Game 58, 2017

Dodgers at Brewers, 11:10 AM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSWI, Telemundo

RHP Kenta Maeda (4-2, 5.21 ERA) will pitch for the Dodgers and RHP Zach Davies (5-3, 5.18 ERA) goes for the Brewers.

Maeda has had two successive starts in which he’s given up three runs in the first inning and held the opposition scoreless in the next four. He’s 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA lifetime against the Brewers. Davies gave up two earned runs on six hits over five innings to the Mets his last time out but got no decision for his trouble. He’s only faced the Dodgers twice, both times in 2016. He gave up HRs to Turner, Grandal, Trayce Thompson and Seager in those games.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1940 The Cardinals play their first night game at home, losing to Brooklyn, 10-1, despite Joe Medwick’s 5-for-5 performance that included three doubles. The honor of hosting the first evening tilt in St. Louis that took place on May 24 was given to the Browns, after the two teams finally agreed to split the $150,000 cost of installing lights at Sportsman’s Park, the ballpark they share.
  • 1957 At a seventy-five minute show-down meeting at City Hall with Walter O’Malley and Horace Stoneham, the club presidents of the Dodgers and Giants, respectively, Mayor Robert Wagner is told by the owners neither club has a commitment to move out of New York – and none to stay in the Big Apple. The teams, who have been given permission by the National League to explore the possibility of moving their franchises to the West Coast, are assured by His Honor that the city will be of assistance in replacing the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, the aging ballparks the clubs call home.
  • 1964 At Connie Mack Stadium, Sandy Koufax throws his third no-hitter in three years, blanking the Phillies 3-0. The Dodgers’ southpaw, who will add a perfect game to his resume next season, joins Bob Feller as the only other modern major leaguer to pitch three career hitless games.
  • 1968 Don Drysdale, pitching his sixth consecutive shutout, defeats the Pirates, 5-0. The Dodger right-hander will extend his major league record scoreless streak to 58.2 innings before yielding a run in his next start. Later that evening at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Robert Kennedy, giving his victory speech for his win in the California primary before being fatally shot, tells his followers in the packed ballroom, “I’d like to express my high regard to Don Drysdale, who pitched his sixth straight shutout tonight.”
  • 1972 The Dodgers retire Roy Campanella’s uniform number 39. Campy, who won the MVP three times catching for Brooklyn in the fifties, joins Jackie Robinson (42) and Sandy Koufax (32) to be honored in this manner.
  • 1976 In an 11-0 victory at Dodger Stadium, Mets right fielder Dave Kingman hits three home runs. Sky King’s two-run dinger and two three-run round trippers drive in eight runs, a new club record.
  • 1990 En route to a 6-0 complete-game victory, 22 year-old Dodger right-hander Ramon Martinez limits Atlanta to three hits. Pedro’s older brother, who will finish the season with a 20-6 record, strikes out 18 batters during the contest.
  • 1998 The Dodgers trade the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year Hideo Nomo (2-7 with a 5.05 ERA) and reliever Brad Clontz to the Mets for pitchers Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs
  • WBBsAs

    Awkward moments? Yesterday’s starting pitcher and late-inning substitute now both play for the Brewers… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4439341e58ab9227d5c12db141a4b116fbab954e8c14a1cefe608dadbbdde0bc.png

    • Good grief. I wonder if they talked about it. Garza appears to be less than enlightened about women’s rights.

      • RBI

        Ugh.

  • scooplew

    Speaking of awkward moments, regarding this day in Dodgers history in 1976 (see above) here was Tommy Lasorda’s response when asked his opinion of Dave Kingman’s performance that day. WARNING: IT IS TRIPLE-X RATED:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIwrYH6Urbs

  • WinnipegDave

    Playing with a bit of house money today. Already won the series and also a winning road trip.
    But why not win today anyway?!

  • WinnipegDave

    Apparently Thames gets a random drug test after almost every game in which he hits a HR.

    • Grins. It can hardly be called “random,” then.

      • WinnipegDave

        That’s what he thinks as well.

  • 30 pitches!

  • WBBsAs

    Steiner still unable to distinguish between Peña and Piña. The Cerveceros are not holding an informal music gathering, but they do have a pineapple in the lineup.

  • Maeda is nowhere close to what he was last year, for some reason. Mechanics? Dunno. But he struggles now where last year he seemed to get in a flow, as I remember it.

    • Not in the first inning anyway. I read somewhere “Maeda has had two successive starts in which he’s given up three runs in the first inning and held the opposition scoreless in the next four.”

  • scooplew

    Maeda at 76 pitches through three innings.

    • WinnipegDave

      So one more inning or 100 pitches whichever comes first?

      • WBBsAs

        He and Hill are making it tough on the ‘pen.

        • WinnipegDave

          The pen also gets stretched when Kershaw games go into extra innings…

  • WinnipegDave

    Maeda’a best inning. 3 up and 3 down, and only 15 pitches.

  • WBBsAs

    Quique swings at ball 3, 4, and 5.

  • Weird outing for Maeda: 2R, 2H, 3BB, 7K.

    • WinnipegDave

      Lots of foul balls and high counts to batters.

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers by no means out of this.

    • Recent proof–last night.

  • Monday and Kennedy talking about similarities between Kenley’s work this year and last to this point: not much difference in IP or Ks or BBs. Saves are down from 15 to 9.

    • WinnipegDave

      Wins are up from 1 to 3. And since he has no walks yet this year, they must be down! (Looks like he had 1 walk through June 3 last year.)

      And to be honest it looks like he has almost doubled his Ks: 21 through June 3 2016 vs 40 so far this year.

      • I wasn’t listening very closely, obviously. 😉

  • WinnipegDave

    Dodgers have had 3 base runners: 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 error.
    Now they need a hit by pitch, catchers interference, and a dropped third strike.

  • WBBsAs

    In Miami, A.J. has just singled to put the Fish ahead of the Snakes 6-5 in the seventh.

    • RBI

      Go A.J.!

  • scooplew

    Gameday said Bellinger just bunted for a single on a 3-0 pitch. Is that correct?

    • WinnipegDave

      Sure is. Bunted against the shift.

    • WBBsAs

      Indeed it is, but then Grandal GIDPs.

  • WinnipegDave

    Our catchers killed the rally. Would have been nice to score at least one run there and cut the lead in half.

  • RBI

    Phew. That was a close foul ball.

  • WBBsAs

    Steiner has finally figured out how to pronounce “Aguilar.” Now he should go to work on “Piña.”

  • WinnipegDave

    Silver lining: If the Dodgers lose 2-0 or 2-1, then it for sure allows the bullpen to pitch one less inning today.

    • Bob_Hendley

      You rooting against a tie in order to save the pen?

      • WinnipegDave

        We can’t always have come-from-behind wins.
        Or can we?

        • Bob_Hendley

          Game like yesterday’s really messes up my sleeping patterns for the rest of the season.

  • Now you’ve done it, Brewers! Until the Dodgers are down three they don’t get serious!

  • WBBsAs

    Gnats lose again to Fillies.

    • scooplew

      Giants relievers gave up four runs in the last four Phillies innings, including three solo homers. Final: Phillies 9-7.

      • WBBsAs

        Upvoted, even though you misspelled “Gnats.”

  • RBI

    Romo does not inspire.

  • scooplew

    Still don’t understand why Romo is still on the roster.

  • scooplew

    Fish beat the Snakes, 6-5.

    • WinnipegDave

      Helpful.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Chris may have trouble hitting the grand salami with in this situation.

    • scooplew

      He will have a better shot again at that later in this inning.

  • WinnipegDave

    Taylor strikes out. Which means Bellinger can’t hit a 3 run HR.

  • WinnipegDave

    Go Padres.

  • WBBsAs

    If yesterday was the most exciting game of the season, today’s was the dullest.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Next game for me will be against the Nats, Tuesday 4:10 am. If it goes 4 hours I might catch some of it.

    • scooplew

      I presume you are in Europe. Where?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Right now in Cadiz.

        • Bob_Hendley

          First time seeing Gibraltar. Very bigly!

          • WBBsAs

            Don’t let the monkeys bite you…

  • scooplew

    Dodgers runs in last five games of this road trip: 1-0-2 (12 innings)-10-0. We won two of those five and went 4-3 on the road trip.

    • WinnipegDave

      We were in all 5 at least.

  • WBBsAs

    A.J. got his game-winning single v. the Snakes at the end of a 14-pitch AB.

    • Alex Cora says go some more, kid.

      Vinnie was having a ball calling it and Dave Roberts was in the dugout grinning like a demon.

    • HLKLA

      Alex Cora says “Hold my beer.”

  • WBBsAs
    • HLKLA

      I remember reading about him, but did not know much about his antics and attempts to overcome them.

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