Game 17, 2017

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

There’s another lefty on the hill in this game, but for a change it’s the Dodgers’ pitcher. Alex Wood (1-0, 1.00 ERA, 8K) takes the injured Rich Hill’s spot tonight against the D-Backs’ righty Taijuan Walker (2-1, 3.94, 16K). Wood has made one previous start this season. He went 3 2/3 innings against the Cubs on April 10, walked five, struck out four and gave up only one earned run. He’s pitched an additional 5 1/3 innings of relief this year. Walker allowed one run in five innings with seven strikeouts against the Dodgers on April 16 and got the win.

Lineup when available.

  • Giants’ Madison Bumgarner Placed On Disabled List After Suffering Injuries In Dirt Bike Accident, Won’t Start Against Dodgers

    • WBBsAs

      Again, misspelled “dirtbag.”

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  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Nice start!!

  • Always liked Joc and Cory hitting back to back.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Especially when they DO hit!

  • Jack Dawkins

    A Gon seems to fade just a shade more every season.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Guess the same can be true for us all . . . unfortunately.

      • I am pretty sure I was going to say something clever but I can’t remember what it was.

        • It’ll come back to you. I’m sure of it.

        • Bumsrap, are you going to become a Raiders fan when they move there three years from now?

          • That will never happen even if they moved to New Hampshire.

  • John_from_Aus

    Nice start

  • HLKLA

    Currently watching the Cubs lose to the Reds.

    • HLKLA

      Cubs take the lead! The ball sure flies out in Cincinnati.

      • HLKLA

        Actually they only tied the game, now going into the tenth.

  • Pollack is becoming a nuisance.

    • Let’s chip in and get him a dirt bike.

      • RBI

        Ha! Can you imagine how the Gnat FO is feeling?

  • scooplew

    I know that a Giants win over the Rockies helps us in the standings, but I just can’t root for the boys in orange and black.

    • RBI

      You got your wish!

  • RBI

    Back and forth and back and forth.

  • RBI

    Grandal is giving them extra bases one after another. Not to mention Baez can’t find home plate. Jeeze.

  • RBI

    One more, Pedro!

  • RBI

    Yes!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Catching this sporadically. Seems that Joc has taken to being in the lead off slot.

  • scooplew

    Was that Pedro Baez or Pedro Martinez?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Didn’t see it, but last time out the addition of a slider has really upped his game.

  • RBI

    Taylor!!!! Woot!!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Taylor made (a homerun).

  • RBI

    Joc just missed that one.

  • RBI

    Some excellent at bats in this game from Puig and Joc, even though they wound up with outs.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nice to see them get to Bradley, who shut down our bats last time out.

  • scooplew

    Taylor’s second big league homer. We got him in a trade last June from Seattle for former first-round pick (2010) Zach Lee, who was waived by the Mariners and is now with the Padres.

  • RBI

    Turner hbp yet again. This one barely nicked his shirt, at least.

    • scooplew

      That’s the fifth time this young season that Turner has been hit by a pitch.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Wow!

  • RBI

    Wild and crazy inning in a wild and crazy game. Stuck ball sends Goldy back to second. Overthrow from Toles sends him back to third. Not to mention Utley’s horizontal catch!

  • WinnipegDave

    I’m late to the party, but by no means is the game over by the looks of it.

    • RBI

      This game is nuts.

      • WinnipegDave

        Salted or roasted?

        • RBI

          Not sure yet!

          • WinnipegDave

            I’m going to go ahead and say roasted.

          • RBI

            Glad I closed the book on this before all hell broke loose.

  • WinnipegDave

    Bases loaded and no one out is not great.

    • RBI

      We’re sunk.

  • RBI

    No! Avilan, what are you doing?

    • WinnipegDave

      Walking in a run if he’s not careful.

      • RBI

        Aargh!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    Tied again.

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh man! A balk!

  • RBI

    Okay. I’m taking a little break.

    • scooplew

      I think that I will check back in sometime tomorrow.

      • RBI

        Better for my mood.

      • WinnipegDave

        No don’t leave friends!

        • WinnipegDave

          We need more people here to celebrate the comback / commiserate the loss.

          • RBI

            Too painful.

          • WinnipegDave

            Fair enough. See everyone tomorrow.

  • WinnipegDave

    This inning stinks – and it’s only been 2 runs so far.

    • WinnipegDave

      Sigh – make it 4 runs now.

      • WinnipegDave

        6 runs. I’m done.

        • scooplew

          2-4-6-8?

          • WinnipegDave

            Our bullpen did deteriate.

  • WBBsAs

    Went out to dinner and I’ve been following on Gameday until the point when the pen imploded.

    • scooplew

      I hope you don’t get indigestion.

  • scooplew

    I just sneaked a look. As Dick Enberg would say, “Oh my!” When no pitcher has reached the 7th inning this season except for Kershaw, eventually the bullpen, which had been pitching well, will blow up. G’night all.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • WinnipegDave

    Uncle.

  • WinnipegDave

    Okay. The Dodgers have some work to do in the ninth.

    • Bob_Hendley

      You too!

  • WinnipegDave

    They should let Fields hit just for kicks and giggles.

  • WinnipegDave

    Just need back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back.

  • WBBsAs

    On the bright side, Eibner actually made contact tonight.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well, all I will say is: Over and out.

  • I am glad I was not a witness to that eighth-inning train wreck. I told Mom those kind of innings are infuriating if you’re watching but funny if you find out about them after the fact, as I did. I served up dinner just as Avilan walked in the tying run 5-5 and I was blissfully unaware of what occurred thereafter.

    • Sometimes EST is good, like in last night’s game, when sleep didn’t include a nightmare.

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