Padres @ Dodgers Sept. 9, 2014: So Many Relievers To Choose From

I really don’t have anything interesting to say about tonight’s game. Roberto Hernandez is less interesting than Clayton Kershaw. Andrew Cashner is definitely better than Odrisamer Despaigne, but not as interesting. Even Don Mattingly‘s lineup isn’t all that interesting, since it’s the same as last night other than swapping Juan Uribe and Yasiel Puig.

Padres
Dodgers
7:10 p.m.
Los Angeles, Ca.
3B
Spangenberg
2B
Gordon
RF
Smith
SS
Ramirez
1B
Grandal
1B
Gonzalez
2B
Gyorko
RF
Kemp
C
Rivera
LF
Crawford
CF
Venable
3B
Uribe
RF
Liriano
CF
Puig
SS
Amarista
C
Ellis
P
Cashner (R)
P
Hernandez (R)

Here’s what I am thinking about, though. These are the 10 active relievers on the Dodger roster right now:

Plus:

That’s 14 names. That’s perhaps twice as many as can make a potential playoff roster. Obviously, this is all premature. The Dodgers haven’t made the playoffs yet. At least a few of those names are easy cuts. Someone could get injured. At some point in the next two weeks, if the playoff picture becomes clearer, I’m sure I’ll do a post about a full potential postseason roster. But man, this could get messy.

ThrowsRelieverSat 10/15Sun 10/16Mon 10/17Tue 10/18Wed 10/19Thur 10/20Fri 10/21
LAvilan--OFF-2421OFF
RBaez34-OFF-2727OFF
RBlanton28-OFF13-19OFF
LDayton3-OFF16-12OFF
RFields--OFF-910OFF
RJansen-18OFF21--OFF
RStripling10-OFF-2018OFF
LWood--OFF-32-OFF

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