Game 52, 2017

Dodgers at Cardinals, 11:15 AM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-M

Rich Hill (1-2, 4.76 ERA) for the Dodgers, Mike Leake (5-2, 1.91 ERA) for the Cardinals.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1905 According to legend, Dodger hurler Elmer Stricklett introduces the spitball, helping Brooklyn to beat the Giants, 4-3. Prior to the the 1921 season, the spitball will be totally banned except for 17 existing spitballers who are allowed to keep throwing the slippery pitch legally until they are retired, including including Burleigh Grimes, who will be the last player to legally throw a doctored pitch before retiring in 1934.
  • 1928 At Ebbets Field, Bill Terry hits for the cycle to pace the Giants to a 12-5 victory over the Robins (Dodgers). The New York first baseman is the first player in major league history to include a grand slam as part of the cycle.
  • 1956 In a 10-1 loss to the Dodgers at Forbes Field, Dale Long is held hitless by Don Newcombe, ending his consecutive-game home run streak. The Pirates’ first baseman had established a new major league mark by homering in the last eight Pittsburgh contests.
  • 1979 At Dodger Stadium, Dusty Baker, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Garvey, Gary Thomasson, Derrel Thomas, Joe Ferguson, and Davey Lopes set a team record by hitting seven home runs as the Dodgers crush the Reds, 17-6.
  • 2000 At the age of 104, Fred Roberts, the oldest living Dodger fan, makes his first visit to Dodger Stadium. Wearing a jersey with the number 104, the World War I veteran cheers as Shawn Green’s sixth inning grand slam helps to beat Al Leiter and the Mets, 4-1.

Alex Wood to the 10-day DL with shoulder joint inflammation.

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68 thoughts on “Game 52, 2017

  1. Cody! (again! — Disquis wouldn’t let me post only that since I did it on the other thread)

    • Hopefully the Dodgers are starting that streak of ROY again . . . and even more hopefully, they lead the Blue to some WS titles!

  2. Cardinal announcers are talking about how the Dodgers are using the ten day DL to their advantage.

      • Their point was that they are not following the spirit of the law, but every team can do the same thing, but just do not have the depth the Dodgers do.

  3. Nice to see the baserunning aspect has improved . . . leading to at least this run.
    It’s a shame the defense side has deteriorated.

    • Pham really messed up the throw from LF, but Taylor might have scored anyway.

    • We had a friend by that name in grade school, and we always called him “Foursides.”

  4. Hope all my friends to the south are having a great Memorial holiday! Which helps make sense why this game is on so early today.

  5. Maybe somewhat interesting fact: The Dodgers are in the midst of a 11 game stretch in which every game has a unique starting time!

  6. Tomorrow’s game is the MLB.tv free game of the day – for those in the right areas.

  7. Starting times have already been hard to keep up with (especially here in Spain) and the Dodgers are about to have nine games in a row with different starting times.

  8. ESPN Stats & Info

    @ESPNStatsInfo

    In last 100 years, only José Abreu, Dave Hostetler, Kevin Maas & Mike Jacobs hit
    more HR through their 1st career 32 games than Cody Bellinger

    2:15 PM – 29 May 2017

      • The Cuban didn’t start playing in the Bigs until age 27, but if Bellinger has anywhere near what he had in his rookie year we would be overjoyed.