Game 44, 2017

Marlins at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-F, MLBN (out-of-market only)

RHP Dan Straily (1-3, 3.56 ERA) goes for the Marlins against LHP Julio Urias (0-1, 3.343 ERA) of the Dodgers. Straily took a line drive off his right forearm in his last start but hasn’t let that stop him. He hasn’t allowed more than four hits in any of his last seven starts and averages an NL-leading 5.02 hits per nine innings. Urias had a terrible experience in Denver his last time out when he gave up six runs in four innings, which ballooned his ERA from 1.06 to 3.43. This will be his first start against the Marlins.

This day in Dodgers history:

  • The Dodgers did nothing very interesting on this date in baseball history, unless you count Don Sutton being knocked out in the first inning of a game against the Pirates in 1966. He gave up hits to Alou, Clemente, Stargell, Clendenon and Pagan with a walk to Alley thrown in and was relieved by Bob Miller.


Turner remains on the shelf. Taylor plays 3B and Utley goes back to his long-time spot at 2B.

58 thoughts on “Game 44, 2017

  1. Donnie’s corollary? If teams shouldn’t swing at 3-0 pitches when up by 5 in the seventh, should they be allowed to try to win if behind by 10 after 4 1/2 innings, or should they just roll over? Asking for a friend.

  2. This seems interesting, if only time-wise: From Dodger Insider “On May 20, 1972, the fastest game ever at Dodger Stadium occurred, with Al Downing tossing a 3–0 win in 90 minutes for the Dodgers”.

    • But at least they are the best third place team in baseball. In fact, they have more wins than any other 2nd place team besides AZ.

  3. Is Gonzo done? He does not look good. I hope there is still something left.

  4. This is similar to the Colorado game, where they were down 10-0. It would be great if they could somehow comeback further in this one!

  5. Oh Joc. That was a missed opportunity there to get back in the game.

  6. Feels like the Dodgers always have an eye on their runs for and against differential. Trying to close the gap in this one.

  7. I stopped to check in. We are in Hatcher territory, I am tired, it is late here in Iowa, so good night all.

  8. Unless there is a 18 run swing the Dodgers will be back in third place tonight. AZ up 8-0 in their game, Dodgers down 8-0.

  9. I guess the Marlins feel like they have been bottom feeders long enough.

  10. Despite appearances, Seager has struck out three more times on the year than Joc has — 33-30. Puig is also at 30, Grandal at 28 and Bellinger at 25 (all before tonight’s action).

  11. Behind by three and feeling strangely that this is both lucky and unlucky.

    • Marlins playing ball control. Of the 34 minutes played so far, their offense has been up something like 30 minutes.

  12. Sutton yanked before getting to the soft part of the lineup! Those 1960s Filibusteros could sure hit.

    • And for a while they could pitch too. I remember Roger Angell suggesting someone should study why the Pirates had so many monsylabically-named pitchers:

      • I loved reading Angell’s books when I was growing up. The Summer Game. Five Seasons. Late Innings. They were so influential to me as a young baseball fan.

  13. Rojos rock Rox 12-8 with a big comeback (down 8-3 at one point). Dodgers in position to gain a game.