Game 83, 2016

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTS Sports

The visitors send RHP Chad Bettis (6-5, 5.84 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ LHP Scott Kazmir (6-3, 4.67 ERA). Bettis has given up at least three runs in each of his last seven starts, but he hasn’t surrendered a dinger in his last three. Kazmir said he’s going to try a simulated inning in the bullpen before the game in hopes of avoiding a repeat of his last start’s four-run 40-pitch first inning.

Corey Seager’s riding a 14-game hitting streak which includes 11 extra-base hits. It’s the longest active streak in the major leagues right now.

There will be a two-inning Old Timers’ Game starting about 5:00PM, and the Dodgers will also honor their triumvirate of co-MVPs from the 1981 World Series team, Guerrero, Yeager and Cey.

Lineup when available.

72 thoughts on “Game 83, 2016

  1. I was just about to say that maybe the Dodgers did not win the Dee Gordon trade what with Hatcher not performing well, Kiké hurt and not performing well, and Barnes down in OKC.

    Then I recalled Dee got suspended.

    Not so good for anyone or either team.

  2. See now that’s not good. Hatcher no longer has an era beginning with 4. That messes with my sense of box score symmetry.

  3. Do the Dodgers go with Hatcher in the ninth? He has an era that begins with 4 as well.

    • I was thinking that as well. It’s been a nice run of late.
      Maybe Kershaw is Obi Wan – makes others more powerful when he is gone.

  4. Vinnie commenting on the same thing as HLKLA, re: that team up north and our frustration at their inability to lose.

  5. Cubs seem to have come back to reality, now, if the team, whose name we do not say, up north can do the same.

    • The Cubbies’ rotation is good, but less than elite. When healthy, the Mets and Dodgers are at least as good and perhaps better.

  6. Angels just put up 11 in the top of the 7th at Fenway and how lead the Red Sox, 20-1.

  7. In honour of today’s OTG (not to be confused with GOT) – here’s something I made up and said a lot as a kid: I heard Ron Cey to Steve Howe Davey Lopes.

    I was a strange kid.

  8. I first saw Ron Cey in the eighth grade, when he waddled to the plate and then hit a ball 50 feet over our LFers’ head. We moved back another 50 feet on his following AB, and he hit it even farther. I’ve never seen anybody else so much better than the competition (and we had a pitcher who made the majors briefly).