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.

  • WBBsAs

    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).

    • scooplew

      Great stuff. Where was this?

      • WBBsAs

        In Tacoma.

  • WBBsAs

    How many Germans have had 7 RBI in a single game before today?

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

  • scooplew

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

    • Not even Big Papi can hit enough to make that up.

  • RBI

    Love that AGon’s bat is back.

  • RBI

    Likewise with Puig.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice start. Love the early 2-0 lead.

  • HLKLA

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

    • RBI

      My comment above, “wouldn’t it be nice” was meant for here.

    • WBBsAs

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

  • WinnipegDave

    That was fast. 6 pitches, 3 outs.

  • RBI

    Wouldn’t it be nice…

  • RBI

    Kazmir! Nice use of the glove.

  • RBI

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

  • WinnipegDave

    Wonder what the Dodger rookie hitting streak record is?

    • WBBsAs

      Off the top of my head, 31 by Willie Davis.

      Sorry, that’s the team record.

      • WinnipegDave

        Oh wow – didn’t realize that was in his rookie season. That’s the overall Dodger hitting streak record as well isn’t it?

        • WBBsAs

          No, it wasn’t his rookie season. My mistake.

    • Bob_Hendley

      I believe Tommy Davis with 20 in 1960.

      • WinnipegDave

        So Seager needs to hit safely in his next 5 games to tie the record.

        • Bumsrap

          Maybe he can break it several times this year.

    • WinnipegDave

      Looks like Jackie Robinson in 1947 had a 21 game hitting streak.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Yep.

  • WinnipegDave

    Trayce! 4-0 Dodgers.

  • HLKLA

    Thompson comes through.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kazmir on a 99 pitches through 6 innings pace.

    • RBI

      Missed it by one. I’m impressed.

      • WinnipegDave

        Haha. With me – or with Kazmir?!

        • RBI

          Both. But mostly you.

          • WinnipegDave

            Thank you. Lol.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Kaz hits 94 mph.

    • RBI

      He’s pitching very smoothly tonight.

  • RBI

    Bettis seems to have suddenly found the strike zone.

  • RBI

    Kaz has caught the Kershaw-like pitching bug.

    • WinnipegDave

      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.

    • WBBsAs

      Lots more pitches than CK, though.

  • RBI

    Okay, bullpen. Over to you.

  • WinnipegDave

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

    • WBBsAs

      I expect he can hold a six-run lead.

  • RBI

    Gnats lose! Gnats lose!

    • WinnipegDave

      Thank you Snakes!

  • WinnipegDave

    Seager saving a hit there for one tomorrow.

  • WinnipegDave

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

  • RBI

    Only one, okay Hatcher?

  • RBI

    Pull Hatcher, Dave.

    • WinnipegDave

      This Dave agrees!

      • RBI

        Hatcher is off.

  • John_from_Aus

    it’s just one, breathe, breathe

    • RBI

      No can do.

  • RBI

    KJ getting up.

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

    • WBBsAs

      In the long run, Quique and Barnes both have value – especially Barnes, as a catcher. We’ll see about PED-less Dee.

      • WinnipegDave

        Good point.

  • WBBsAs

    Hatcher gets a gift!

  • RBI

    Hatcher just threw 97!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • WinnipegDave

    5 back.

  • RBI

    Finally, we move one closer to the Gnats.

  • Huzzah! And tomorrow it’s McCarthy’s return. I surely hope he’s up to it for five or six innings.

  • WBBsAs

    I’m a bit apprehensive about McCarthy’s return but, in the meantime, credit where credit is due: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAzdgU_kpGo

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