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.

Lineup when available.

  • scooplew

    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.

    • WBBsAs

      In slow pitch, yes.

    • I look like a Dodger when I hit against a lefty.

    • RBI

      Absolutely! In my dreams…

  • Fred Claire is remembered as the architect of the ’88 team by Plaschke in a column today. Claire has jaw and neck cancer.

  • So far they’re solving this lefty.

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

    • scooplew

      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.

      • WinnipegDave

        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.

    • RBI

      The season is young. Pace yourself.

      • WinnipegDave

        Wise advice. I will do my best to live in to it.

  • WinnipegDave

    Barnes looking over matched so far this early season.

  • WBBsAs

    Four-Sides starting to earn his salary.

  • Bob_Hendley

    A more Coors-like game?

  • RBI

    Toles, great hit and RBI!

  • WinnipegDave

    Speed is a helpful thing. Barnes was motoring there.

    • Jack Dawkins

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

  • RBI

    They robbed Toles of the ribby. Called it an error.

    • WBBsAs

      Should still be a ribby.

      • RBI

        I didn’t know that!

  • WinnipegDave

    What was Toles thinking there?

    • RBI

      Running hard on contact. Didn’t have a prayer.

  • Oh look, the Giants lead the Padres 5-0 in the fifth.

    • WinnipegDave

      Maybe the bullpen can have an epic collapse.

      • RBI

        The Gnats bullpen? Nah… oh, wait.

    • WBBsAs

      Even so, if they go 2-5 every week, that’ll be fine.

  • RBI

    Roberts arguing Corey caught 3rd before the ball went into the dugout.

    • WinnipegDave

      It looked like it to me.

      • RBI

        Me, too.

  • RBI

    Wow. Clearly Corey was there in time. Bad call.

    • WinnipegDave

      Hot take: replay doesn’t work! Lol.

  • RBI

    So frustrating. Shoulda already had that run.

  • RBI

    We need Puig to get at least a sac fly here.

  • RBI

    Or not.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ha!

    • WinnipegDave

      The well deserved 7th run.

  • RBI

    Rockies taketh away, Rockies giveth back.

    • WBBsAs

      Umpires taketh away…

      • RBI

        Better.

  • RBI

    Umpires better not taketh away again.

  • RBI

    Yes! AGon!

  • WinnipegDave

    Way to go Gonzo!

  • RBI

    Great at bat by Joc.

  • scooplew

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

  • scooplew

    Barnes’ two hits today are the first by a Dodgers catcher since opening day.

  • WBBsAs

    Really fine outing by Avilán.

  • scooplew

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

  • WBBsAs

    Now 5-2 in SD in sixth, Pads looking to get into Gnatpen.

  • Meanwhile, at the Masters, Rose and Garcia are tied at -9 with four holes to go. Nobody else is within 3 strokes.

    • WBBsAs

      Pete may be quite a golfer, but does he bet on the matches?

    • WinnipegDave

      Go Garcia!

      • 71 majors, no titles. Best player never to have won…blah blah blah.

  • RBI

    These are some confusing outs (and non-outs) out there.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • WBBsAs

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

    • RBI

      Quite rightly.

  • WinnipegDave

    Winning is nice. A few bumps (cough Jansen) but good to win this one.

  • WBBsAs

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

  • HLKLA

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

  • 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.”

    • HLKLA

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

  • WBBsAs

    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.

  • WBBsAs
  • WBBsAs

    Covering up for the Gnatpen, apparently… https://twitter.com/JanieMcCAP/status/851482390937468929

  • WBBsAs

    Apparently, Brandon Crawford’s hair caught on fire: https://twitter.com/extrabaggs/status/851495904209100800

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