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.

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81 thoughts on “Game 68, 2017

    • 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.

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

  1. 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!”

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    • 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. 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.