Game 117, 2016

Pirates at Dodgers, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTPIT

The Dodgers’ Brett Anderson makes his season debut after rehabbing all year from arthroscopic back surgery in March. He’ll face Chad Kuhl (2-0, 3.91 ERA), who made his big league debut against the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw back on June 26 and won.

Anderson has made three rehab starts between Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga and Triple-A Oklahoma City, topping out at 71 pitches and five innings in his final start.

Brandon McCarthy is likely headed for the 15-day DL with a newly-disclosed hip injury. He and the Dodgers both hope that’s what caused his control to disappear in his last four starts. He says he hurt the hip fielding a bunt in Colorado last month.

McCarthy and Ravin both go to 15-day DL, Ravin with right triceps soreness and McCarthy with the hip problem described above.

Lineup when available.

  • WinnipegDave

    Colorado – the house of injury. Killed Matt Kemp and now McCarthy too.

    • WBBsAs

      On the other hand, the Fish Tank killed Giancarlo again: Your browser does not support iframes.

      • WinnipegDave

        He really would fit with this FO philosophy of team building – and excellent but oft-injured player.

        • Bob_Hendley

          You are mean!

  • scooplew

    Greinke gave up nine runs and 10 hits in 1.2 innings at Fenway today, including two homers to Betts and one to Bradley Jr. Left trailing 9-0. His ERA rose from 3.67 to 4.31. Greinke led the NL in ERA last year at 1.66. He has given up 16 HRs in 19 starts this year after allowing 14 HRs in 32 starts last year. Boston leads 10-1 in the 5th.
    Here’s the player we drafted with pick received for Arizona’s signing of Greinke:
    http://www.thinkbluela.com/index.php/2016/08/13/dodgers-no-2-draft-pick-will-smith-moving-quickly-through-minors/

    • WBBsAs

      Good catching is hard to find, and it’s the most vulnerable position on the field (pitchers apart).

    • WinnipegDave

      This is not to say that his season would have gone like this if he had stayed with the Dodgers. In fact, I predict that if he had stayed in LA, he would have an era about 2 runs lower – but would have been on the DL at least twice!

      • WinnipegDave

        Because you know, Dodgers 2016 baseball.

      • scooplew

        I, too, think he would have done better with the Dodgers than the D’Backs, but we will never know.

        • Bob_Hendley

          ERA+, which adjust for ballpark effects is useful. Zach’s current ERA+ of 117 is actually very close to what he provided in KC and Mil. In LA he was at 156. He pitched much better for us in his prime.

  • scooplew

    Interesting game in NY today through 6 1/2.

  • scooplew

    Game not so interesting in NY now.

  • scooplew

    Dodgers hitting .282 in August, .280 since the A-S Game.

  • WinnipegDave

    Not that we are punching time cards here, but I will be out this afternoon and will miss most of the game. Have fun everyone and cheer responsibly.

    • Kronos has an app for that.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Keeping an eye out but will join later

  • WinnipegDave

    Well, after one pitch from Anderson, it is now a non-interesting game.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ugh!

    • WBBsAs

      For what it’s worth, Greinke was even worse today.

  • scooplew

    OMG. I just looked at Gameday. Wonder when Anderson returns to the DL. During today’s game or after it is over?

  • scooplew

    Given all the injuries to our pitchers this season, it is remarkable that we are where we are in the standings. I think a lot of the credit should go to Roberts. What passes for a rotation now has to be the worst I can ever recall since the franchise moved to L.A.

    • WBBsAs

      Give the FO some credit for having great depth but, I agree, it’s not been ideal.

      • scooplew

        Yes, the FO gets credit as well. What our rotation may lack in quality its makes up in quantity. But only up to a point.

  • And after one inning it’s going to be a difficult game.

  • RBI

    We need a lot more runs…

    • scooplew

      Had a shot to get back in the game right there (bottom of 3rd).

      • RBI

        Again, getting hits but not when it matters.

  • scooplew

    Baltimore’s Wade Miley not doing us any favors in San Francisco. It’s 4-1 Giants in the 5th.

    • WBBsAs

      It’s hard to believe that the Orioles would acquire Miley to strengthen their rotation.

      • scooplew

        The Dodger who really misses Miley is SVS. His numbers vs. Miley: .444/.524/1.444/1.968. All 8 of his hits in In 18 ABs were for extra bases — 3 doubles, 5 HRs. Too bad Miley is in the AL.

  • RBI

    I like to watch Stewart pitch. Smooth delivery.

    • WBBsAs

      Not holding runners on very well, though.

      • RBI

        Ooph. That was ugly.

      • Bumsrap

        Pirates have been running this whole series.

    • Bumsrap

      I like Stewart and think he will be in the rotation in 17.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Joc keeps it going.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hard to count this offense out, just yet.

  • HLKLA

    I have been out kayaking and just thought I would check in. Another short start for LA, with an injury to boot.

    • WBBsAs

      River or lake? In Iowa, presumably?

      • HLKLA

        I do only lakes.

  • Cross our fingers!

  • scooplew

    The Orioles, who had been trailing 7-1 after 6 to the Giants, scored 2 in the 7th, 2 in the 8th, and just got a two-out, 3-run homer by Schoop off Casilla in the 9th to take an 8-7 lead .

    • Bob_Hendley

      Nice!

    • Bob_Hendley

      We need to shut up them down and get 2 in the eighth and 3 in the ninth as well.

      • Bob_Hendley

        The best laid plans…

  • Bumsrap

    Dodgers down 5 – 0 in first and Vin just keeps on being Vin. We are going to miss him.

    • WBBsAs

      Vin is irreplaceable, but Joe Davis is encouraging. Anyone but Steiner!

      • Bumsrap

        Steiner repeats himself too often. I do like Davis.

        • WBBsAs

          Steiner repeats nonsense constantly.

  • WBBsAs

    Gnats blow 7-1 lead, lose 8-7 to Orioles.

  • Bumsrap

    Empty stadium. Too hot and not enough Dodgers.

  • WBBsAs

    Well, it wasn’t fun, but at least there was Schadenfreude.

  • RBI

    Pirates have our number the way the Cards used to. Let’s hope we don’t face them in a WC game, eh?

    • WinnipegDave

      Are you turning Canadian? That seems like an intentional use of an “eh”. To be honest, I’ve really worked hard on saying “hey” instead of “eh”.

      • RBI

        Not trying to be Canadian, but I can see why you’d think that… By the way, Brisbee on the Giants game is priceless tonight.

        • WBBsAs

          Thanks for the reminder, gotta look at that.

        • He does write up losses with bravado, doesn’t he?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Pirates give the giants trouble as well. Dodgers are 5-15 against them over the past three seasons, while the giants are 6-12

  • WBBsAs

    Gnats totally imploding v. the Bucs tonight.

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