Game 112, 2016

Phillies at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, CSN-P

The Dodgers keep putting youngster Julio Urias (1-2, 4.98 ERA) on the hill despite their efforts to minimize his number of pitches this year because their other options keep getting injured. Tonight he’ll face RHP Zach Eflin (3-4, 4.77 ERA), whose last two starts have been forgettable. In one of them his team got six runs against Madison Bumgarner, no less, and he couldn’t hold the lead.

This will be the first time Chase Utley faces his former team.

Lineup:

Joe Blanton went on the bereavement list and Josh Ravin was called up to fill his slot.

  • Bob_Hendley

    As someone noted on Dodger Insider, with Blanton out we now have Chavez Ravin in the pen!

    • scooplew

      Brilliant!

  • Eflin was an overnight Dodger once, supposedly.
    https://twitter.com/truebluela/status/762835579453120513

    • scooplew

      A one-day wonder.

  • WBBsAs

    Segedin is an RBI machine.

  • scooplew

    Can we get five innings out of Urias in fewer than 80 pitches?

    • 48 right now

    • Can he get out of this inning in under three runs?

      • scooplew

        Can he get out of this inning?

    • WBBsAs

      Had he not thrown that ball away, he’d probably have gone six.

  • RBI

    My granddaughters are here with me, bringing us luck!

  • scooplew

    What happened in the field on the last two plays, the balls hit to Seager and Urias? (I know it wasn’t good.)

    • Uriah threw the ball away somehow. Corey’s I’m not sure of,

      • WinnipegDave

        Seager side armed a one hopper into second base and the runner beat the throw.

  • HLKLA

    Here is the report on Puig mania in Iowa. I have never seen so many people at a Monday night game. Of course The Chicken was there as well. Puig went 0-3 with a walk and a SO. He did throw a runner out trying to score from second on a single to right center. The final score was Cubs 3 Dodgers 2. Old friend Federowicz drove in the decisive run with a double.
    Brett Anderson started and went five with five hits and two runs.

    • scooplew

      Thanks for the good report. What part of Iowa do you live in? My wife and I went to our niece’s wedding in Sloan, a small town, three years ago. We live in California.

      • HLKLA

        We live in Des Moines.

  • scooplew

    We’ve just pulled a Machado.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wow. Looks like I’m joining a wild one already in progress.

    • scooplew

      Pull Up a Chair.

      • WinnipegDave

        Ha. I’m lying on the couch which is even better.

  • WinnipegDave

    Much simpler inning when you only give up a single to the opposing pitcher – rather than a double!

    • scooplew

      Has a pitcher ever hit for the cycle?

      • WinnipegDave

        I’m going to say yes – only because baseball has been around forever.

        • WinnipegDave

          Apparently on July 28, 1888 Jimmy Ryan of Chicago White Stockings pitched a couple of innings (along with playing the outfield) and hit for the cycle. Final score was Chicago over Detroit Wolverines, 21-17. Time of game was 1:50!

          • scooplew

            Thanks, but why didn’t I remember that?

          • WinnipegDave

            Ha! Obscure baseball trivia for $200 Alex.

          • WBBsAs

            Especially since you were there!

  • scooplew

    In a 7-7 tie, the Giants put runners on first and third with none out in the top of the 11th and failed to score. In the inning Pence struck out for the fourth time tonight.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Dinner party watching under the table.

    • WBBsAs

      ¿En Méjico?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Si, comiendo conejo en salsa verde.

        • WBBsAs

          ¡Suena rico! ¿Dónde en Méjico?

          • Bob_Hendley

            DF por ahora. Manana a la beach house en Puerto Escondido

  • WinnipegDave

    Top of the 13th and MadBum pinch hits with the bases loaded and 2 outs. He strikes out. On to the bottom of 13.

    • scooplew

      7-7 after 13. Giants have used eight pitchers, not counting Bumgarner.

  • WinnipegDave

    Seager!

  • WinnipegDave

    8-7 Giants. Crawford with his 7th hit of the game to drive in a run.

    • scooplew

      I think that ties an NL record.

      • WinnipegDave

        I would be more excited about that fact if SF lost. Or, you know, if it had been a Dodger who had done it.

  • scooplew

    I hope that we don’t use Jansen in the 9th with such a big lead.

    • WBBsAs

      Highly unlikely.

  • RBI

    Josh Ravin sighting!

    • scooplew

      And I thought it would be nevermore.

      • RBI

        Ha.

      • WinnipegDave

        Oh his lost Lenore.

  • scooplew

    Giants won, 8-7, in 14.

    • WBBsAs

      No, the Fish lost.

    • RBI

      Boo.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ravin strikes out Featherston. Insert another bird joke here.

    • scooplew

      So what’s nest?

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig would have thrown him out at third. Maybe.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • scooplew

    I don’t mind so much if the Giants win as long as we do. I am less happy when they lose and we do as well.

    • WinnipegDave

      But I was looking forward to another amazing McCovey Chronicles if they lost. It would have been so good!

    • WBBsAs

      Schadenfreude can be fun, though.

  • Whoopee!

  • WBBsAs

    Grandal has 11 dingers in his last 106 plate appearances.

  • HLKLA

    SVS back to the DL. Chris Taylor headed to LA from Iowa.

    • WBBsAs

      Well, at least you got a chance to see him.

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