Game 159, 2016

Dodgers at Padres, 6:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

Julio Urias (5-2, 3.53 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and Christian Friedrich (5-11, 4.66 ERA) takes the mound for the Padres. Friedrich’s year hasn’t been good overall, but his September has shown improvement: he’s had a 3.86 ERA through four starts including 25 strikeouts and just nine walks. The Dodgers keep trying to limit Urias’s innings (he’s thrown 119 this year at OKC and with LA) but they keep finding a need to use him. He hasn’t pitched in two weeks, however.

Today will be the final game at Petco Park for the Padres’ own Hall-of-Fame broadcaster, Dick Enberg. He’s been their primary play-by-play man for seven years after a long career at NBC and CBS calling golf, football and tennis, as well as earlier stints as both UCLA basketball’s play-by-play man and the LA Rams play-by-play caller. He even taught and coached baseball at Cal-State Northridge for five years in the early 1960s.

Lineup when available.

Seager off, González off, Kiké in the infield, Chooch at catcher…

43 thoughts on “Game 159, 2016

  1. Always enjoyed listening to him, particularly while living in L.A. Personable, friendly, knowledgeable and, WBBsAs has noted, not a homer.

  2. I hadn’t realized it was an early start, so I missed the strikeouts from Kendrick and Culberson.

  3. Go Dodgers. It would be nice to win this one tonight. But I suppose this is the best time of year to lose a few in a row.

  4. I like Joe Davis and crew but I’m switching over to the SD feed to hear the last of Enberg.

      • No such luck.
        I got them MLB Audio but realized he’s on TV.
        It’s the free game, but not for me — “We’re sorry. We have determined that you are blacked out of watching the game you selected, due to television broadcaster restrictions. An archive copy of the game will be available 90 minutes after the game ends”

        Thanks for the idea, Dave.

        • Sorry it didn’t work. I’m realizing there are a few advantages to living miles away from any other major city center. I can listen to/watch a lot of baseball via MLB Audio and MLB.tv.

  5. DP of Barnes at second to Culberson at short to Kendrick at first. I doubt if we will ever see that again.

  6. According to Fangraphs for the month of September of all MLB players with 50 or more plate appearances, Joc ranks #2 in OPS and is tied for 6th in WAR. What a difference a year makes. Joc was clutch down the stretch and reinvented the #8 spot in the lineup.

    Matt Kemp was #9 and Adrian Beltre was #11 Trout was #24, Loney #111, Kris Bryant #169 in OPS.

    OPS: Pederson #2, Reddick was #22, Pug #31, Turner #57, Grandal #101, Seager #109, Utley #154, Gonzales #203, Kendrick #239

    WAR: Pederson #6, Turner #21, Seager #36, Reddick #38, Puig #91, Grandal #110, Utley #123.
    All other Dodger hitters below zero WAR