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.

60 thoughts on “Game 117, 2016

  1. 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/

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

    • 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!

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

        • 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

      • 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.

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

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

      • 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.

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

  7. 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 .

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

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

    • 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”.

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