Dodgers @ Braves August 18, 2012: Harang vs Sheets

Don Mattingly gets suspended for two games following the mess in Pittsburgh, which he’ll be begin serving tonight, while Matt Kemp gets none. Is that fair? I’m not sure, but I don’t care to think about it any further; losing your manager is far, far less damaging than losing your best hitter.

In Mattingly’s absence, bench coach Trey Hillman will take over, but other than returning A.J. Ellis to the lineup, each club starts the identical lineup as they did on Friday night. Keep a close on Atlanta starter Ben Sheets, one of the best comeback stories of the season. He hasn’t faced the Dodgers since getting shelled by a nearly completely different roster back in 2008; only four Dodgers have faced him more than ten times, and of them only Shane Victorino is playing tonight.

Dodgers
Braves
LF
Victorino
CF
Bourn
2B
M.Ellis
LF
Prado
CF
Kemp
RF
Heyward
RF
Ethier
3B
Jones
SS
Ramirez
1B
Freeman
1B
Loney
2B
Uggla
3B
Cruz
C
Ross
C
Ellis
SS
Janish
P
Harang
P
Sheets

 

513 comments
Hoagiebum
Hoagiebum

Moar Mattingly suspensions please

Hoagiebum
Hoagiebum

now lyons and collins can go smoke a cigarette and take a cold shower

WBBsAs
WBBsAs

Kenley must be rusty.

WBBsAs
WBBsAs

Stults does the Full Zito, but the Padres get to face the Gnats bullpen for five innings. 

Hoagiebum
Hoagiebum

well, collins and lyons at least get to jones over jones one more time

JoeyE
JoeyE

SMH. he put his head down like he just got under it

Deuce (is loose)
Deuce (is loose)

If Chipper doesn't play tomorrow, what will Collyons talk about?

JoeyE
JoeyE

Giancarlo Stanton has played 7 games at Coors and has homered in all 7 lol. He bounced one out of Coors tonight

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Stults dying against no-juice Giants. 

JoeyE
JoeyE

love Hanley's swing. so much Manny

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Whither Carl?

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

OMG did you see the size of that person behind the plate?!?!

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

hahahahaha. that name is so nasty

Hoagiebum
Hoagiebum

 @JohnM

 at least he does what you are supposed to do with a 5 run lead....throw strikes.

JoeyE
JoeyE

nvm 6 straight games

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

 @DBrim Haha @ the guy falling into the fountain.

 

Suicide @ Hawk.

Dodgerjay
Dodgerjay

 @joekings God I hated those years when they were consistently winning the division...

JoeyE
JoeyE

 @joekings Eric Stults is pitching for them? wow. freaking Giants. Ross Olendorf and Stults back to back

JoeyE
JoeyE

 @ThtsaPaddlin speaking of size, you need to see Bengie Molina. I flipped to the Angels 2002 reunion. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @VietnamDodger My favorite part is that he doesn't say anything about any other facet of the team.