Game 57, 2017

Dodgers at Brewers, 1:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSWI

The Dodgers send LHP Rich Hill (2-2, 4.09 ERA) to the mound to face the Brewers’ RHP Matt Garza (2-2, 3.98 ERA). Hill went five innings in his last start and threw 86 pitches, the most he’s thrown all year. He got the win against the Cardinals. Garza has lost two straight and given up ten runs in the 11 innings he pitched in those games.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1989 In a 22-inning game played at the Astrodome, Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez’ run-scoring single plates Bill Doran to end the contest at 2:50 a.m., seven hours and 14-minutes after it started. The longest game in National League history features L.A. center fielder John Shelby going 0-for-10 and southpaw Fernando Valenzuela finishing the game at first base.

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90 thoughts on “Game 57, 2017

  1. Dodgers with late comeback, Volquez with a no-hitter, and Albert Pujols hit the 600th HR of his career tonight. He’s got the second-highest batting avg of any player in the club at .308. Ruth’s first at .342. Ruth had 2,873 hits to surround his fabled 714 HRs.

  2. Oh my goodness, saw us down 8-4 then I had to go out until now, that’s an amazing win

  3. From the Athletes Who Realize The Sport Isn’t Everything & Feel Good Depts.:

    DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Phil Mickelson says he will miss this month’s U.S. Open to attend his oldest daughter’s high school graduation.

    Mickelson tells The New York Times that being at the ceremony for Amanda is something he will cherish forever.

    This is the same daughter who was born the Monday after the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, the first of a record six runner-up finishes for Mickelson in the only major he never won. He carried a beeper that week and pledged to leave the tournament, even if he were leading, to be there for the birth.

  4. I don’t follow every case, but it seems that Kenley is having the second best year-following-big-contract, only behind Kershaw.

    Usually the player has a great year when the contract is up — they’re auditioning for the big payday — then they can’t repeat it. Kersh got better, as did KJ. (JT may also be there, we’ll see.)

    Sure glad Kenley chose to stay!

  5. Wow! I was umpiring a Pony DH today and it was 8-5 Brewers when I left. Arriving home 25 minutes I go on the Internet and see we are up 10-8. Tremendous! Shades of the Toles slam game in Denver last year.

  6. The W is great, obviously.
    The never-say-die attitude is terrific.
    As is the running game. The long balls are great, obviously, but “Speed never slumps.”

  7. I’m standing at the sink brushing my teeth as Monday says of Taylor’s ball “he hits it extremely well to center field.” Then Monday repeats it, voice rising a little. Then he says it a third time, emphasizing the “tremely.” That was fun.

  8. Things have changed. A one run lead is now considered Hatcher appropriate by Doc.

  9. Fun fact. The Dodgers have played the Cards (twice), the Cubs, and the Brewers in their last 4 series. Each team (except the Cards the second time) have started the series in first place in the NL Central.
    Coming up next: first place Washington Nationals. And then after a series with Cincinnati, potentially first place Cleveland. So, they could possibly play 5 different first place teams in 5 out of 7 series.

  10. In Miami, old friend Edinson Vólquez has made it interesting through seven v. the Snakes.

    • I have a tooth that is sensitive to cold and to a much lesser extent to hot so please, no references to root canals.

  11. Somebody tell Steiner that, while the name “Aguiar” exists, there is nobody by that name in the Milwaukee lineup.

  12. If Rich Hill doesn’t go deep today, who will finish up? Báez and Kenley both worked hard in high-leverage situations yesterday. I’d say we might see more Stripling and Fields.