Puig-less game chat

 

Yasiel Puig has become a True Dodger as he was scratched with an undefined leg injury strained right shoulder. Alex Castellanos gets the start in right field. Tonight’s cleanup hitter: Jerry Hairston!

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Any word on whether or not he can pinch hit?

    • Anonymous

      Puig is “day to day.”

      • Eric Enders

        But then, aren’t we all, as one of our old friends likes to say.

      • Anonymous

        Hopefully, not in the way that Hanley is.

  • Jack Dawkins

    Did he strain his shoulder trying to throw one of those haymakers last night?

    • Anonymous

      If it’s something other than that, I would be very surprised.

    • Jack Dawkins

      Steve Lyons seems to think that is the case.

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        THERE’S a credible source! ;)

  • Asher B. Garber

    This team sure packs some drama.

  • Anonymous

    Don Mattingly told reporters on Tuesday that Puig was “a little sore” from the brawl, per Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register.
    Puig “took 5 swings of batting practice walked off field threw his bats
    and helmet in dugout then walked to clubhouse with trainers,” per Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News.
    this from Eric Stephen

  • Anonymous

    Every day, a new adventure.

    • Anonymous

      After the last post, I don’t really care what happens the rest of this year!! – no, not really :)

  • Anonymous

    Eric Young, Jr was DFA’d by the Rockies today. I think it’s time for the Dodgers to claim another short utility man.

  • Anonymous

    When looking to see why Ethier is hitting 6th in THIS lineup (1-9 vs. Corbin w/ 5K explains it), I noticed our best BA vs. Corbin belongs to Stephen Fife, with 1 hit in 1 AB.

  • Anonymous

    5, 7, and 8 all moved up in the batting order but Andre stayed at 6, Castellanos at now at 8.
    Please keep in mind this comment of 7 hrs ago: “We’ll see what kind of leader Mattingly is today. A good one will be able to channel that energy into on-field production.”

    This comment was reprinted approvingly 6 hrs ago to my amazement.

  • Anonymous

    The Australia games were officially announced today by the Dodgers, DBacks, and MLB. Arizona will be the home team for both games. So Kershaw vs. Corbin on March 22 in Sydney. Then Greinke vs. Kennedy the next day.

    • Anonymous

      Yesssssssssssssss.
      I have a problem:
      If I can only go to 1 game, do I go see our best in action or do I go see Brawl part 2 :)

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know whether you’re being facetious, but it would make more sense for each team to have one home game.

      • Anonymous

        Nope, both games are Arizona home games. I doubt the Dodgers would have given up two home dates. Arizona likely doesn’t care as much. The Dodgers will be the drawing card in Australia, even if Arizona finishes this season with a far superior record.

        • Anonymous

          The Dodgers sure will be!

          • Anonymous

            Have their been any other Aussies on Arizona besides Trent Oeltjen?

          • Anonymous

            Not sure, I didn’t realise Moylan was an Aussie until the other day!

  • Jack Dawkins

    I see the dodger pregame show is playing up the brawl big time.

    • Anonymous

      I am glad I am not at home to listen to Steve Lyons give his expert opinion.

  • Eric Enders

    I’m always glad for any excuse to watch that Strangelove scene. Gets my vote for single funniest line in movie history.

    • Anonymous

      I was very pleased to find its existence.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Ryu!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Another DP…I’m loving it…(let the dirty comments commence)

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Oh come on Ramon.

    Also, how is that not an error?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    inning should be over 1-0

  • Anonymous

    I just got home from umpiring a youth baseball tournament game. No brawls. And then I saw our lineup. Ouch.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      then you missed RH dropping a one hop strike from JH jr. to let ross score…score should be 1-0

      • Anonymous

        Thanks. Sounds like some of the plays I witnessed tonight.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          if he fields it cleanly…he out by 2 steps…took his eyes off it and just left it in the dirt

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Scratched and now to keep doing it
    Castle!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    RYU!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Now to bring him home and tie this game

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    PUNTO!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Bottom of the order getting it done!

    On Ryu’s triple, I bet almost half the guys on the team would have had an inside the park home run.

    • Jack Dawkins

      Watching it live, it felt like a slow motion replay the way he was laboring on the way to third.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Mellis!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Adrian finally had a good at bat against Corbin.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good inning…had to stop my solitaire game

    • Anonymous

      I stopped eating my lunch

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Great rally, and the stadium really seems up for it tonight.

  • Anonymous

    Where did that inning come from? Wonderful…

  • Anonymous

    2 doubles, 3 singles, a triple – what in the heck is going on

  • Jack Dawkins

    vin with He seop Choi talk.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    RYU!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Nice escape Monster!

    • Anonymous

      We have come to play today

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        hopefully everyday from now on

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Hey all… Just got finished exhaling after that inning.

  • Anonymous

    I was wondering why the starkly different organ playing the last 2 nights, and turns out Nancy Bea’s husband’s having heart surgery and is out. Whoever the sub is has quite a different style and repertoire – and is playing a lot more than she does, including in between pitches and after the 7th inning, two instances in which she does not. Which ends my “Let Nancy Bea Play” campaign; she just doesn’t want to, bless her.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Really curious to see Withrow pitch. He’s gotta come in next, right?

    • Anonymous

      If he does – I’m glad he gets to come in at the start of an inning and not with the bases loaded.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    98 MPH? Jeepers.

    • Anonymous

      Oh man – great stuff with the curve!

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        That was crazy.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Beautiffuuuullll wrinkle

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Parra has a bandaid on the back of his neck…a big one, probably earned last night

  • Anonymous

    This is Withrow’s seventh year with the Dodger system, his first in both AAA and the majors. Yet, he is only 24.

    • Anonymous

      Almost mythical.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Dagnnabit

  • Anonymous

    Another “quality start” by a Dodger hurler without a win. At least Ryu won’t lose it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Stuff looked good, he was just picking at corners too much. Then he seemed to lose control.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Paco!!

    • Anonymous

      onward we go

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    count should be 3-0

  • Anonymous

    Old friend Tony Abreu (07, 09) had three hits for the Giants tonight in their 12-8 loss in Pittsburgh

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Blown play by Saxy?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    time to scratch again…come on guys, Let’s win this one

  • Anonymous

    Montero’s blooper which drove in Goldschmidt to tie the game is called a line-drive on gameday.

    Never noticed that bad a mistake there.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Beautiful pitch

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Dre start it off …or end it whichever you perfer

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dre!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    terrible at bat

    • Anonymous

      True, but at least he didn’t hit a ground ball with two strikes.

  • Anonymous

    Am I correct in thinking that by PH-ing Hanley here, they can now no longer put him on the DL, retroactive to 5 or 6 games ago, or however long it’s been?

    • Anonymous

      you are

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      yes

    • Anonymous
  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Sh………….ucks.

  • Anonymous

    Please send KJ back out.

    • Anonymous

      This not being high school baseball, Jansen could not come out to pitch again.

      • Anonymous

        Ha. Not used to the pitcher batting in the pitcher’s spot late in the game!

  • Anonymous

    Hanley had last played on Saturday, so he had missed only three games (Sunday, Monday and yesterday).

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      He better start a game this weekend or they’re going to look real dumb for not putting him on the DL.

      • Anonymous

        they think he will play on Friday; but the Dodgers’ medical staff wants to be certain the swelling in Ramirez’s left knee and hamstring goes down so he can run without
        discomfort before clearing him to play.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    According to Ken Gurnick Puig was warming up last inning with a bat in the dugout before the Dodgers chose to use Hanley. Why wouldn’t you then use him for say Shumaker?

    • Anonymous

      not dramatic enough

      • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

        Maybe if Adrian gets on…

        Edit: Never mind.

  • Anonymous

    Hanley played in 2 games for the Red Sox in ’05; struck out once in each of 2 games late in season. Then, traded to the Marlins in Nov. in a 4 for 3 trade that brought Beckett, Mike Lowell, and old friend G. Mota.
    Mota had gone to the Marlins from the Dodgers along with Paul Lo Duca and Juan Encarnacion for Hee-Seop Choi, Brad Penny, and Bill Murphy.
    Murphy never played for thr Dodgers; but, was part of the trade that brought Steve Finley.

  • Anonymous

    This is the first game this season that Gonzalez has struck out three times.

    • Anonymous

      He’s looked lost the whole series.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    no no no no

    • Anonymous

      perhaps you prefer League?

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        right now I would prefer Gueirrer…I know but belli is terrible with inherited runners

  • Anonymous

    In spite of timmer’s learned post below, why couldn’t Jansen pitch another inning with a day off tomorrow?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      because they hit for him?

      • Anonymous

        sorry

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t surprise me if Belisario hit somebody, but I sure hope not.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      set up the dp

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      He’s the one that said it wasn’t over, right? Did the benches get warned today?

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        yes

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Yeesh, Hairston saved that one.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    YES!!!

  • Anonymous

    I love you Jerry.

  • Anonymous

    Heart pounding inning.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t they let fans come into the good seats behind home plate this late in a game?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      no way to get there unless you are already in the good seat area

      • Anonymous

        thanks
        it looks bad with so few fans there imo

        • Anonymous

          I think that there is a larger percentage of true fans in other, less expensive sections of the stadium.

          • Anonymous

            I meant there behind home plate.

  • Anonymous

    but who calls that livin’ when no gal will give in

  • Anonymous

    It’s like the Dodgers are using Puig tonight as the anti-closer. Only use him if they have fallen behind in the game…

  • Anonymous

    Okay, now bring in Guerrier. He’s loose, right? Sigh.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Is it bad of me to be kinda hoping for another fight at this point?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    WTH is that shit they do every time they get a hit?

    • Anonymous

      Blowing darts

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    night all…my son needs to be put to bed

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      I think we should all be put to bed.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Belli seems to have lost his effectiveness.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    This all sets up the Puig two run home run for the win, yeah?

  • Anonymous

    Sigh.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    Oh, wait, League is coming in….. make that a 7 run home run.

  • Anonymous

    League, with the bases loaded. Yikes.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    They brought in the gun in case of a fly ball. Unfortunately they got a hit.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    The shoulder looked okay there!

  • Anonymous

    Puig can pitch, right?

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Are there any people left in the stadium? I’d have walked out by now.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

      I’ve never left a game early, though this seems as good a time as any.

    • Anonymous

      Just hanging around for that 5-run Puig moonshot.

      • Anonymous

        Make that 4.

  • Anonymous

    The jury has returned with a verdict on Belisario. Jurors were already in the penalty phase of the trial for League.

  • Anonymous

    League has gone from closer to poser.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    4 solo shots?

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    You know who would be great to have on the bench for a time like this?

    Manny.

    I better go to bed soon, I’m starting to lose it.

    • Anonymous

      LOL.

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Heck, Snider. Wally Moon. Dusty Baker. Jimmy Wynn.

      • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

        [announcer voice on] Now batting for your Los Angeles Dodgers, Manny Mota. Mota, mota, mota…..[announcer voice off]

  • Anonymous

    Almost 1:30 here in Winnipeg, but I remain strangely riveted to this game.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Now that Puig scored can he bat again???

  • Anonymous

    Fedex or Cruz?

    • Anonymous

      Both.

  • Anonymous

    Time for a late night special delivery…

  • Anonymous

    And Cruz in to run.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    Another game blown late… ugh.

  • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

    One step up (and 50 fists thrown) and two steps back…

  • Anonymous

    The two-out, two-run single allowed by League proved to be the coup de gras.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      Not to be picky, but I think League himself is the coup de gras.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Bah. Can we get Saito and Broxton back?

  • Anonymous

    Was that the 16th loss by our bullpen?

  • Anonymous

    Is League ready to go on the DL? Surely, he must have at least one sore hamstring. Perhaps Belisario has one as well. Everyone else seems to have one on this team.

  • Anonymous

    With all this money, we can’t buy a bullpen?

    • Anonymous

      My kingdom for a bullpen?

      • Anonymous

        “For want of a bullpen…”

  • Anonymous

    NPUT

    • Anonymous

      Thank God.