Game 141, 2015

Dodgers at D-Backs, 5:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

Mike Bolsinger makes another spot start for the Dodgers. He’s been pretty effective for them this season at 6-3 with a 2.97 ERA. He once played for the Diamondbacks and has faced them twice this year, giving up two runs and six hits in eleven innings. Rubby De La Rosa will pitch for the Arizona team; he’s 12-7 with a 4.49 ERA. He pitched for the Dodgers in 2011-2012, going 4-5 as a starter before being traded to the Red Sox in the Crawford-Gonzalez deal.


Grandal’s shoulder has seemingly improved enough to play, while Rollins’ finger has not.

134 thoughts on “Game 141, 2015

  1. Funny, haven’t heard Ned’s name mentioned for any of the GM vacancies open or soon to be open…

    • In the best scenario, Sabean retires and SF quickly nabs Ned to replace him due to his former Gnat ties, thinking he’s a can’t miss replacement.

      Greatly worried they may lose such an invaluable employee, the Dodgers offer Ned a new title, Vice-President of Irrelevancy, in a futile attempt to retain him.

      Meanwhile, back in the real world…

      • Naturally, I was being sarcastic. It is apparent everyone but Frank McCourt knew him for the zero he was/is. I can’t understand why the Dodgers keep him around, even if they have to pay him. Pay him off and cut him loose, he’s an embarrassment. Unless it’s like keeping a monkey in a cage for amusement…

    • I think maybe Grandal should have been DLed a couple of weeks ago. I think that would have been more beneficial than the limited playing he has done.

  2. The Blue Jays have designed Scott Copeland for assignment, as Shi Davidi of Sportsnettweets. The move will create room for the newly acquired Darwin Barney on the team’s 40-man roster.

  3. It would be nice to watch a ballgame this afternoon but the MLB Blackout Rules prevent it. Research indicates Southern Nevada is in Broadcast Territory claimed by SIX MLB teams: Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Giants, As, and Diamondbacks and, therefore, subject to blackouts by all. What’s that add up to, about 3/4 of the Dodger’s schedule? With Dish I get MLB-TV free but the blackout rule applies. I really don’t know how that works, I get most of the games when they play Anaheim, S.F., S.D. but none from Phoenix and only some from back east. Also get a few games on ESPN, MLB Channel, Fox, and TBS. Altogether maybe 30% of the games. Guess I can’t complain…

    • Yesterday, MLBTV told me the Bay Area was in the Toronto/NYC blackout area in the morning, but I was able to watch game two of their doubleheader in the afternoon. The blackout rules make no sense and, sooner rather than later, they’re gonna go.

      • The below-listed Club(s) is within the searched home television territory (Hawai’i), and MLB.TV is subject to blackout for all regular season live games for these Club(s):

        Oakland Athletics
        Seattle Mariners
        San Francisco Giants
        San Diego Padres
        Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
        Los Angeles Dodgers

        • We’re probably 4000 miles apart, and we share 5 blackouts. You have Seattle whereas I have Phoenix. Perhaps I better alert Phoenix so they can add you to their list…

          • Right. Because I’m very likely to walk up to one of those stadiums at game time. Occasionally there’s a screech of anger directed its way but so far MLB doesn’t care.

  4. Wow. Looks like I missed some great action tonight! HR’s! Slump busting HR’s. Rookie HR’s.

  5. Right before that, a D-backs fan leaned over and caught a foul ball, his mitt right over all three of the D-back’s players. And Peralta, I think, was pissed. Then, the HR.

    • The D-backs are a truly tough offense right now. They read his breaking balls perfectly the third time through.

  6. My goodness, Toronto is whomping the Yankees in the 2nd game of their doubleheader after beating them badly in the first one. That’ll expand the division lead and push the Yanks closer to their competitors for the wild cards.

  7. OK, my playoff roster. Feel free to post your own but don’t bother trying to change my mind…
    6 relief pitchers

  8. Eleventh inning at Yanqui Stadium is pure comedy, as Jays score three runs on bases-loaded walks. Toronto pinch-runner Dalton Pompey, who scored earlier in the inning, just got pinch-hit for.

  9. I hope Grandal is truly well enough to start contributing again. Hard to quibble with Seager in the lineup, but I think the team is better off when Rollins is also healthy.

  10. Link, I know NPUT is a Jon Weisman tradition but did you ever consider just putting in a link to the new post? Labor saving device…