Game 64, 2017

Reds at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-O

The Reds send RHP Tim Adleman (4-2, 4.42 ERA) to the hill to face the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-6, 4.08 ERA). Adleman has thrown three consecutive quality starts including a seven-inning three-hit performance last Tuesday against the Cardinals. Ryu has struggled to regain his form of 2013-2014 since shoulder surgery in 2015 and elbow surgery in 2016, but his last two starts have been his longest since 2014 and he’s only walked three batters in his last four starts and 22 1/3 innings.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1957 The Dodgers’ Roy Campanella surpasses former Cub and Giant backstop Gabby Hayes to establish a new National League mark when he hits his 237th career round-tripper as a catcher. Campy’s historic home run comes off Ray Crone in the seventh inning of Brooklyn’s 7-2 loss to the Braves at Ebbets Field.
  • 1972 LA outfielders Manny Mota and Willie Davis both hit inside-the-park homers down the foul lines at Dodger Stadium off Bucs’ starter Bruce Kison. Roberto Clemente’s seventh inning home run over the fence proves to be the difference in Pittsburgh’s 7-5 victory, their 21st win the last 26 games.

I didn’t realize this milestone was so close: “Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is one save away from becoming the sixth active pitcher to reach 200 career saves.” Who are the other five? Find them here.

Lineup when available.

83 thoughts on “Game 64, 2017

  1. Bucs sock Rox, and Dodgers now trail by just one game. Even in the loss column. Snakes 1/2 game behind Dodgers.

  2. Not much happening today – merely to hope the Bucs can knock off the Rox this afternoon – though there is the amateur draft, which is hard to evaluate.

  3. Came back to the game on knowing the final score and began reading through the comments. There was some anguish down below but happiness a little later on.

  4. Dodgers gain a game on the Rox, now trail by 1-1/2, just one in the loss column. Snakes will also gain and be two games out.

  5. So I told my girls after the last inning that we needed six runs in the bottom of the eight, please.

    • A dramatic come from behind win with a large deficit! Should note, however, that to date CB wins as a percentage of games played is at the same pace as last year (28%). What seems to define more the team this year overall is the ability to hold leads. They had a pretty good pen last year, when blown leads as a percentage of games played was at 18%, but the Dodgers this year are so far down to 11%. Both the offense and starters have obviously contributed the success by scoring early and maintaining leads. The Dodgers record for wins with a lead going into the 2nd inning is 15-1 as compared to 28-10 last year.

  6. I’m not complaining, mind you, but I can’t figure out why the Giants keep Cain in the rotation. He went 4 1/3 today, allowing five runs (all earned) and his ERA is now 5.22. His ERA was over 5 in his last two, injury-plagued seasons. The Giants did the same thing with Lincecum after he had lost his way. Twins leading the Giants 5-4 in the 6th.

    • Because they don’t have anybody who’s any better, and their farm system is utterly fallow.

      • True. As I live in Giants country, I have many friends who root for the orange and black. I listen sympathetically as they complain (trying not to smirk).

  7. Feels like the end of the 6th inning rather than just the 4th.
    The good news is that the Dodgers still have time to get back into this game.

  8. Ryu is now tied with Kershaw for the club lead in homers allowed with 12. Kershaw has pitched 90 innings, Ryu 56.

    • Has hit them at a rate of every 25 PA. It’s been about 40 since the last one. So, yeah.

  9. Bellinger doesn’t hit any cheapies.

    Meanwhile, the Cubbies have taken a 5-4 lead over the Rox in the sixth.

  10. Wowsers – the Yankees are working on 30 runs between yesterday (16) and today (14 so far).

  11. Steiner and Orel said some nice things about CT in CF. He has made some nice catches using his speed, but I think he is still a defensive liability there, though his bat more than makes up for it.