Friday, September 18, 2015

Game 146 Thread: Sept. 18 vs. Pirates, 7p

Zack Greinke (17-3, 1.61) vs. Jeff Locke (8-10, 4.43).

Pittsburgh may have swept us in early August, but they've been on a recent streak of some tough Locke (not the first time I've used this pun) lately. They come into Dodger Stadium having dropped their last three games and wielding the edge in the NL Wild Card, but only by two games over the divisional rival Cubs. Adding injury to insult, the Cubs' Chris Coghlan took out SS Jung Ho Kang yesterday, breaking Kang's left leg and tearing his knee ligament. Brutal.

Locke has been characterized as promising this year, however this view is not only seen by many commentators as incomplete, but it carries a degree of rationalism that cannot be made consistent with our picture of Locke as the arch-empiricist of his period. So, there.

And anyway, we've got Cy Young hopeful Zack Greinke on the mound for us tonight. Let's keep whittling away at that magic number (now at 10) so we can let Don Mattingly get all of his crazy lineups out of his system, before the postseason begins.

16 comments:

karen said...

Possible play off preview tonight. Let's not forget the shitty treatment we received in PittShit earlier this season getting swept. Paybacks a bitch Bucs and it's coming your way tonight.

Feel the HATE Dodger fans. Let's kick some of this inferior Pirate ass...

karen said...

1-0 Blue going to 2...

Steve Sax said...

Can't believe we did a double steal in the first, leading to Ruggiano scoring on the error. Nice!

karen said...

2-0 Good Guys at the end of 2. I'm with you Sax on all of these stolen bases this late in the season. What happened to the first 2/3 of the year...not that I'm complaining mind you!

Orel said...

Could it be...Roenicke's doing?

spank said...

Geaux Greinke!

karen said...

I heard Charley talking a few weeks back and he was strongly insinuating that several of the players were not pleased about Bundy losing his job to Roenicke and that the stealing seemed to start taking off at that point.

karen said...

Corey shows why he is the star of the future slamming a 2 run homer. Blue up 4-1 with Boys still batting in the 4th...

BJ Killeen said...

Gotta just love Greinke. Such an all around winner

spank said...

6-1 Dodgers

Orel said...

Way to show your displeasure, players

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: what was the displeasure comment about?

Fred's Brim said...

WOOP!

Fred's Brim said...

Stealing bases is the baseball way of protesting management decisions

Fred's Brim said...

Compared to the corporate world where you top-shelf the toilets in the executive bathroom

karen said...

Yankees playing Mets on FOX...I'm going to have to venture into unchartered territory and root for the Yankmes, ugh....but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

#dodgershomefieldadvantage