Game 7, 2017

Dodgers at Rockies, 12:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTSRM

The Dodgers ask Kenta Maeda (0-1, 5.40 ERA) to keep the Rockies in check while they try to solve yet another lefthanded pitcher, this one named Tyler Anderson (1-0, 7.94 ERA). So far this season they’re 0-2 against lefties; they were 22-24 against them last year. Maeda is 2-2 lifetime against the Rockies; Anderson is 2-0 in three lifetime starts against the Dodgers.

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66 thoughts on “Game 7, 2017

  1. It’s great that a new season is here. Nice to read the comments of my old friends, none of whom I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I flew down from the Monterey Peninsula to go to the opener with two boyhood friends; it’s an annual tradition. It was a great day all-around, including a reunion with some of the guys with whom I attended a few Dodgers fantasy camps in Vero Beach. The big question to each of you out there is: Can you hit left-handed pitching? Be well.

  2. For whatever reason, I’m not finding myself as drawn into this season as the last few years. I’m hopeful that it changes soon.

    • I am feeling the same way. After four straight years of winning the West, and then failing to even reach the World Series once, I am feeling a bit self-protective about leading with my heart again when it comes to the Dodgers.

      • I know this shouldn’t be the case, but I have the feeling that the regular season is a mere formality to gain entrance to the post season for the Dodgers. And then also the part where the post season is set up for maximum pain and heartbreak.

    • And unlike Puig yesterday, he didn’t admire it and then figure out it would be in play.

  3. Had Luis gotten a hit there this inning would have been an Avilanche of scoring.

  4. Fine inning by Avilan. Now I see why Roberts let him bat for himself with two on and two outs.

  5. By the way, Toles’s grounder was retroactively scored a hit rather than an error.

  6. The Gnatpen’s going to work! Dinger and a walk with nobody out in the eighth.

  7. Old friend Zach Lee is being brought up by the Padres, as a possible starter in place of Trevor Cahill.

  8. From ESPN: “Pedro Baez (strained right thumb) allowed two runs over two-thirds of an inning Saturday at Triple-A Oklahoma City during his second rehab appearance. He could be ready for the upcoming series in Chicago.”

    • Fans unfamiliar with Baez, mistake his slow delivery for a rain delay and head for cover and concession stands during his outing.

  9. Gnatpen tried, but couldn’t quite get the job done. MVP (Most Vapid Pitcher) Melancon put tying runs on in ninth, but mistakenly got a GIDP out of Wil Myers.