Dodgers @ Braves May 17, 2013: Ryu vs Maholm

I haven’t missed a game thread yet. Despite the best efforts of the day job, today won’t be that day, but we are going to have to keep this brief.

Yes, that is Luis Cruz in the lineup for the first time since May 5, which was nearly two weeks ago. Can we hope and pray that it will be the last time? Mark Ellis is scheduled to play four innings for Chattanooga tonight (weather permitting), and I cannot imagine that Cruz still exists for any other reason than that Ellis, Jerry Hairston, & Hanley Ramirez are all injured. Hairston reportedly is now battling a knee injury in addition to his other concerns, but Ellis could be back as soon as later this road trip, so… absolutely expect Cruz to go 4-4 with two dingers tonight, just to screw with us. No question.

Dodgers
Braves
LF
Crawford
SS
Simmons
2B
Punto
RF
Heyward
CF
Kemp
CF
J.Upton
1B
Gonzalez
1B
Freeman
C
A.Ellis
3B
Johnson
RF
Van Slyke
C
McCann
3B
Cruz
2B
Uggla
SS
Gordon
CF
B.Upton
P
Ryu
P
Maholm
Fri 10/11Sat 10/12Sun 10/13Mon 10/14Tues 10/15Wed 10/16Thurs 10/17
RR. Belisario9105
LJ.P. Howell152026
RK. Jansen51626
RC. Marmol26
RB. Wilson281411
RC. Withrow2544
RE. Volquez
1105 comments
Dodgerjay
Dodgerjay

How did Ryu do? box score doesn't look horrible, but not great either.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

well.

my Dodgers lost

I need a Rascal to get around town

and I have zero beer in the house

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

The silver lining is Cruz is as good as gone after tonight!!!1!

I Digesti
I Digesti

Turn on the Angels.  Right in time to see Hamilton K with men on the corners.

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

Crushing.  These come from ahead losses really hurt, since the team can't seem to win coming from behind.

I Digesti
I Digesti

Matt came out of he shoes there.

I Digesti
I Digesti

Just pretend your mom is there Matt.

Carver
Carver

lmao Lyons called him Shoemaker

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

C'mon Matty, keep that streak alive.

Dodgerjay
Dodgerjay

So what did you Cruz do to fuck up?

I Digesti
I Digesti

Now would be a good time to extend your hitting streak Matthew Ryan.

o0b00tz0o
o0b00tz0o

@Dodgerjay he did only let 2 runs score. I woulda left him in for the 6th. Doubt he woulda given up a grand slam/

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

@Dodgerjay Not great command or stuff, save for 1 inning.  He got behind most hitters and was fortunate to give up only 2, I think.

BIah
BIah

@Carver Cruz got on base twice, he was hardly the problem tonight.

Dodgerjay
Dodgerjay

@plaza234 @Dodgerjay not good yes, but there could be other circumstances that lead to walk issues, like a tight strike zone or shitty ump. Doesn't mean he was pitching horrible.