Game 103, 2017

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Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, NBC Bay Area

The visiting Giants send YALHP Matt Moore (3-10, 5.82 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ LHP Alex Wood (11-1, 2.17 ERA). Despite the difference in the league standings, the Giants lead the season series 6-4.

Both pitchers are hoping to get back on track. Moore has not won in more than a month, while Wood took his first loss of the season in his last start. Moore has given up 17 earned runs in his last 26 1/3 innings, while Wood gave up nine runs (seven earned) to the Braves on July 21, going only 4 2/3 innings.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1991 In a game of firsts, Expos right-hander Dennis Martinez pitches a perfect game, defeating Los Angeles 2-0 at Dodger Stadium. In doing so he becomes the first pitcher born outside the United States to do so. Ron Hassey becomes the first backstop to ever catch two perfect games as he also was behind the plate on May 15, 1981 when Indian hurler Len Barker faced 27 batters, beating the Blue Jays, 3-0.

In non-Dodgers’ history, this is also the date in 1994 when Kenny Rogers threw the 12th perfect game in modern major league history and became the first American League left-hander to accomplish the feat when he beat the Angels, 4-0. This was the fifth no-hitter in franchise history and the first perfect game. I’m mentioning this next one only because I’m greatly amused by the name of the ballpark: in 2005 at Whataburger Field, a trio of Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers-AA) pitchers hurled nine perfect innings to beat the hometown Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros-AA), 3-0. A.J. Murray (6), Steve Karsay (2), and Scott Feldman (1) combined to throw only the third nine-inning perfect game, the first by a combination of hurlers, in the 117 year history of the Texas League.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    Alineación del último viernes de julio… https://twitter.com/LosDodgers/status/891067423889264640

  • WBBsAs

    Old friend Matt Kemp just made an ugly half-slide into second on what should have been an easy standup double. He stood up grabbing his hamstring and is now out of the game.

  • WBBsAs

    Robbie Ray of the Snakes just took a line drive off his skull. He was conscious but bleeding, and is out of the game.

  • WBBsAs

    Due to blackout rules, I’m condemned to watch the Gnatcast (with the sound off, of course). I wish we could get Joe Davis on radio instead of Steiner.

  • RBI

    At the game. Beautiful night.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Made better by Corey.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Corey!

  • I’ll see your HR and call, says Brandon Crawford.

  • WBBsAs

    Panik is Seager-stricken.

  • Joc finally gets a cheap hit

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Now that the Wood man is back on track, time for the men with the wood to step up.

  • Looks like Barnes is helping Wood get low pitches called strikes

  • Bob_Hendley

    Barnes scoots!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Hope that scooting turns into scoring.

    • WBBsAs

      Barnes is good enough to start on many teams. On the Dodgers, he’s a luxury.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Doc was already using him in situations were most other managers would keep him glued to the bench. Now with Farmer he has free rein.

      • He’s good enough to start on the Dodgers!

  • WBBsAs

    Redbirds beat Snakes 1-0, so Dodgers can pick up a game tonight.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Alex helps himself — aggressive running pays off!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Got that one with their legs more than their bats.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Need shutdown inning now (actually, every inning, the way this is going!) — c’mon, Alex!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Shutdown — free 6 pc McNuggets!

    Speaking of Mickey D., the Dodgers have the easiest way to win of the three teams I know . . . LA just has to shut out the opposition in the 6th. The Nats have to score 6 runs . . .and I believe the Padres actually have to win.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Logan is a patient hitter with a suspect eye.

    • RBI

      Well put.

    • Has he ever swung at the first pitch? He’s no Corey.

  • RBI

    Man, what is it about the Gnats and us?

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Bats disappear.

      • RBI

        It’s ridiculous.

      • RBI

        And theirs appear. So many lucky hits.

  • RBI

    Suddenly we’re the bad news bears.

  • RBI

    Wood needs to find his zone again. He’s serving them up.

  • scooplew

    I hate losing to the Giants, but there is still time tonight.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Let’s go, Dodgers!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    C’mon, Yasiel!

  • RBI

    Go Puig. You can tie this up.

    • WBBsAs

      …or put your team ahead.

  • Bob_Hendley

    CT!

  • RBI

    Taylor is Baaack.

    • RBI

      Stupid autocorrect!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        We WISH Barack was back.

      • WBBsAs

        At least it didn’t say “Trumpsky.”

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Corey!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Seager you later!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    These Dodgers can even make Bochy look dumb.

    • WBBsAs

      In fairness, Boch’s got a really terrible ‘pen.

      • RBI

        Rearranging chairs. Titanic.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Is this the first time you’ve said something nice about a Giant? 🙂

        I’m a fan of Bochy’s — the way this game was going, I was glad his move didn’t stop the Dodgers.

        • WBBsAs

          Taking sub-talented teams deep into the post-season is a Bochy specialty.

  • RBI

    Flew outta here!

  • WBBsAs

    Morrow’s been lights out – 100 MPH on the gun.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Sharp drop curve at 89 mph ain’t bad either.

      • RBI

        He is a pleasure to watch. .

  • Bob_Hendley

    Morrow is nasty.

    • RBI

      Autocorrect strikes again!

      • scooplew

        Go Bears! (Morrow went to Cal, my alma mater.)

        • WBBsAs

          Also mine (for grad school).

    • The 8th inning setup pitching spot is getting crowded

  • WBBsAs

    The Gnats’ last two relievers have been … Osich Crick.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    KK-enley!

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kx3-enley!
    Great comeback/awakening!

  • Yahoo!

  • WBBsAs
  • HLKLA

    I actually had to get up at three am this morning to, well, you know, and decided to take a peek at how the game went and was surprised to find out we won. We we down 4-2 last i checked. Great win.

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