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Highway 161 game chat

Number of MLB teams with at least 90 wins since 2002
2002: 11
2003: 8
2004: 10
2005: 7
2006: 6
2007: 6
2008: 6
2009: 7
2010: 9
2011: 9
2012: 9
2013: 11

Rockies at Dodgers, 6:10 p.m.

If Zack Greinke avoids four hitless at-bats in his final start of the season, he’ll finish with an on-base percentage of more than .400. And if he avoids an 0-for-8, he’ll finish with a batting average above .300.


Kershaw CLXXXII: Kershawvity Falls


Season finale chat


  1. KT

    Thought we weren’t going to get a new thread:

    Go BLUE!!!! Dodgers are road warriors this year….Playoff bound, maybe Atlanta bound

  2. ASW1

    Los Angeles Dodgers Lineup

    RF: Skip Schumaker
    C: A.J. Ellis
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    1B: Adrian Gonzalez
    CF: Matt Kemp
    3B: Juan Uribe
    2B: Michael Young
    LF: Scott Van Slyke
    SP: Zack Greinke

    Colorado Rockies Lineup

    RF: Charlie Blackmon
    LF: Charlie Culberson
    CF: Corey Dickerson
    SS: Troy Tulowitzki
    1B: Todd Helton
    3B: Nolan Arenado
    C: Jordan Pacheco
    2B: Jonathan Herrera
    SP: Juan Nicasio

  3. scooplew

    Jon: I don’t understand the chart. Can you enlighten me? Thanks.

  4. KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers47s
    Matt Kemp was removed from the lineup prior to the game for precautionary reasons with left ankle soreness. #Dodgers

  5. Bob_Hendley

    Clay, Greinke and Ryu are three of top seven NL ERA.

  6. Bob_Hendley

    Juan needs to take care of Buss.

  7. ASW1

    No surprise with 1st base open Nicasio didn’t want to walk the #8 hitter to get to the pitcher : Greinke!

  8. KT

    Good communication and backup by SVS

  9. RBI

    Anyone else going tomorrow in order to appreciate and be appreciated?

  10. RBI

    Nice hit, Uribear!

  11. ASW1

    missed it – how did the Rocks score?

  12. KT

    3 outs in Atl…with a cards win or Barves loss tomorrow we travel to Atl for game 1 Oct 3rd

  13. KT

    fantastic play by rollins

  14. John_from_Aus

    Nice play by Adrian with Zac covering

  15. ASW1

    Time to score some runs!

  16. btimmer

    California Highway 161 runs along the Oregon border.

    • ASW1

      Pretty road – see views like that all the time while hunting, fishing and camping out in the great state of California.

  17. ASW1

    Let’s go Gonzo!!!

  18. ASW1

    Good eye, Adrian – now let’s do some damage, Uribe.

  19. btimmer

    Braves coach Terry Pendleton grabbed Chris Johnson in the dugout tonight and shoved him. Pendleton was ticked off because Johnson threw his helmet in the dugout and hit Pendleton.

    Brian McCann was unavailable for comment.

  20. ASW1

    I guess I’m in the minority here, but SVS inspires zero confidence in me when he comes to the plate – I really don’t think he warrants consideration on the postseason roster.

    • scooplew

      Then we are in the minority together.

    • Jack Dawkins

      I think when you look at the size of him you see Adam Dunn in the Cincy years. Unfortunately you get more like Adam Dunn 2011.

    • DS1981

      Well, why would a career AAA player inspire confidence?

    • RBI

      I agree. I would even prefer Dee.

    • Bob_Hendley

      You may be both expecting too much and not realizing what he has given us. SVS as a 5th and PH has put up pretty good numbers with an OPS+ of 127 in 146 PA and hits righties as well as he hits lefties. In Sept, despite having a .188 babip he has managed an OPS+ of 121. I think we want this guy on the playoff roster.

  21. RBI

    And again with the Uribe glove.

  22. Jack Dawkins

    Let’s go gumby!

  23. ASW1

    Jekyll and Hyde offense.

  24. KT

    Nice inning Paco

  25. KT

    Good at bat Juanito

  26. RBI

    Come on Van Slyke. Prove us wrong!

  27. DS1981

    Honest question, what is Van Slyke actually good at? I mean, Gordon has speed at least.

  28. RBI

    Frustrating game.

    • WinnipegDave

      I agree. That’s the type of game that concerns me the most – a low scoring loss. Great pitching but ultimately no key hit or two.

    • WBBsAs

      In the end, a meaningless game except that nobody got hurt (to the best of my knowledge).

  29. RBI

    Good pitching. Absent offense.

  30. scooplew

    Distressing penultimate game of the regular season, particularly as none of our “four” starting outfielders started. We need to win tomorrow to get the bad taste erased.

    • RBI

      I guess it would have been worse if we had lost with the A team outfield playing…

      • scooplew

        Point well taken, but I think we would have done better — at least one run better — had at least a couple of the Big Four been in the starting lineup.

  31. Spence

    Only way Dodgers get a home playoff series is if they were to meet the Reds in the NLCS. Anything else, and its on the road.

  32. Bob_Hendley

    Everybody all over SVS. I didn’t see the game, but I suppose he mucked up. You may be both expecting too much and not realizing what he has given us. SVS as a 5th and PH has put up pretty good numbers with an OPS+ of 125 in 150 PA and hits righties as well as he hits lefties. In Sept, despite having a .176 babip he has managed an OPS+ of 103. I think we want this guy on the playoff roster.

  33. btimmer

    Forget the 3-way tie possibility in the AL. I’m looking forward to these results: NY beats MIL, PHI beats ATL, COL beats LA. That would mean FIVE teams in the NL would finish 74-88.

  34. btimmer

    If the Yankees and Orioles win and the Royals lose, there will be three AL teams that finish 85-77.

  35. RBI

    Finally watched “42”last night. Proud to be a Dodger fan this morning.

  36. scooplew

    Interesting game going on in Miami.

    • ASW1

      Tigers get no-hit on a walk-off wild pitch – needless to say, never seen that before.

  37. KT

    WP walk off…no hitter

    • Bumsrap

      Pitcher sympathy?

      • KT

        don’t get your reference

        • Bumsrap

          Bottom of the 9th in a meaningless game and all Miami needs to do for its pitcher to get a no hitter is to score a run so the opposing pitcher throws several sliders low and away and in the dirt that have good chances to get past the catcher….

  38. ASW1

    Guess we’ll see how much momentum counts for the Tigers – going into the playoffs having been swept by the Marlins – and being no-hit in the last game of the regular season, no less.

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