Game 32, 2017

Pirates at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTPIT

It’ll be righty Trevor Williams (1-1, 5.40 ERA) for the Bucs against Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 3.10 ERA) or Alex Wood (2-0, 3.28 ERA). Williams has been in the bullpen and hasn’t started since Spring Training, so he may be on an 80-pitch limit. Yesterday would have been McCarthy’s day to start. That had been pushed back a day due to a mysterious weight-room injury to his non-throwing shoulder but the rainout denied him that. Wood’s last game was April 26, when he made his third start.

Is Cody Bellinger the latest version of Eric Karros, who got a chance in 1992 and made the most of it?

Today in Dodgers history:

  • 1941 An Army-Navy Relief game between New York’s two National League teams raises over $60,000. Dolph Camilli’s homer is the difference in the Ebbets Field exhibition as the Dodgers edge the Giants, 7-6.

Lineup when available.

Wood’s doing the pitching and NL Player of the Week Cody Bellinger is playing 1B.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Cody named NL player of the week. Karros was also in his rookie season, 1992, but not until August. He also received this award twice in 1995 and again in 1998.

    • Puig has gotten it twice too:
      2013 Jun 9th NL Player of the Week
      2014 May 18th NL Player of the Week

    • WBBsAs

      I think Bellinger has a much higher ceiling than Karros. However, I fondly recall Karros tomahawking a pitch over his head into the pavilion at Dodger Stadium – comparable to what Bellinger did for his slam at The Litter Box.

  • scooplew

    There is an interesting feature on the baseball-reference.com site. The site puts up a dozen pictures, black-and-white or color, of players past and present, six in each row. You only learn their identity when you put your cursor over each. It’s fun to see how many you can ID. The photos seems to change at least daily. Two in the top row now are easily identifiable as is one in the bottom. The baseball-reference.com site is one in which it is easy for a fan to get happily lost

    • Bob_Hendley

      It’s tough. A guy that I would have otherwise immediately recognized if he were wearing a Nat’s cap stumped me.

      • scooplew

        I doubt that I have ever gotten more than three or four right.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Mac to DL, Libby up. This new 10-day DL is a boon to how the FO constructed the roster and operates.

  • The reason Williams is starting for the Pirates is that the guy whose turn it would ordinarily be underwent surgery for testicular cancer today. Jameson Taillon may be out for a while.

    Rockies’ pitcher Chad Bettis had to begin chemo after his surgery for the same cancer last November didn’t get it all. He went through his second round two weeks ago.

  • scooplew

    The Player of the Week Awards began in 2008. They are awarded separately in each league.
    Here are the Dodgers who have won (or sharedI it):
    Kershaw — 7 times
    Kemp — 5
    Ethier — 3
    Puig — 2
    Beckett — 1 (also 1 with Red Sox)
    Bellinger — 1
    Furcal — 1
    Gonzalez — 1 (also 3 with Red Sox and 3 with Padres)
    Greinke — 1 (also 2 with Royals)
    A Dodger has won the award at least once every year except in 2016.

    • No Juan Pierre? ­čśë

      • scooplew

        Ha!

      • Bob_Hendley

        Apparently JP never won a POTW award in his 14 year career, according to MLB.com.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Player of the Week has been around a lot longer than that. Was there a new wrinkle introduced in 2008?

      • scooplew

        I don’t know. I went to the Wikipedia reference. I will look further.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Karros won it four times starting in 1992.

          • scooplew

            Bob Hendley: You are right that it has been around a lot longer than since 2008. I found the site that takes it back to its apparent beginning in 1974. Perhaps I will compile a list of the Dodgers on another occasion. Don’t know if it was changed in 2008.

  • scooplew

    Didn’t notice that this had already been posted: McCarthy placed on DL:
    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/229083962/dodgers-brandon-mccarthy-placed-on-10-day-dl/

  • WBBsAs

    Tenemos alineaci├│n, pero llega tarde… https://twitter.com/LosDodgers/status/861742849611538436

  • Bring back the 1979 Pirates uniforms!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Burn them!

      • I liked those boxy hats. Here’s an interesting tidbit about the uniform change in ’79:

        Over the next 20 years, every MLB team except the Yankees, Phillies, Dodgers, and Expos went with a pullover at some point, and those same four teams plus the Mets are the only ones that never went beltless.

        • WinnipegDave

          Might be just me – but I love myself a bit of history of team uniforms talk!

        • Bob_Hendley

          Ugh! Those were the uniforms they were wearing when they beat my O’s in the 1979 WS.

    • HLKLA

      And the We Are Family song!

    • WBBsAs
  • Bob_Hendley

    Attack of the gnats!

    • WBBsAs

      Speaking of the Gnats, they extend their streak in NYC with a bottom-of-the-ninth loss.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Mister Salami!

  • RBI

    WOWSER !!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Caio Chase.

    • WBBsAs

      ┬┐Se cay├│?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Taylor gets the start against a righty and hits a grand salami. So, yeah.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig has his way with righties.

  • What the heck happened here? 6-0 that fast?

    • WBBsAs

      You need to pay attention.

      • I was composing a letter.

        • WinnipegDave

          I was reading a bedtime story to my son. It all happened so quickly!

          • scooplew

            I was watching Masterpiece on PBS. I arrived late to this Masterpiece. So it looks like Bellinger is slumping.

  • John_from_Aus

    wow, I missed a hot start

    • WinnipegDave

      A few of us did. Better than the alternative – being around early and Dodgers giving up a bunch of runs!

    • Bob_Hendley

      They aren’t finished!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Joc spanking the ball.

  • WinnipegDave

    Taylor half way to the cycle.

  • scooplew

    Is that three Grand Slams this season already by Pederson, Bellinger and Taylor? Or am I missing one?

    • WinnipegDave

      Sounds right to me.

  • WinnipegDave

    Realizing how young this lineup is tonight. Average age is 25.667. Old man is Turner at 32. The rest are 28 and (mostly a lot) younger.

  • scooplew

    That’s old friend Josh Lindblom on the mound. He has bounced around: five MLB teams in six seasons plus this one. First time back in the majors since 2014. He was a second round pick of the Dodgers in 2008.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wood is pitching marvellously but not likely to go more than 6 innings.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Strange that he wasn’t given the sixth.

      • WinnipegDave

        Agreed.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Then, again, he was at 88 pitches.

          • Hernandez’ error added about 10 pitches in the fifth which along with the big lead kept him from starting the 6th.

          • Bob_Hendley

            As well, maybe they are going to ship Shipley out and wanted to get some innings out of him first.

  • HLKLA

    Wow! We are in the fifth inning and have already reached Hatcher territory.

  • WinnipegDave

    Stripling struggling in this inning.

  • WBBsAs

    Gnats gnow have MLB’s worst record.

    • WinnipegDave

      Dave Roberts not counting them out yet but it would be a long climb to get back to contending for the playoffs.

      • Bob_Hendley

        We play them 11 more times. Doc wouldn’t want to give them any incentive no matter what he might actually think.

        • WBBsAs

          Spoilerism is their only hope.

  • WinnipegDave

    Getting close to wondering what the Dodger team record for most pitching K’s for a nine inning game. 16 through 7 is a reasonable pace.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Gotta be at least 20, no?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Make that 18.

        • Bob_Hendley

          I saw Schezer get 20.

          • WinnipegDave

            I recall. Must have been electric to see that.

          • scooplew

            I saw Koufax strike out 18 Giants at the Coliseum in 1959. Dodgers won it, 5-2, on a three-run homer by Moon over the left-field screen.

          • Bob_Hendley

            18 Ks and a Moon Shot, wow!

      • WinnipegDave

        I can think of a couple of pitchers who hit 18 by themselves…

        • Bob_Hendley

          Dodger pitchers?

          • WinnipegDave

            Koufax and Ramon Martinez.

          • WinnipegDave

            How fun would it be to see our very own #22 strikeout 22 some day? Only problem might be pitch count. But that would be so cool and unbelievably remarkable.

          • scooplew

            And Rucker.

    • Bob_Hendley

      22 against Reds in 1972 in 19 innings, otherwise 18 5 times in 9 innings.

      • WinnipegDave

        Thank you! So a chance to tie or even break the 9 inning team record tonight.

  • RBI

    Yasiel hitting so much better.

    • WinnipegDave

      But the DP bug is still biting him.

      • Bob_Hendley

        He tends to hit the ball hard.

  • RBI

    We’d better save a couple for tomorrow!

    • WinnipegDave

      Or not.

    • Bob_Hendley

      I think these today include runs that they weren’t allowed to score on Sunday.

      • WinnipegDave

        Brilliant!

  • WinnipegDave

    DP’s: Good for the Dodgers. Not good for getting to 18 K’s however.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • WinnipegDave

    17 K’s.

  • scooplew

    Great game, although I feel badly for old friend Lindblom, who spent the last two years pitching in Korea.

    • Where he was 23-24 with a 4.35 ERA in 387 1/3 innings and a 1.348 WHIP.

  • Yahoo!

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