Game 10, 2017

Dodgers at Cubs, 11:20AM PT, TV: SPNLA, MLBN (out-of-market only), CSN-C

The Dodgers ask LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-1, 3.86 ERA) to defeat old friend and fellow LHP Brett Anderson (0-0, 1,89 ERA). Ryu went 4 2/3 innings last Friday and gave up two runs on six hits while keeping his velocity above 91mph.

This will be Anderson’s first start at home for the Cubs and his first start against his former teammates as well. He went 11-11 with a 4.18 ERA in 35 games (34 starts) with the Dodgers in 2015-2016 but pitched in only four games last year after shutting down due to disk surgery in his back in March. He came back in August but struggled. The Dodgers didn’t offer him a new contract over the winter and he signed with the Cubs in January of this year.

Lineup when available.

Thompson gets his first start of the season, Puig is at cleanup, and A-gon gets the day off. Also, it looks rainy.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Play ball!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Grandal with a great throw!

    • Good thing, too, considering the Rizzo HR which followed.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Saved a run.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Surprised, somewhat, that Klayton hasn’t already flown to LA since he starts tomorrow.

  • WBBsAs

    Ryu’s getting squozen a bit.

  • Bob_Hendley

    DP please.

  • It’s good to be in the league where the pitcher “hits” sometimes.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hit the wall!

    • WBBsAs

      Schwarber tried to fake it.

      • Tried to catch it as well.

  • RBI

    It’s up to Trayce.

  • RBI

    Gotta do better with RISP, guys.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Granted, though hard to hit the ball better than Corey did.

      • RBI

        And yet somehow the Cubbies are managing it.

        • Bob_Hendley

          They are only 3-22 RISP themselves this series. 1-16 coming into this game.

          • RBI

            Thanks. That helps.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Wish it helped! It only gives some perspective

        • They don’t have to hit against Anderson though.

  • RBI

    Phooey.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ugh!

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh boy. This one looks to be getting away from Ryu and the Dodgers – one run at a time. Like sands through the hour glass…

    • Sounds like a soap opera.

      • WinnipegDave

        Yeah – it kinda does, doesn’t it? 🙂

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig checking out the new pen at Wrigley.

  • WinnipegDave

    Just not feeling like the Dodgers day today. I really thought they would tee off a bit against Anderson to be honest. And now they are struggling to do much of anything good at bat.

    Ah well, tomorrow should be a fun one – Kershaw vs Greinke.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Got to bag it. You are in charge of the comeback today. Good luck.

      • WinnipegDave

        I reserve the right to save up comeback awesomeness for future dates.

    • RBI

      If my granddaughter doesn’t decide to arrive tomorrow evening, I will be there!

      • WinnipegDave

        So – you win either way!

        • RBI

          So true.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wouldn’t it be grand if Hatcher was good again? That would be a pleasant surprise.

  • RBI

    Out with a whimper.

    • WinnipegDave

      Indeed. Looking forward to matching up with west division teams at home. Should kick start some winning. I hope anyways!

  • WBBsAs

    Definitely the season’s most forgettable game so far.

  • Bah. 2-4 road trip.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Silver lining? We learned that Mac and Ryu can indeed pitch, and that we can hit (well, at least righties)

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