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.

78 thoughts on “Game 74, 2017

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

  2. 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.

    • 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.”

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

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

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

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

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

  8. 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.

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