Game 119, 2016

Dodgers at Phillies, 4:05PM PT, TV: SPNLA, CSN-P

Veteran Scott Kazmir (9-6, 4.44 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers and rookie Jake Thompson (1-1, 8.68 ERA) goes for the Phillies. Kazmir’s last start was a quality one in which he took the loss; he left with two men on and the bullpen gave up a home run to score them. This will be Thompson’s third big league start; in his first one he went 4 1/3 innings against the Padres and gave up seven runs, and in his second he went five innings and gave up three runs.

Lineup:

  • HLKLA

    I still do not get Reddick hitting so high in the lineup.

    • WBBsAs

      Because he’s good hitter, perhaps?

  • Bob_Hendley

    Pirates need a triple play in the ninth.

    • WBBsAs

      Hurdle over-using his closer.

    • Bob_Hendley

      DP works out giants lose.

      • WBBsAs

        The Gnats have a good chance of watching the playoffs from their living rooms.

  • WBBsAs

    I can’t wait to read Grant’s Gnat game recap. Schadenfreude can be fun.

    • RBI

      He has been on fire.

      • WBBsAs

        Grant’s at his best when the Gnats are losing.

    • HLKLA

      It is a doozy. I hope tapeworms do not make you squimish.

  • WinnipegDave

    Beautiful swing by Gonzo. Maybe he heard me say last night that I didn’t think he would get to 20 HR’s.

    • Bob_Hendley

      I think historically his power has shown itself in spurts. So it is not that much of a long shot for him to reach 20 at least.

      • WinnipegDave

        Hey Bob. I not trying to be obstinate here. I wonder though if historically most hitters hit their home runs in spurts. They get hot for a week or three where they are seeing the ball well. And then they tail of for a while before cycling back to hot.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Believe Jon had a post on this earlier in the year. Agon tends to the extreme and hits them in bunches.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ding dong!

  • RBI

    JT! Loving this offense.

  • WinnipegDave

    JT!!

  • HLKLA

    Maybe the Dodgers could try to score a run the conventional way too.

  • WBBsAs

    Here’s some Grant:

    • RBI

      He really makes losing completely hilarious.

  • WBBsAs

    Kazmir does not inspire confidence.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Seems to have lost it.

      • WBBsAs

        Well, he got away with it – this time, at least.

    • Bob_Hendley

      A five-inning wonder.

  • John_from_Aus

    Phew

  • Drat it, Kazmir.

  • Come on, Dayton.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Got the job done!

      • WBBsAs

        Nobody hit a ball hard off him, but cautious base-coaching kept the Phils from scoring at least one.

  • Well done, Dayton!

  • John_from_Aus

    its the great escape today several times

  • RBI

    Yes!

  • A-Gone may get to 20 HRs yet.

  • Bob_Hendley

    When it rains it pours!

  • RBI

    AGon!

  • HLKLA

    Love this new found offense.

  • Joc now up to .259 on the season.

  • John_from_Aus

    lets put the icing on the cake here

    • Done. Buttercream frosting on spice cake okay with you?

      • John_from_Aus

        you are making me hungry, its almost lunchtime here 🙂

  • WinnipegDave

    We win.

  • Yabba-dabba doo!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • WBBsAs

    The Gnats are gnow in the rearview mirror, stranded on the roadside with four flats.

  • NPUT