Rockies @ Dodgers September 29, 2012: Chatwood vs Blanton

September 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Posted in Game Threads | Leave a comment

Maybe it’s because I know it’s too little too late, maybe it’s because I know they don’t really deserve it, and maybe it’s because getting the second wild card is mostly a dummy prize anyway, but I’m having a bit of a hard time getting motivated for these remaining games. (And maybe I’m still a bit jet lagged, making staying up late to watch them difficult.) Sure, I’m happy to have any Dodger baseball for as long as we can get it, but to be honest, I’m getting more enjoyment out of setting up the templates for the 51 season in review pieces we’ll start in a few weeks (first one already in the books: Adam Kennedy) than I am in figuring out the various and unlikely ways in which the Dodgers overtake St. Louis.

Still, at least the team has looked better over the last few days, even if it’s probably weeks past when that would matter, and there are still games to be played – games that, if at least in theory only, still matter. So as the Cardinals prepare to send Kyle Lohse against Jordan Zimmermann, the Dodgers send Joe Blanton to the mound against Tyler Chatwood and the Rockies. You’ll notice that Nick Punto is leading off tonight, and while that’s probably not ideal, at least Don Mattingly is starting to notice that Mark Ellis just absolutely can’t hit right-handed pitching, so that’s something.

Rockies
Dodgers
SS
Rutledge
2B
Punto
CF
Blackmon
RF
Ethier
1B
Pacheco
CF
Kemp
C
Rosario
1B
Gonzalez
3B
Nelson
SS
Ramirez
LF
Brown
LF
Victorino
RF
McBride
3B
Cruz
2B
LeMahieu
C
A.Ellis
P
Chatwood
P
Blanton

 

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