Game 14, 2017

Rich Hill spoke to Alanna Rizzo about his recurring blister problem.

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

I think the other National League teams have concluded that the Dodgers are vulnerable to left-handed pitching, and until proven otherwise they’re going to keep starting them. Thus today the Diamondbacks send LHP Robbie Ray (1-0, 2.19 ERA) out for the finale of this four-game series. He’ll be opposed by RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.50 ERA) for the Dodgers.

Ray has a 2.96 ERA in his career against the home team. Among current team members only Kiké Hernandez and Yasiel Puig have had great success against him.

McCarthy has been a very pleasant surprise for the Dodgers since coming off last year’s surgery. He held the Padres to two runs over six innings in his first start and last time out he blanked the Cubs for six innings. Only one of the current D-Backs has even 10 at-bats against him in his career. He pitched for the D-backs in 2013-2014 and went 8-21 with a 4.75 ERA in 40 starts.

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101 thoughts on “Game 14, 2017

  1. Saw the recap of that Turner double followed by 3 popups. That was bad enough after the game was over; it must have been really annoying watching it live.

  2. Regarding the “can’t hit lefties” situation — if the Dodgers couldn’t mandate their hitters work on it during the off-season, you would think they would work on it themselves, so as to earn their millions by being able to even hit a pitcher who throws with both arms — simultaneously.

        • Well, the fellow was k-ing people, so guessing that he has been around the plate, so perhaps that is why they were being aggressive. Again, no eyes here.

          • Always nice to advance a runner, but shouldn’t be the objective of the 4-6 hitters with a guy on second.

  3. After piling up the runs and the hits in the first two games of this series, our bats have certainly gone silent. Still, we have the 8th and 9th innings to make amends.

    • Same description goes for the whole season — great start, inconsistent since at the plate.

  4. I thought the D’Backs pen was supposed to be the team’s soft under belly.

  5. I just watched Rizzo’s interview of Hill. He is thoughtful, well-spoken and gracious. Rizzo is a good interviewer.

  6. An improvement: Entering tonight’s game the Dodgers were 10th in the NL in batting average against lefties at .225. In 2016 they were last in the majors in the same category at .214.

  7. Would have been good to score more than one run there that inning. Need to capitalize on walks and errors when they are gifted to you.

  8. Nice to see Segedin up and getting a chance. Also – good for AGon to sit and get a rest.