Game 48, 2017

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

The Cardinals’ RHP Michael Wacha (2-1, 2.74 ERA) will face the Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda (3-2, 5.03 ERA) in the rubber game of the series.

In Wacha’s last start he went six innings and allowed four hits and no runs to the Giants. He’s gone into the sixth or longer in every start he’s made in 2017. He’s 1-2 with a 3.57 ERA against the Dodgers in four career starts. Maeda is coming off the 10-day DL for hamstring tightness, but in his last start prior to that he went 8 1/3 innings and gave up two runs on five hits to the Pirates. He’s faced the Cards only once in his career and got a win.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1919 Casey Stengel, traded by the Dodgers in the off-season to the Pirates, calls time, steps out of the batter’s box to give the razzing Ebbets Field fans the ‘bird’. The Pittsburgh right fielder doffs his hat, allowing a sparrow to fly out, much to the amazement and amusement of the fans.
  • 2002 With four homers on Thursday (5/23), one on Friday (5/24), and two more on Saturday (5/25), Shawn Green becomes the first major leaguer to hit seven round-trippers in three games. The Dodger outfielder’s nine big flies in a week also breaks a National League record, established by Ralph Kiner with eight and tied by Ted Kluszewski and Nate Colbert.

The Dodgers reinstated Maeda from the 10-day DL and placed Pederson on the 7-day concussion DL.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    Day’s off to a good start, with both the Rox and Gnats losing.

  • WBBsAs

    Joc to the seven-day concussion DL, replaced by Maeda (who starts tonight)… https://twitter.com/LosDodgers/status/867869996201816068

    • scooplew

      WBBsAs: This is all well and good, but can you give us the Maeda reinstatement in Japanese?

      • WBBsAs

        This is specifically for the convenience of residents of Alta California’s capital city.

        • scooplew

          Thanks you, I live just a hop, skip and jump from that city: Monterey.

          • WBBsAs

            So, you lived under Mayor Clint’s regime?

          • Make My Day reigned over Carmel

          • WBBsAs

            He kept Carmel crime-free!

      • 。@ Yungjoc650は故障者リスト(脳震盪)7日(5月24日に遡及)の上に置かれています。 #LosDodgers

        • scooplew

          Hmmm, looks Korean, or am I wrong?

  • WBBsAs
  • Down before you even get a chance to hit.

  • scooplew

    An inauspicious beginning, alas.

  • scooplew

    The new Dodgers mantra: Return from the DL and get shelled.

  • scooplew

    Time for AGon’s first HR of the year.

  • scooplew

    We needed to push one over there.

  • I’m puzzled at the last out in the top of the first. Did the ball get away from Grandal so Molina thought he could make it home? ‘Cause Wacha was at the plate and then he led off the 2nd.

    • WBBsAs

      Not very far. Bad judgment by Yadier, play was not close.

      • So it WAS a wild pitch or PB. Okay, thanks.

        • WBBsAs

          Actually, it was neither.

        • J Smith

          wild pitch

  • Utley!

  • scooplew

    If Taylor and Hernandez are both in the starting lineup, shouldn’t Taylor be at third and Hernandez in center?

    • WinnipegDave

      And why is Forsythe out of the lineup as well?

      • WBBsAs

        I think the idea is to bring him back slowly.

  • WBBsAs

    Nice bit of hitting by Quique.

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig with the rbi hit.

  • WinnipegDave

    This is the earliest in a game the Dodgers have scored their 2 second run since Sunday.

  • WinnipegDave

    Maeda!

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice to see the offence putting together some runs against the Cards.

    • scooplew

      Their labours are paying off.

      • WBBsAs

        Do you have Dave’s Canadian spellcheck on?

        • WinnipegDave

          Ha!

          • scooplew

            Professional cortesy.

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig being on 2nd already was very helpful.

  • WinnipegDave

    A good chance to stretch the lead here.

  • WinnipegDave

    Gonzo with the leg double!

  • scooplew

    Ryu’s first MLB relief appearance.

  • RBI

    Hi all, had to go to a meeting at 0-3. Came back to 6-3. I like it!

    • WinnipegDave

      We worked hard to turn it around for you. When RBI’S happy… everyone’s happy.

      • RBI

        Great work, all!

  • RBI

    Great catch-on-a-bounce play by AGon at first.

  • WinnipegDave

    The Dodgers LOVE hitting doubles. 7-3 on Taylor’s 2 base hit.

  • WinnipegDave

    Taylor – your NL MVP – with a great catch.

    • Taylor is making quite a statement. He is not a platoon player. He might be the Dodgers’ Trea Turner.

  • WinnipegDave

    I am liking this Maeda-Ryu combo.

  • scooplew

    If the Cardinal leftfielder had a magnificent voice, we could call him Tom Pham of the Opera. Or not.

    • WinnipegDave

      Brilliant!

      • scooplew

        Thank you, kind sir.

    • A belated GROAN!

  • WinnipegDave

    How misleading is it to say that Ryu still looks strong after completing the 8th inning?
    Misleading or not, it still is helpful…

  • WinnipegDave

    4 pitch walk not a great opening to the 9th.

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

    • WinnipegDave

      Double plays can be just what the doctor ordered.

  • WBBsAs

    Ryu gets the four-inning save.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!

  • RBI

    Roberts giving Ryu a lot of credit for coming in and pitching the way he did. I give Roberts a lot of credit for communicating so well to everyone.

  • RBI

    Which Jerry Hairston just basically said as well. (Re: credit to Doc below)

  • scooplew

    Mike Montgomery of the Cubs also got a four-inning save today, against the Giants. It was also the first save of his career.

  • Nice win after a poor start.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Good morning from Spain. Good job guys and gals.

    • WBBsAs

      ¿Dónde en España? La diferencia del horario complica los partidos, ¿no?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Madrid +9 hours.

        • WBBsAs

          Jetlag in action…

    • Ola!

      • WBBsAs

        *¡Hola!

        • Bob_Hendley

          U ole?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Olas altas!

  • HLKLA

    They were down 3-1 when I went to bed, glad they were able to come back against a strong team like the Cardinals. Good job!

  • NPUT