Game 74, 2017

Mets at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, SNY, MLBN (out-of-market only)

The Mets send YALHP Steven Matz (1-1, 3.21 ERA) out to try to salvage one game in this four-game series. His Dodgers opponent will be LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6, 4.35 ERA).

Matz is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in two career starts in Dodger Stadium. He’s gone seven innings in each of his last two starts. Ryu has made seven starts since coming off the DL in May and gotten into the sixth inning in only two of them. This probably has something to do with that: “Batters are 31-for-75 (.413) with nine home runs and are slugging .867 against Ryu’s four-seam fastball this season.”

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1936 At Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, Ival Goodman hits an unusual home run when his fifth-inning fly ball lands and stays on top of the scoreboard in right field. With the perched ball considered in play, the three Dodger outfielders watch the Reds’ right fielder round the bases for an easy inside-the park round-tripper in their 7-2 loss to Cincinnati.
  • 1947 After pitching a no-hitter four days ago against the Braves, Reds hurler Ewell Blackwell loses his chance for a second consecutive no-hitter when Dodger second baseman Eddie Stanky singles with one out the ninth inning at Crosley Field.
  • 1959 Sandy Koufax goes the distance, beating Philadelphia at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, 6-2. The Dodger southpaw fans 16 Phillies to set a new record for strikeouts in a night game.
  • 1966 At the Astrodome, Houston sets a home attendance mark which will last for 22 years. Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax, who tosses a complete game to improve his record to 13-2, beats the hometown team, 5-2, in front of the 50,908 fans attending the Wednesday contest.

Lineup when available.

Taylor and Pederson get the night off.

  • WBBsAs

    Snakes clobbering Rox again, so Dodgers will remain in first with opportunity to expand their lead to 1-1/2 over both.

    • RBI

      Here’s hoping!

  • WBBsAs
  • WBBsAs
    • HLKLA

      Well, that keeps him away from the Dodgers.

      • WBBsAs

        Not Frank, but Jamie.

        • RBI

          Speechless.

        • HAHAHAHAHA! Clever, fake Colletti, clever!

        • HLKLA

          Well in that case they will have to keep an eye on the Charge D’ Affaires for Belgium.

  • Granderson, you rat.

  • Rickey Henderson has 81 leadoff HRs. Nbr. two is shared between Soriano and Biggio at 53. Granderson has 44 (I think).

  • WBBsAs

    Magnificent throw by Quique!

  • WBBsAs

    Where is everybody?

    • John_from_Aus

      a brief peek in from me before I have to go out again

    • RBI

      Exercising. Cooking. Whooping. Groaning.

  • John_from_Aus

    a timely DP

  • WinnipegDave

    Apparently teams are hitting a bunch of home runs this year – he says tongue in cheek.
    20 HRs in the past 6 games for the Dodgers.

    • foul tip

      From dodgers.com:

      “The Dodgers entered Wednesday with 27 home runs in their last 10 games, the most home runs hit in franchise history during a 10-game span. They kept adding to it, with Grandal and Puig making it 30 home runs in an 11-game span. The Dodgers’ 1.61 home runs per home game are their most in Dodger Stadium history.”

      • WinnipegDave

        And that average will tick slightly up with at least a 2 homer game tonight.

  • WBBsAs

    Hatchered…

  • WinnipegDave

    It’s now a bullpen game – which should favour the Dodgers.

  • RBI

    Angel Hernandez giveth and Angel Hernandez taketh away.

  • WinnipegDave

    Really? Baez already?

  • RBI

    What a battle!

  • RBI

    Joc!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Joc-ularity!

  • WinnipegDave

    Joc!

  • WBBsAs

    Joc still has the worst haircut on the team.

    • WinnipegDave

      Is that a thing? Who has the best?

      • WBBsAs

        Let’s say I can’t imagine a worse one.

        • WinnipegDave

          Fair enough! It’s not the best I’ve ever seen either.

  • WinnipegDave

    Gameday still frozen on Granderson’s AB vs Dayton.

  • WinnipegDave

    Rick Monday just promo’d Friday night fireworks. But this week, every night is fireworks night!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      May it continue thru the weekend!

      • WinnipegDave

        From your keyboard…

  • WinnipegDave

    Let’s go Cody. A base hit will do fine.

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh Steiner.

    • WBBsAs

      What happened? Did he call a foul straight back a three-run homer? I lost my video for a while. Also, Gameday is useless tonight.

      • WinnipegDave

        His voice and inflection went high and loud on Bellinger’s fly ball. And then after getting very excited, he changed course and said that Cody got under it.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Baez batting?????!!!!!!
    Is no one left?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Brilliant move, Dave! 🙂

    • WinnipegDave

      He has a good eye.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I know that now!

  • WinnipegDave

    I don’t understand Link’s history note from above. If the ball was

    • Heh. I’m afraid it may be lost to the mysteries of time. I’d have thought the stadium ground rules would have stated something about that.

  • RBI

    OMG.

  • RBI

    Dave Roberts is some kind of magician, that’s all I have to say.

    • WinnipegDave

      Or at very least a Maestro!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Blast and two gifts.

  • RBI

    Okay. Now I feel sorry for Blevins.

  • WinnipegDave

    Just when you think the Mets had dodged a bullet when Cody flied out… their control totally vanishes.

  • RBI

    The Mets are my old team, so I feel for them right now. I remember games like this from the past.

    • WinnipegDave

      Sports are far more cruel than kind.

      • RBI

        It’s not over yet. I have to remember that, too.

        • WinnipegDave

          It’s not over til it’s over – and wait til next year. The optimist’s mantras.

  • WinnipegDave

    That would have been a tremendous double play. Great glove work by Turner.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Suddenly the tying run at the plate . . . here comes Kenley!

  • RBI

    Kenley kool as a kukumber. Hope he puts Reyes away here.

  • RBI

    Slow game.

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh Belly! You have to field that ball.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Moot now, thankfully.
      I was recalling Billy Buck.

      • WinnipegDave

        Glad that not only did it not cost Dodgers runs but only meant one more pitch for Kenley.

  • RBI

    Bellinger took his eye off the ball.

  • RBI

    Thank goodness.

  • WBBsAs

    Thank you, Conforto.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    This game means a lot — great going in with an extra game lead vs. CO.
    Unfortunately, have to use Kenley, and for 5 outs.

    • WBBsAs

      Four outs, and only 17 pitches. And he hadn’t pitched for a few days.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Score more and sit Kenley down!

  • RBI

    Joc really looking great at the plate.

  • WinnipegDave

    Joc has been an OBP beast recently.

  • RBI

    Wow-HOO!!!!!

  • RBI

    Scooplew, where are you?

  • WinnipegDave

    We win! (And I fell asleep.)

  • Yahoo!

  • DXMachina

    Another good win. Yesterday was WFAN’s (NY sports talk) 30th anniversary show (I started listening to them during the 88 NLCS), and as the baseball beat reporters for the FAN were reminiscing, they started talking about remembering Cody Bellinger in the Yankee clubhouse back when his dad was on the team. Fun stuff. Cody’s brother Cole just got drafted by the Pads.

  • WBBsAs

    Four-out save by Enley (without a K)! Or a BB… https://twitter.com/MLBNetworkRadio/status/878126999419576321

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