Game 56, 2015

Cardinals at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA

Kershaw goes for win number five on the year and 103 for his career. He’s coming off a win in his last outing, in which he went 7 innings and gave up 2 runs to the Rockies. He’ll be facing Jaime Garcia, who’s 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA after getting a late start on his season, pitching his first game on May 21. He had season-ending surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome last summer and then had to open 2015 on the DL.

Lineup when available.

Notice Mr. Yasiel Puig is in right field. He was reinstated from the DL earlier today and young Mr. Schebler was optioned back to OKC. Adrian gets the day off, as does Ethier. In André’s case it’s probably due to the Cards’ Garcia being a lefty.

60 thoughts on “Game 56, 2015

  1. NPUT

    By the way, if you feel like calculating the Game Score for a pitcher, here’s the formula from ESPN:

    GSC = 50 + 1*Outs + 2*IP after the 4th + 1*K – 2*H – 4*ER – 2*UnearnedRuns – 1*BB

  2. Away at a mens conference, just checked in to see normality restored puig back, clayton going 8 then handing it over to jansen

  3. Tuned in just in time to hear K-enley get the last out.
    Great win.
    Some observations: Kid K dominant , going a strong 8.
    The downfall for the Cards was the 7th — the bane for Kersh the last two playoff games.
    Puig is the offensive difference-maker. (Theoretically, without him this game is still going on.) Hopefully he can jump-start this offense like he did when he first came up.
    Make it two manana, Zack!

  4. Kenley keeps getting batters out but his era doesn’t go down! 🙂

  5. Kershaw threw 106 pitches and 75 were strikes. That’s pretty solid.

      • Makes you realize how hard it is to get a game score of 90 or more – never mind over 100!

        • To put it in perspective a GS of 50 is the equivalent of a quality start. Garcia pitched pretty well and put up a 63, which is what Klayton averages over his career.

  6. For some reason, I don’t feel badly that the opposing pitcher pitched well but left the game losing.

  7. Feels like the Dodgers offense has gone from the ’27 Yankees to the Mets of the 1960’s.

  8. Yea the Dodgers now have a .300 hitter in the lineup now that Hernandez is 2 for 2 tonight. Oh, wait – #battingaveragesdontmatteranymore

  9. Jon has some other personnel news at his place.

    Schebler will be joined there [at OKC] by David Huff, who cleared waivers, but Sergio Santos has elected to become a free agent. Former Oklahoma City reliever David Aardsma, who opted out of his contract, has signed a minor-league deal with Atlanta.

    In other news, Brandon League is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

  10. We’ve seen the last of Schebler for the time being. Some guy named Puig is taking his place.

  11. He better not plan on giving up two runs tonight, way they’re hitting, that’s a loss.

    • Totally agree with the sentiment, but I doubt Kersh ever “plans” to give up anything!