Game 35, 2017

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:40 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTRM

Fresh from the 10-day DL, LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-4, 4.05 ERA) goes to the mound. He’ll face YALHP Tyler Anderson (2-3, 6.69 ERA). Ryu was recovering from a hip contusion suffered while sliding; his trip to the DL had nothing to do with his arm. In his last two starts he’s gone 11 1/3 innings and given up just two runs while striking out 12. Anderson gave up one run on six hits and a walk in six innings in his last start last Saturday.

Two guys to watch: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is 6-for-12 with two home runs, four RBIs and two strikeouts against Ryu while the Dodgers’ Justin Turner is even more of a tormentor of Anderson — 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles, one home run, four RBIs, one walk and no strikeouts.

Today in Dodgers history:

  • 1963 Sandy Koufax takes a perfect game into the eighth inning before walking Ed Bailey on a 3-and-2 pitch, but will finish the Dodger Stadium contest with the second of four career no-hitters, blanking the Giants, 8-0. The Los Angeles southpaw beats San Francisco ace Juan Marichal, who will also author a no-hitter next month.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    I recall listening to Sandy’s gno-gno v. the Gnats on the radio as, after dark, KFI’s signal reached all the way to Tacoma.

  • WBBsAs
  • Bob_Hendley

    Anderson scratched. Fellow named Hoffman starting for Rox.

    • WBBsAs

      This will change the lineup, since Hoffman’s an RHP.

      • Bob_Hendley

  • HLKLA

    Ryu in Colorado always frightens me.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ryu has an ERA of 3.38 there. Klayton at 4.71. Klayton is in 18 games, Ryu is only 2. So perhaps he had a real great game there and a real bad one, and you remember the bad one.

    • RBI

      The Rockies scare me, period.

    • Nostradamus

  • foul tip

    Grandal isn’t universally loved here, but credit where it’s due. Barnes gets good mention too.

    https://dodgers.mlblogs.com/in-standout-week-for-dodger-bats-grandals-defense-not-to-be-ignored-6a650d95d9b3

  • Up comes one Asian pitcher, down goes another.

  • Don’t look now, but the Houston Astros lead their division by six games.

  • WBBsAs
  • Bob_in_Vegas

    The Blue have really been clicking lately . . . sure hope it continues through this weekend!

  • Anderson’s start has been pushed back to Saturday.

  • Drat. Down 2-0 in the 1st.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Worse if not for Joc.

  • WBBsAs

    So far, this is looking like a jetlag game.

  • Oh foo. Two more.

  • RBI

    Goodness. You look away for an inning…

  • RBI

    Ryu + altitude = batting practice.

  • Get him out of there before he loses all the confidence he’s got, Roberts.

  • RBI

    We’d better start putting a few runs up.

  • Why on earth is Ryu hitting for himself here?

    • Hoping he can pitch 4 innings I guess. Bringing in a relief pitcher in the second inning at Colorado in the first game of a series would be ugly.

  • RBI

    Am I reading this right? 7Ks for their pitcher already?

  • Did anybody think Seager should have been given the error on Barns one hopper? A major league shortstop might be expected to catch one hoppers. Too bad the scorer can’t give a half error to both Seager and Barnes.

    • WBBsAs

      No, it was a bad throw, and that’s always the default scoring.

  • WBBsAs

    I expect that we’re going to see Hatcher soon.

    • I thought he started the game. It was hard to watch too closely.

  • RBI

    Poor Ryu. Taking one for the team here.

    • Joe Davis reminded us earlier that the runs in the second were unearned. WHIP going up though.

      • RBI

        All five were unearned? Wow, that was a costly error.

        • Ryu looks like he was going to give up lots of runs tonight anyway.

  • RBI

    Hitfest for the Rox.

    • Fielding practice for the Dodgers.

  • RBI

    Oh, come on. Really? A balk?!? At 9-0?

  • RBI

    Link, you had the right idea way back when.

  • RBI

    I hear actual laughter in the stadium. I guess this does qualify as a laugher.

    • The seats were slow to fill up though. Quite a few of fans missed the first two innings.

  • Lots of innings left. In this case, that is not a good thing.

  • HLKLA

    I bet we see Hatcher at some point in this game.

  • Mr. Clutch. Way to go SVS

  • Did anybody notice that Joc is choking up on the bat tonight?

  • WinnipegDave

    Just returned from a staff dinner at a nice South American restaurant. This game is going less well than I had hoped/expected. At least my dinner was enjoyable tonight!

    • Canadian Education Departments have staff meetings at restaurants? Sign me up!

      • WinnipegDave

        Ha! Welcome to Canada Link!

  • Bellinger continues to have a great start.

  • WinnipegDave

    What are the odds we score about 7 runs this inning? Or 9? 🙂

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I just checked with the sports books here, Dave — they laughed.

      • WinnipegDave

        But, but, but – it’s Coors! Did you tell them it was Coors?! Lol.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Yes.
          They said Hatcher was coming in.
          I’ve heard of the chance to bet after each quarter in football . . . don’t know if they do that for baseball games . . . MAYBE for the World Series, but I can’t see it happening in the regular season.

  • WinnipegDave

    Just looked at the box score and see that Ryu gave up 5 earned runs and 5 unearned runs. That was one costly throwing error by Barnes!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Yeah — I went back and looked and they would’ve had three outs.
      For want of a nail . . .

      • WinnipegDave

        5-3 is still a ball game. 10-3 is a bit of a hill to climb.

    • WBBsAs

      A good throw might have gotten the out, but at Coors you should probably let the other team give you outs on a bunt.

  • WinnipegDave

    Just thinking back 2 years ago when Alex Guerrero hit a go ahead Grand Slam in the 9th in Coors to win the game for the Dodgers. That was fun.

  • RBI

    Greinke with an interesting game.

    • WBBsAs

      Through 6/2-3 now.

      • RBI

        Make that 7.

        • WinnipegDave

          90 pitches.

        • WBBsAs

          Nothing against Zanky, but I want a comeback win for the Bucs.

          • WinnipegDave

            I could go for that too.

  • WinnipegDave

    Utley is hot.

  • RBI

    Stand down. Greinke gave up a HR.

  • WinnipegDave

    Time for a 6+0 game.

  • RBI

    Two nice at-bats!

  • RBI

    Three!

  • RBI

    As my husband just said, “Made ’em blink.”

    • WinnipegDave

      Bringing in Holland after being down 10-0. That’s a blink and a hard swallow.

  • WinnipegDave

    Holland is due for a few hits against him.

  • RBI

    Well, up to Utley.

  • WinnipegDave

    This could happen. Not saying it will. But it could.

  • WinnipegDave

    Not what I wanted to hear after seeing In Play Run(s).

  • RBI

    Puig can’t lay off the slider right now.

  • RBI

    Puig held up on that one.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers had more hits and more extra base hits than the Rockies but it wasn’t enough.

  • RBI

    Still… We have heart.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      It’s still an L vs. a winning team, but the Blue didn’t roll over.
      I believe in moral victories — especially in a 162-game season — and this definitely was one.

  • WBBsAs

    Gnats lose again, still with worst record in baseball.

  • Bob_Hendley

    I gave up. The boys didn’t. Stupid Coors.

  • Woo-POO!

  • NPUT