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.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    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.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ross can easily go 2-3 innings.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Ha! May need to go 4-5!

    • Eibner is good for 2

  • WBBsAs

    Off to a fine start!

  • WBBsAs

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

  • Bob_Hendley

    Strike em out throw em out!

  • RBI

    Squeezy ump not giving Hill the borderline strikes.

    • WBBsAs

      He also has no command.

      • RBI

        Doesn’t help, does it?

  • RBI

    Rich already over 40 pitches.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Brand new ballgame.

  • WBBsAs

    Hill is wildly inconsistent. Literally.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Good wood again from Seager.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Orlando is a pretty smiley guy out there at short.

    • I’ll check that out. I’ve been skipping through the game to catch up after a late start tuning in.

  • WBBsAs

    A Rich Hill start has become the baseball equivalent of a root canal.

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

  • WBBsAs

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

  • WinnipegDave

    Just tuning in to hear the Dodgers tying the score on the wild pitch!

  • WinnipegDave

    And now the lead.

    • Bob_Hendley

      All your doing! Thanks for tuning in.

      • WinnipegDave

        NP as my son likes to say.

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

  • Bob_Hendley

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

    • Bob_Hendley

      Thanks Puig!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Splitter!

  • WBBsAs

    Vólquez gets his no-no!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Yas sure loves the high fastball. But it doesn’t love him so much.

    • WBBsAs

      The one he hit yesterday was fairly high, but he really turned on it.

    • See the ball, whiff the ball.

  • WBBsAs

    More than an inning’s worth of Hatcher is a risk.

  • Puig is wearing out his welcome with me. I would almost rather play outfield with Jason Repko.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ump doesn’t like Puig either.

  • Bring in Eibner.

  • Fields is up.

    • And now, Fields is in.

    • WBBsAs

      Too late.

  • Pederson finally gets to resume baseball activities.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hatcher holding the Brewers hitless.

  • WinnipegDave

    Big Gulp. Grand Slam city for the WallBangers

  • Hoo boy.

  • Fields of Nightmares.

  • If we get five runs before we get six outs, we win! (Well, we gotta get them out too.)

    • You put that into the ether and 30 minutes later…..

      • See also, graveyard, whistling past. 😉

  • HLKLA

    Just came back from kayaking and see our slim lead disappeared.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Knocking on the door.

      • Bob_Hendley

        And bursting through it!

  • WinnipegDave

    This could get fun.

  • RBI

    I love how our guys never give up.

    • WinnipegDave

      And even win some of their crazy comeback attempts.

  • WinnipegDave

    Down by 2.

  • RBI

    Taylor!!!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    Taylor!!!!

    • Bob_Hendley

      You seem a little less excited than RBI.

      • RBI

        Funny.

  • Bob_Hendley

    That is a Big Salami!

  • RBI

    Holy moly I’m glad I saw that!

  • WinnipegDave

    Taylor – MVP!

  • RBI

    Good hustle, Yasiel!

  • Woot!

  • RBI

    Kenley time, I’m sure much to his surprise.

    • Roberts told people he wasn’t available. Monday guesses Jensen volunteered.

  • 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.

    • scooplew

      Floss is better than loss.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Ha!
        And great words, because no floss = loss!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, KJ!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Comeback Kids!!!!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Taylor takes a wary route and hauls it in.

    • Appropriate way to end this one.

    • WBBsAs

      Avoiding any possible confrontation with Puig.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Taylor could use the help in CF at this point.

  • Bob_Hendley

    How sweet it be!

  • RBI

    What a great game.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    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.”

  • scooplew

    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.

  • HLKLA

    Good come back win! Taylor!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    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!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    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.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/golf/mickelson-to-miss-us-open-for-daughters-graduation/ar-BBBUMjr?li=BBnb7Kz

  • John_from_Aus

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

  • 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.

  • Kenley enjoys his expanded role. We’ll see if he does in August and September.

  • NPUT @ 0600HST, 0900PDT