Game 63, 2017

Reds at Dodgers, 4:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-O, MLBN (out-of-market only)

The Reds ask RHP Asher Wojciechowski (1-0, 4.50 ERA) to make his fifth start of the year, tenth of his career and first ever against the Dodgers. In his previous four starts the Reds have gone 3-1. He’ll face Alex Wood (6-0, 1.69 ERA), fresh off the Dodgers’ 10-day disabled list. Wood has a 25 1/3 scoreless inning streak going and has struck out 39.5% of the right-handed hitters he’s faced over the past 30 days.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2012 Bobby Abreu, who was tied with Mickey Mantle for 109th place on the all-time hit list, surpasses the Yankee legend with a second-inning double in L.A.’s 8-2 interleague victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. The 38 year-old outfielder has collected 2,416 hits playing for the Astros, Phillies, Yankees, Angels, and Dodgers.

In other news of former Dodgers, Maury Wills was presented the “Hall of Game” award by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum today. The Hall of Game annually honors former Major League Baseball (MLB) stars who played the game with the same passion, determination, flair and skill exhibited by the heroes of the Negro Leagues.

Lineup when available.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Wood was named NL Pitcher of the Month for May.

    • WBBsAs

      It took ’em a while, didn’t it? Are they on Madrid time?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Ha! It did seem like it took them awhile, but I guess because I was anticipating it so. I guess they give the writers a week or so to provide their votes.

        • WBBsAs

          If I recall correctly, they named Bellinger rookie of the month almost immediately.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Looks like both were named on the second day of a June.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Now in Portugal. On the coast of Alentejo, Zambujeira do Mar.

        • WBBsAs

          Never been to Portugal, but I did study European Portuguese (as opposed to Brazilian).

          • Bob_Hendley

            Spoken, they almost seem like two distinct languages.

          • WBBsAs

            I still sound more Brazilian, relatively speaking (so to speak), because that’s where I’ve traveled.

          • What took you to South America initially? Business?

          • WBBsAs

            Initially pleasure, then research, then marriage, then work.

        • Thereby bumping the population from 911 to 912, huh?

  • WBBsAs
  • Old-Timers Game live on Facebook.

    • HLKLA

      I am probably alone here, but I have never cared for “Old Timers” games for the same reason I do not go to current concerts of bands and singers I grew up listening to in the sixties. They had their moment and now they are just embarrassing themselves.

      • Some musicians can still perform well. Joan Baez and Judy Collins still have their sopranos.

        • HLKLA

          I I do still buy any album James Taylor puts out, but not sure I would go a concert if he was in town. I was a big fan of Joan Baez. I remember watching a film in high school physics featuring her father who was a physicist.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wow – I had forgotten Bobby Abreu had played with the Dodgers. That’s crazy that it was only 5 years ago and I have basically no memory of that!

    • WinnipegDave

      Also – using the word that three times in a sentence is probably not the best writing practice.

  • WinnipegDave

    Reds are a good candidate of having the 2 fastest players in MLB with Peraza and Hamilton.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wood was solid there in the first.

  • Close play at home on that sacrifice fly.

  • Joc another home run tonight in OK plus an RBI on a SF.

  • Ball set on tee and Cody launches it.

  • Now that the Dodgers have the lead, I can relate (or link to my relation of) the saga of The Freezer and the Thermostat of Doom.

    I’ve been in better tempers than yesterday afternoon, I’m telling ya.

    • HLKLA

      A friend of mine had a similar refrigerator/Sears saga that kept me entertained for nearly three months.

  • HLKLA

    Joey Votto is a tough out for sure.

  • WBBsAs

    The Gnats are gnow 16 games out of first but, because the Pads blew an eighth-inning lead bigly, SF avoided sole occupancy of the basement.

  • RBI

    Hi all. Granddaughters here so I can only check in occasionally. Wood still pitching well, it looks like. And efficiently!

    • WinnipegDave

      So. Life is pretty good then in your world.

      • RBI

        Life is excellent. How’s your son doing?

  • RBI

    Nice job by Yasiel and Chase.

  • WinnipegDave

    Wood – if you are going to hit a batter do it on the first pitch of the at bat, not the 7th.

  • RBI

    Taylor with the wheels and the mitt!

  • WinnipegDave

    Good catch by Taylor!

  • RBI

    They’re starting to see Wood this inning.

  • WinnipegDave

    One too many long fly balls this inning.

    • WinnipegDave

      And so now the game is tied. Back to square one.

  • WinnipegDave

    Quiet night here.

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig again stops the runner from getting an extra base.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Definitely worth being in the lineup if only for his D.

      • WinnipegDave

        He is a good rightfielder.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Nice understatement.
          Like Obama is missed. And Bush x 2. And ____________
          (Again, not politics, current events.)

  • RBI

    I’m back. Dang, still tied. Poor Wood after all that good work. What a throw by Puig!

  • WinnipegDave

    Could really use a ground ball double play right here.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice. No harm, no foul – and no runs!

  • WinnipegDave

    Game plan: Score 2-3 runs here and then bring in Jansen.

    • WinnipegDave

      Or would even take 1 run.

  • WinnipegDave

    Switched over to the Reds broadcast a few innings ago.
    Yes friends, I am that much of a crazy, carefree kinda guy.

  • RBI

    Keep them off the scoreboard, Kenley.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Asked and received.
      Now put the Dodgers on the scoreboard, Blue Bats!

  • RBI

    Why Kenley when it’s a tie? Can’t remember – does Dave usually do this?

    • WinnipegDave

      In extras sometimes but not often (or ever?) in the 8th inning.

      • RBI

        Puzzling to me.

        • WinnipegDave

          And – Jansen’s spot is due up in the bottom of the ninth.

          • RBI

            He must know something we don’t?

          • WinnipegDave

            Meaning he is probably only going to pitch this one inning.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Mo and Kennedy had good explanation — at home, he won’t have the chance for the save in extras, so give the chance to win right now.

          • RBI

            Ah, and it worked!

  • WinnipegDave

    New plan: Scoreless outing by Jansen and then Dodgers score one to win it.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      This would be the good kind of W for a closer, not after a blown save.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Walkoff doesn’t havta be an HR. (But won’t throw it back.)

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, JT!

  • Poor Forsythe has been awful since he came off the DL. He needs spring training all over again.

    • WBBsAs

      Never took the bat off his shoulder.

  • WinnipegDave

    JT: Just Terrific.

  • WinnipegDave

    By the way – I’ve switched back to the Dodger broadcast. Hoping that’s a good vibe.

    • WBBsAs

      Yeah, but now you’re stuck with Steiner.

    • RBI

      Thank you!

      • WinnipegDave

        It’s the little things over the course of a long season that can make the difference. Lol.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Corey!

  • W00T!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • 1st career walkoff hit for Seager, Kennedy says on the radio.

    • WinnipegDave

      Crazy.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Impressive that three different people came through for that.

      • RBI

        Love seeing the team effort.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!! Roberts is a genius after all.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Just heard that the Cubs aren’t doing the Dodgers any favors.

    • WinnipegDave

      Or Milwaukee.

      • WBBsAs

        Actually, the Cerveceros did beat the Snakes last night.

  • 1:10 PM PDT game tomorrow.

  • NPUT @ 0800HST, 1100PDT

    • Bob_Hendley

      I should be able to catch much of this one from here in Zambujiera do Mar.