Game 143, 2016

Dodgers at Yankees, 4:05PM PT, TV: SPNLA, YES

RHP Jose De Leon (1-0, 4.50 ERA) makes his second big league start for the Dodgers, and RHP Brian Mitchell (1-0, 0.00 ERA) goes for the Yankees. De Leon is rated the #2 prospect in the Dodgers’ organization, while Mitchell is highly regarded by the Yankees. De Leon went six innings against the Padres on September 4, giving up four runs, three earned. Mitchell spent five months recovering from a left big toe which needed surgery for a broken bone, so his first start of the year was September 7 against the Blue Jays. He went five scoreless innings in that game.

Turner or Ethier may DH for the Dodgers in this game.

Here’s a good story by Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register talking to Joc Pederson about his improvement in hitting and reduction in strikeouts this season.

Lineup when available.

Kendrick at 1B? Hmm.

  • WBBsAs
    • WinnipegDave

      Every time I read or hear about European baseball, I think of a trip I took 10 years ago with university students to Serbia. During our time there, one of my students and I got to spend a day with the Serbian National Baseball team. My student, who played baseball all through high school, clearly was one of the best players on the field.

      Also – do these results tie into the WBC at all?

      • WBBsAs

        I have no idea. I do note that the Croatians, who appear to have crowded out the Serbians, are not doing very well.

  • WBBsAs
  • Bob_Hendley

    Always nice to score a run.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Or three.

      • WBBsAs

        Or four.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Or four.

    • Bumsrap

      Or four 🙂

  • WBBsAs

    It’s a lame combo that can’t double up AGon on that.

    • Bumsrap

      Scored faster today than they did yesterday

      • Bumsrap

        Strike one. I missed my target comment.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice to see Seager make the play on that grounder by Sanchez.

    • Bumsrap

      Made it like a third baseman?

      • WinnipegDave

        Indeed.

  • Bumsrap

    Based on early returns, CNN now predicts a Dodger win.

    • WinnipegDave

      Sweet!

  • WinnipegDave

    Utley with a nice long hit there. Or error by Judge but whatever. 2 runs score.

  • Bumsrap

    Three runs in, opponent’s pitch count increasing. Good start.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      The Fourth is with you.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Nice to see the MIA bats were found.
    Also nice to hear soo many Dodger fans in Yankee Stadium.

    • WinnipegDave

      I see what you did there.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        According to “Evita,” “Claim mistakes were planned,” but I have to be honest . . . that wasn’t intentional. . . . Wish it was!

  • WinnipegDave

    Good inning.

    • Bumsrap

      eh?

      • Bumsrap

        Not that you needed help completing your sentences.

        • WinnipegDave

          Well, to be fair – “Good inning” isn’t really a complete sentence.

          • Bumsrap

            Not without the eh

          • WBBsAs

            Some grammarians would disagree.

          • WinnipegDave

            Really? Does it count because it is a statement?

          • WBBsAs

            It’s a complete thought, which some would argue is sufficient. It’s not an incomprehensible fragment, at least in context.

          • WinnipegDave

            Love it! (Oh no, here we go again.)

          • Bob_Hendley

            Was it a complete inning?

      • WBBsAs

        Who’s the Canadian here?

    • Bumsrap

      Look what we started.

      • WinnipegDave

        Too bad RBI wasn’t here to chime in.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Has there been any talk of carrying Vin on the radio the entire final game of the season?

    • WBBsAs

      A simulcast would be the right thing to do, and it would eliminate Steiner.

    • Might address that to Mr Weisman; he’s connected.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kind of like the LA lead in the standings — cut short quickly.

  • WinnipegDave

    NYY – they can hit too I guess.

    • Bumsrap

      Hopefully they will only hit one.

  • WinnipegDave

    First walk by JDL.

    • WBBsAs

      It had to happen, eventually.

      • WinnipegDave

        Pessimist.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Kersh’s new record is probably safe.

  • WinnipegDave

    Turner’s soft toss to second meant they don’t get the back end of the double play.

  • What does Jon Miller call this place? The Big Ballpark in the Bronx? I wish I could have seen a game in the old one before the rehabs.

    • WBBsAs

      I’d like to know what Hank Greenwald – greatest Gnatcaster ever – called it after the Yanquis fired him.

    • Bumsrap

      The old one had rats.

      • Hey, it’s NYC. There are stories about rats as big as cats in that town.

        • WBBsAs

          It probably had gators in the toilets, too.

  • WinnipegDave

    Lots of pitches for both pitchers in the second inning. But it’s nice that the Dodgers have the 3 run lead.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Now that the no-no and shutout are history, hopefully Dave Roberts’ toughest decision will be who to rest while waiting for a Dodger laugher to be official.

  • WinnipegDave

    Keep on hitting!

  • WinnipegDave

    Seeing a NYY player wearing the number 55 has to be a good omen for the Dodgers.

    • WinnipegDave

      And now he is gone. All too soon for my thinking.

      • WinnipegDave

        54 and NY has very different connotations.

        • WBBsAs

          “…where are you?”

  • WinnipegDave

    NY not completely sharp tonight.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Nice — manufacturing a run!

    • WinnipegDave

      So good to get that second run there.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Now let’s hope for a shutdown inning in the field.

  • HLKLA

    Nice to see the Dodgers brought their bats. Nice to see the Yankees throw the ball around.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice play Joc!

  • WinnipegDave

    JDL a bit wild. But still effective. But not what I would call effectively wild.

  • WinnipegDave

    Joe Davis knows his history. Vin, of course, has lived it.

  • WinnipegDave

    Did everyone suddenly go for supper or something?

    • I gotta go find a phone battery, but it’s only 2:50pm here.

      • WinnipegDave

        Could be supper if you get up at 3 or 4am I suppose.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Yep and to a show.

  • WinnipegDave

    1,2,3 inning for JDL. Be great to see him go two more innings but he is at 68 pitches so he might not get there.

  • WinnipegDave

    Through the first 4 innings the Dodgers have scored a different number of runs each inning. It would be remarkable if that continued.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Just so that it continues!

      • WinnipegDave

        0, 1, 2, 3 have been taken. 4 and up remain.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Gotta be honest — I don’t care if they repeat any of those, other than the goose egg.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Judge gets back one of the runs he gave up.
    Hope he fully redeems himself in the next series.

  • WinnipegDave

    Big at bat here with Sanchez up.

  • HLKLA

    Whew!

  • WinnipegDave

    That’s JDL’s second k on a very high fastball.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well JDL is in line for another win.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I followed Link’s advice and tweeted Jon Weisman: “What’re the chances of Vin’s call of the entire final game of the season being carried on the radio?”

    He replied: “Can’t answer that …”

    I asked if he doesn’t know or can’t answer . . . I’ll let you know if he responds.

  • HLKLA

    I was hoping for one more inning from JDL.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      If that last foul-that-could’ve-been-an-HR looked as scary as it sounded, I think his time was up.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Doc is known for his quick trigger! (especially with his rookies)

    • WBBsAs

      He’s not had great command, so I can’t complain too much.

  • HLKLA

    Baez is throwing some heat according to Game Day.

  • WinnipegDave

    Quick inning by Baez.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Jinx.

      • WinnipegDave

        But the inning is over.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          “Jinx!” — we had the same comment.
          Not Rule 9 Violation jinx.

          • WinnipegDave

            Oh! I understand now. 🙂

          • WinnipegDave

            Do I owe you a coke now?

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Jinx again!

          • WinnipegDave

            I’ll just get you a 6 pack and call it a day. 🙂

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Back in the day, a friend and colleague and I would bet on Dodger/Braves games. At one point he DID owe be a 6-pack.
            I doubt he’d do it again.

          • WinnipegDave

            Was it in the summer of 1982?

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            No — I didn’t start working with him until November, ’84.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Technically, I guess I’m supposed to say “Jinx – you owe me a Coke!” (or coke Zero or ice tea, as the case may be for me)

      • WinnipegDave

        Baez is pitching another inning. Hopefully I didn’t rule 9 jinx it. After all our discussion!

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          I would rule no — no matter what happens. You were just commenting on what happened, not predicting what would continue.
          Tho I hope that’s what happens!

          • WinnipegDave

            But I purposely waited until the inning was over and thinking he was done pitching.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I say no, you didn’t jinx it.
            Protocol followed.
            Rest easy — and let’s get this last out!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    NEver expected the half-inning to be done this quickly when i heard Pedro was coming in.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Perhaps he got some coaching on that (he was driving the fans and the other players nuts!)

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Good for them for telling and good for him for listening, if that’s the case.
        It can’t be good for the defense to be standing around waiting.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Okay, so the bats have gone MIA again . . . in NYC.
    Hopefully what they’ve already done will hold up.

  • HLKLA

    Tyler Austin was busy that last inning.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Mo just said Pedro apparently misunderstood the concept of “slow the game down” (mentally). He was literally slowing it — and everyone else — down.

  • HLKLA

    Miami and Atlanta have each scored a touchdown so far in six innings.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    East Coast games mean no Vin — but they’re conducive to getting more sleep.

    • WBBsAs

      Games without Steiner mean less aggravation.

  • HLKLA

    Puig sighting.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Puig slamming!

    • WinnipegDave

      Apparently he is in left tomorrow.

  • WBBsAs

    Puig channeling Bill Skowron (1963).

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I hope Puig’s attitude has improved as much as his hitting has. that would be a great story of redemption (after threat).

    • HLKLA

      It sure would be nice if he changed enough that the team decides to keep him.

    • Bob_Hendley

      It was said that his attitude was an element in his failure to adjust and improve when he was with the club.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Makes sense. It would be great to have a team player with his potential live up to that potential.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig-o-matic!

  • WBBsAs

    I hope Puig stays but, if not, he’s increasing his trade value.

    • WinnipegDave

      The best of both worlds.

  • WinnipegDave

    TV crew is talking about the rotation. I wonder if (healthy) Kershaw, (no blister) Hill is better than Kershaw, Greinke? Or if Kershaw, Hill, Maeda is on par with Kershaw, Grienke, Ryu?

    • Bumsrap

      Might not be better but might be more successful.

      • WinnipegDave

        I guess, in the end, that’s all that really matters.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      The bats will have a say in the outcome. Maeda had a QS yesterday, bats did diddly.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Hill said to be the second best pitcher in baseball over the past year.

      • WinnipegDave

        True but Greinke was really good last year as well.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Certainly comparable, but Maeda over Anderson, so better this year.

  • HLKLA

    JT!

  • HLKLA

    Add Gonzalez to the hit parade!

  • WinnipegDave

    Gonzo is a one hit (per game) wonder.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    At the risk of jinxing for real, it’s nice to know SF players know they must win to keep pace.
    Hope the Padres rise to the occasion of spoilers.

    • WinnipegDave

      Meanwhile, the Cubs continue to scare me.

      • Bumsrap

        Just don’t get between them and their mothers and you will be fine

        • WinnipegDave

          Ha! Good point.

          It’s never the dad they warn you about.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I think they’re going to win it all. If the Dodgers don’t, I hope they do.

        • WinnipegDave

          Yes. I think I might agree on all counts.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I don’t know that much about the AL, tho. I was surprised to hear the Indians have a 7 game lead??!!!

          • WinnipegDave

            Yeah. I have a soft spot for Cleveland and their teams, so I might cheer for them over the Cubs in the World Series. Especially if the Cubs have just gotten by the Dodgers to get there.

  • Didn’t bother with the phone battery; that can wait till tomorrow. Got bananas, papayas and cottage cheese, though.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      And time for the end of the game.

    • Bumsrap

      Are you pregnant?

      • HLKLA

        He did not buy pickles.

        • Bumsrap

          Might have had them already

          • I do have pickles. I am not pregnant.

          • WinnipegDave

            All of a sudden Link thinks he is a doctor.

          • Bumsrap

            A person on a Navy ship gave birth today and she and the rest of the crew did not know she was pregnant.

          • WinnipegDave

            Midi-chlorines?

          • Bumsrap

            I don’t think the Navy is going to offer that as a possible explanation

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            The Navy doesn’t recognize Episodes I-III

          • Bumsrap

            Yeah Link, what’s with the self diagnosing?

          • Gee, I buy fruit for lunch for my mother and I’m suddenly a doctor?

  • HLKLA

    Josh trying really hard to get Kenley into the game.

    • WinnipegDave

      Now trying to channel Jansen instead.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    MLB.com not worried about calling this already for the Dodgers: “Coming off a sweep in Arizona, the Giants open a homestand behind Jeff Samardzija needing a win to keep pace in the NL West.”

  • HLKLA

    Game!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • WinnipegDave

    OK RBI, we need you now!

    • RBI

      I was driving through the night, woo-hooing in the car.

  • Bumsrap

    WOO-RBI

    • RBI

      Close, but …..

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hendricks loses his no-hitter on an HR in the 9th. Cubs still lead Cards, 4-1.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      St. Louis is like SF, especially the latter in the an even-numbered year — you don’t wanna mess with them in the playoffs.

  • Steiner reverted to his YES network days and said the Yankees won in a cakewalk. He did catch himself in the next sentence.

    • WBBsAs

      Send him back where he belongs!

  • Bumsrap

    Good night from New Hampshire

    • WinnipegDave

      Good night. And good night from Manitoba.

    • WBBsAs

      Is it getting cold? How are the fall colors? I’ve spent a total of about two hours in NH, but in October.

      • Bumsrap

        A few signs that fall is near. Cooler evenings and some leaves beginning to turn. Late September has been better than October of late.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Pads leading those giants 4-0 in the 6th.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!

    • WinnipegDave

      Extra !! to make up for being late/not having any the last time the Dodgers won?

      • RBI

        Yes. No !!! last time because of pulling Hill – a subdued win. Tonight was a grand win, worthy of extra exclamations of joy.

        • WinnipegDave

          Always special beating NYY. Our WS nemesis.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Meanwhile, 1 out bottom of 9th, Pads up 4-0 . . .

  • WBBsAs

    Gnats lose!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    SD helped LA . .. 4-0 score, Dodgers 4 GA

  • Good for the Dodgers and good for the Padres!

  • WBBsAs

    Padres’ pitcher was barfing between innings, though it was the first scoreless start of his career. The Gnats make me sick, too, but not that badly.

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