Game 113, 2016

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

The Dodgers put RHP Kenta Maeda (10-7, 3.22 ERA) on the hill to face RHP Vince Velasquez (8-3, 3.33 ERA). Maeda has now exceeded Kershaw in number of innings pitched this season with 125 2/3. Velasquez has walked 17 in his last 36 innings, which is not ideal.

SVS goes to the 15-day DL, Taylor is recalled.

Lineup:

  • Bob_Hendley

    SVS a disappointment this year. Well, really since May of last year.

  • scooplew

    I wonder why for the second consecutive game that Reddick is batting cleanup and Gonzalez fifth. I would switch those two in the lineup.

    • Bumsrap

      Trying to get Reddick started i guess. Agon might get Reddick better pithes to hit.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Yeah, seems like a move with an objective. The guy has got to start hitting at some point.

        • scooplew

          I see where you are the sponsor of the SVS page on baseball-reference.com. True fan!

          • Bob_Hendley

            Yep, big fan of his as a role player. Even last year, while his offense went south he still managed to lead the team in dWAR as I recall.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Yep

  • HLKLA

    I guess Puig and some other OKC Dodgers got in trouble for possibly enjoying the night life a little too much after last night’s loss. The shocking thing about this stir is that I have lived here 37 years and did not know we had a night life.

    • Bob_Hendley

      I thought you were scouting him last night! Apparently he needed a chaperone. Night life in Iowa City?

  • WBBsAs

    Fish splatter Gnats, 2-0.

  • RBI

    Boo hiss.

  • RBI

    I’m at the stadium. That ball really carried. Looked catchable all the way.

  • WBBsAs

    Maeda not looking sharp so far tonight.

  • RBI

    Galvis doing a Dee Gordon all over us.

  • scooplew

    Cueto’s poor performance with the Giants since the All-Star Game is really no surprise. I remember that he had second half trouble last season with K.C. I did a little research:

    Career: First half — 71-40, 2.93 ERA. Second half — 38-33, 3.79
    2015: First half — 6-6, 2.73. Second half — 5-7, 4.34
    2016: First half — 13-1, 2.47. Second half — 0-2, 5.02

    The Giants obviously hope he can turn it around. Bumgarner, by the way, is 0-3, 3.18 since the A-S Game.

  • RBI

    But to no avail.

  • scooplew

    Gonzalez now 9-for-13.

  • RBI

    Great swing and RBI by Joc.

  • WBBsAs

    Fine bit of hitting by Joc for the RBI!

  • RBI

    Howie!!!

  • RBI

    Kenta!!! Double!!!

  • RBI

    First double of Maeda’s career.

  • RBI

    It’s hard to believe this is our previously struggling offense.

    • Bob_Hendley

      We actually scored 5.25 runs per game in July.

      • RBI

        I know. Amazing.

  • RBI

    Another great at bat by Corey!

  • RBI

    Maeda struggling. 67 pitches already.

  • RBI

    Joc lost his cap but saved our bacon.

  • RBI

    Grandal!!!!

    • WBBsAs

      ????

      • RBI

        Edited!

  • WBBsAs

    Grandal is on fire!

  • RBI

    Can Kendrick make it 2 HR on his bobblehead night?

  • Bob_Hendley

    My goodness, Yasman!

  • RBI

    Balls just flying out of here tonight. It’s only 70 degrees, but acting a lot warmer.

  • RBI

    Where’s Winnipeg Dave?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Winnipeg?

      • RBI

        Pretty good one, Bob.

        • WinnipegDave

          I’m here now! Meaning Winnipeg and on this site. 🙂 I have been out a lot of evenings it seems. But I do love this community and hopefully I’m never too far away!

          • RBI

            We missed you. Fun game, especially with the Gnats loss.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Now Turner?

  • RBI

    Another HR! Wow.

  • WBBsAs

    Maeda is struggling.

  • RBI

    DP, just what Doc ordered!

  • WinnipegDave

    Seems like I have joined another wild one already in progress.

  • WinnipegDave

    Robinson Segedin is a big name for a soon to be new born baby.

  • RBI

    Howie with the double. What a night for him.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Pretty tough #8 hitter.

  • WinnipegDave

    Kendrick loving his bobble head game.

  • RBI

    Chavez knows how to throw strikes. I love it when a relief pitcher just comes in and does that.

  • WinnipegDave

    So is Hill still scheduled for Friday night? I’m feeling like we are really losing out on return on that investment.

  • WinnipegDave

    I hope stranding those 2 runners don’t come back to haunt us. (jk)
    I know that the stranding runners beast can reappear at any moment but it certainly hasn’t been a concern thus far in this series.

  • WinnipegDave

    Seager smiling because he felt like he could/should have caught that one.

  • RBI

    Oops. Spoke too soon with Chavez?

    • WinnipegDave

      He is still throwing strikes. They are just hitting them more now.

      • RBI

        Bad luck with the bloop and the missed DP ball there.

      • RBI

        That was a good strike to throw.

        • WinnipegDave

          A beauty. Seeing it on replay – it was a very low strike.

  • RBI

    So far, 21 hits in this game. No wonder it’s taking so long.

  • WinnipegDave

    Would have been close at first. Good they got the out at 2nd at least.

  • WinnipegDave

    So sleepy and I have an early morning tennis match tomorrow.

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh dear Kiké. Not a great at bat.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dayton. I think I like your pitching.

  • John_from_Aus

    Gee I thought the game was going slow until I realized that for some reason gameday on my computer was stuck in the 5th inning

    • WinnipegDave

      Oh man. That would be really slow!

  • WBBsAs

    The Gnats have gnot won a series since before the All-Star break.

    • WinnipegDave

      Good gnews.

  • WinnipegDave

    Could almost give that one an E6.

  • WinnipegDave

    Has Howell always fallen off the mound like that at the end of his delivery?

  • WinnipegDave

    We w… Oh not quite yet.

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • John_from_Aus

    now you can!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!! Tied for first!!!

  • scooplew

    Well how about that!

  • WBBsAs

    The order of the universe is presently being restored.

  • scooplew

    The last time that we were tied for first was May 14.

    • RBI

      I am very proud of this team.

  • scooplew

    How you make up 6.5 games in 3 1/2 weeks — since the All-Star break the Dodgers are 13-9, the Giants are 7-16.

  • Hurray! Still on MacBook. There isn’t a computer parts store left on Oahu, I’m afraid, so I’m gonna have to order an NIC card online and pay plenty for shipping.

    • WBBsAs

      In a city the size of Honolulu, nothing?

      • Seemingly not. There’s only one general bookseller left on O’ahu too — a Barnes and Noble at Ala Moana Shopping Center. It closed two other locations and Borders died. We’d never had any indie bookstores for popular books, just for niches like religious or Hawaiian. Several used bookstores still exist.

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