Game 12, 2017

Wait a minute. After 11 games of the season Andrew Toles and Yasiel Puig lead the Dodgers in home runs with three each?

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 6:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A, MLBN (out-of-market only)

Lefty Patrick Corbin (1-1, 1.80 ERA) goes for the D-Backs and righty Kenta Maeda (1-1, 6.30 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. In Corbin’s last appearance he went six scoreless innings and gave up just four hits against the Indians. Maeda hasn’t gotten past the fifth inning in either of his outings so far this season but got the win last time out despite giving up four runs.

Today’s big event won’t be the ball game, really. It will be the unveiling of a statue of Jackie Robinson at the Left Field Reserve Plaza entrance, where nearly 20% of all fans enter the stadium.

Jackie’s widow, Rachel, and children, Sharon and David, will attend the ceremony. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson will also be there, along with Dodgers icons Tommy Lasorda, Sandy Koufax, Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin.

Lineup when available.

  • RBI

    Baby Iris arrived at 2:00am! IMG_6406.jpg

    • Try posting the picture again!

      • RBI

        See above!

        • Lookit all that hair!

          • scooplew

            Congratulations, RBI! Real good looking infant.

  • RBI
    • WinnipegDave

      She is precious. Welcome Iris!

    • Another Dodger fan is born. More good in the world.

    • package206

      Congrats!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Toles matches his dinger total in 2016 with 115 PA in 32 PA so far this season.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Seager on fire!

  • Jack Dawkins

    Not the way Corbin planned, but I’m not feeling sorry for him.

  • WinnipegDave

    Just tuning in. Appears like the Dodgers are picking right up where they left off yesterday!

  • Nice 2-0 lead gone in an instant.

  • WinnipegDave

    Yelp – 3 run HR is not helpful.

  • Tied up again! Barnes, of all people!

    • WinnipegDave

      Is that his first of his career?

      • WBBsAs

        Yes.

  • WinnipegDave

    So – as we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day – does anyone think that one day women will cross the gender barrier in MLB? Or any of NFL, NHL, NBA?

    • Hockey’s been done at the minor league level. Manon Rheaume for Atlanta of the IHL. I don’t remember whether that’s considered a stunt or not.

      • WinnipegDave

        Wow – I had forgotten all about Manon Rheaume. Being a Canadian, she was big news in Canada. Especially when she played pre-season with Tampa Bay.

  • Jackie’s statue. Another pic.

  • HLKLA

    Classic Grant today commenting on the at bat by Aaron Hill, who was thrust into the line up due to an injury: “(Tyler) Chatwood dissambled him like a table from IKEA”

  • Puig, you need to go to baserunning school.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ahmed – you’re wrecking us tonight.

    • HLKLA

      Battle of good shortstops!

      • WinnipegDave

        Happening seemingly on a nightly bases at an MLB stadium near you. Lots of good, young shortstop out there.

  • HLKLA

    Maeda not long for this game.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well that error helps a bit.

  • HLKLA

    Well at least we tied it again, but to leave the bases loaded. UGH!

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers perfecting that play of having the runner at third getting hit by a throw from the catcher and then scooting home.

  • WBBsAs

    Alex Wood’s looking really good.

    • RBI

      He is pitching so confidently this year. Great to see.

  • WinnipegDave

    Apparently Forsythe out because his hamstring has tightened up. Which – if true – ugh. More hammy problems for the Dodgers is just too cliché.

    • Might give Kike’ a chance to shine at second. The Dodgers need a long term solution at second.

      • WBBsAs

        Forsythe was acquired to be the solution, and he’s been excellent so far. Quique stepped in ably last night, though.

        • Forsythe could be gone as soon as 2017 ends.

          • WBBsAs

            There’s a $9 million team option for next year, he’s still pretty young, the results have been excellent so far, and he’s just turned 30. Certainly he’ll be back in 2018.

  • WinnipegDave

    Hope all this mixing and matching works out for the Dodgers.

    • WinnipegDave

      4 pitchers in 1 inning seems a bit excessive. Especially if they only face 4 batters total this inning.

      • Need another rule change. Max of 2 pitchers in one inning?

  • WBBsAs

    Great play by Quique – just to avoid being trampled by the Wild Horse.

  • RBI

    Seager has found his swing. Wow!

  • RBI

    Ouch! Justin getting drilled tonight.

  • RBI

    Puig!!!!!!!

    • WinnipegDave

      The man is non-stop (to quote Hamilton.)

  • HLKLA

    Home Run! So who pitches in the ninth?

    • WBBsAs

      Kenley finishes. He hasn’t worked much lately anyway, and I’m not sure he even has a save this season.

      • WinnipegDave

        Nice spot for him to pitch his ERA down without lots of pressure.

  • WBBsAs

    Puig atones for his earlier gaffe.

  • HLKLA

    Thompson not there yet.

  • WinnipegDave

    We win! 🙂

    • RBI

      No exclamation point?

      • WinnipegDave

        What was I thinking?!

        • RBI

          I made up for it.

          • WinnipegDave

            Thanks!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!!

  • HLKLA

    Dodgers!

  • WinnipegDave

    Getting crowded at the top of our division.

  • Yee-haw!

  • Missed the party last night. Watched the game this morning. Wood and Stripling are going to be awesome in the pen assuming Wood stays out of the rotation.

  • WBBsAs
    • Heh. Justin’s hair is usually cleaner-looking than that. The beard is spot-on, though.

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