Game 111, 2016

Red Sox at Dodgers, 4:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, NESN, MLB Plus free game

The Sox ask David Price (9-7, 4.30 ERA) to win the rubber match of this series, and the Dodgers ask Brandon McCarthy (2-2, 2.76 ERA) to keep him from doing so. This will be Price’s third start of this 11-game West Coast road trip for the Red Sox; he’s pitched 15 innings, given up only four runs and gotten two no-decisions out of it. Today was supposed to be newly-acquired Rich Hill’s first start for the Dodgers but the blister which landed him on the 15-day DL hasn’t yet healed, so McCarthy will pitch with normal rest. He hasn’t made it past the fourth inning in either of his last two starts.

Lineup when available.

Segedin? Who’s he? Oh. To make room on the 40-man roster Trayce Thompson has been moved to the 60-day DL.

  • WBBsAs

    Winter acquisition Rob Segedin (ex-Yanqui farmhand) starts in LF today. He’s been raking at OKC.

    • Bob_Hendley

      With Quique back no need for another backup ss.

      • WBBsAs

        They do need another RH bat.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Right. A better one than Taylor (though I recall his grand salami fondly).

  • scooplew

    Bumgarner pitched a complete-game, two-hitter today vs. the Nationals, and lost, 1-0. Wilson Ramon homered off him in the 7th inning. The Giants went 1-for-9 with RISP. We can gain a game today.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Nats 0-2 RISP.

      • WBBsAs

        Still, Nats/Ramos swat Gnats.

  • Okay, Brandon, now get your control under control.

  • WBBsAs

    McCarthy is truly erratic today.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Rob Whatshisname!

    • WBBsAs

      Hitting second cleanup.

  • Bob_Hendley

    #300!

  • Bob_Hendley

    #16! (Off a righty no less)

  • Bob_Hendley

    Pedro’s first PA in the Bigs. Had 2057 in the minors.

    • WBBsAs

      I was hoping he’d go deep.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Yeah. Though he only hit 45 in all those PAs in the minors. A very under-powered 3rd base prospect, which is why I guess he switched to pitching. Kenley had no power either as a catcher, hitting 15 dingers in 953 PA.

  • Bah! Network adapter driver fail. I can’t access the net on the machine with the failure, so how am I supposed to get a new copy of the driver?

  • HLKLA

    One game out of first place.

  • Bob_Hendley

    RISP: Bosox 3-8; Dodgers 2-8.

    • WBBsAs

      Segedin 2-3.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    And an even later we win!

  • HLKLA

    Any guesses on what McCarthy’s problem is with his control?

    • WBBsAs

      Steve Blass Syndrome (the position players’ counterpart is Steve Sax Syndrome).

  • HLKLA

    Will be scouting Puig tonight. Looking forward to getting to see the many players who have been up to the majors this year.

    • WBBsAs

      While waiting for the Dodgers to retake their share of first place after the Fish swallow the Gnats in Miami.

  • WBBsAs

    Who woulda thunk it? The impact of the Gnats’ recent performance is perhaps greater than we thought: https://twitter.com/hankschulman/status/762746108531519492

  • WBBsAs

    Fish put up a pair off Cueto in the fourth, threatening more.

  • WBBsAs

    Prado homers off Cueto, Dee scores, then Yelich goes back-to-back. Fish lead Gnats 4-1 in fifth.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Yelich follows with another.

      • WBBsAs

        Cueto drowning in The Fish Tank.

      • scooplew

        And now it is 5-1 Marlins.

  • John_from_Aus
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    Posting from my Mom’s MacBook as all my efforts to repair my own machine have failed to this point.