Game 146, 2016

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

LHP Rich Hill (12-3, 1.80 ERA) makes his fourth start for the Dodgers and his first since he was pulled after seven innings of perfect baseball against Miami on September 10. Hill has yet to give up a run in 19 innings pitched as a Dodger. He’ll face RHP Archie Bradley, (6-9, 5.10 ERA). Bradley lasted only three innings his last time out, giving up five runs to the Giants on September 10.

News of note:

The Dodgers have won 10 of 15 against Arizona this season, including four in a row.

[snip]

Joc Pederson has feasted on D-backs pitching this season with a .385 average, six home runs and 10 RBIs in 10 games. He has two of those home runs against Arizona’s starter on Thursday, Archie Bradley.

Lineup when available.

50 thoughts on “Game 146, 2016

  1. Heard an interesting comment from the leading sports columnist for our paper and a host on a local radio talk show — he’s also a Dodger fan: Why worry about matching Kershaw vs. Bumgarner? The Dodgers have a five-game lead, so a win is a win is a whittling of the magic #.

    I guess the counter to that is a win vs. SF is good for two whittles

      • I hope so and I hope LA finishes strong . . . but I also adhere to the other words of wisdom most recently & painfully remembered by BoSox and Braves fans in 2011:

        “The opera ain’t over til the fat lady sings.”
        and
        “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

        • Here’s a Gnatfan paraphrasing a Bochy post-game presser: ““Yes, the planet Earth was completely destroyed by a giant asteroid, but I like this boulder I’m hanging onto. I think it will rotate around the sun at a decent distance. I like this boulder. It’s fine.”

  2. Hopefully the only reason Joc is wearing extra face protection on his helmet is because he is smart and not bruised. I wish all players would wear that protection.

  3. Bradley is one of six players in MLB history from Broken Arrow, OK. My favorite: Jim Brewer, a Dodger, 1964-1975. He was the closer, 68-73, before the term was used. He saved 125 games for the Dodgers with an ERA of 2.62 in 474 games. Only Drysdale (550) and Sutton (518) pitched in more games for the franchise (Brooklyn and L.A). Brewer died in a car crash in November 87 two days after he turned 50. On his way to a baseball clinic. Brad Penny is also from Broken Arrow, as is Jim Baumer, a favorite when he played for the Hollywood Stars in the mid-1950s.

  4. I must not be much of a Dodger fan. Earlier today I went back to check how the Dodgers did in their series vs Toronto. I was surprised to see Carl Crawford in the lineup. I had forgotten he was on the team this year.

  5. I get the game on Extra Innings. Do you guys have to watch Monday talk about Vin about 12 times a game. It drives me crazy.

  6. Wainwright’s really stinking it up at The Phone Booth. Still, with the Gnatpen available post-Cueto, it’s still within reach.