Dodgers Padres

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp gestures as he tries on his new uniform during a news conference introducing him as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres deal for the former the Los Angeles Dodger was the first of three big deals by new Padres general manager A.J. Preller, who also has added outfielder Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, from Tampa Bay and All-Star catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Hospital Report

The Dodgers are playing four games in San Diego starting tonight.  The following is a brief review of the status of various players.

60 Day Disabled List:  Bronson Arroyo, Carlos Frias, Brandon McCarthy, Josh Ravin, Hyun-Jin Ryu

15 Day Disabled List:  Howie Kendrick (Hammy), Yasiel Puig (Hammy), Enrique Hernandez (Hammy)

Not on the DL, but banged up:  Jose Peraza (Hammy), Justin Turner (HBP, hand is sore), Yasmani Grandal (sore left shoulder)

Still recovering from injury:  Justin Turner (hitting is off ever since MRSA infection), Joel Peralta (stiff neck), Scott Van Slyke (back is still not all good?)

Just not hitting too well lately:  Joc Pederson (except for his HR off Bumgarner), Alex Guerrero

Total of fifteen guys that aren’t where the Dodgers need them to be.

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123 thoughts on “Dodgers Padres

  1. A thought left behind the last post: Of course the Dodgers would want to put $$ towards Zack, But would he want to stay with the Dodgers / Los Angeles? To be continued.
    Ive said it for a long time, Get rid of any former giant affiliate on this team: Conte my Rally Banana Peel you will slip on. DL then DFA and lets get a trainer that knows how best to avoid injury and fix injury so we dont have about 15 guys that are not 100%.

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    • I think he’d stay if Puig goes. Those two really don’t get along. I think he’d prefer Donnie goes too…..as a guy who studies every aspect of the game, he knows Donnie is a lousy manager and Puig doesn’t put in the hard work needed.

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  2. Stan Conte was the guy who vouched for the healthiness of Jason Schmidt. The Dodgers paid Schmidt $46 million, then Schmidt proceeded to pitch 43 innings for the Dodgers with a 6.02 ERA.

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    • Yes I remember well, not a good memory. In fact I think Colletti was actually in colusion with the giants to screw up the Dodgers. hence Conte, schmidt, Jones I could go on, but I wont. Im still so stoked of the sweep!

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  3. Just a quick update to the “Tale of Two Pitchers” post from OTD. After last night’s game, the average WHIP for Kershaw and Grienke is now 0.872, which means they have the best WHIP all time amongst two-pitcher duos:

    1. Kershaw/Greinke 0.872
    2. Radbourn/Sweeney 0.873
    3. Ward/Bradley 0.878

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  4. Lineup – Seager will wear #5

    Pederson CF
    Utley 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Turner 3B
    Crawford LF
    Grandal C
    Van Slyke RF
    Seager SS
    Latos P

    Where the hell is Every Day Dre? Why is he not starting against the righty?

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  5. I don’t begrudge Greinke one bit for making the most money out of this unbelievable season, especially if it’s coming out of the Guggenholes’ pocket. As a money decision, there’s no question he should opt out of his current contract. That was the purpose of having that option, and Greinke couldn’t have played it any better with the season he’s having just at the right time. As far as the future goes, wherever he lands, he’ll probably be worth the price of the new huge contract for another couple of years, and then the remaining five or seven years of a new contract is something that either the Dodgers or the new team will simply have to eat. It will be a question of who can best afford that kind of realistic outlook. At this point I’d love to see the Guggenholes lose millions upon millions, so they may as well take the chance on giving Greinke all he wants. After all, that’s the new baseball.

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  6. Dodgers who wore #5

    Corey Seager (2015)
    Alberto Callaspo (2015)
    Juan Uribe (2011-2015)
    Reed Johnson (2010)
    Mark Loretta (2009)
    Nomar Garciaparra (2006-2008)
    Hee-Seop Choi (2004-2005)
    Jason Romano (2003)
    Tyler Houston (2002)
    Jose Vizcaino (1998-1999)
    Gary Sheffield (1998)
    Chip Hale (1997)
    Dave Hansen (1994-1996)
    Stan Javier (1990-1992)
    Mike Marshall (1981-1989)
    Johnny Oates (1977-1979)
    Ted Sizemore (1976)
    Ken McMullen (1973-1975)
    Jim Lefebvre (1965-1972)
    Dick Nen (1963)
    Norm Larker (1958-1961)
    Chuck Kress (1954)
    Wayne Belardi (1953-1954)
    Sandy Amoros (1952)
    Tommy Brown (1948-1951)
    Cookie Lavagetto (1937-1947)
    Carl Furillo (1946)
    Johnny Peacock (1945)
    Ben Chapman (1944-1945)
    Clancy Smyres (1944)
    Arky Vaughan (1942-1943)
    Ben Geraghty (1936)
    Jack Radtke (1936)
    Johnny Cooney (1935)
    Tony Cuccinello (1932-1935)

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  7. How is it Latos pitched fairly decent until we get him, then he’s totally for shit? Skip his ass in the rotation from here on out and go with Bolsinger. Fuck this extra day off shit. Kersh and Greinke are used to pitching every 5th day and they do have two open dates this month to boot. This division is far from sewn up and losing even a start apiece by those two could mean the difference. The crap they have going against SD they could easily lose all 4 games. Especially since they still can’t hit.

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  8. Tru, you beat me to it with your comment about Latos.

    As much as I respect Greinke, he will do whatever is best for him financially. I also think he wants to be paid what other premier pitchers are being paid perhaps not just for the money but for the knowledge he is among the best. If the Dodgers are willing to play that game, I would think he would stay regardless of Puig or anyone else.

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  9. Beav, I agree that the hitting woes are of great concern. And while the media has the Giants dead and buried, unless the Dodgers start scoring more runs the division race is still open.

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  10. Shouldn’t really be a surprise it would take a bunch of runs to win this game, especially after going down by 4 runs early. Nothing comes easy for the Dodgers.

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  11. Amazing how a bad bullpen can suck the life out of a team. Giants lose, Seager’s debut looks storybook…and then the gas can squad shits all over the game. Too bad. Don’t print World Series tickets just yet.

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  12. Yes, it would have been worse had the Giants won. I usually like to look at the positives as well but the Dodgers had an opportunity to make a statement tonight and they made one: the pitching beyond Kershaw and Greinke is suspect, which is no news.

    The TV post game guys are making a big deal about the bad call at second base and it was a big play. However, the game still goes on and the pitchers and hitters still have to perform. That did not happen for.the Dodgers.

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  13. Typical. Bullpen shits all over a strong performance whether it be by the starter or the offense. They’d better spend some decent money this off season and fix the pen or they’ll never get anywhere.

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  14. I am ready for the Latos experiment to be over… He sucks!!!!! Major League Sucks!! Anyone with half a brain knew that before he was acquired… FAZ has not impressed me.. They have their McCarthy to go with Neds Schmidt… Two incredibly bad deals right out of the shoot…

    And, the bullpen sucked shit… Good Grief… I’m sorry but I don’t see this team going very far in the post season…..

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  15. I went to sleep after Johnson gave up the lead .

    The new regime’s, newly acquired pitchers, mostly all SUCK/BLOW!

    Hatcher, Peralta, Thomas, Johnson, Latos and Wood. These are just the guys on the 25 man roster, if you throw in Arroyo you can include the 40 man roster too. Then there are the guys that have passed through the dugout such as Beachy, West, Santos, Baker, Surkamp, Tsao and Huff . I’m sure there’s more, as in almost passed through the dugout… Aardsma . The verdict’s still out on whether Avilan will remain helpful or not? Meet the other two guys with the new regime’s stamp of approval. Anderson , who has done fairly well and McCarthy who got freakin hurt (TJS) early in the season and has a somewhat long contract with the team.
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    Kershaw, Greinke and you better grab a shammy, they hold more liquid (you’ll thank me later) than a freaking hanky!
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    I counter the organizations 2015 slogan of “We Love L.A.” with “Kershaw, Greinke and the Sham!!”

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  16. yea I guess last nights game took all the awe away I had for our BP over the gnats series. How inconsistent can they be, Johnson gives two great innings monday, then on Thursday he does shit. If hatcher comes in tonight what will that be?, after 3 great innings on Monday. Perhaps there is some hope that this BP knows the Must win game from one that can get away? I dont like the attitude, but I cant understand it in any other way. Only Jansen seems to be consistent. although this avialian guy has not pissed me off, Yet!
    We need consistent strikes. Johnson walking the lead-off runner is not method to end the inning. Back to school with you.

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  17. In case anyone didn’t notice we chopped off a game on the magic number. I know it’s still too large to make much of a difference, right now, but we know that’s what the Dodgers have to hope happens, as often as possible, from now to the end of the regular season.

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    • If the Rockies can continue beating the Giants, that will help. It would be good to win or split the series with the Padres while that is happening. But we’ll have to take this one game at a time. I hope Bolsinger has a good game tonight.

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  18. Sad to see the bullpen do such a bad job after Kershaw gave them the night off on Wednesday. The bullpen will be used again tonight, since Bolsinger never goes through the lineup more than twice.

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  19. Latos and Mattingly are not best buddies, I guess:

    “It’s hard to get into a rhythm. I kind of settled in, put up two zeros up on the board, found my release point. By the time I do that, I’m already out of the game. … Not being able to get deep in games, being on a quick leash, it’s hard to get into a rhythm whenever you get yanked real fast.”

    Whatever……………………………

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  20. I was complaining about what a buffoon Steiner is ….. and, was told he will probably be the main guy when Vinny leaves. To me that would be another major mistake by this management. I think the fans have to raise a stink. If this happens, I will listen to the opposing team’s feed!

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  21. OMG Yes even kuip and crap could be more knowledgable and funny, over steiner!? Also read where Enrique Hernandez and Yasiel Puig may not play the rest of regular season. Howie Kendrick soon to return. But mostly I want the dodgers to win this game! Hit The Ball!

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  22. That was a real bomb by Schnebler last night. He might make a very interesting trade chip for some pitching this winter.

    I’d also like to thank the Rox for doing their fair share this pennant drive.

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  23. Seager looks good at the plate. Joc just looks lost even though he blooped a hit. Rollins is a waste at leadoff. Dre’s been drinking from that youthful fountain. Woods scares me. And why in the hell if Gonzales is such a great hitter can’t he ever go the other way with only one infielder on that side?

    Still they did their job in SD and have at least split. I was worried about a letdown after the Giants series.

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    • Exactly my miserable thoughts. The team is starting to run, pitchers (except for Thursday) seem to be producing, and team is winning. But before I give a shout out to Mattingly, can he please do something about the lead-off position?

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    • I did have to laugh when Donnie was bragging how he outsmarted the Pads manager the other night, putting Dre in as a PH then pulling him back in favor of Ruggiano when they brought in a lefty.

      Funny he didn’t mention being outsmarted by a turnip in the hundreds of other games he’s managed.

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      • Like in Monday’s game when he sent up Van Slyke to hit for Ethier against a lefty and Bochy predictably brought in Romo, a righty who has been tough on the Dodgers in the past. This move took a hot hitter out of a game that went into extra innings and allowed the Giants to use Romo for another inning.

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  24. The Dodgers are hot now. A. F. and company have done a good job adding depth to the roster. A couple of weeks ago, I thought by this time, the hated ones would have been the division leaders.

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