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

    • 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.

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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. What are the odds we score about 7 runs this inning? Or 9? ­čÖé

      • 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.

  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!

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

  7. 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.

    • 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.

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

  9. 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.