Game 35, 2017

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:40 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ROOTRM

Fresh from the 10-day DL, LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-4, 4.05 ERA) goes to the mound. He’ll face YALHP Tyler Anderson (2-3, 6.69 ERA). Ryu was recovering from a hip contusion suffered while sliding; his trip to the DL had nothing to do with his arm. In his last two starts he’s gone 11 1/3 innings and given up just two runs while striking out 12. Anderson gave up one run on six hits and a walk in six innings in his last start last Saturday.

Two guys to watch: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is 6-for-12 with two home runs, four RBIs and two strikeouts against Ryu while the Dodgers’ Justin Turner is even more of a tormentor of Anderson — 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles, one home run, four RBIs, one walk and no strikeouts.

Today in Dodgers history:

  • 1963 Sandy Koufax takes a perfect game into the eighth inning before walking Ed Bailey on a 3-and-2 pitch, but will finish the Dodger Stadium contest with the second of four career no-hitters, blanking the Giants, 8-0. The Los Angeles southpaw beats San Francisco ace Juan Marichal, who will also author a no-hitter next month.

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90 thoughts on “Game 35, 2017

  1. I recall listening to Sandy’s gno-gno v. the Gnats on the radio as, after dark, KFI’s signal reached all the way to Tacoma.

  2. The Blue have really been clicking lately . . . sure hope it continues through this weekend!

    • Hoping he can pitch 4 innings I guess. Bringing in a relief pitcher in the second inning at Colorado in the first game of a series would be ugly.

  3. Did anybody think Seager should have been given the error on Barns one hopper? A major league shortstop might be expected to catch one hoppers. Too bad the scorer can’t give a half error to both Seager and Barnes.

  4. I hear actual laughter in the stadium. I guess this does qualify as a laugher.

  5. Just returned from a staff dinner at a nice South American restaurant. This game is going less well than I had hoped/expected. At least my dinner was enjoyable tonight!

      • But, but, but – it’s Coors! Did you tell them it was Coors?! Lol.

        • Yes.
          They said Hatcher was coming in.
          I’ve heard of the chance to bet after each quarter in football . . . don’t know if they do that for baseball games . . . MAYBE for the World Series, but I can’t see it happening in the regular season.

  6. Just looked at the box score and see that Ryu gave up 5 earned runs and 5 unearned runs. That was one costly throwing error by Barnes!

    • Yeah — I went back and looked and they would’ve had three outs.
      For want of a nail . . .

    • A good throw might have gotten the out, but at Coors you should probably let the other team give you outs on a bunt.

  7. Just thinking back 2 years ago when Alex Guerrero hit a go ahead Grand Slam in the 9th in Coors to win the game for the Dodgers. That was fun.

    • Bringing in Holland after being down 10-0. That’s a blink and a hard swallow.

  8. Dodgers had more hits and more extra base hits than the Rockies but it wasn’t enough.

    • It’s still an L vs. a winning team, but the Blue didn’t roll over.
      I believe in moral victories — especially in a 162-game season — and this definitely was one.