Game 136, 2016

Padres at Dodgers, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

The Padres send LHP Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.84 ERA) out to face the Dodgers’ #2 prospect, Jose De Leon, possessor of a 2.61 ERA at AAA Oklahoma City. He’ll be the fifth rookie to start for the Dodgers in the past week, hard as that may be to imagine. Friedrich will be making his third start against the Dodgers this season, and he’s given up five earned runs in the 8 1/3 innings he’s pitched in those starts.

Kershaw news: Roberts tells Alanna Rizzo Kershaw will start against the Marlins on Friday.

Lineup:

  • Bob_Hendley

    Wonder if he always works so quickly.

    • WBBsAs

      Well, he’s no Báez…

    • Bumsrap

      I thought the catcher might go out and slow him down and then I remembered Barnes was catching and he would be used to how De Leon pitches.

  • WinnipegDave

    Good start for JDL.

  • WinnipegDave

    Keeque starts it off.

  • John_from_Aus

    Great news on Kershaw

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice play by Jankowski unfortunately.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Charlie gloves it!

    • Bumsrap

      Unlike what Vin called the Alphonse and Gaston act that let the ball drop in the first inning.

  • Bumsrap

    Good for Barnes. I would love to see him on the team.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Barnes scoots to third!

  • WinnipegDave

    Turner!

    • WinnipegDave

      Ah shoot he is safe. Jankowski is bugging me today.

  • Utley and his dyed hair!

    • Bumsrap

      Utley lost a bet with Seager.

  • Bumsrap

    Oops.

  • WinnipegDave

    Tough stuff for JDL.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice bunt. AGON.

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig your friend!

  • Bob_Hendley

    As Vin says “a lot of Puig behind that one!”

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig and JDL both enjoying being out of OKC.

    • WBBsAs

      Now at the better end of Route 66.

      • WinnipegDave

        So good!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Bottom of the ninth, Cubbie on second no out in 2-1 game.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Runner to third on WP.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Tied up!

        • Bob_Hendley

          Runners on 1st and 2nd, two outs, Fowler up.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Free baseball at Wrigley.

          • WinnipegDave

            Is it some sort of protest? Free baseball! (Clap, Clap) Free baseball!

  • WBBsAs

    De León is very impressive, even though it’s against a mediocre lineup.

    • Bob_Hendley

      At only 57 pitches.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Pads score 4 runs per game in August, after reaching 4.9 in July (so they have their moments)

    • I was just thinking De Leon and Urias both have good pickoff moves, so along with Kershaw the Dodgers may have some extra bonus points on the mound in the future.

  • WinnipegDave

    Drat.

  • WBBsAs

    I’m really sick of Solarte.

    • WinnipegDave

      Jankowski is the one bugging me. He is the pest that is causing the problems.

  • WinnipegDave

    Boy that wwill throw really cost the Dodgers there.

  • I am typing from my new machine. I’m not a fully-going concern yet but I’ve got mail and music on the new one. Pics and docs next.

  • HLKLA

    Difficult inning for the kid.

  • WBBsAs

    Chutley!

    • WinnipegDave

      Just snuck it through the infield.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Let’s get a bunch here.

    • WinnipegDave

      T’would be nice.

  • WBBsAs

    Grande, ¡Grandal!

    • WinnipegDave

      Si. ¡Olè!

  • WinnipegDave

    I love when they can go from first to third.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Third to home is my favorite.

  • Bob_Hendley

    For the second time I noticed the ump making some sort of sign tapping his left forearm with a couple of fingers. What would that be?

    • WinnipegDave

      I saw that too! Looked like he was putting on the hit and run!

    • HLKLA

      Requesting more baseballs?

      • WinnipegDave

        Reasonable conjecture.

  • WinnipegDave

    Looked like he was out.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice to have the lead but could have done even more with that inning.

  • WinnipegDave

    So longer leash for JDL than for Urias. I think Urias had 81 pitches over 3 innings in his debut.

    • WBBsAs

      De León is older, and has worked more innings in the minors. I expect the 6th is his last today, though.

  • WinnipegDave

    Surprised that JDL is charged with all 4. Certainly (his own) error lead to 1 unearned run didn’t it?

    • RBI

      I thought the same.

    • Bob_Hendley

      It’s a strange situation. There was no rbi given to the batter (though it was considered to be a single) as the runner scored on the throwing error. However, the official scorer is required to “reconstruct” the inning to see if the error contributed to the scoring. Since the subsequent batter singled the judgement was that the runner would have scored in any event. Hence, the Pads “earned” that run.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Official scorer just changed the single to an error, so JDL ERA down to 4.50

  • WinnipegDave

    Hey @RBI. How’s life at the stadium?

    • RBI

      Soooo fun. But my phone ran out of juice.

  • WinnipegDave

    Loving the Vin Scully trivia!

  • WinnipegDave

    Cubs win.

    • WinnipegDave

      Dodgers 2.5 up.

    • WBBsAs

      *Gnats lose!

      • WinnipegDave

        That certainly is the upside.

  • WinnipegDave

    Grandal power!

  • WBBsAs

    Really looking forward to reading Grant’s Gnats recap.

  • WinnipegDave

    Jansen time.

  • WBBsAs

    What a play by Joc and Chutley!

    • WinnipegDave

      Maybe.

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

    • WinnipegDave

      Dodgers lead by 3.

      • WBBsAs

        *Gnats trail by three.

        • WinnipegDave

          OK I guess. I rather focus on LA than SF.

  • HLKLA

    Good win!

  • Yippee!

  • WBBsAs

    Grant may have offed himself, as someone else wrote the game recap of the Gnats’ loss at Wrigley.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!! What a great game to watch at the stadium.

  • WBBsAs

    After using 10 pitchers today, the Gnats get to spend the next three days in Denver.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Jay Bruce, who was a possible pick up instead of Reddick before going to the Mets, has struggled as well, with an OPS over the last month of .638, as compared to Josh at .574. Bruce would not have been a pure rental as he has a 2017 team option of $13 million (with $1 million buyout). Both have surged over the past week with Bruce putting up OPS 1.239 and Josh at 1.700.

    • WBBsAs

      The Mutts are playing surprisingly well, lately, with unexpected contributions from minor league callup starters. They could overtake the Gnats in the so-called wild card race.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Would be lovely if the Cards followed suit.

  • Bob_Hendley

    See that Alexei Ramirez was released by the Pads on Sunday. Vin really loved taking about him and the mood ring paint job on his car with hub caps that heighten the stroboscopic effect.

    • WBBsAs

      Odd that they would release anybody at this time of the season, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the depth-challenged Gnats pick him up. And to think the Pads dumped Trea Turner, who looks like a real find for the Nats (gnot the Gnats).

      • Bob_Hendley

        I guess the Pads thought that Amarista was their SS of the future. Trea did help to fetch Wil Myers, so not a dump in that sense. Have seen Trea in several games at the park. A fundamentally sound and exciting player with speed to burn (NL rookie of the month for August). Funny though, he is not being used as a SS, but rather in CF, where other options have fallen short for the Nats.

        • WBBsAs

          First basemen are easier than find than quality shortstops (where I expect Turner will soon end up).

          • Bob_Hendley

            Sure, though Myers was acquired to be a CF bookended by Upton and Kemp in the ill-fated attempt by the Pads to acquire proven impact players for prospects in order to steal a division title or two before the Dodgers became a juggernaught with resources to burn and a talented FO.

      • Bob_Hendley

        A 35 year old free agent, so I guess they want to give time for some kids to show their stuff, or not.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Cody Bellinger hits two dingers in his debut at OKC.

    • WBBsAs

      He looked impressive in spring training, and is still very young (just turned 21). Lots of position player talent down on the farm.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Wow!

  • WBBsAs

    In consecutive ABs, Wilmer Flores of the Mets has been throw out trying to stretch a single into a double, and a double into a triple. Is he going for the cycle?

  • NPUT