Game 59, 2017

Nationals at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, MASN, ESPN

YALHP Gio Gonzalez (4-1, 3.03 ERA) takes the hill for the Nats. He’ll face the Dodgers’ LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-5, 3.91 ERA). Gonzalez has hit a rough patch. After putting up a 1.62 ERA during April he ballooned to a 4.37 ERA for May. Ryu had his best start of the year his last time out, allowing just one run in six innings against the Cardinals.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1977 On Old Timers’ Day, the Dodgers retire former manager Walter Alston’s uniform number 24. ‘Smokey’ compiles a 2040-1613 (.558) record along with seven pennants that results in four World Championships during his 23 years in the dugout.
  • 2000 The Marlins select 16-year-old Adrian Gonzalez as their first overall pick in the first-year player draft. The first baseman, a student at Eastlake High School in Bonita, California, comes to terms with Florida on the same day he is drafted. Note: He was 18 according to

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93 thoughts on “Game 59, 2017

  1. Foo. I walked into Subway down 4-0 and figured that was it. Probably just as well I didn’t know we’d halved the lead but couldn’t get closer.

    • Not a fun game to watch, especially as I clogged the kitchen sink midway through and spent the next several innings unsuccessfully plunging the drain while vocalizing rule one violations.

      • I went to Subway because last Thursday our fridge/freezer starting emitting a very loud noise, indicating the vents that channel air flow weren’t working. No repair appointment was available until this coming Wednesday. I’ve had to throw out a whole lot of formerly-frozen food. Sears will pay up to $300 for damages of that sort when their equipment fails, and you’d better believe I’m gonna claim it.

  2. The next while umpiring youth baseball that I miss a strike/ball call I will reflect upon the called third strike on Utley leading off the inning. Atrocious call.

  3. Dodgers lose again when I get to watch them on TV. Still haven’t “seen” the Dodgers win yet this year.

      • From the Dodgers official website: Turner will make his first rehab start Monday night at Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga. Turner went on the DL May 19 with a strained right hamstring.

        Roberts said Turner will play five innings on Monday and will play in another game on Wednesday.

        “The plan is to get him back some time this weekend,” Roberts said. “It could be Friday, it could be a day or two later.”

  4. Thought that throw by Puig might have been closer to getting Rendon at 3rd.

    • Silver Lining Dept.: if this holds, they’ll only lose half a game.

  5. This is Enny Romero, for goodness sakes. He entered the game with an ERA above 5.

  6. I expect that Gutierrez is as surprised as anyone when he looks at the lineup and sees that he is the cleanup hitter.

  7. Back into this game at least. And the bullpen is probably only an inning away.

  8. OK Dodgers. Let’s get that leadoff walk all the way around to home.

  9. Have to hold them at 3 and then try and beat them late against their pen.

  10. The Dodgers have won 25 of their last 36 games. We’ve gone from third place, four games behind Colorado, to second place, a half game behind Colorado in that span,

    • Feast or Famine, Part 2 —
      That last road trip could have been 7-0 since they scored a total of one run in the three losses . . . but it also could have been 2-5.

  11. 3 runs is insurmountable for the “famine” Dodger bats. Hopefully the “feast” bats from Milwaukee will show up.

    • Deja vu all over again — same lament from last year . . . and — unfortunately — equally true.

  12. The Nats (gnot the Gnats) have a fearsome lineup and great starting pitching. On the bright side, they have a terrible bullpen.