Game 105, 2016

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

Bud Norris (6-9, 4.27 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and Patrick Corbin (4-9, 5.31 ERA) pitches for the D-Backs. It’s a rematch for these two pitchers: between the two of them they gave up 10 earned runs and 15 hits in nine combined innings in a 13-7 Dodgers win on July 15.

Roberts said Yasiel Puig will start on Sunday for the first time in a week. There have been several different rumors about a possible trade including Puig, so I’m wondering if this is a showcase game for him. CBS Sports came up with eight different teams to which he might be traded. He’s also been rumored to be part of a three-team deal with the Reds for Jay Bruce.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is one home run away from joining the 300-homer club. He would become the seventh active player to reach 300 homers and 400 doubles. The other six are Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez, Adrian Beltre, and Carlos Beltran.

Pretty good company, I’d say. I think five of the six are locks for the Hall of Fame, and A-Rod would be were it not for his PED use.

Lineup when available.

83 thoughts on “Game 105, 2016

  1. Pretty quiet on the trade front so far, but with our FO team you never know what will happen. Austin Barnes’ name has surfaced recently.

  2. Highly unlikely AGon will be an HOFer – rather, the Hall of the Very Very Good. Improbable that he’ll reach 400. Right now, he’s more of a James Loney (who’s resuscitated his career with the Metropolitans, though).

    • I didn’t mean to imply he was HoF quality, really. I just meant the people he was joining with those numbers have gone on to have HoF careers. I think he’s a little long in the tooth to make up for lost time.

      • At one point, when he was hitting 40 HRs at The Litter Box, it was a plausible projection. Not any longer, but he’s still good.

        • His numbers are comparable to Tony Perez age 22-34. Tony, however, played another ten years. Didn’t do all that much during that period as an average league hitter, but he did accumulate some counting stats and the goodwill of writers to end up in the HOF.

  3. Such a weird play, and call. I don’t understand why you send the third base guy home.

    • He had been around OPS+ 115 since coming back from the DL, so not a flop. But high expectations due to his potential.

  4. Wait – why was Maeda pinch running for the Dodgers fastest runner? I think I missed something on Toles single. Did he injure himself?

  5. Johnny Frederick holds the Dodgers rookie record for hits with 206 set in 1929. I am trying to track down if other Dodgers rookies had at least 200 hits.

  6. With Wade Miley going to the O’s, SVS praying for a ’66 WS rematch. In 21 PA against him, Scotty has 5 dingers, 3 doubles and 3 BB, adding up to OPS 1.968!

  7. See that Seth Smith (Mariner, ex-Rox) is now being mentioned as another option for left handed hitting outfielder, along with Bruce and Reddick. The latter would be the cheapest, cuz he would be a free agent rental. Dre has two more years on his contract, so may be that is all the Dodgers would want in order to remain flexible.

    • Sorry Bob. I didn’t refresh the page before I posted.
      After some more reflection, we clearly didn’t give up front line guys (Urias, JDL, Verdugo and Bellinger) so the overpay is not too bad.

  8. Feels like an overpay for 2 month rentals. Of course if we get 3 full months of Reddick and Hill, then it lessens the cost a fair bit. Definitely a sellers market out there.

    • Gotta give to get. Give: Something that we have a lot of. Get: Those two players have generated WAR 5.1 this year.

    • It may be, but they’re pretty cheap and they may be amenable to signing longer contracts after the season if both sides are happy with the two months’ performance.

  9. I always hate to give up young players, which goes with my hoarder nature, but I like this trade because it provides us with two valuable pieces that can offer immediate help. Maybe we will not see Howie in left field so much now.

    • Hopefully Hill gets of the DL very soon. Howie has done fine in LF, but it will be great to have 3 natural outfielders out there. And Howie/Utley should be a good tandum at 2nd.