Game 68, 2017

Dodgers at Reds, 4:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-O

Lefty Alex Wood (6-0, 2.01 ERA) faces RHP Tim Adleman (4-2, 4.34 ERA). Wood pitched last Saturday and got no decision against the Reds, giving up three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Adleman faced the Dodgers on Sunday and also got no decision, giving up three runs and five hits in five innings.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1933 Last year’s National League batting champ, Lefty O’Doul, and pitcher Watty Clark, a 20-game winner last season, are traded by the Dodgers to the Giants for first baseman Sam Leslie. Brooklyn’s newest infielder will bat .311 during his three seasons with the team, before returning to New York in 1936.

In non-Dodgers history of note:

  • 1978 Reds’ right-hander Tom Seaver no-hits the Cardinals at Riverfront Stadium, 4-0. The gem is Tom Terrific’s first no-no after taking a hitless game into the ninth inning three times during the first 12 years of his career.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs
  • WBBsAs

    Meanwhile, a bit of roster juggling… https://twitter.com/alannarizzo/status/875798555226755073

    • Ha! From Houston Mitchell’s Dodgers Dugout email this a.m.:

      It may be time to come up with some sort of 10-day DL injury for Stripling to get some rest while someone like Josh Ravin comes up from the minors.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Ross has options, so that wouldn’t seem necessary. And he indeed he was optioned.

  • WinnipegDave

    I imagine that the Twitter-verse was lit up over that trade in 1933. The reigning batting champ and a 20 game winner for one 1st Baseman? Good thing Leslie had an OPS+ of 155 at the time of the trade.

    • Think of the train rides where the press and the players mingled on their way to St. Louis and Chicago. “Why’d they get rid of Lefty, man? Sam’s okay, but Lefty AND Watty? Hoo boy!”

    • Bob_Hendley

      Salary dump?

  • WBBsAs

    Joc skies one!

  • HR #3!

    • Follows it with a double.

  • WinnipegDave

    Joc with the blast!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Joc, old boy!

  • WBBsAs

    Nice AB by Puig, very selective.

    • scooplew

      Puig is now second on the team in walks with 25.

      • Bob_Hendley

        No one besides Seagerhas nearly as many plate appearances, but, still, not bad for Puig.

  • WinnipegDave

    Good D, Dodgers!

  • WinnipegDave

    And now I take my leave as I spend the rest of the evening going for ice cream and hanging out in the park with some of my students.
    Bocce and Frisbee should keep us entertained for quite awhile.

    • scooplew

      Have a wonderful evening. How is the weather in Winnipeg today?

      • WinnipegDave

        Overcast and about 63 degrees.

        • scooplew

          Not bad. At what level do you teach? I forget.

  • scooplew

    Was Bellinger’s attempt to score wise? How much was he out by?

    • WBBsAs

      Close but clearly out. An acceptable risk with two out. Reds played it well.

      • scooplew

        Got it.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Half a foot? Didn’t see the replay.

    • A good call by coach and umpire. Cody kept his head and shoulders high with his slide and gave the catcher an easier tag

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hoya on the mound.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Walk on Wood!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Plunked!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Skunked!

  • For those of us that are listening to MLB.com we now know that Babe Ruth once coached first base for the Dodgers. Attendance started to pick up as word got out.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Justin needs to turn on one.

  • Good thing it was only Bellinger that hit that one back to the pitcher which is not what the pitcher said.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nifty DP.

  • RBI

    About to say, we need a DP, but Wood beat me to it.

  • RBI

    Wood is so much better than Hill at this point.

    • She says with a straight face.

      • RBI

        Hahaha.

  • For some reason I always worry about a pitcher’s throw to second to start the double play.

    • RBI

      Throwing uphill, awkward. But he did it!

  • RBI

    Can’t remember, how strong is the Reds’ pen?

    • Ranked 25th with a 2.2 WAR

      • RBI

        Thanks.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Better than their starters.

      • They pitch in hitter friendly ballparks though. Brewers and Reds parks are two I am thinking of.

  • RBI

    Wood at only 52 pitches.

  • RBI

    Very strange not seeing AGon at first.

    • Roberts said he might be back sooner that anticipated but I would imagine he won’t be in less pain and therefore might be more of a pinch hitter.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Wood is good.

    • Ace like. Dodgers have two aces.

  • Interesting pinch hitting strategy. Forsythe would be the better defensive player at second going into the bottom of the 7th but Kike’ the better hitter right now.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Good point. Doc probably still thinking run and not run prevention, given the park.

  • WBBsAs

    Fillies have taken a 4-2 lead over Snakes in the sixth. Gnats lead Rox 1-0 after one.

  • Joe tells us that Cory’s Aunt and Uncle and Mother are at the game and in the same breath describes Cory getting picked off. Life’s like that.

  • DJ Turner keeps playing the hits.

  • scooplew

    For those of you who missed it, the Giants rallied for eight runs in the 7th, 8th and 9th inning last night to tie Colorado, 9-9, erasing a 9-1 deficit. The Giants almost took the lead with two outs in the 9th, but Span was nipped at the plate when he tried to score from third when a pitch got away from the catcher but not far enough. Strickland allowed a run in the bottom of the inning and the Rockies won, 10-9.

    • WBBsAs

      Gnatfans refer to him as “Strychnine.”

  • Four players converging on that popup and Joc stayed out of the epicenter. He’s learning.

  • RBI

    Wood with the wood!

  • Kike’ might hit one out but I don’t like pinch hitting early especially with 2 outs and no one on base and then lose that the lefty righty match up later in the game in a better situation.

  • HLKLA

    Doc placing some well deserved confidence in letting Wood continue, then he singles.

  • RBI

    That 3rd run figuring large right about now.

  • Will Wood get to pitch the 9th? Jansen rested. Wood according to Joe has never pitched into the 9th.

    • RBI

      Looks like no.

    • Steiner sez Wood threw one CG, in April of 2014.

  • HLKLA

    This game has now become a walk through the Woods, on both sides.

  • A big container ship bumps into a US Navy destroyer off Japan and almost sinks it. Happened at 2 AM Japan time.

  • Turner hitting .384 but then average is so last decade.

  • RBI

    Kenley time.

  • RBI

    Gotta get Votto.

    • Almost a rhyme!

      • RBI

        Wow. Amazing three pitches there.

  • RBI

    Ack. One more strike, please?

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!!

  • RBI

    Goodness that was a brilliant pitching game on our side.

    • For a game played in Cincinnati, both sides pitched well.

  • HLKLA

    Good win for the Dodgers!

  • Nice story about Kiké and his father here.

    This is the best Father’s Day ever for Dodgers utility man Enrique “Kiké” Hernandez III, because Enrique Hernandez II is still alive to celebrate it.

  • WBBsAs

    Kenley made the heart of their order look really bad.

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