are they going to sit him down, really?) and will face Chase Anderson (4-7, 5.13 ERA). The Dodgers are still trying to limit Urias’s number of pitches, but that puts a burden on their bullpen, which had to go four innings on Monday. Anderson missed his last start; his previous outing was against the Dodgers in LA when he gave up 7 runs in 2 1/3 innings.

Here’s a good profile of Trayce Thompson in Sports Illustrated. Here also is a plug for Corey Seager to start at shortstop in the All Star Game. Have you voted for him your allotted 35 times?

Hopefully this news about Kershaw’s back is minor.

If you haven’t noticed, Seager is now the team leader in the three Triple Crown batting categories with a .298 average, 16 HRS and 38 RBI. For good measure his OBP is .356.

Lineup when available.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Over on ESPN, Jim Bowden (of all people) says that in Seager, Maeda and Thompson, the Dodgers have three of the top ten rookies in the Majors so far.

  • Bob_Hendley

    At 42-36 we are slightly behind last year’s 43-35. Those darn giants.

    • WBBsAs

      “Pesky Gnats.”

  • Bob_Hendley

    Clayton said to be on his way to LA for back exam!

    • His next start would be at home on Friday in any event, so why not let him go get checked out? Hopefully this is just precautionary and not a serious problem.

      • Bob_Hendley

        He is supposed to throw today and Friday appears to have been ruled out.

        • Bob_Hendley

          and then only one other start scheduled before ASG.

          • scooplew

            Give the Dodgers’ lack of being forthright with injuries, I am wary of this situation.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Think most of baseball is like that, beginning with the players. 15 day DL with the ASG game would imply missing only two starts.

  • Bumsrap

    Odd lineup. Thompson batting 5th and slumping whereas Pederson has been hitting the ball hard but right at somebody. and then there is Grandal.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Desire to combat LOOGY I imagine.

      • Bumsrap

        Wouldn’t a lrlrlr lineup encourage loogys

        • Bob_Hendley

          Keeps them from becoming LTOGY

  • Come on, Yasmani.

  • WBBsAs

    Situational hitting by Grandal.

  • Would like to have seen more runs there, but two’s better than none.

    • WBBsAs

      What you saw was the 1965 Dodgers.

      • Regrettably without Drysdale and Osteen.

        • Bumsrap

          But with Kershaw and Stewart

          • Brock ain’t Dave, at least not yet.

          • Bumsrap

            I’ve got that feeling. I think Brock will do well soon and long.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Kershaw=Koufax

  • “Oh, those bases on balls.”

  • Oh look! Extra-base hits!

  • WBBsAs

    Nice AB by Joc.

  • HLKLA

    A tad more offense would be nice on our part, even if we were channeling our inner 1965 Championship team.

    • Ask and you shall receive, my son.

      • HLKLA

        Urias doing his best Fernando imitation with the bat!

  • Drat. Urias produces at the plate but Utley then flies out.

  • 5 BB in four innings. 65 pitches overall. He’s not long for the game again.

  • Grandal is driving in runs in the most annoying way possible.

    • Bumsrap

      I prefer Ellis or Lucroy.

  • It would have been nice to get more than one run out of two different bases-loaded situations in that inning.

  • HLKLA

    Wow, another chance to really blow this game wide open goes for naught. Sometimes the opposing team lets the Dodgers load the bases because they can never seem to profit from it.

  • Believe it or not they’re hitting .316 in 71 PA with the bases loaded.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/split.cgi?t=b&team=LAD&year=2016

  • Bob_Hendley

    Six out of Urias.

  • Is Grandal ever going to get his stroke back, I wonder?

  • WinnipegDave

    Feels like for ever since I’ve posted. I’m away in Toronto for a work trip – and they have been very long days.

    The baseball season is a grind. I feel a bit worn down by it – and I’m just a fan! Anyway, nice to see the Dodgers won yesterday and leading tonight.

  • HLKLA

    I do not want to sound greedy, but another lost opportunity.

    • 8 LOB. And a tired bullpen trying to hold off the Brewers, who don’t have Gorman Thomas nor Yount nor Molitor but are still powerful.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Wallbangers they are not.

        • WinnipegDave

          But Joc is apparently.

  • Liberatore is quietly having quite a season. 25 innings, .073 ERA.

  • scooplew

    I’m late to the site. Does anyone know why Greinke came out of his game tonight after pitching only two innings?

    • He hit a sac fly, the next guy struck out and there was an injury delay. He didn’t come back out for the 3rd. That’s all Gameday says so far.

    • Bob_Hendley

      From CBS Sports: “He came out to warm up for the start of the third inning, then ran into the dugout tunnel before coming back out with the training staff and threw one warmup pitch before exiting. It was a bizarre exit to say the least, and it sounds like his back may have tightened up, as he was seen touching his back before leaving”.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ugh

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh Joc. Ouch.

    • John_from_Aus

      i was wondering how you scored from second on a sac fly, then I saw the video (ouch is right)

  • Bob_Hendley

    Joc with the sacrifice.

  • HLKLA

    Now all those lost opportunities tonight come into play.

  • WinnipegDave

    That’s one way to end the inning.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Out at the plate!

  • WinnipegDave

    Feeling nervous.

    • John_from_Aus

      me too, which Kenley will we see

      • Bob_Hendley

        ? He had a bad outing 8 appearances ago and has only been scored upon in 3 appearances all season.

        • John_from_Aus

          fair enough, I was nervous but quietly confident. Possibly more nervous about our place in the standings

          • WinnipegDave

            And I was not nervous so much about Jansen’s pitching but bad luck. The 8th inning had me spooked.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Yep and two of the outs required super human efforts.

          • WinnipegDave

            Exactly.

  • John_from_Aus

    2 down swinging

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • WBBsAs

    The efficient Kenley.

  • WinnipegDave

    Urias gets his first win!

    • scooplew

      Finally, but he has pitched well for several starts in a row. I wonder if the Dodgers will still send him back to the minors.

    • WBBsAs

      He wasn’t exactly at his sharpest.

  • John_from_Aus

    with 25 left on base and we still win

    • Bob_Hendley

      It was eleven, which is still a lot.

      • John_from_Aus

        I misread it on the boxscore on MLB.com

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers win their 15th game of June – 7 of them by 1 run. Dodgers will finish this month either 15-13, 16-12 or possibly 17-11.

  • scooplew

    How did someone score from second on a sac fly to Pederson? I see that he then came out. Was he injured on the play?

    • WBBsAs

      He crashed into CF wall, but held on to it. Apparent shoulder injury.

      • scooplew

        Ouch, double ouch….Thanks.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Yep. Wasn’t moving his right arm. May be shoulder injury.

  • WinnipegDave

    Apparently x-rays on Joc came back negative and he “only” has a bruise. Hope it is true.

  • WBBsAs
  • Bob_Hendley

    Since his first two outings, Julio has managed an ERA of 2.49 in 25 innings.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • RBI

    This Giant team has made a deal with the devil, I swear. Down 13-9 in the bottom of the ninth and two back-to-back home runs later it’s 13-11 with no outs.

    • WBBsAs

      They made a deal with themselves? In reality, to all appearances, they’re less invincible than some of us had thought.

  • WinnipegDave

    Fun snapshot of the overall MLB standings nearing the half way point of the season: Each division has 1 and only 1 representative in both the top and bottom 6 teams. In fact, at the bottom of the standings, the divisions have 2 and only 2 reps through the last 11 spots in the standings (except the AL east).

    That certainly doesn’t represent parity off all teams but may represent some divisional parity at this moment in time (as I said, it is a snapshot – meaning it could easily change by later today.)

  • WBBsAs

    Gnice to see the Gnatpen in full meltdown mode.

  • Bob_Hendley

    In the end, a rather silly article on the Dodgers and injury analysis…http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=29679

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