Game 84, 2016

Rockies at Dodgers, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTS Sports

Brandon McCarthy makes his first major league start since April 25, 2015 when he went on the shelf for Tommy John surgery. He insists he’s looking at this game as just another start. Right. He’ll face the Rockies’ Jon Gray (5-3, 4.83 ERA). Gray has pitched at least six innings in all but one of his last seven starts.

Corey Seager got a hit in his 15th consecutive game Saturday night and now holds the longest current hit streak in the big leagues.

Lineup when available.

The Sunday Night Baseball game between the Braves and the Marlins wouldn’t ordinarily hold my attention, but it’s being held in a ballpark which was built at Fort Bragg, NC in just four months. It replaced an overgrown golf course on the base.

It marks the first time a professional, regular-season game in any sport has been played on an active military base and is the first time the state of North Carolina has hosted a regular-season Major League Baseball game.

What’s going to happen to it after the game is played?

…the site will be converted into softball and multipurpose recreational fields following Sunday’s game. The playing surface will remain, along with the foul poles, dugouts and bullpens, as a lasting reminder of Sunday’s historic event.

Okay, Imma gonna wanna to see this.

181 thoughts on “Game 84, 2016

  1. Greinke and Heaney on DL. Zimmerman no longer pitching well. Price struggling now. Who knows when Cueto gets his elbow soreness that bothered him while still in Cincinitti?

    Dodgers now playing better. Ryu and McCarthy returning. Norris looking good. I love Stewart. Urias able to make 10 starts at age 19. De Leon in the wings.

    Friedman must be feeling better.

  2. For the third season in a row, the Dodgers have a 47-37 record after 84 games.

  3. I saw Firesign do a live theater presentation in San Francisco, perhaps 30 years ago. Enormous fun.

  4. Interesting moves today by the Dodgers to get McCarthy on the roster, but DFA’d Sierra was a safe bet, since no one would pick up that salary.

    • Right-hander Yaisel Sierra was outrighted to make room on the 40-man roster, just five months after the Cuban signed a six-year, $30 million contract with the Dodgers.

      Sierra struggled in his season with Rancho so far, compiling a 7.16 ERA in 11 starts and a .305 batting average against.

  5. Love the two kids sitting behind home plate wearing black! (rooting for the ump?)

  6. Our starting pitching in this three-game series: 0 runs in 17 innings, 26 strikeouts.

  7. Game is just quietly rolling along right now. Considering the Dodgers have a 3-0 lead, I do not mind.

  8. Hoping the bubble doesn’t suddenly burst today for McCarthy – but I would definitely let him go one more inning.

    • Well, he it 72 pitches, but I guess they count more at this level. Adios y gracias.

  9. McCarthy threw 72 pitches in his last farm appearance, so at this pace 6 innings seems easily within reach with him at 52. Perhaps more.

  10. I could take those 3 innings from McCarthy all day long.

    All season long actually.

    • We only put one hit into it and got two runs out of it. Seems like a good return.

    • Run expectancy with bases loaded no outs is 2.28, so we got the average rather than the minimum.

  11. Howie has stolen 2 and 3rd on consecutive at bats – on ball 4 each time.

    • He hit it just as I was reading a line in the Dodger Digest preview of today’s game that Gray suffers from giving up a lot of home runs.

  12. I don’t know if anyone has noticed and mentioned this but Seager has a pretty ok swing.

    • Rox at home: BA .305 OBP .373 SLG .531 OPS .904. Road: BA .244 OBP .301 SLG .402 OPS.703. Not so tough on the road. Still, their road OPS is better than the Dodgers overall OPS!