Game 134, 2016

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

Young Julio Urias (5-2, 3.71 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers and Clayton Richard (1-3, 3.51 ERA) does so for the Padres. Urias is probably nearing his last start for the Dodgers because of a desire to limit his work and save his arm this season (he’s never thrown more than 87 innings in a single season before, and he’s thrown 108 thus far this season), but he’s been getting better with every start. Richard has done the same for the Padres; after signing with them in early August he’s made three starts and given up only two earned runs in 18 innings.

Here’s some news: among the other callups and activations today (Barnes, Coleman and more)

Lineup when available.

  • scooplew

    Thanks all for your witty, funny, interesting and insightful posts while I was in Denver, Monday thru Wednesday. You are a good bunch. I had to leave town before the Wednesday night make-up, however, but it certainly was a remarkable victory.

  • John_from_Aus

    Great to see Puig back, not just in the team, but in the lineup

    • WinnipegDave

      Agreed!

    • Bumsrap

      And batting 5th

  • WinnipegDave

    Obviously glad the Cubs beat the Giants but it feels like a double edged sword. That Cub team is a bit scary right now and the cheering I do for them this week could turn to fearing next month.

    • WBBsAs

      Well, Dave, my hometown (sort of) Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks are in your neighborhood for the weekend. I presume you’ll be going: https://twitter.com/BradA_Pbp/status/771806295917723649

      • WinnipegDave

        You grew up in FM? That is just down the road about 3 hours away. Sadly, I’m working this weekend and can’t get to a game. That’s cool though that we are (or used to be) neighbours!

        • WBBsAs

          I was born in Fargo, but my parents lived in Moorhead. We moved to Washington State when I was three years old. For many years, we visited every summer, but I haven’t been there since the 1970s.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Why don’t you just cheer for the giants to lose?

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers did well to go 15-13 in August. Their runs for and against ended up being 132-149.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Eric Stephen is saying that JDL starts on Sunday.

    • WBBsAs

      Wow! There’s going to be some 40-man roster hijinks.

      • RBI

        I’m going to that game! How exciting.

  • WBBsAs
  • WBBsAs
    • Bob_Hendley

      As it was the Brewers, they were undoubtedly looking to deal and not to block, though I am surprised to hear that Braun was available.

      • WBBsAs

        I’m not surprised. They’re a long way from being a contender again.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Guessing after 2016, five years for $111 million to age 37 that Braun’s contract was too rich for other teams. By comparison, at age 32 Werth was signed for 7 years at $126 million.

          • WBBsAs

            I expect the Cerveceros wanted far more than Puig, probably somebody like JDL as well.

          • Bob_Hendley

            That Braun was on the fast track to the HoF over his first six season with a ROY and 1,2,3 finishes in MVP voting, until he stumbled with the drug thing and then an injury. Numbers are back up this year and last.

  • Why do I have to have access to the Internet to run setup on a Seagate external hard drive?

    • Bob_Hendley

      It’s Internetown, Jake?

  • Bob_Hendley

    Fingers crossed. Dodgers problem this year has been ALH (any left hander).

    • WBBsAs

      Problemas con zurdos.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Thanks Richard.

  • WinnipegDave

    Scoring a run is fun.

  • WBBsAs
    • Bob_Hendley

      Wow!

  • WinnipegDave

    Urias looks very confident and in control on the mound the last 3 innings. He knows what he is doing and it is very enjoyable to watch him pitch.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Less enjoyable seeing him leave the mound unable to finish the 6th. Dang.

    • WinnipegDave

      Way to jinx him Dave. Big lug.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Visions of a 7 inning start dancing in my head!

    • Bumsrap

      Apparently Urias has his knuckles nicked in his bunt attempt, e-rays negative, but maybe that explains his loss of control in the 6th.

      • Bob_Hendley

        That there was an injury effecting his pitching would make sense of Doc taking him out after one pitch to the batter, otherwise that is a very strange approach.

  • WinnipegDave

    Shoot – drifted off there for a moment. Woke up to Norris getting the double to score 2.

  • WBBsAs

    Joc is back on track.

  • WinnipegDave

    Jocity!

  • WinnipegDave

    I do feel for Josh.

  • WinnipegDave

    If nothing else, nice to see Urias off the hook.

  • WinnipegDave

    Reddick with a scalding hit – just past the mound.

    • WBBsAs

      The shift worked – for him.

  • WinnipegDave

    Don’t know if I will make to the end of the game. So sleepy

    • Bob_Hendley

      Here as well.

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig speed may have made the infielder rush the throw.

    • Bob_Hendley

      He didn’t seem all that rushed.

      • WinnipegDave

        Yeah but I really wanted to say Puig speed so I wrote my own narrative. That and I saw a replay.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Coming into the game, Libby in his 7 appearances since returning from the DL had an ERA of 11.57.

    • WBBsAs

      He hasn’t been the same.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Well, in his 7 appearances before going on the DL he had an ERA of 9.00.

  • WinnipegDave

    I’m out. This one suddenly feels like it is slipping away.

    12 hits and only 2 runs. Not productive production.

    • RBI

      13 hits now.

  • RBI

    This is a long slow way to lose. Hope we can perk up soon.

    • WBBsAs

      Pecked to death by ducks.

      • WinnipegDave

        Feels way more frustrating than the 2 losses in Colorado.

  • RBI

    Ugh. We should be beating this team.

  • WinnipegDave

    I guess this team’s offence lives and dies with Seager (0-3) more than say Kendrick (4-4).

  • RBI

    Have the Padres had any righties pitch tonight?

    • WBBsAs

      Yes, Morrow gave up the bomb to Joc.

  • RBI

    So many hits, so little production.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Unfortunately, Wednesday was the exception which highlights the lack of clutch hitting lately.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Actually, it is our pitching that has gone south. Run scoring was about the same in August as it was in July at 4.7. On the other hand, runs against ballooned from 3.6 in July to 5.3 in August. That’s 1.7 runs higher!

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Agree about pitching overall.

          I meant the last week, where there was either low hitting or poor hitting with RISP.

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