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.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    The Sawx just let Phlablo go, and Grant suggests the Gnats might have been better off keeping him… https://twitter.com/mccoveychron/status/885929256907415553

  • WBBsAs
    • He was a banker, so presumably a Republican.

  • scooplew

    Here is a very long, interesting and sad story from SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) about the life and death of the aforementioned Don Wilson:

    http://sabr.org/research/don-wilson-houstons-fallen-star

  • Bob_Hendley

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

  • Bob_Hendley

    Circus!

    • WBBsAs

      If he hadn’t caught it, Dee might have had an inside-the-parker.

  • WBBsAs

    Quite a catch by an inexperienced LF.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ball seeking out the weak link for first two batters.

      • Bob_Hendley

        First three.

        • Bob_Hendley

          First four.

          • WBBsAs

            Are you back from Gyroland?

          • Bob_Hendley

            Got back Tuesday and game is in my time zone!

          • Nice to have the game start at 7:10 our time. Welcome back Bob. Hope you had a great time.

    • A great circular route.

  • Glad McCarthy got his warm up pitches completed.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nice pitch out of the zone seeking the swing and miss.

  • WBBsAs

    Boy, Stanton butchered that one.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Joc with the almost jack.

    • WBBsAs

      Stanton’s no Chris Taylor.

  • WBBsAs

    Joc looks as if he’s starting the second half with an even worse haircut.

    • He has worn that thing before.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Marlins Park with visitors on first base side, like DS.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Gracias Fish.

  • Dodgers lucky to get a run.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Hit the ball pretty solidly, though, so maybe a bit unlucky not to score more.

      • True, Joc missed a HR by inches to start the inning and Taylor had a solid single to left.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Grandal had a single and Puig put good wood on the ball as well

          • Bob_Hendley

            Only weak wood was McCarthy’s foul bunt.

          • Maybe we could say he had good wood on it but just didn’t get it fair.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Slow Train Grandal.

    • 3rd base coach has been more conservative in the past

  • 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.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Grandal stopped on his way to third.

    • Slow runner making a pit stop between bases combined with a good throw by Ozuna and play at home not close.

  • Forsythe still not swinging at the first pitch no matter how good it looks on TV.

  • WBBsAs

    Well, Puig recovered the lead pretty quickly.

  • RBI

    Ouch. Ichiro got hammered in the thigh. I sure McCarthy feels bad about that.

    • Dead leg for a little while.

  • RBI

    3-2. Good thing we got that second homer.

  • RBI

    Dang. Stanton at third, one out. These Marlin’s are pesky!

    • WBBsAs

      The Fish have a good lineup.

  • Gordon, stop it.

  • When McCarthy was pitching and Grandal wanted a pitch up and away he should have put his glove down and in.

  • Dodgers have hit too many hard balls directly into the defense.

    • WBBsAs

      Seager’s ball hit so hard it might have gone to the wall.

  • Grizzly Adams in to pitch for the Dodgers.

  • WinnipegDave

    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.

    • The PRC blocks my blog? I don’t know whether to be upset or proud!

      • WinnipegDave

        I don’t know if they do or not. But part of a cultural exchange program team and we have agreed to not be online except for sending back an email or 3.

        • Heh. I don’t really think they care about me.

    • I envy you the trip, though. Enjoy!

  • Not over yet!

  • Yasiel!

  • WBBsAs

    Puig!!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig!

  • Bob_Hendley

    !!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    At dinner and just happened to check Gameday.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Wow!

  • RBI

    This team. Wow.

  • RBI

    Puig!!!!

  • WinnipegDave

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

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ha! Just got back from 6 away.

    • RBI

      I’ll have to talk to myself a lot.

  • RBI

    And now they have to face Kenley.

  • John_from_Aus

    Wow, nice comeback

    • RBI

      He says, without benefit of an exclamation point

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Nor hint of understatement.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!

    • WinnipegDave

      I hope to miss about two dozen of these when I’m gone!

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        From your keyboard . . .

        • scooplew

          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.

  • Never say never with this team. Wow.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Sure seems magical!

  • WBBsAs

    Unstoppable!

  • HLKLA

    We win!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    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!

  • WinnipegDave

    We win!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Safe travels, Dave.
      My brother and sister-in-law were there 4 years ago and came back with the best product Made in China . . . my youngest niece, Sydney.

      • WinnipegDave

        Ha – I will bring different things back. But thanks. I will miss this wonderful little community.

        • We’ll hold down the fort, never fear.

          • WinnipegDave

            My next series should be mid Aug vs Detroit.

          • Are you allowed to get email?

          • scooplew

            See if you can find Dodgers fans while you are at it.

          • WinnipegDave

            Will do!

          • WinnipegDave

            More send then receive but I might check about once a week.

  • WBBsAs

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

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      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.

  • 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.

    • Bob_Hendley

      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.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

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

  • HLKLA

    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.

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