Win 4 Vin

Tonight is the rubber game between the Dodgers and the Giants.  The Dodgers carry a five game lead into this game, eleven games left in the season, and a magic number of seven.  Starting pitchers tonight are right handed Kenta Maeda against left handed Matt Moore.  The Dodgers offense was 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position last night.  Their poor performance against left handed pitchers is a known quantity.  How they will deal with that down the stretch and into the playoffs remains to be seen.

This won’t be Vin Scully’s last called game against the Giants, as he will be travelling up to the Phone Booth to call the last three games of the season.  He also has four more home games after this one.

Go Dodgers!  Win for Vin!


42 thoughts on “Win 4 Vin

  1. Double Yuck!

    1. Howie Kendrick (R) LF
    2. Corey Seager (L) SS
    3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
    4. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
    5. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
    6. Carlos Ruiz (R) C
    7. Enrique Hernandez (R) CF
    8. Charlie Culberson (R) 2B
    9. Kenta Maeda (R) P


  2. Thanks crash. I don’t know why I was under the impression this was his last home game. I was however. Even after I looked at the schedule. I’m gonna miss him. I shed a tear when Ellis left and a today while reading the articles about Vin, I shed a tear again.

    I’ll post my thoughts on him at some point.


  3. Puiggy is redeeming himself with four homers in September. Yet, his September batting average is only .206. When you include his defense, and then add the clubhouse chemistry generated by #DONTLOOKATME, Puiggy will likely be on the playoff roster.

    So will Reddick. So will Pederson. So will Kendrick. The question still looms – which additional left-handed outfielder will be included in the playoff roster? The answer for me is Toles and not Ethier. Toles has shown a lot of tools that will help the Dodgers in the playoffs- hitting, hit for power, defense, and speed. Ethier still hasn’t caught up; he’s got just ten games left to do so.

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      • Kike Hernandez is back-up ss. Sounds like you want the offense playoff roster. Okay, here goes. Four starting pitchers and seven or eight relievers. So that makes 13 to 14 offensive players.

        1 Corey Seager ss (everyday)
        2 Adrian Gonzalez 1b (everyday)
        3 Justin Turner 3b (everyday that he is healthy, hopefully always.)
        4 Yasmani Grandal c everyday
        5 Howie Kendrick lf against lefties, 2b against righties
        6 Joc Pederson cf – platoon
        7 Andrew Toles lf platoon
        8 Josh Reddick rf – platoon
        9 Yasiel Puig rf – platoon
        10 Chase Utley 2b platoon
        11 Kike Hernandez cf platoon and backup ss
        12 Chooch Ruiz c backup
        13 Rob Segedin pinch hitter
        14 only if bullpen limited to seven relievers, then add Charlie Culberson as backup ss and ph


  4. with last night’s game, I am certain Puig has made enough headlines this week, to assure he will be on the play-off roster, and with that he will set up for trade talks, and certainly with a good October, and perhaps on to Spring Training, he will be discussed for a trade, but the chips will be higher if he is good, Hopefully a good SP, and certainly dont want to hear about ryan braun becoming a Dodger. Then again Puig may find himself as the starting RF for the 2017 campaign for the Dodgers. I listened to the ESPN broadcast last night, I had enough of SF’s Crud and Tripe talking, and they were doing great stuff on Vinny, interview Kersh and Jaime, all very good. Espn also called out Puig saying he has been a good teammate, signing autographs and being upbeat, “a different friendly piug that I havent seen before” I paraphrase the quote.
    I think the Dodgers need to keep the foot on the gas, but start scouting the Nationals and get ready for them in October. with 6 games up, E number of 5 and only 3 games left with gnats, the Dodgers could use those last 3 games to sink the gnats out of the Play-off picture, thus fulfilling one of my personal goals of the 2016 season.

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  5. koufax has already said it and I’ve been thinking along the same lines. With the lead we have now, it seems likely we’ll win the division and I’m thinking the scouting of the Nats has been going on for a bit. On one hand, using Anderson and Kazmir makes me nervous and I really wouldn’t bet much on good results, as we haven’t done that well against the Rocks lately. They can hit. On the other we do need to see what they are capable of, even if it wound up being an inning or two in the playoffs. The other starters are also getting some rest. We’ll see real soon. On any account, I’d like to go into the final series with the giants with a lead they can’t overcome. It would be even better to knock them out of the playoffs completely.

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      • Must be off my meds. First I favor De Leon over Anderson, then I think the NLDS will go 5 games.

        #whatyoudo2me – I’m thinking the plan is to unleash the bats and score about 9 runs per game. Plus, every time the Nats get on first base, hustle Julio Urias out there to pick them off.

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