Game 99, 2016

Dodgers at Cardinals, 4:15PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-M

Kenta Maeda (8-7, 3.25 ERA) tries to bounce back from a poor start his last time out against the D-Backs in which he gave up five runs in 4 1/3 innings. He’ll face Mike Leake (7-7, 4.00 ERA), who has won his last two starts.

Also: “Dodgers have recalled RHP Ross Stripling from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned LHP Grant Dayton to OKC.”

Lineup when available.

75 thoughts on “Game 99, 2016

  1. According to our local news last night, Chris Sale cut up the Whitesox throw back uniforms, making them unwearable. Where was Sale and his scissors when the Astros had those bizarre uniforms in the 70’s?

    • Agreed. Even though Maeda didn’t help the pen too much, it felt less stressful all around.

  2. I think everyone was worried about Tropical Storm Darby and so held off on shopping; now that the thing has been downgraded to “ordinary” they all came out to Safeway. What a crowd! Every register full, and they weren’t buying storm prep stuff, but meat and veg instead.

  3. Cardinal announcers discussing Stripling’s game where he did not give up a hit against them but was taken out. They suggested that since he was going to comeout anyway, he should have grooved a pitch to a hitter.

  4. Imaging that the players traded in return are very similar, would people rather have Archer or Sale?

  5. Do you think the Dodgers brought up Stripling to start or for long relief? Might need to throw him in today if Maeda continues to struggle in this inning.

  6. Get somebody up in the bullpen right now, Roberts. Maeda has hit his ending point again.

    He’s got to work on conditioning in the offseason; he’s got to be able to go longer than five innings. I wonder if it’s a result of the once-a-week game schedule Japanese pitchers typically keep to.

  7. 20-something pitches in that inning. It’s like Maeda runs out of gas or fine tuning or something in the fifth inning, every game. He averages 5 2/3 innings per game.

  8. Heard this earlier from Monday or Steiner. The record between these teams since they first met in 1890 is Dodgers 1,020 – Cardinals 1,019.

  9. Yanquis making Cueto work hard, but nothing to show for it yet. Crawford makes his fourth error in 12 innings.

  10. Pitches thrown in last three games:
    Norris — 113 (90 on Wednesday, 0 on Thursday, 23 on Friday)
    McCarthy — 85 (0, 0, 85)
    Urias — 77 (0, 77, 0) — now at OKC
    Blanton — 48 (0, 32, 16)
    Howell — 38 (20, 5, 13)
    Coleman — 36 (12, 14, 20)
    Jansen — 35 (0, 21, 14)
    Avilan — 33 (27, 6, 0)
    Baez — 32 (0, 23, 9)
    Dayton — 32 (0, 0, 32) — MLB debut yesterday; had last pitched 7-18 for OKC
    Liberatore — 24 (0. 12. 12)
    Maeda — 0 (starts today)
    Kazmir — 0 (starts tomorrow)

  11. This has been a very up and down road trip but still a chance to finish it 5-4 if we win today and tomorrow. But really, could have been at 5 wins already.