Game 16, 2017

7-8. Bleargh.

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTRM

Ah well. Redemption is the word of the day.

YALHP (Yet Another Left-Handed Pitcher) goes for the Rockies. In today’s case it’s Tyler Anderson (1-2, 8.59 ERA), who allowed five runs over five innings on April 9 against the Dodgers at Coors Field. He’ll face LHP Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 2.53 ERA), who allowed four runs — including three homers — on eight hits on April 8 at Coors Field.

Lineup when available.

92 thoughts on “Game 16, 2017

  1. I didn’t stay up to watch the game last night. The 10:10 EST start time is one of the things that might get me to return to the west coast.

    I really enjoyed all the comments here. It makes for a good game analysis.

    • In Mexico, Central time, for now, but yeah, those 10pm start times are killers for us Eastcoasters.

  2. Huh. Anderson was warming up in the bullpen before the game and delayed his hike down to the dugout until Kershaw was about to throw his first pitch to their leadoff guy. Then he came strolling down in foul territory, rather than taking a tunnel that’s underneath the stands (Grandal mentioned the tunnel in a post-game interview). Clayton said that was about as disrespectful a thing as he’d seen on a baseball field. It looked like he was annoyed, which might explain why his concentration wasn’t so good, leading to the first inning bases-loaded situation.

    • Hard to imagine Kershaw getting distracted like that and even more surprising having it effect his command and control of pitches.

      But then again baseball players can be touchy, superstitious, routine-oriented kinda guys.

  3. What a lousy start by Kershaw. 7 innings / 5 hits / 2 earned runs / a walk(!) / 10 K’s.
    Whatta Bum.

  4. Kershaw just missed giving up a HR to Story. Steiner kept the suspense going for longer than he needed to.

  5. Pederson seems to have regressed. I was there on Opening Day. He looked great. Not so much since.

      • Yes, he did. I should have remembered that. But he is still hitting not much above .200. I would not platoon Pederson. The club needs to see if he can learn to hit lefties. Look at the history of left-handed hitting Dodger outfielders in about the last 30 years and many weren’t platooned, e.g. Ethier, Pierre, Butler, Gibson and Green. And before that the likes of Monday, Landreaux and Fairly.

        • They said they were going to ease Joc into that, but I think Doc has all hands on deck at this point against southpaws.

          • Yet, Quique, who would normally platoon in CF has looked good lately, including the dinger the other night and a couple of hits tonight.

          • Having watched Quique for the last couple of years, I am not convinced that he will ever hit more than .250. However, his versatility in the field enhances his roster position. I also like his spirit. He reminds me of Scamp in the old Disney film The Lady and the Tramp.

  6. Can we keep Chris Taylor around? I love defensive specialists that also hit doubles.

  7. Kershaw at 83 through 6. Should be good to go another full inning at least.

  8. Okay. Hernandez hit was good. But I’m even more pleased that Seager kept it going.

  9. Hi all! Well, could be a lot worse. (I was so fed up last night I missed the ninth inning fireworks.)

  10. Awesome today that Ichiro homered in what was probably his last AB ever in Seattle.

  11. People say that hockey is a more strenuous sport, more hard hitting and body contact, etc. It is to be sure, but it seems like only football, game in and game out, has so many injuries as baseball.

  12. A few years ago I looked at all of the runs Kershaw gave up and how many of them were on outs. I don’t recall the exact percentage but it was a noticeable amount. Like tonight’s run on the sad fly.

  13. Clayton got squoze on Blackmon and Reynolds (who, in my opinion, should never even make contact off him).

  14. 1. Enrique Hernandez (R) 3B
    2. Corey Seager (L) SS
    3. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
    4. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
    5. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
    6. Scott Van Slyke (R) LF
    7. Brett Eibner (R) CF
    8. Chris Taylor (R) 2B
    9. Clayton Kershaw (L) P


    • On the other hand (so to speak), maybe this constant diet of southpaws will at least give them the experience they obviously lack (and apparently didn’t seek to encounter).