Game 104, 2017

Giants at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PT, TV: FS1, SPNLA Spanish, NBCS Bay Area

The Giants send LHP Ty Blach (6-6, 4.50 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ LHP Rich Hill (7-4, 3.48 ERA).

Blach gave up five runs on eight hits on Sunday against the Padres, but the Giants have won seven of his last twelve starts. Hill has gone 4-1 with a 1.93 ERA in his last six starts.

Friday’s game marked the first time there was a 30-game difference or larger between the Giants and Dodgers entering a series. The last time these teams met with a 30-game difference in the standings was Sept. 27, 1985, when the Dodgers were exactly 30 games ahead of the Giants.

No gloating!

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1915 Pirates third baseman Honus Wagner reaches Robins hurler Jeff Pfeffer for a grand slam in the eighth inning, helping Pittsburgh beat Brooklyn at Forbes Field, 8-2. The inside-the-park round tripper makes the 41 year-old infielder the oldest player ever to hit a home run with the bases full, a record which will last until 1985.
  • 1996 After a mild heart attack last month, Tommy Lasorda, 68 year-old Dodger manager of twenty years, announces his retirement due to his health. The future Hall of Fame skipper, who was named the National League Manager of the Year in 1983 and ’88, led Los Angeles to four pennants and two World Series championships during his 21 seasons at the helm.

Here’s a nice sight for the morning, but does it look to you like he’s got a bit of a belly?


48 thoughts on “Game 104, 2017

  1. Any buzz about the who the Dodgers might pick up over the trade deadline? I will be sorry to miss the action as it happens!

  2. Checking in from East Asia. Do you want me to stay away longer? I see the Dodgers are 12-2 since I have left! Hoping this post won’t jinx the Dodgers next game against SF!

    • Hope you’re doing well – – have you considered such a trip in October? 🙂

      • Ha! I will have to hope that Winnipeg will be far enough away for that month.

        • And yes – doing well. About half way through the trip and enjoying the people and the food.

  3. Just returned from kayaking, and glad to see the pitching staff made the two runs stand up!

      • Regarding your text of about three hours ago, I slipped away from this site to watch the game and help my wife prepare for a dinner we are hosting tonight. The game was on Fox. I hope that you found it.

  4. Just checking in after flying to San Diego. Looks like Much Ado for little to show. But at least they’re winning!

  5. Given our current record, I really appreciate the fire with which our players are playing. Hill mad at himself for the missed bunt. Corey angry he popped the ball up. They really do fight hard for every at bat and every out, like Doc has been saying.

  6. Not the most exciting game so far, though I only tuned in recently. But I was excited to hear Kershaw is healing quicker than expected.

    • He pitched pretty well, though not dominant, and the pen’s well-rested. I’m more annoyed by the inability to put away Blecch.

  7. Monday comments that Span couldn’t line up the catch for a good throw, fails to mention that he might as well be an amputee.

  8. Don’t say anything but the Dodgers have less and less of a platoon these days. Instead they move the 5 through 8 hitters around.

  9. Interesting that Puig is hitting sixth today. Joc hitting eighth is no slouch either.

  10. Being in Northern California I watched the Giant broadcast of last night’s game. It was noted that Nick Hundley, who struck out against Jansen to end the game, now has nine official at bats in his career against Jansen. He has now struck out all nine times.

  11. The difference is presently 32.5 games, and the Dodgers are on pace to eliminate the Gnats, mathematically, before the end of August.