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.
Today's Dodger lineup at Cardinals:
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 29, 2017
Ya hay alineación de hoy… https://twitter.com/LosDodgers/status/869646571864039425
Stat of the day… https://twitter.com/Shauncore/status/869599377068830724
We’re Number One! We’re Number One!
Look where Mattingly is…
For reasons too numerous to recount, I’m glad he’s gone. He was a terrible choice in the first place (as was Torre).
Broxton’s arm would agree with you.
As I recall he never got more of that half of his challenges right when he was piloting the Dodgers, which is pretty bad, but 18% is horrific
Bellinger’s first outfield assist of the season.
And with Puig in right, teams better look out
Quite the heave!
It was a beauty – a strike all the way in the air. Maybe he can pitch, too.
Buster Olney says Kershaw would be in the HoF if he never threw another pitch. Interesting.
His numbers certainly compare favorably with Sandy’s at this point.
ESPN Stats & Info
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
None of them particularly notable, although Abreu has 99 HRS for his career and is still playing.
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.
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.
So a good day for the Blue. And no brawls on our part, either!
Rox, Snakes, Gnats all lose. Cubbies in trouble v. Pads.
Rox lose, Snakes losing, and phun at The Phone Booth… https://twitter.com/NickBromberg/status/869318991818444801
It appeared that Strickland took one flush in the face.
Arggghhh. Had to miss the entire game. But woo-HOO nonetheless!!!
It was the worst of times. It was the best of times.
To borrow a phrase.
One of the greatest beginnings in literature . . . and endings!
Frank DeFord died this morning. Here are ten of his best Sports Illustrated stories.
That explains why Joe Posnanski wrote about him today.
Tremendous commentator on NPR, also.
Listened to him every Wednesday on NPR. Loved his take on any sport.
My wife, who’s not a big sports fan, also loved his commentary.
He did 1,656 of them. This was his last, on May 3, just four weeks ago.
In case you missed this from yesterday’s game: Dodgers’ ballgirl snags line drive.
She butchered an earlier play, though.
Tomorrow’s game is the MLB.tv free game of the day – for those in the right areas.
Woohoo. I had another cable outage for a while, but I’m back for now. Maybe I should pre-publish half-a-dozen games ahead.
— and have outages before every game, ensuring a victory!
They have to pitch, but hats off to how Doc is handling his staff.
Indeed. Unconventional by recent standards, but it’s working.
7 in the morning here, so only just checked in to the good news
Good way to start the day!
11:15 pm here.
11:20 AM HST
Maybe somewhat interesting fact: The Dodgers are in the midst of a 11 game stretch in which every game has a unique starting time!
Who’s your pitcher?
So you can’t tell me today?
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.
Down the Hatch(er)!
Sure. What could go wrong?
If his splitter is working should be OK.
We had a friend by that name in grade school, and we always called him “Foursides.”
Seager and Bellinger combine to deke the Cards.
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.
I’d like to take out some insurance, please!
This can become ugly really quickly.
Not as bad as it could’ve but, but still — a run without a hit cut into the lead.
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.
That was a no-doubter.
You can’t stop Cody! You can’t even contain him.
Hopefully the Dodgers are starting that streak of ROY again . . . and even more hopefully, they lead the Blue to some WS titles!
Cody! (again! — Disquis wouldn’t let me post only that since I did it on the other thread)
No really understanding the Cards’ organist/noise maker.