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.

  • scooplew

    Cubs 4, Rockies 0, after one inning at Wrigley.

    • WBBsAs

      The Cubbies are finally doing something right.

  • WBBsAs

    Cubbies and Arrieta appear determined to give it away to the Rox.

  • Bob_Hendley

    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.

  • WinnipegDave

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

  • WinnipegDave

    Duvall still at work in Hollywood apparently.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ugh

  • This is looking dangerous.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ryu – the bullpen is calling.

  • WinnipegDave

    Bela Bellinger!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Air not putting up much resistance today.

  • WBBsAs

    Bellinger doesn’t hit any cheapies.

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

  • RBI

    Fun game out here!

  • Home Run Derby today!

  • RBI

    Jeeze. Balls flying out of here!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Stupid wind.

  • WinnipegDave

    Puig is due for another HR. Today would be fine.

    • Bob_Hendley

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

  • scooplew

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

  • WinnipegDave

    Missed opportunity there.

  • HLKLA

    Ugh! That inning started out with so much potential.

  • scooplew

    Cubs lead Rockies, 7-4, and are batting in the bottom of the 8th.

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

    • WinnipegDave

      And that the Cubs are winning 7-4 in the 8th.

  • WinnipegDave

    Chutley!

  • HLKLA

    Down by one sure looks better than down by two.

  • WinnipegDave

    Cory with the double and now they are coming alive.

  • HLKLA

    The Cubs hang on to beat the Rockies, so there is something going our way.

  • WinnipegDave

    Need a K or a pop up here.

    • WBBsAs

      Nope.

      • WinnipegDave

        Double nope with the HR.

  • WinnipegDave

    The Dodgers could come back but it will take a lot of hitting now.

  • scooplew

    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.

    • WBBsAs

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

      • scooplew

        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).

  • scooplew

    Regarding Forsythe: No comment.

  • RBI

    Forsythe. See Scooplew below.

  • RBI

    Reds living up to their reputation as hitters.

  • RBI

    Not our day, looks like.

  • WBBsAs

    Steiner can’t even keep track of the outs.

  • scooplew

    It is simply fun to have Cody in the lineup, strikeouts be damned.

    • WBBsAs

      He still has a high OBP, and I expect he’ll get better with maturity.

      • Leads the team in HR and RBI, so Ks are unimportant to me.

  • Still got a shot here.

  • scooplew

    What a great at bat by Hernandez.

    • HLKLA

      In Alex Cora territory!

      • scooplew

        I was thinking the same thing.

      • It was 13 pitches, so close to Cora.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Seems to have a good idea of the strike zone.

  • scooplew

    Hit it out, Chase, and then we bring in Kenley for the save.

  • WinnipegDave

    Great AB by Hernandez.
    Utley – please don’t hit into a DP.

  • scooplew

    Iglesias just completed the bases on balls trifecta.

  • scooplew

    RBI: Are you there?

    • RBI

      Agh!!!!!! Yes!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    Corey Seager!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Grand Salami!

  • scooplew

    My oh my oh my oh my oh my . . . . . .

  • HLKLA

    I love the Reds bullpen. You are never out of a game with them.

  • RBI

    Unbelievable.

    • scooplew

      Are the fans going bananas, ballistic or beyond belief?

      • RBI

        All of the above! Including me.

  • scooplew

    If we hold on to win, games like this can help define a season.

    • Bob_Hendley

      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.

  • RBI

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

    • scooplew

      I hope that they remember this day and what you said.

      • RBI

        Granddaughter Daisy said she was going to write about this game in her journal when she got home.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!

  • HLKLA

    Great win for LA! Now on to a great draft tomorrow!

  • WinnipegDave

    What a crazy game!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win! (Delayed because of dinner.)

  • WBBsAs

    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.

  • John_from_Aus

    Wow, the things I miss when busy ( I last saw us 7-4 down)

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

  • WBBsAs

    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.

  • HLKLA

    Welcome to the Dodgers Jeren Kendall!

    • Stats.

      Good grief, the kid’s 21 years old and was born in 1996. 1996!

      • WBBsAs

        Bellinger will be 22 in exactly one month.

  • WBBsAs

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

    • RBI

      Good news. Thanks Bucs.

  • HLKLA

    Now Morgan Cooper from Texas joins the fold.

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