Game 131, 2016

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:40PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTRM

Kenta Maeda (13-7, 3.37 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and Jon Gray (8-6, 4.61 ERA) does likewise for the Rockies. Both rookies have been solid recently: Maeda has given up three runs or fewer in each of his last six starts, and Gray has a 5-1 record at home in twelve starts at Coors.

The Rockies took two of three from the NL East-leading Nationals over the weekend while the Dodgers did the same to the NL Central-leading Cubs.

The Dodgers have reportedly placed Yasiel Puig on revocable waivers, which means he could be claimed but then pulled back by the Dodgers or he could be let go.

Lineup:

  • Possible rain delay at Coors Field.

    • WBBsAs

      Here it is…

  • WBBsAs

    This is a good opportunity to gain a bit of ground without having to watch the scoreboard.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig being waived is only news because it be him. Just about all players are placed on waivers at this point.

    • WBBsAs

      I could envision a Puig for Braun deal, since I believe Braun has cleared waivers. Not necessarily advocating that, though.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Braun signed until 2021. Hard to acquire a 32 year old with five more years on his contract and $91 million to be paid. But he is good (now).

  • Howie made a “bunt lineout” according to Gameday.

    • WBBsAs

      What was Kendrick thinking? Bunting at Coors?

  • RBI

    Phew. I am off to my writers’ group. Go Blue. Go Linkmeisters!!

    • When the swelling from the novocaine from the temp crown placement goes down I will Go Go Go!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Scoop is getting a little bit of water.

    • WBBsAs

      Great minds think alike.

  • WBBsAs

    It appears Scoop may be getting wet. Hopefully it does not dampen his enthusiasm.

  • Bumsrap

    Not this time for Agon

  • WinnipegDave

    I guess the rain has slowed down or stopped.

  • Bob_Hendley

    A Reddick hit! For Scoop’s benefit.

  • WinnipegDave

    Reddick got a hit just above the shortstop’s glove.

  • WinnipegDave

    It would be nice to capitalize on future Dodger Arenando’s mishandling of Segedin’s hit.

    • WinnipegDave

      But… Still no score.

  • HLKLA

    This game is very un-Coors like.

    • Bob_Hendley

      See Nomo, Hideo.

      • HLKLA

        Yes, but his strategy was, if they do not get a hit, they cannot score. This game is a little less interesting than his.

        • WinnipegDave

          Especially now.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Saw Arenado make two errors in a game in DC on relatively easy plays. It happens.

  • WinnipegDave

    Sometimes when I’m watching the games on TV I enjoy watching the fans sitting behind home plate. Tonight there is an older lady with a polka dot top and purple scarf. She seems to be having a very animated discussion with the person sitting beside her. I wonder what they are talking about.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Pitch count?

      • WinnipegDave

        Ha! That would be great. My guess was her bridge hand from Saturday nights bridge game.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Now the Coors we know and love.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ugh Hundley.

  • WBBsAs

    Somebody needs to tell Gray if you throw so many pitches in five innings, you give up a load of runs.

    • WinnipegDave

      That’s so true.

  • WinnipegDave

    Gray at 95 pitches. Only one more inning for him at most.

  • WinnipegDave

    Gray seems to be good at hitting people.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Doc staying with the quick hook approach.

  • How frustrated do you think Reddick is?

    • WinnipegDave

      Rather, I would guess.

  • scooplew

    Reporting from Coors Field: I am not going to see the Dodgers get shut out, am I?

    • Bob_Hendley

      We’ll all blame you if it happens, so you better hope not.

      • scooplew

        Mea culpa.

        • Bob_Hendley

          All good.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Offense has not been that efficient lately . . . enough to win, but not hitting with RISP — or plain not hitting.

    • WinnipegDave

      So much for my wisecrack yesterday about betting the over.

      • scooplew

        I thought you were right. We are going to have a big 9th inning.

        • WinnipegDave

          Big it will have to be!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Well, how is the beer?

    • WinnipegDave

      There you go Scoop! They scored a run.

  • WinnipegDave

    Tough night for Seager.

    • WinnipegDave

      He is going to be bruised tomorrow.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Libby not the same since return from DL.

    • WBBsAs

      Needing Metoprolol instead of Lipitor?

  • WinnipegDave

    Not feeling the Dodger mojo and magic tonight.

  • WinnipegDave

    1 1/2 up seems destined to be our future.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Reddick getting leggy.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Using all our lefties tonight out of the pen, better get Avilan on a plane.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice to see that Rockie rookie get his first hit. Big smile and a doff of the batting helmet.

    • WBBsAs

      Nicer to see Toles get his first triple.

      • WinnipegDave

        Well, you may have a point there.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Toles wants to score for Scoop so he doesn’t have to witness the Dodgers being shut out.

  • WinnipegDave

    Get them tomorrow. Night everyone.

  • WBBsAs

    With all due respect for Yogi, “X-rays of Seager’s wrist show nothing.”

  • Change the channel to news and what happens…an 0-2 deficit becomes an 8-1 loss. Not what I hoped the result would be.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Today should be instructive as to our chances in the playoffs (knock on wood) with Hill on the hill and Klayton simulating. (actually, no knock on Wood, other than him being injured).

  • Bob_Hendley

    In just one game Scoop has seen Reddick get a hit and the Dodgers not get shut out!

  • WBBsAs
  • WBBsAs

    I can't believe there were people who actually thought he'd make it through unclaimed. https://t.co/37AUusbyLh— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) August 30, 2016

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