Game 88, 2016

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

The Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu makes his 2016 debut after sitting out the entire 2015 season recovering from shoulder surgery on May 21. In his last rehab start he threw 84 pitches, so he appears to have mended pretty well. His opponent will be Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.65 ERA). Pomeranz faced the Dodgers on May 1 and threw 7 innings of 3-hit ball, only to lose to a Kershaw RBI single in the third inning and a 3-hitter by the Dodgers’ pitcher as well. It was the only win the Dodgers got on that 7-game homestand.

From a column at SI comparing Kershaw’s six-year run to others in history:

my favorite stat on Kershaw: Since his debut season of 2008, he has lowered his career ERA every year without exception—eight straight years of improving upon greatness. Now that’s a special run.

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12 thoughts on “Game 88, 2016

  1. Ryu’s normally a delight to watch, but I’m a little apprehensive. Fortunately, it’s the Padres instead of the Orioles.

  2. Hey friends. Yesterday’s game did me in and tonight’s game is certainly no salve to the soul either. So, I have retreated to one of my other happy places – and am spending the rest of the night listening to musical theatre.

  3. I’ve got some computer problems and, this weekend, the wife and I are going up to Sonoma for our anniversary. This will probably be the start of a sabbatical from baseball until after the ASG (which is no longer worth watching).

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