Game 83, 2017

Dodgers at Padres, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

LHP Rich Hill (4-4, 4.60 ERA) is coming off his longest and maybe his best outing of the season, when he went seven innings giving up three runs on four hits against the Angels. He’ll face LHP Dillon Overton (0-0, 6.38 ERA), who was just picked up off waivers by the Padres. He’d made nine appearances for the Mariners this season before they let him go. This will be his seventh career start. He made one for Seattle this season and five for Oakland in 2016 and has a 9.85 ERA in that role.

Sometime down the road could there be a little sibling rivalry? Earlier this week Cole Bellinger, brother of slugging Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, signed with the Padres for $350,000.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1968 Bob Gibson’s scoreless inning streak ends abruptly at 47 with a questionable call when the official scorer rules a wild pitch, and not a passed ball, allowed Len Gabrielson to score in the first inning of the Cardinals’ 5-1 victory over the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. Without the hometown decision, the Redbird right-hander, who will blank San Francisco in his next start, would have been within three innings of breaking the mark of 58 scoreless frames established in June by Don Drysdale, tonight’s losing pitcher.
  • 2011 In the seventh inning of a 5-0 inter-league victory of the Angels in Anaheim, Dee Gordon steals second and third base and then completes the stolen base cycle by swiping home. The Dodger shortstop becomes the 40th major leaguer to accomplish the trifecta in the same frame.

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94 thoughts on “Game 83, 2017

        • I know that drill well. I tease out of affection. (Plus, there was a mass exodus tonight. And I wanted to share the grand slam euphoria.)

          • Heh. I know the feeling. But this was a four-pan night (broiled burgers, hash browns, fresh mushrooms and kernel corn) so it took a while to clean up.

          • Boy? No, I take care of my 90-year-old mother. She’s still pretty bright, but her vision is going and she’s been unable to walk for 20 years.

          • Wow, good for you. I was thinking about Winnipeg Dave and his son. See what happens when I am left alone too long? Plus, it’s way past my bedtime. The dinner sounded delicious though.

          • I care for my 89 year old mother in law, who is totally blind, as well. She can walk around the house pretty well, but is unable to fix her meals or manipulate the tv or her reading service radio that reads the newspaper and books.

          • The vision is what’s been the worst to deal with for Mom, simply because there’s disbelief that something she’s relied on all her life is just fading away and there’s very little to be done about it.

  1. Wow. Again with the stomping of the southern neighbors. I think Joe Davis said the Dodgers had outscored the Padres 63-18 this season. And Taylor has 3 slams among his ten HRs.

  2. Puig even brings some intrigue and entertainment to being struck out.

  3. Taylor! Just coming in from hanging out with friends on Canada Day and see fireworks are happening here!

  4. Man, if Hill can keep this up, and Wood stays strong, we have quite a good one through three.

  5. Joe Davis: Pitchers have gone from see what you can do with this to only giving Bellinger about 4 pitches to hit per game.

  6. I don’t understand the comment above on Gibson. Whether it’s a WP or PB, the run still scores.

      • No, it was just scoreless innings, as Drysdale had done earlier that season and as Orel did twenty years later. I think whoever compiles that list at just screwed up.

        Amazingly, Gibson got to 47, gave up a run, threw 23 more consecutive scoreless innings, gave up a run, and threw 23 more consecutive scoreless innings that season. 105 innings, three runs. He lost nine games that year (see this list of losses). He lost by four runs once but every other loss was by two runs or less.

        • That’s why I wondered if it referred to earned runs, but, as Link points out, it is apparently a screwup.

    • I’m feeling the love from you all today!
      I know some friends who were in the big maple leaf, but I was not there.