Game 80, 2017

Dodgers at Angels, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-W

The visiting Dodgers will send LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6, 4.30 ERA) to the Orange County mound to face RHP Alex Meyer (3-4, 4.20 ERA) of the Angels.

Ryu allowed two home runs and five hits against the Mets in his last start but avoided the loss as Turner, Hernandez and Pederson all homered in the Dodgers’ 6-3 win. Meyer gave up five earned runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings and lost to the Red Sox last Friday. Before that he’d had a streak of seven consecutive starts allowing three or fewer runs.

This date in Dodgers’ history, from the sublime to the ridiculous, or possibly vice versa:

  • 1964 Take a look at the Giants’ 3rd inning here. Was Willie Mays surprised to find Roseboro on the basepaths?
  • 1969 After ending an 11-game losing streak in their previous contest, the expansion Padres are the victims of a 19-0 shutout for the second time this season when Dodgers right-hander Don Drysdale equals the National League-record for the largest margin of victory in a shutout. L.A. will score more than half of their runs when they tally ten times in the third inning.
  • 2008 In Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers, without the benefit of a hit for the entire game, defeat the Angels, 1-0. The combined losing effort of Halo hurlers Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo isn’t considered officially as a no-hitter because the home team didn’t have to bat in the ninth.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    Still no Seager, but Puig and Turner are back… https://twitter.com/DodgerInsider/status/880200881202802688

  • Plaschke has an opinion (as always) re the dearth of Dodgers in the starting lineup for the NL in the ASG: it’s the lack of TV exposure, stupid.

  • WBBsAs

    Aquí la alineación en forma más accessible… https://twitter.com/LosDodgers/status/880206898766721025

  • John_from_Aus

    I guess Bellinger at DH is to give him a bit of a rest without giving his hot bat a rest

    • HLKLA

      With Turner nursing an injury, he might have made a better choice, but giving Bellinger a rest from playing the field makes sense.

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice start by Ryu. Need a timely hit or three to get the offence going.

  • WinnipegDave

    Hopefully a battle of attrition. Lots of walks and all of them stranded. Still looking for some productive at bats.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Just tuned in and heard that the Angels bullpen was stirring. I was encouraged, picturing a Dodger lead, only to learn they’re just spinning wheels, with three zeroes across the board.

    The offense has been MIA since the CO series (yes, they got enough last night to win, but diddly other than that inning) — I wonder if it’s a letdown from playing a division contender.

    • WinnipegDave

      Doing better than Colorado post that series though!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        True, but not as good as AZ after that . . . go, Cards!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Yas man!
    Now that the first hit is out of the way, let’s get on the scoreboard under the “R” — MANY times!

  • WinnipegDave

    Ryu pitching so well but gets hit on the leg.

    • John_from_Aus

      does it look bad?

      • WinnipegDave

        He is hobbling around trying to walk it off. Might stay in.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Does — and gets out of it.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Dodger fans making themselves at home while away — sounds great, unfurling the LA banner.

  • WinnipegDave

    Let’s go Joc.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Dodger half innings sure go by quickly!

    • WinnipegDave

      They aren’t getting walks anymore.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Or anything else.

        • WinnipegDave

          Yeah that’s a problem for sure.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ryu’s off speed stuff has been good tonight.

    • John_from_Aus

      and again

  • WinnipegDave

    Bellinger would have gotten the out there. Because he is taller.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Hey, bats — come out a play!

  • scooplew

    Winnipeg Dave: The answer is yes in respond to your question of last night about my friend who lives in Saskatoon. He is Dave Margoshes, the writer.

    • WinnipegDave

      I read at least 2 of his short story collections last summer. Wonderful writer. I really enjoyed them.

      • scooplew

        That’s great to hear. I will share that with him. You might enjoy his novel Wiseman’s Wager. The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 plays a backdrop to parts of the book.

        • WinnipegDave

          I will give it a try!

          To be specific I read A Book of Great Worth, Bix’s Trumpet and Other Stories, and God Telling a Joke and Other Stories. I loved the title story of the last one!

          • scooplew

            Here’s Margoshes’ bio from the website of Oolichan Books, which is located in British Columbia: http://www.oolichan.com/author-dave-margoshes

            When I was thinking of becoming a teacher about 15 years ago and was taking graduate classes at night, I wrote a paper on one of his novels, I’m Frankie Sterne, which I greatly enjoyed.

          • WinnipegDave

            Well, I will check that one out as well.

            How did you guys connect and become friends?

          • scooplew

            I met him at the first daily newspaper job that I had in Monterey, CA, in 1972 after college I was a sportswriter and he was a copy editor. We hit it off and became friends. A few months later he and his wife moved to Vancouver. He has also lived in Calgary, Regina and Saskatoon. I have visited him several times, including with my wife. Great writer, great guy. I am trying to find him an agent for him in the U.S. and am meeting with one next week.

          • WinnipegDave

            Cool. And it would be fantastic to see him have a wider audience, which I assume is the plan with the agent.

          • scooplew

            Yes. It is hard to break into the U.S. market. I wonder if there is an anti-Canadian mentality in the U.S. publishing field.

          • WinnipegDave

            But he was born in NY!

          • scooplew

            Yes, but he is much more of a Canadian than a New Yorker.

          • WinnipegDave

            And I for one will claim him proudly! But he needs to be introduced to all y’all in the south.

          • scooplew

            Ha!

  • scooplew

    St. Louis still hanging on, leading Arizona, 3-2, after 7,

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I believe the disappearance of the Dodger offense coincided with the national story calling them a “juggernaut.”
    They have been anything but since then.

    • RBI

      Beware the Juggernaut my son! The jaws that bite! The claws that catch!

      • WinnipegDave

        Well played!

        • RBI

          Not as well played as that Puig catch!

          • WinnipegDave

            Wow!

  • WinnipegDave

    Angels getting breaks tonight. That double kissed the line.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    2 runs could be insurmountable.

    • scooplew

      Could be. We sure weren’t thinking that last week.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Exactly!
        Hitting seems to be contagious . . . as is not hitting.

  • WinnipegDave

    Boo.

  • WinnipegDave

    Simmons. Weird seeing him hit HR’s.

    • WBBsAs

      He’s not a great hitter – but he’s got occasional pop.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    If the injury was affecting his pitching, I hope Ryu is healed quickly!

    • WinnipegDave

      Except for this inning, he pitched so well. Deserved much better.

      • WBBsAs

        His best outing of the year although, like Hill, he was pitching against a weak lineup.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          “Weak lineups” can beat “juggernauts,” as we know all too well.

  • WBBsAs

    Redbirds add another in eighth to lead 4-2, but their ‘pen’s been shaky.

    • RBI

      Like you said…Try to hang on, Cards!

  • RBI

    Puig! Oh my.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Thank you, Puig!
    Again, a shame one can’t get points off of great defensive plays, like in so many other sports.

    • scooplew

      Baseball is, I believe, the only sport in which the defense always has the ball.

  • RBI

    That may just wake us up! It should.

  • scooplew

    Maye we can get a little off Petit.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      I like the play on words, but would prefer a lot!

  • WinnipegDave

    Too many routune fly outs and easy ground balls for the Dodgers tonight.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    They’ve scored in only one of the last 25 innings.

    • RBI

      Two!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Yahoo . . . need more to pull this out.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    TnT from TT!

  • RBI

    Trayce!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    Need one more but yay Trayce!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Beat LAA!
    Beat LAA!

    • WinnipegDave

      Ha!

    • WBBsAs

      Die Anaheimer zu ihrer Heimat, bitte!

      • WinnipegDave

        Curious – how many languages do you know WBB?

        • WBBsAs

          English (native), Spanish (non-native fluency), German (passable), Portuguese (passable), French (desperation only).

          • WinnipegDave

            Well done!

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh JT. You got my hopes up.

    • RBI

      Me, too.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Ditto.

  • WBBsAs

    Redbirds trying to give it away in Phoenix again…

    • scooplew

      Trailing 4-2, the DBacks have runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs in the bottom of the 9th.

      • WBBsAs

        Trevor Rosenthal wild pitched a run in, has now put the winning run on base, and has to face a good hitter in Peralta.

        • scooplew

          Imagine a team scoring a run on a wild pitch.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Ha!
            That was the last sighting of the juggernaut.

          • WinnipegDave

            Cards win!

          • WBBsAs

            *Snakes lose!

          • scooplew

            Now let’s score two in the 9th.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I like that.
            And shut them down in their 9th.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Woohoo!
            They seem to be the best hope of LA not losing ground.

  • RBI

    Okay, Belly. Do your thing.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Don’t want to cheat the fans out of baseball . . . hoping for bottoms of the 9th in all these away games!

  • RBI

    Wow, three breaking balls, two right at the knees.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Can’t fault the Dodger pitching . . .

  • RBI

    Not hitting like Dodgers tonight, or at least the team of late.

    • WinnipegDave

      How about now?!

  • RBI

    Grandal!!!!

  • RBI

    Crazy team.

  • WinnipegDave

    Grandiose!

  • RBI

    Crowd is going completely bonkers.

    • In LAA?

      • RBI

        Yup! You should hear it! (Can you?)

        • I’m still in Oregon so I have a chance.

  • scooplew

    Bring in Kenley?

    • WinnipegDave

      Baez was warming earlier. Or Morrow.
      But I would be fine going from best (Jansen) to less best (everyone else).

  • scooplew

    With Colorado and Arizona having lost, I feel like we’re playing with the house’s money, and we just drew a 5 on a hand of 16 (blackjack) in the top of the 9th.

  • RBI

    Gotta keep Revere on first.

    • scooplew

      Can Paul (Pedro) keep Revere close? (My mistake: Pedro is ttanslated to Peter, not Paul.)

      • RBI

        So much for that.

  • WinnipegDave

    Need a K here Pedro.

  • RBI

    Error and wild pitch – not a way to keep them from scoring.

    • WinnipegDave

      Bring in Jansen!

  • RBI

    Ridiculous way to lose.

  • WinnipegDave

    Oh dear. From hero to goat.

  • RBI

    Grandal sure knows how to kill his own buzz.

  • WBBsAs

    Losing ugly…

  • WinnipegDave

    Playing with house money but the house wins it back.

  • RBI

    AGon would have gotten the out at first.

    • WinnipegDave

      And Bellinger.

    • WBBsAs

      Bellinger, with his height and agility, probably would have.

    • WinnipegDave

      Or at least caught the ball. Which is even more important than getting the out.

    • Who was playing first?

      • WinnipegDave

        Utley.

      • RBI

        Utley.

  • scooplew

    Wow. How awful was that!

    • RBI

      We’re spoiled.

  • WinnipegDave

    Error, wild pitch, passed ball, and throwing error.

    • Channeling the amazing Mets. Previously channeled the Bronx Bombers.

      • scooplew

        And losing the game on a strikeout. Not that I like reading autopsies, but can someone describe to me what happened on that final play?

        • WinnipegDave

          Maybin strikes out. Ball goes through Grandal’s legs. He picks it up, double clutches and then throws high to first. I thought that Utley tried to go for the out more than just trying to catch the ball. But I would need to see the replay again.

          • scooplew

            Did the ball go over Utley’s head?

          • WinnipegDave

            I think to the left of him. But I want to see the replay again. Well, kinda sorta want to see the replay again.

  • scooplew

    Wasting all those early walks didn’t help.

    Well, we have Kershaw going tomorrow night. And Arizona and Colorado also lost tonight. (Trying hard to see the glass half-filled.)

    • WinnipegDave

      I’ll drink to that!

      • scooplew

        Rochefort Trappistes 10 or something else?

        • WinnipegDave

          Wow the first option sounds impressively good. I’ll take a glass half full of that.

          • scooplew

            I cheated and did some research on the Internet.

  • Just saw the highlight reel in the postgame show. Blech, what a silly way to lose.

  • HLKLA

    Too busy dodging tornados last night, checked in this morning and wow! Tough way to lose.

    • Plural? Yikes! We usually only get one hurricane at a time.

      • HLKLA

        Yes, more than one. Our local news covered at least five on the ground at one time. The closest one to us was twenty miles away.

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