Game 134, 2015

Dodgers at Padres, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

The Dodgers start Mike Bolsinger (5-3, 2.38 ERA), back up from OKC. According to Mattingly he will remain in the rotation “beyond Friday.” His opponent will be James Shields (10-6, 3.78 ERA), who’s looking for his third win in his last four starts.

Justin Turner gets the day off at third base, and young Mr. Seager will replace him there. Jimmy Rollins is expected to play shortstop.

Lineup when available.

For scoreboard watchers: Giants at Rockies

136 thoughts on “Game 134, 2015

  1. Nice work by our much-maligned bullpen tonight: one run and two hits allowed in four innings, six strikeouts, no walks.

  2. Nice to see all this youthful energy, coupled with the veterans. Maybe we are finally finding that elusive identity J-Hair has been pushing for.

    • Identity – that’s different than chemistry right?
      TBH, I do give a small bit of credence to the identity thing even though it is not at all sabermetric-y.

      • They did and do have an identity, whether J-Hair likes it or not is another question. And that identity can be expressed using numbers. A major role in tonight’s game was played by two recent veteran acquisitions and two rookie call ups filling in for injured players (another part of our identity). I believe that it was Orel who said last night that we have lost 1,200 games to the DL.

    • This game is taking forever. It is bearable only because the Dodgers are hitting dingers.

  3. Being somewhat of a pack rat, both in my garage and on my computer, I saved this 2005 analysis by someone we are all familiar with about Dodger minor league prospects. I didn’t save the same analysis from any other years:

    The Dodger Thoughts Comprehensive, Non-Definitive 2005 Minor League Report
    Part 1 – Hitters
    2005-09-18 17:29
    by Jon Weisman
    (Level of Depth: 6)
    21-24 Years Old
    Justin Ruggiano, Vero Beach/Jacksonville, 6-2, 205, 4/12/82: Promoted in June from Vero Beach, where he OPSed .917, and actually topped that with a .950 in Sunstown. He batted .342 in AA – not bad for a 25th-round draft pick from the previous year.

    Ruggiano was signed by the Dodgers in 2004 and sent to Tampa Bay in 2006 to complete an earlier deal. The Dodgers ended up sending Ruggiano, Dioner Navarro and Jae Weong Seo to Tampa Bay for Toby Hall, Mark Hendrickson and cash.

  4. Ballslinger just slinging it up to Solarte. May not get the six innings. (though doing well for not having the curve, his main pitch).

  5. I see that Mattingly has landed on 5 tonight for #5 Seager: batting fifth and playing third.

  6. If anyone’s interested in the “Deflategate” case which has turned catastrophically against Commish Goodell as of yesterday, here’s a good column by Sally Jenkins. She thinks the owners should fire Goodell. I agree that would be optimal, but I don’t expect it to happen.

  7. I’ll be joining you from Sea Ranch tonight, where we have a de facto weekend house – not ours, but belonging to friends who almost never use it and we have the keys.

  8. Looks like Bolsinger will get 3-4 starts to see if he is worth keeping on the playoff roster. Bolsinger > Latos, but he’ll need to state his case over Wood.