Game 72, 2014

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.

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:

18 thoughts on “Game 72, 2014

    • They got him off waivers from Seattle back in April. He was hitting all of .212 at Albuquerque when they called him up. That was his first NL hit; he had hit .167 (11 for 66) in limited time with the Mariners in 2012 and 2013.

  1. Ryu dealing…5 Ks, 3 IP. Has touched 94, Gameday thinks. Several pitches low 90s.

  2. saw it is 0-0, thought it was a game of no opportunities, until I saw the play by play

  3. I started to get bit worried, when at first I loaded the game HQ on espn to look at the preview, Red Pattersons photo briefly popped up as the starting pitcher, then suddenly on the next refresh Ryu was back there