Diamondbacks @ Dodgers – Game 1

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Tonight the Arizona Diamondbacks come to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers at 7:10 pm.  Zack Greinke will start for Arizona, while Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers.  The current NL West standings show Arizona in first place at 7-3, Colorado close behind at 7-4, and Los Angeles tied for third place with San Diego at 5-5.

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37 thoughts on “Diamondbacks @ Dodgers – Game 1

  1. I was talking to my turn coat sister who was very stoked with the d-backs fast start, in spite of the small sample size. I thought her happiness was a little over done and premature, so for the same reason I’m not going to get down or very unhappy with the new season. We’ve got a looong way to go and a lot of baseball to be played.
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    Crash has posted an interesting article above. I don’t necessarily agree with the starting pitching part of the article, but ti does make some interesting points.

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  2. Dodgers still can’t hit elite pitching…hell, they can’t even hit Brett Anderson… This team is no different than the Mattingly teams…good enough to make the playoffs, but far too many holes to win it all. Kind of like Groundhog Day, year after year after year after year.

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  3. If it’s going to be one of those years anyway, just make it a rebuilding year of sorts.

    Bring up Urias, White, Bellinger and Verdugo.

    Send Hill, Hatcher, Hernandez, and Van Slyke packing (DFA)

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  4. I can tell you if I’m the opposing team I scrape up every southpaw I can find to start whether he’s a starter or not, and even call up a minor leaguer. You know going in that the Dodgers won’t field their best line-up, sitting at least two and sometimes three of their best players each and every game.

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  5. Lineup vs. Greinke

    1. Andrew Toles (L) LF
    2. Corey Seager (L) SS
    3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
    4. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
    5. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
    6. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
    7. Joc Pederson (L) CF
    8. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
    9. Clayton Kershaw (L) P

    Go Dodgers!

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  6. As I said on the last tread, I’m looking to see the Dodgers get out of this latest slump of having a lot of trouble hitting after a runner reaches 2nd base and hopefully they’ll start hitting the southpaws.

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  7. good point OBF, in hindsight, kershaw should of struck out, with runners on 2&3, let toles be the tolling bell for the RBI. PUiIG I was surprised ZG didnt bean him

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  8. Isn’t it a bit early to start DFAing multiple players and replacing them with unproven prospects? I agree the team still has the same issues as last season, at least so far. But to throw in the towel after two weeks? Not ready to do that.

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  9. I am not much of a second guesser but did Roberts make a mistake letting Kershaw pitch the 9th in a blowout game? While a complete game shutout is great, preserving Kershaw’s health is more important, so limiting his pitches might make sense. I am sure Clayton wanted to finish the game and he certainly has earned the benefit of the doubt. Seems like a tough choice for the manager.

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    • Kershaw only had 87 pitches through eight full innings, so it wasn’t a stretch to send him out in the ninth. If he got a quick one-two-three, he could have finished the complete game shutout with a hundred or fewer pitches. Once he got into trouble, Roberts pulled him to limit the pitch count.

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