Game 23, 2017

Dodgers at Giants, 12:45PM PT, TV: SPNLA, NBCS-BA

After a 5-2, 3.39 ERA season last season in 77 MLB innings lefthanded youngster Julio Urias makes his first appearance of the year for the Dodgers. He’s pitched 14 innings at AAA Oklahoma City this year with no decisions and a 1.93 ERA.

Urias will face YALHP Matt Moore of the Giants. Moore is 1-3 with a 5.87 ERA this year but 5-3 with a 3.38 ERA in eight starts at AT&T Park for his career. In his last start against the Dodgers on Aug. 25 of 2016 he no-hit them for 8 2/3 innings until Corey Seager broke it up. That was the same day news of the A.J. Ellis trade broke.

Lineup when available.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Quique, Seager, Turner, Puig, Taylor, Barnes, SVS, Cody.

    • John_from_Aus

      I think it is pretty much the best lineup we have available.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Birthday boy!

  • WinnipegDave

    We got this today.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Based on win probability?

      • WinnipegDave

        Based on pure, unadulterated gut feeling! 🙂

        • Bob_Hendley

          No adult supervision?

          • WinnipegDave

            I can phone my mother if you would like 🙂

  • WinnipegDave

    Let’s go Urias. Time to stay – and shine brilliantly – in the Majors.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Davis’ spanish pronunciation comes from the Vin school.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Birthday catch!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ditto.

  • WinnipegDave

    Remember when Seager was struggling defensively (admittedly mostly throws to 1st)?
    It appears the rust from missing a bunch of ST is over.

    • John_from_Aus

      I think he is pretty much holding the team together single handedly at the moment

  • Bob_Hendley

    Julio must like having a major league infield behind him.

    • Now if only they’d hit like major leaguers.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Average, unweighted OPS+ of those playing the infield today for the Dodgers is 150.

        • But what have they done for me today? 🙂

          • Bob_Hendley

            Looking too much like yesterday’s game (and the game before that and the game before that) for me. Too tense!

          • WinnipegDave

            Besides producing 100% of today’s scoring you mean! 🙂

  • Bob_Hendley

    Dodgers with youngest pitcher and youngest position player in the MLB on the field.

  • WinnipegDave

    Does Urias have an amazing pickoff move or is it just not recognized as a balk?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Bite your tongue! (Has undergone a lot of review by the opposition, as you can well imagine).

      • WinnipegDave

        It was a legit question, as I don’t have eyes on it – and wouldn’t likely know even if I did. I just heard some impartial sports broadcasters mention it.

        • WinnipegDave

          But I will certainly bite my tongue when he pitches if it means successful pickoffs!

        • Bob_Hendley

          I would imagine that the umps have also analyzed it to death by now.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Julio flashing some leather as well.

  • 2-1, 2-1, 4-3, now 1-0. Come on offense!

    • WinnipegDave

      If only the Dodgers’ runs were listed first all four times in that list!

  • Rats. Monday: “breaking ball right down the middle” to Arroyo.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Hersh called it a high quality pitch.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Gameday says that Julio intentionally walked Posey, but I think it was Doc.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wheels coming off in Colorado for the Rockies. 10 run inning by Washington makes it 14-2.

    • WinnipegDave

      10 run inning – so far, that is.

      • WinnipegDave

        Up to 11 runs (15-2) with a runner on 2nd – now with 2 outs.

        And now 3 outs.

      • Bob_Hendley

        I’d settle for 10 runs in a series, at this point.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          That would be really funny if it wasn’t soo sad . . . and true!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Wow. Had 11 last night and 15 the night before.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers the victim – and seemingly rarely the producer – of 2 out rbi’s.

  • WinnipegDave

    Let’s get the win for Fields!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Got a break on that SB.

    • WinnipegDave

      I feel the need. The need for speed.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Scotty needs to earn his keep here. If he gets a pitch.

    • RBI

      SVS robbed by that 3rd strike call.

  • WinnipegDave

    Need a 2 out rbi here.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Everything inside off the plate and then called strike outside. Welcome to the Bigs, Cody.

  • WinnipegDave

    We can still win it for Fields – but it won’t be the same as when he had only thrown 2 pitches.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ok Toles, don’t be a tool.

    • WinnipegDave

      Maybe he could pretend it is his birthday too.

  • WinnipegDave

    Well gotta go pick up my son from Ultimate practice. Hopefully the Dodgers find a way to win this one!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Avilan to Posey is scary, but I guess Hatch would be even more so.

  • WBBsAs

    The Busted Poseur GIDPs!

  • Phew.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ump in a hurry to ring up Justin.

    • WBBsAs

      He’s been in a hurry to ring up Dodgers all day.

  • RBI

    Another terrible strike 3 call, this one on JT.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Do we see Kenley?

    • WinnipegDave

      Yes!

      • Bob_Hendley

        Your son!

        • WinnipegDave

          I’m there. Just waiting for practice to end at 5:30.
          But thanks! 🙂

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ump is killing me (and the Dodgers).

    • WBBsAs

      He had Arroyo completely rung up, but then had to throw several more pitches.

  • WBBsAs

    Kenley had Arroyo rung up, but didn’t get the call.

    • WinnipegDave

      But finally got him.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Quick inning and we might have seen Kenley go two.

    • WBBsAs

      Yeah, but he got squoze early.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get the K, KJ!

  • Bob_Hendley

    So great to see him pay attention to the runner.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    (From the Department of the Obvious:)
    If the Dodger bats don’t do anything, this is just prolonging the inevitable . . . and depleting the bullpen.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Remember when this series was considered part of a stretch where the Dodgers could/should fatten up on “weaker teams”?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Good news bad news: AGon got a walk. AGon’s the runner.

    • WBBsAs

      Remember when he was leading the NL in steals?

  • WBBsAs

    Chutley gets a rip – now on a hitting streak.

  • Utley’s back

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    What an incredible rally!
    But anyway — if they can get a run — it still counts!

  • Jack Dawkins

    How do they mess this up?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Luckily don’t — at least not completely . . . they have at least one run.

  • Dodgers are going to dazzle the Giants with foot speed on the base paths

  • Agon dashed off to the dugout

    • I joke and can’t out run him.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hatch will need a cushion.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Toles!

  • If relay had been low to the infield Grandal would have been out at 2nd base when Utley got held, Monday says. Yasmani rounded the bag and couldn’t have gotten back without the high throw.

    • By now all Dodgers should realize that the runner will be held at third

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Utley chased in the run!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Mo immediately clarifying why Chase was correct on the tag.

  • WBBsAs

    In slow pitch once, I scored on a sac fly to the catcher.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ha!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nice having Chase on third for that one.

    • RBI

      Such a smart player.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Everyone acknowledges his benefit to the clubhouse.

      • Oral sure is letting everybody know he didn’t know the rule.

        • Monday immediately said Utley was right to go when he did.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I’ve liked Mo since the flag play.
            I met him in ’82 on autograph day and thanked him for the HR vs. the Expos. ‘My pleasure,’ she said.

        • WinnipegDave

          Oh pitchers.

    • Instead of scoring on Toles hit? Chase has to be one of the best ever base runners.

      • Bob_Hendley

        That’s on Woody.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hold the presses — Dodgers taking advantage of gifts!
    It seems like forever since they scored in two different innings within the same game!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Our tenth run of the series!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        But I believe the first time they scored in more than one inning.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        You got your earlier wish!

        • Bob_Hendley

          Plus a bonus run.

  • RBI

    JT!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Conga line!

  • WinnipegDave

    Huzzah!

  • WBBsAs

    Could this lead even become Hatcher-proof?

    • Bob_Hendley

      We may find out, no?

  • RBI

    Stripling swings a bat like me!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Got a lot of wood on that one!

      • RBI

        I’m just talking about the similarity of the swing, not the contact!

        • Bob_Hendley

          You close your eyes as well?

          • RBI

            Yes. And flail.

    • WBBsAs

      He hit that ball pretty well.

    • And better than me.

  • WBBsAs
    • Bob_Hendley

      Both he and his mom probably know.

  • Bob_Hendley

    I want to count my chickens now, given that they could fly the coop. A split in SF is normally a good thing for us.

    • Don’t count before they are Hatchered.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Comment of the day.

      • RBI

        Ha!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    This would be the nice time KJ gets the win, vs. after a blown save.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Appropriately to the Birthday Boy!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!

  • “Ryu”, Kershaw, Wood, and Urias had awesome starts.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Don’t forget Ryu!

      • Edit on the way.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Starters allowed 3 earned runs in 24 innings.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Go back to Mac’s start and it’s 5 runs in 31 innings or ERA 1.45 for the five starters average about 6.2 innings per outing

  • Good split, considering the kind of losses they incurred here.

  • scooplew

    Through the first 36 innings of this series, the Dodger bats reminded me of the movie Groundhog Day. The top of the 10th today reminded me of the final scenes.

    • Lets repeat tomorrow.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Lets repeat tomorrow.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    They were given gifts, but they took advantage of them. That is a nice change.

    • scooplew

      A loss today would have brutal.

  • Bob_Hendley

    That was the first inning in four days that was largely tension-free.

  • Here’s an amusing article about father-son combinations in baseball leading up to Clay and Cody Bellinger.

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