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.

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66 thoughts on “Game 58, 2017

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    • 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 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.

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

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