Apr 22, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers Go For Home Stand Split In Rubber Game

Dodgers Lineup vs. Colorado-4-27-14

Gordon 2B
Puig RF
Kemp CF
Gonzalez 1B
Uribe 5
Van Slyke LF
Turner SS
Fedex C
Ryu P

 

Jorge De La Rosa-1-3 vs. Hyun-jin Ryu-3-1

 

The Dodgers have activated infielder Carlos Triunfel, and optioned reliever Jose Dominguez back to Albuquerque. I’m assuming the Dodgers did this because Hanley is going to be out a few days with his bruised hand, and the Dodgers are short handed on the bench.

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The 24-year old Dominican infielder was originally signed by Seattle as an amateur free agent in 2006. He’s 5’11 and 195, and bats right handed. The Dodgers claimed him off of waivers on April 2. Triunfel has played in 27 MLB games for the Mariners in 2012, and 2013. He batted .227 in 2012, and .136 last year in 47 plate appearances. He has a career .167 average, and has had time at short, third and second. Triunfel was batting .291 at Albuquerque in 17 games. he will wear number 45.

They probably should have called up Alexander Guerrero, but I’m assuming this is only going to be for a few more days. When Clayton Kershaw is ready to be activated if Hanley is all better, I would think they would option Triunfel back down, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Today the Dodgers try to win a series at home, as they take on the Colorado Rockies in the rubber game of the three game set, and the final game of the home stand.

The Dodgers will give the ball to Hyun-jin Ryu, while Colorado will counter with right hander and ground ball expert Jorge De La Rosa.

De La Rosa is 33 years old, and from Monterrey Mexico. This is his seventh season with Colorado, and last year he led the club in wins, with a 16-6 record. His ERA last year was 3.49, and his strikeout to walk ratio was about two and a half.

De La Rosa has gotten off to a poor start this year though. He is 1-3 with a 6.38 ERA in 24 innings pitched. But this year he’s striking out more guys. His whiff per nine rate is 9.4 as he’s whiffed 25 in his 24 innings. He’s allowed just four home runs, and walked 11. His ground ball percentage was 47.3 last year and this year it’s at 55.9.

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The Dodgers are pretty familiar with De La Rosa. He’s never preformed well against the Dodgers. He is 2-8 with a 5.99 ERA against the boys in blue. And at Dodger Stadium he is 0-4. The Dodgers are batting .303 against him with seven home runs. Gonzo is hitting .375 with three long balls, and Kemp is batting .423 off of De La Rosa with three doubles, and three home runs himself. Too bad Hanley can’t play as he is 8 for 21 against him.

PA

AB

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

Adrian Gonzalez

38

32

12

2

0

3

9

5

12

.375

.447

.719

Matt Kemp

28

26

11

3

0

3

8

1

3

.423

.429

.885

Juan Uribe

28

23

6

0

0

0

0

4

8

.261

.393

.261

Hanley Ramirez

25

21

8

4

0

1

3

4

4

.381

.480

.714

Andre Ethier

19

19

3

1

0

0

1

0

6

.158

.158

.211

Scott Van Slyke

6

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

.000

.000

.000

Tim Federowicz

4

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

.250

.250

.250

Paul Maholm

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

.000

.000

.000

Carl Crawford

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

.000

.000

Dan Haren

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.500

.500

.500

Hyun-jin Ryu

2

2

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.500

.500

.500

Josh Beckett

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

.000

Total

159

142

43

10

0

7

22

14

41

.303

.365

.521

 

The Dodgers will counter with Hyun-jin Ryu. Ryu is off to a fantastic start this year. He is 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA, and has whiffed 28 and walked just 11. He has not allowed a home run this year, and has been pretty dominant overall. Ryu is 1-1 against Colorado with a 3.60 ERA.

PA

AB

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

Josh Rutledge

6

6

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

.167

.167

.167

Jordan Pacheco

5

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

.200

.200

.200

Nolan Arenado

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

.000

.000

Charlie Blackmon

3

2

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

1.000

1.000

1.000

Carlos Gonzalez

3

1

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

1.000

1.000

4.000

Charlie Culberson

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.500

.500

.500

Troy Tulowitzki

2

2

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

.500

.500

.500

Jorge De La Rosa

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

.000

.000

Total

26

23

7

0

0

1

3

3

8

.304

.385

.435

 

First pitch is at 1:10 PM, and televised on Sportsnet. We hope you enjoy the game, and we’ll be back later with a full recap. The Dodgers can split the home stand with a win this afternoon.

Go Blue!

Tags: Carlos Triunfel Hanley Ramirez Hyun-jin Ryu Jorge De La Rosa Los Angeles Dodgers

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