Game 56, 2017

Dodgers at Brewers, 5:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSWI

LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.37 ERA) will start against RHP Jimmy Nelson (3-3, 3.83 ERA).

Kershaw’s last outing was very unlike him; he lasted only 4 1/3 innings and gave up 11 hits (three of them HRs) and four runs. Eric Sogard is the only Brewers batter with a previous at-bat against Kershaw, and he’s 0-3. Nelson went seven innings and gave up only one run to the D-backs his last time out. His record should probably be better, but the Brewers have scored three or fewer runs in five of Nelson’s 10 starts.

May awards to the Dodgers: Alex Wood is NL Pitcher of the Month and Cody Bellinger is NL Rookie of the Month.

McCarthy left the game with a blister on his right index finger.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1995 Hideo Nomo, limiting the Mets to one run on two hits in 8+ innings of work, picks up his first major league win, a 2-1 decision at Dodger Stadium. The 26 year-old former Japanese All-Star was signed by L.A. in the off-season.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    Blisters appear to be contagious. On the bright side, Johnny Cueto is also a sufferer.

    • RBI

      “I’ve got blisters on my fingers…!”
      (name that quote)

      • I had to look it up, and now I have to listen to the album.

        • John_from_Aus

          I haven’t yet, is it money for nothing by Dire Straights?

          • Ringo, “Helter Skelter.” The story is they did 18 takes at five minutes apiece and he shouted that (you can hear it) to put a stop to the recording.

          • John_from_Aus

            Ah yes, money for nothing is talking about blisters on fingers and thumbs from guitar playing

  • The Dodgers had a 15-year-old organist for three months in 1972.

  • WBBsAs

    Fish have taken 4-0 lead over Snakes in the first.

  • Egad! Hitting batters intentionally! Say it ain’t so, Clayton!

  • WBBsAs

    It seems we’re stuck with Steiner over the weekend.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      That means Mo on the radio!

  • WBBsAs

    Kershaw is not sharp.

    • He is now. one hit, one walk, four Ks after 2.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      This comment scared me — I thought he gave up a run or two .. . which, the way the bats have been lately, might be insurmountable.
      As Kersh turned around, may the bats do so as well.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Grinder reference.

  • John_from_Aus

    Were all three of those pitches that were swung at, as far out of the strike zone as game cast showed?

    • WBBsAs

      I can’t recall, but he made the hitter look really bad.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Just the second one really.

  • WBBsAs

    Fish in the process of blowing game to Snakes, now tied 5-5 in fifth.

  • WinnipegDave

    Closing in on 2000k. Got it!

  • Bob_Hendley

    2k k

  • WBBsAs

    Giancarlo has put the Fish back ahead in the fifth.

  • Classic doubletake: I saw the box score in Gameday and read “Broxton, cf” and thought “no way that 280-lb pitcher could play”…and then I saw his first initial.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Mongo play wherever he want.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nice blues reference by Steiner, “flying high in April, shot down in May”.

    • WBBsAs

      It’s Sinatra, and I wouldn’t call it blues. I also wouldn’t call anything by Steiner “nice.”

      • C’mon, Charlie’s not horrid. Not really good, but not horrid.

        • WBBsAs

          He is truly horrid. He’s also a bearer of the passive voice virus.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Or is that Sinatra?

      • WBBsAs

        See below.

  • Complete game K projection = 21

    • Bob_Hendley

      What is it for both teams?

  • Good NBA game last night. I am pulling for Golden State.

    • WBBsAs

      I have nothing against the Warriors, except that they refuse to acknowledge that they are an Oakland team. In any event, though I used to like basketball, the NBA bores me.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Seager starting to get good wood on the ball again.

    • Everybody else happy with splinters tonight.

  • WBBsAs

    Nelson’s a good pitcher, but he’s not THAT good.

  • Brewer fans in attendance are paying to watch four people play catch.

    • And no small number is using its time to listen on the radio or watch on TV.

  • WinnipegDave

    I wonder what Kershaw’s high for strikeouts in a game is? Anyone know if it’s more than the 15 he had in his no hitter?

    • 15 per Steiner 😉

      • WinnipegDave

        Thanks!

  • Thames has the biggest arms I think I have ever seen.

  • Thames. Presumably he’s the guy on the right.

  • WinnipegDave

    Shooooooooot

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers need to tie it up here. Don’t know how much longer Kershaw will go.

  • Puig answers.

  • WBBsAs

    Doc channels his inner Mattingly.

  • WBBsAs

    Fish swallow Snakes, 7-5.

  • WinnipegDave

    Mid-season team-wide hitting slump!

  • Two hard grounders to second to end the inning.

  • Baez in, I will pick up live action in the morning. Night.

  • WBBsAs

    Steiner stupidly says, “Báez needs a strikeout.” He needed an out.

  • WinnipegDave

    Last. Licks.

  • WinnipegDave

    Yes! Yas!

  • WBBsAs

    Even Steiner got that one right.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers might not deserve to win this game – but Kershaw for sure didn’t deserve to lose.

  • John_from_Aus

    I looked away from game cast for a moment, looked back, saw Adrian batting and wondered where grandad was, as there was only 1 out and he wasn,t on the bases

    • WBBsAs

      Yas isn’t quite that age yet…

      • John_from_Aus

        And then after that I noticed the score

        • John_from_Aus

          Ah I see what you mean, auto correct

    • WinnipegDave

      Best result possible!

  • WinnipegDave

    Up to Puig.

    • WinnipegDave

      Now up to Eibner.

  • John_from_Aus

    This could get big

  • John_from_Aus

    Oh well

  • WBBsAs

    Eibner totally overmatched there.

    • John_from_Aus

      Barnes may have been better there

  • Went out, two on one out in the 8th, thought for sure they’d get one run there. Got home in time to put something in the other room just as Grandal homered to tie.

  • WinnipegDave

    This game seems so similar to the 2-1 Dodger win over St. Louis back on May 23. That one was the 13 inning game that the Cards tied in the top of the 9th.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Which Kersh pitched soo brilliantly.

  • WinnipegDave

    That was a lot of pitches for Baez.

    • WBBsAs

      Great outing, though.

  • John_from_Aus

    Very nice from Dayton

  • scooplew

    Sometimes in these extra-inning games it almost seems like we’re playing to tie, although I know that is not the case.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers 4-8 in 1 run games but 3-2 in extra innings.

  • scooplew

    Domingo Santana was born in . . . Santo Domingo . . . in the Dominican Republic.

  • scooplew

    I had a hunch that was coming!
    Where is everybody?

  • WinnipegDave

    Hopefully the Brewer’s are now Belly Up! Cody with the drive!

  • scooplew

    Jansen made 17 pitches in the 11th. Try for one more inning?

    • WinnipegDave

      Yep. Hoping Hill can pitch a lot of innings tomorrow.

  • WBBsAs

    Bellinger doesn’t hit any cheapies.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers leading hitter coming up. Jansen hitting .500.

  • WBBsAs

    The Pads have taken a 6-4 over the Rox into the sixth, so Dodgers could reclaim first place.

    • WinnipegDave

      It’s more fun then going 1st to 3rd!

  • WinnipegDave

    Jansen with the high strike. 25k!

  • WinnipegDave

    Yikes. Danger Will Robinson!

  • WinnipegDave

    One more out. Please!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

    • WinnipegDave

      Or Woo-HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

      • RBI

        Driving hoooome. Had to pull over!

  • WinnipegDave

    Would have loved to see 27k but will gladly take the win.

  • WinnipegDave

    That was a solid win thanks to amazing pitching and some timely hitting (of home runs).

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I checked in again in the 7th, right after the HR.
    Unfortunately, two trends were continuing: Kersh giving up the long ball and the Dodgers not hitting the ball.
    After really enjoying “Kong: Skull Island,” I came out to see the game still going and heard KJ’s awesome finish!
    Poor Kersh (again!), but yea, Dodgers!

  • WBBsAs

    Pads top Rox, and Dodgers are back in first place.

    • RBI

      How sweet it is!

  • Hooray!

  • NPUT @ 0800HST, 1100 PDT

  • Bob_Hendley

    That one outlasted my new Spanish habit of staying up real late here in Sevilla. Called it quits at 3:30 am local time or the 7th in baseball time.

    • WBBsAs

      You missed the best part!

  • Just watched the end of the game this morning. Bellinger clearly leveled his swing a little and cut down on it as well. Hope that continues.

    • WBBsAs

      He’ll always have an uppercut. Strikeouts won’t disappear, but ideally they’ll decline.