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.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    LAT’d: In honour of Canada Day, we have postponed the invasion of Winnepeg… https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/881159461825544192

    • DXMachina

      The War Department had all sorts of hypothetical plans named after colors back in the 30’s. War Plan Orange was for a hypothetical war with Japan.

      • scooplew

        I am glad that it wasn’t called War Plan Yellow.

      • That plan probably started with a fleet sailing out of Pearl Harbor.

    • WinnipegDave

      Ha! Thanks for giving me fair warning!

  • WBBsAs
    • WinnipegDave

      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.

  • WBBsAs

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

    • scooplew

      Was it consecutive scoreless innings without allowing an earned run?

      • 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 http://www.nationalpastime.com 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.

        • WBBsAs

          Still, the run scored, and the official scoring makes no difference whatsoever.

        • Sounds like DiMaggio’s hit streak.

      • WBBsAs

        If the run’s unearned, it’s still not scoreless.

        • scooplew

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

  • WBBsAs
    • scooplew

      First time that Barnes is starting two games in a row?
      Why no Puig in right field?

      • Puig has reverse splits this year.

        • scooplew

          That sounds painful.

  • Kershaw makes friends.

  • Okay Barnes. Pick up Cody.

  • Nice to get a run, but I’d hoped for more than an infield single, Logan.

    • We are still happy to get that. Seems like a fair trade so far.

  • I like the way Taylor wears his pants. If fancy socks are provided, why not show them off.

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

    • RBI

      He will adjust, but you can see some frustration in him right now.

  • HLKLA

    Hill looks like he may go seven again.

  • HLKLA

    Seager!

  • HLKLA

    Turner!

  • RBI

    I like this new version of Hill.

  • RBI

    Taylor!!!!!!!

  • RBI

    (Salami!)

  • RBI

    Anybody out there?

    • WBBsAs
      • RBI

        Well played.

      • RBI

        Bawk bawk bawk baaawwwwkkk.

        • WBBsAs

          Notice Maria Muldaur in the background.

          • RBI

            Excellent.

          • scooplew

            I saw Maria Muldaur with Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band 50 years ago at the Troubadour in L.A. It was a heckuva show, the same night that anti-Vietnam War protestors were roughed up by police at Century City.

  • RBI

    We already have seven grand slams this year. Our record is ten.

  • RBI

    Hill is throwing Kershaw-like curve balls.

  • RBI

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

  • John_from_Aus

    I’m here briefly

  • WinnipegDave

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

    • RBI

      I meant to say, Happy Canada Day!

  • RBI

    I was feeling so lonely.

    • As was I earlier in the game. We arrive late and leave early.

      • RBI

        Yes, these time differences wreak havoc with our social interactions!

  • RBI

    Only one without a hit is Belly. Weird.

  • RBI

    Snakes win 6-2.

  • RBI

    I like the look of Brock Stewart.

  • WinnipegDave

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

    • RBI

      Ha! You are back!

      • WinnipegDave

        Just in time for the end of the game!

        • RBI

          Hill was a new man.

          • WinnipegDave

            Clearly. 11 K’s!

  • RBI

    Bottom of the ninth. All alone.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

  • scooplew

    Playing some remarkable baseball: 20-3.

    • RBI

      Pitching. Hitting. Defense started out a little sloppy tonight, but they got sharper.

      • scooplew

        Was it three or four years ago that we had a streak of 42-8?

        • RBI

          Four, I’m pretty sure.

        • It was the year Puig came up.

  • RBI

    So, does Doc get to take the mic if he was suspended for the game?

    • WinnipegDave

      Give Geren a turn at the mic.

      • scooplew

        I didn’t realize Roberts had been suspended. Was the Pads’ manager also?

        • RBI

          No. Roberts bumped the ump.

      • WinnipegDave

        Just read on MLB.com that Roberts was watching the game from home tonight.
        Green from SD not suspended at all but both were fined.

  • RBI

    And yes, Geren gets to talk.

  • RBI

    Taylor has three of our seven grand slams so far this year.

  • 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.

  • In case no one noticed, Fields up, Freeman down. 8-man bullpen again.

  • Four of Taylor’s 11 career home runs are now grand slams. That’s 36% of all his HRs.

    • RBI

      Oh, now you post a stream of commentary!

      • “I was eating and cleaning the kitchen,” he protested!

        • RBI

          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.

          • RBI

            One of my husband’s greatest virtues is doing the dishes after I cook.

          • Sole caregiver here.

          • RBI

            I figured. Been there myself, but not now. How old is your boy now?

          • 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.

          • RBI

            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.

          • HLKLA

            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.

          • HLKLA

            That would be difficult to accept,

  • Sad news about Jim Bouton. At 78 he’s apparently heading toward dementia.

  • RBI

    Night night. Tomorrow’s game arrives apace!

  • NPUT @ 0800HST, 1100 PDT

  • HLKLA

    Forsythia above the Mendoza line big time!

    • RBI

      So good to see him find his swing again.