Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA
The Rockies pitch a kid making his second big league start, Tyler Matzek. The Dodgers counter with southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is 7-3 with a 3.33 ERA on the season. Young Mr. Matzek is a native of Mission Viejo and a 2009 first-round pick (11th overall) out of Capistrano Valley High School. He will be taking on the Dodgers in front of friends and family.
The Rockies have won five straight, including three come-from-behind wins against the Giants in San Francisco over the weekend, while the Dodgers took two of three from the D-Backs.
#Dodgers lineup vs. Rockies: Gordon 2B Ramirez SS Puig RF Kemp LF Van Slyke 1B Ethier CF Ellis C Rojas 3B Ryu P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 16, 2014
In case you missed it, Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn died earlier today of cancer of the salivary gland. The cancer first appeared in 2009 and then came back in 2012.
My first memory of Gwynn is as a point guard for San Diego State. When he played for SDSU the school was in the WAC, as was the U of Hawaii. You know how some guys do their best against particular teams? Gwynn seemed to be on top of his game whenever UH played SDSU, as did Marshall Faulk for the Aztecs in football.
Here’s Gwynn at SDSU:
MLB Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn playing college basketball at San Diego State, 1980. pic.twitter.com/WZa1keVicn
— Sports Pics (@TheSportPics) April 8, 2014