Game 148, 2016

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 5:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

Rookie RHP Brock Stewart (1-2, 6.55 ERA) gets the start for the Dodgers, replacing the scratched Bud Norris. His opponent will be RHP Shelby Miller (2-11, 7.12 ERA), who hasn’t had a good year since he played for the Cardinals in 2014. They traded him to the Braves before 2015 and the D-Backs gave up several good prospects to get him last off-season. He’s 0-2 with a 7.04 ERA in three starts since being called back up from Triple-A Reno where he’d been sent to work out his troubles. He’s 1-2 with a 7.02 ERA against the Dodgers in six career starts against them.

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145 thoughts on “Game 148, 2016

  1. Grant suggesting that Span is no Andrew Toles: “Shout out to Denard Span for catching the sacrifice fly that scored the go-ahead run and then using his mind to throw the ball home. You think it was a weak throw? You try using telekinesis to throw a baseball. Not so tough now, are you? It was a great throw. For someone literally using his mind to throw it home. Because if it was a throw from an actual major league outfielder? Ha ha, that would sure be embarrassing.”

    And on the Gnats’ late-inning grit:

  2. Speaking of impressed, I am so impressed with Brock Stewart. To give up a lead off home run and stay so calm after that. What a mature young man.

    • We need to win 5 of the next 14 and those giants need to lose 5 of the next 14, or something like that.

  3. Twenty games above .500 for the first time this season. We have gutted out a 5-4 road trip thus far with the opportunity to make it very good tomorrow.

  4. 1 for 11 with RISP . . . but in a great position to win.
    Gotta figure that any postseason play will require more earning of the runs.

  5. Busily arranging a flying trip to the DC suburbs for three days attending 48th high school class reunion (50th for the first class the school had, so we’re combining classes). Is our DC resident here tonight?

  6. AJ went 1-for-3 for the Phillies today and drove in three runs. He is now 5-for-25, hitting .200, for Philadelphia. Ruiz is currently 0-for-3 in this game and is 2-for-16 with the Dodgers, batting .125. Small sample sizes, both.

      • It could be cool maybe if Geren were to get the Manager’s job in AZ or SD before the playoffs were over and AJ were hired to take his place as Dodgers bench coach for the rest of the playoffs and WS.

  7. I umpired an unofficial Pony League doubleheader today. It was hot. On the field about five hours. One team from Carmel and the other made up mostly of kids from Salinas and the Salinas Valley. The latter team was coached by Rich Aldrete, who played minor league ball after playing at Cal. His brother Mike played in the majors and is a coach with the A’s. Glad to be home cooling off now. Glad to see the Dodgers with the lead.

        • I just corrected it.
          In case that’s still not clear, it’s gotta be tougher making the “out” calls vs. listening to someone else make them.

          • I have been umpiring youth baseball for 15 years, so I am pretty comfortable with the calls. I guess I am considered pretty good as an ump, and I rarely have problems with coaches and never with kids. Still, I know that I make mistakes and am hard on myself when I do. All in all, I guess I prefer making the calls than watching/listening to someone else make them.

          • It is remarkable that whenever I umpire a game with a team called the Dodgers they always win. LOL.

          • I try very hard not to voice displeasure with any official at games I attend, but once in a while I failed at self-restraint.

  8. The D’backs have worn different uniforms each of the first three games. Keeping trying Arizona – none of them look good.

  9. Frustrating inning. Can’t help but think Toles would have gotten us a run. Okay, finished beating that particular dead horse.

    • It was the sweetest bat meets ball sound I have heard all year. He squared it up completely.

  10. Goldschmidt always causes anxiety (and revulsion, because he declined to sign with the Dodgers). Surprised to see him with only 20 dingers.

  11. I can’t say for sure that Ruiz made the tag on that play. But once the umpire called him out, the catcher could claim a disadvantaged in trying to retag the runner.

  12. Hi Bumsrap!
    I’m about to start exercising, but will be watching as I sweat, as well as sweating as I watch.

  13. Picture perfect memories scattered all around the floor.
    Reaching for the phone ’cause I can’t fight it anymore.

    And I wonder if I ever cross your mind?
    For me it happens all the time.

    It’s Saturday, I’m all alone in here and I need you now.
    Said I wouldn’t call but I’ve lost all control and I need you now.
    And I don’t know how I can do without.
    I just need you now.

  14. Shelby’s 2015 season was better than his 2014, it’s just that he was pitching for the Braves. As they say, you gotta be a relatively good pitcher to lose close to 20 games.

  15. Don’t want to begrudge the last two wins, but will the Dodger bats score more earned runs than gifts?