Game 46, 2017

Cardinals at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ESPN, FS-M

RHP Lance Lynn (4-2, 2.78 ERA) goes for the Redbirds and LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.15 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers.

Five of Lynn’s six career starts against the Dodgers have come in LA, where he hasn’t pitched past the sixth inning and has a 4.68 ERA. This season he’s given up eight HRs in eight starts, only five fewer than he gave up in 31 starts last year.

Kershaw is 6-5 against the Cardinals in the regular season, but 0-4 in the postseason. On the other hand, he has a career 3.18 ERA in 15 regular-season appearances against them — and an even better one (2.75) at home. He’s coming off a win against the Giants in which he went seven scoreless innings.

This day in Dodgers history:

  • 2002 Shawn Green hits four home runs (video) in one game to become the 14th player in major league history, the second this month, to accomplish the feat. The Dodger right fielder’s 6-for-6 performance in Milwaukee’s Miller Park, which also includes a single and double, breaks Joe Adcock’s 1954 mark for total bases by one, with a total of 19.
  • 2002 In the same game the Dodgers set a franchise mark when the team hits eight home runs in one game, bashing the Brewers, 16-3. Shawn Green’s four homers account for half of the record-breaking barrage with Brian Jordan, Hiram Bocachica, Adrian Beltre, and Dave Hansen also contributing round-trippers in the Miller Park contest.

The Dodgers reinstated Logan Forsythe from the DL and optioned Josh Ravin to OKC.

Lineup when available.

247 thoughts on “Game 46, 2017

  1. Welcome back Logan, hardly noticed you were gone. Did you notice that Taylor played pretty well while you were out?

  2. Since nobody is checked in yet….

    Nathan: What did the baseball glove say to the ball?
    Kyle: I’m stumped.
    Nathan: “Catch ya later!”

    Submitted by Nathan R., Santa Fe, N.M.

    Michael: Why are some umpires fat?
    Andrew: Tell me
    Michael: They always clean their plate!

    Submitted by Noah B., Lincoln, Neb.

    Bob didn’t believe that Fred’s dog could talk. So Fred asked his dog, “What’s on top of a house?”

    “Roof,” the dog barked.

    Bob wasn’t convinced. So Fred asked the dog how sandpaper feels.


    He still wasn’t convinced.

    “O.K., who was the greatest baseball player of all time?” Fred asked the dog.


    With that, Bob walked away, shaking his head in disbelief. The dog turned to Fred and asked: Was it Hank Aaron?”

    Submitted by Emily S., Oswego, Ill.

    Chris: Which baseball player holds water?
    John: I don’t know. Which one?
    Chris: The pitcher.

    Submitted by Christopher V., River Ridge, La.

    A rookie pitcher was struggling at the mound, so the catcher walked out to have a talk with him. “I’ve figured out your problem,” he told the pitcher. “You always lose control at the same point in every game.” “When is that?” “Right after the national anthem.”

    Submitted by William E., Morganton, N.C.

    Matthew: How do baseball players keep in touch?
    Connor: I don’t know. How?
    Matthew: They touch base every once in a while.

    Submitted by Matthew R., Fullerton, Calif.

    Eric: What has 18 legs and catches flies?
    Victor: I have no idea.
    Eric: A baseball team!

    Submitted by Kaden B., Columbus, Ind.

    Mike: Why was Cinderella so bad at baseball?
    Matt: Why?
    Mike: She had a pumpkin for a coach.

    Submitted by Micheal R., Brewton, Ala.

    Jon: What’s the difference between a high-hit baseball and a maggot’s father?
    Tom: What?
    Jon: One’s a pop fly. The other’s a fly pop.

    Submitted by Jon W., Stroudsburg, Pa.

    A book never written: “How to Be a Better Baseball Player” by Ben Schwarmer.

    Submitted by Steven C., Apple Valley, Minn.

    Mark: What are the rules in zebra baseball?
    Mike: What?
    Mark: Three stripes and you’re out.

    Submitted by Mark L., Sicklerville, N.J.

    Tanner: Why was Cinderella kicked off the baseball team?
    Nancy: Why?
    Tanner: She ran away from the ball.

    Submitted by Tanner F., Kent, Wash.

    Tanner: What do baseball players use to bake a cake?
    Pedro: I don’t know. What?
    Tanner: Oven MITTS, BUNT pans and BATTER.

    Submitted by Tanner M., Pittsburgh, Pa.

    A book never written: “The Quickest Baseball Game” by Earl E. Wynn.

    Submitted by Alex N., Milford, N.J.

    Warped Wiseman wonders: “Why do we sing ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ when we’re already there?”

    Submitted by T.C. C., Oakdale, Tenn.

    Riddler: A man leaves home, makes a left turn, makes another left, then another left turn and goes home again. When he gets home there are two men wearing masks waiting for him. Who are they?
    Batman: I haven’t a clue.
    Riddler: The catcher and the umpire.

    Submitted by Jonathan L., Cary, N.C.

    Noe: Why is Yankee Stadium the coolest place to be?
    Joe: Why?
    Noe: Because it’s full of fans.

    Submitted by Noe O., Westbury, N.Y.

    Warped Wiseman wonders: “Why is it called the World Series if only North American teams can play?”

    Submitted by Ajay G., Allentown, Pa.

    A book never written: “Pittsburgh Pirates, World Series Champions!” by Ben Waiten.

    Submitted by Bill V., Ligonier, Pa.

    Manager: Our new infielder cost $10 million. I call him our “Wonder Player.”
    Fan: Why’s that?
    Manager: Every time he plays, I wonder why I bothered to get him.

    Submitted by Josh S., Pittsford, N.Y.

  3. Just got back from Nats game. They are certainly going to be a handful in the playoffs with that offense.10-1 over the Mariners. Brother Kyle got a few sharp hits.

    • The best part of their bullpen is a 9 run lead given to them by the offence.

  4. Another run or two for the Dodgers wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
    Kershaw is looking fairly decent however.

  5. Well done Kershaw! That’s the way to pitch around a lead off double!

  6. I know its nerve wracking, but i love these sort of tight 1-0 games with not many hits, a good old fashioned pitchers duel

  7. If it is still 1-0 at the end of this inning – do you bring in Jansen or leave in Kershaw?

  8. At least they got a second hit, to equal the Cards.
    I hope Lynn gets the loss (nothing personal), but he pitched a great game . . . like the guy who opposed Sandy’s perfecto.

  9. Gotta love the organ selection — “One Is The Loneliest Number”

  10. A run here would be the equivalent to an empty net goal. I hope anyway!

    • Guess i better learn all the hockey strategies (I DO get that one) since the Golden Knights will start playing next season!

  11. I can’t get over how often Kershaw’s opposing pitchers bring their A+ game. Lynn pitched his heart out tonight.

    • Kinda like the reverse of what they were talking about the other night with having a closer in when it’s a non-save situation . . . they don’t bear down like they usually do.

  12. Tough to say, but Kersh gave away that one, at least how they portray it on the radio.
    Really tough when you can’t make any mistake.

  13. The crowd really got behind that flyball but Steiner was right being calm about it . . . unfortunately.

  14. So much for getting an early night . . . and a happy result for Kershaw.

    • Nats game only took 2:28, though they scored ten runs. With four dingers the runs came quickly.

      • My brother is feeding his daughters with the McDonald’s deals given when WA scores at least 6.

  15. Wednesday afternoon free baseball for me (end of school bell in 25 minutes)

  16. This would be less annoying if:
    1. It wasn’t the Cardinals.
    2. The Rockies (and D’Backs) didn’t keep on winning.

  17. How confident do we feel about Gonzo, Joc, Utley and Puig producing a run. This might go awhile.

    • Yikes! That’s before 2 of these guys smashed into each other violently in the outfield.

  18. Puig may’ve matured in a lot of areas, but it seems like he’s still involved in a lot of crashes and near-misses . . . not sure if they’re all his fault, but they were before.

  19. Elbow to the head for Joc. Rib slammed for Puig. Both walked off the field. We’ll see.

  20. Don’t mind matching pens with them, but I do need to get some sleep at some point.

  21. Would’ve been justice if the run could’ve scored on that throw.

  22. I think I am going to be sooo sick of St. Louis a week and a half from now.
    Oh too late. I’m sick of them already.

  23. The way this is going now, I would be pleasantly surprised if this game ended ended before 3am.

  24. Nevermind relievers being used up after this game. I might need to go to bed at 10pm tomorrow night.

  25. Oh Bob. Back from Europe already? We are still just finishing the post game show from the Dodger-Cards game from when you left…

  26. I was away when the scoring occurred and learned it from here . . .
    A two-out walk, then big hit . . . wow!
    Seems like we were on the painful side of a Brox outing or two like that before (I remember seeing one in AZ, back when their field had the better name . . . The BOB).