Pirates at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTPIT
The visitors send RHP Chad Kuhl (1-2, 5.54 ERA) out to face the Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda (2-2, 5.81 ERA). Kuhl managed to beat the Dodgers twice last year despite posting a 4.09 ERA while doing so. Maeda’s last two starts were his best of the season (12 innings, three earned runs, 16 Ks).
Here’s a scheduling quirk: today’s game will be the third of 35 consecutive games the Pirates will play outside of the National League Central.
Today in Dodgers history:
- 1953 With a double and home run, Roy Campanella drives in all the runs in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory over the Phillies at Ebbets Field. Campy’s total of 40+ RBIs in the first 30 games will not be matched until Tino Martinez accomplishes the feat in 1997 with the Yankees.
- 1955 Dodger right-hander Don Newcombe faces only 27 batters when he one-hits Chicago at Wrigley Field, 3-0. Newk’s bid for perfection is ruined by a fourth-inning single hit by Gene Baker, who will be thrown out trying to steal second base.
Toles has a torn right ACL. That was Roberts' fear last night.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) May 10, 2017
Tonight's Dodger lineup vs. Pirates:
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 10, 2017
We see the immediate impact of Toles’s injury, as Bellinger moves to left field and Utley plays 1B.