Game 122, 2016

Dodgers at Reds, 4:05PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-O, MLBTV

LHP Brett Anderson (0-1, 45.00 ERA) makes his second start of the year after coming back from four months on the DL. He gave up five runs in the first inning of his first start, then he hurt his wrist diving for a comebacker in the second inning and had to come out of the game. His opponent will be LHP Brandon Finnegan (7-9, 4.54 ERA), who has struggled with pitch counts all season. He’s had only two starts in which he’s made it into or past the seventh inning, none since June 9.

Neither team does well against lefties: the Dodgers are hitting .228 against them, and the Reds are hitting .236.

Lineup:

  • WBBsAs

    With a LHP going, it would be nice to have a productive Puig in the lineup.

  • WBBsAs

    Peevy delivers four in the sixth, thanks partly to old friend Justin Ruggiano, and Mutts lead Gnats 7-2.

  • WBBsAs

    With a little help from Céspedes, Peevy puts another one up on the board, 8-2 Mets in the seventh.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ugh!

  • This is a fine kettle of fish you’ve gotten us into, Ollie.

  • WBBsAs

    I’m guessing Brett doesn’t get a qualifying offer this off-season.

  • WinnipegDave

    Anderson is done. Pull him.

  • scooplew

    I just got home and see that Brett Anderson is not the answer. At least the Giants lost. Also, I saw the film Anthropoid this afternoon. I agree with the Wall Street Journal’s capsule analysis: a bad movie with a good title. Save your money.

    • WBBsAs

      I was curious about it. Watch the Netflix series “Peaky Blinders,” in which Cillian Murphy plays a Birmingham (UK) Mafia boss from the 1920s – he’s really great in that.

      • scooplew

        Movie starts out well and then takes on the feel of a Peckinpah or Tarentino film. Murphy is very good, however.

        • WBBsAs

          I’m fine with Peckinpah and Tarantino, but not every night. Difficult to make a violence-free movie about Heydrich’s assassination.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Heard the same critique from friends.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Who’s injured?

    • WinnipegDave

      Anderson I think.

      • Bob_Hendley

        One might guess that after seeing (Gameday) him walk the pitcher on four pitches and then throwing a WP.

  • WBBsAs

    This game has gotten me to the Sauvignon Blanc early.

  • WinnipegDave

    Bloom is off the Dayton rose.

  • WBBsAs

    I could never have imagined that today’s game would be worse than yesterday’s.

  • The offense is enfeebled.

  • WinnipegDave

    This has the makings of the worst game of the year.
    Doom. Meet Gloom.

    • No longer.

      • WinnipegDave

        It may still be the worst so far.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well at least we got one hit.

  • WBBsAs

    Let’s call this game and save the ‘pen.

  • There is no joy in Mudville…

  • WinnipegDave

    11-0. This game is getting out of hand.
    We are definitely catching the Reds at the wrong time of the season.

  • WinnipegDave

    Glad that one is over. That was a dog of a game for the Dodgers.

    Not what I would call a scintillating race in the west right now.

  • NPUT @ 0930PT