Game 91, 2017

Dodgers at Marlins, 4:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-F

The Dodgers come back from their mid-season break with RHP Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 3.12 ERA) on the Miami mound against the Marlins’ RHP Dan Straily (7-4, 3.31 ERA).

McCarthy came off the disabled list and pitched six innings of two-run ball against the Royals. Straily is coming off a career-high 8 1/3-inning performance against the Giants in which he gave up only four hits and one run.

The social whirl: Kiké Hernandez got engaged over the All Star break.

Houston Mitchell of the LA Times talks to Ross Porter about the infamous Reggie Jackson interference call in Game Four of the 1978 World Series. You’ll have to scroll about halfway down the column.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1968 In the nightcap of a twin bill, Don Wilson strikes out eighteen batters in a nine-inning game to tie a major league record shared by Bob Feller (Indians, 1938) and Sandy Koufax (Dodgers, 1959 and 1962). The Astros right-hander fans future Hall of Famer Johnny Bench for the last out of his 6-1 victory over the Reds on a wind-swept night at Crosley Field.

    Courtesy of the Houston Astros network via Astrosdaily.com

  • 1995 Ramon Martinez throws the 22nd no-hitter in franchise history when he beats the Marlins at Dodger Stadium, 7-0. The Dodger right-hander, who was booed by the home crowd in his last outing, was perfect before walking Tommy Gregg on a 3-2 pitch after getting the first out in the seventh inning.
  • 2005 Defeating their historical arch rivals, the Giants become the first team to win 10,000 games as a franchise by edging the Dodgers in LA, 4-3. The Giants, who started as the New York Gothams in 1899, have posted a 10,000-8,511 record during the club’s 123 seasons in the National League.

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94 thoughts on “Game 91, 2017

  1. Since June 28, Logan has been 5th in BA, 2nd in OBP and 11th in OPS in MLB.

  2. Did someone miss a sign? Joc going back to third as if thinking catcher was faking a throw to second when Grandal tries to steal.

  3. Hanging out in Vancouver airport. Heading to China for 5 weeks. I won’t be able to check in here too much/not at all until I get back.

  4. Puig! What a way to start the 2nd half and to send me away for 5 weeks.

        • Have a great time, WinnipegDave. Among the countless interesting things to see and do, try to go to the Shanghai Acrobatic Circus (not its accurate name.) It is remarkable.

  5. I was listening to MLB Audio, which lags behind real time.
    I was soo tempted to sneak here for a look at the future, but I wanted to experience it “live.”
    Now Ace Jr. goes manana!

  6. Snakes and Rox lose; the former are now 8-1/2 games behind, the latter 10-1/2.

    • REALLY like that stat!
      Remember when it was basically over when they trailed after 7?
      I believe tonight was at least the 2nd time they won when trailing with one strike left.

  7. More interesting numbers. The Dodgers’ bullpen usage is down from last year, believe it or not.

    Dodgers relief pitchers rank 16th in the majors in innings (294⅔) in 2017, and are tied for 13th in appearances (275). That is a pace of 530⅓ innings and 495 appearances this season, down 10.2% and 18.5%, respectively.

    • Tough last year for starters to even get 5 in. This year not so much, with Wood, Hill and MacCarthy together getting into the 7th fairly often.

  8. Here’s hoping for a road trip with continued bottom of the 9th innings!

  9. It is hard to believe that this is the same team that struggled to score runs and hovered around the .500 mark the first month of the year.