Game 95, 2017

Dodgers at White Sox, 5:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, WGN

RHP Kenta Maeda (7-4, 4.38 ERA) makes his 14th start of the year. He’s only gone past five innings in three of those fourteen, but he’s won three of his last four decisions. He’ll be opposed by YALHP Carlos Rodon (1-2, 4.32 ERA), who made only one start in Spring Training before going on the DL with left biceps bursitis and has made three starts since coming off it on June 28.

Vin Scully performed with the LA Philharmonic last week and again last night.

Many an uncommon man and woman have read it in performances with proper forceful meaning during the history of Copland’s stirring patriotic justification of the American ideal, a 15-minute oration for narrator and orchestra written in early 1942 in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

Not a word has gone out of date. But ours is such a fragmented whom-do-you-trust age, even Lincoln can be readily and shamelessly misinterpreted. So it proved an inspiration for Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic to invite the most trusted voice in all of L.A. to recite “Lincoln Portrait” at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday night. The one person we can all agree about. Vin Scully.

Here are some video highlights.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1977 Pitcher Don Sutton wins All-Star MVP honors after helping the National League to a 7-5 victory over the American League. Sutton is the N.L.’s starting pitcher at Yankee Stadium and delivers three scoreless innings of work. He becomes only the third player in franchise history to be named All-Star MVP. Garvey also contributes to the N.L.’s victory with a home run in the third inning.
  • 1993 Outfielder Raul Mondesi makes his major league debut and singles in his first at-bat. He goes on to bat .291 with four home runs and 10 RBI in 42 games. The following season, he is named National League Rookie of the Year after batting .306 with 16 homers and 56 RBI.

Lineup:

  • Bob_Hendley

    Slash line for leftfielder Taylor ,300/.376/.502 and for Cutch .291/.380/.422

    • scooplew

      Remind me who Cutch is.

      • Pirates OF Andrew.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Some have suggested getting him in a trade to play LF.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Off to see O’s-Rangers.

    • WBBsAs

      I prefer games where they use baseball rules.

      • scooplew

        Have a fine time, Bob.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Nice hot sticky Baltimore night. Old friend Beltre, on his way to HoF, just doubled for the Rangers.

          • scooplew

            Not keeping Beltre, way back when, was a big mistake.

          • McCourt was tightening purse strings even that early. Here’s one view of what happened.

          • WBBsAs

            McCourt was the Trumpsky of baseball owners, with his own personal Vladimir (Shpunt).

  • foul tip

    Lotsa this kind of story lately. Still, a good read. Interesting perspectives.

    http://m.dodgers.mlb.com/news/article/242717846/2017-dodgers-are-on-pace-for-historic-season/

  • scooplew

    Turner now has enough plate appearances to qualify. He is leading the NL in batting average, on-base percentage (OBP) and on-base plus slugging (OPS).

    • Bob_Hendley

      Baseball Reference has had him on the top of the leaderboard for sometime, based on zero for PA required to qualify. This is actually the correct way to do it, as that is how the title would be calculated at the end of the season, no?

      • scooplew

        Good point.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Taylor gives us the one run we need again?

    • WBBsAs

      Nope, not enough – thanks to ex-Gnat PED’er Melky.

  • WBBsAs

    Prime deadline acquisition J.D. Martínez exits his first Snakes game after getting hit on the hand. To add insult to injury – literally – it was ruled a swing and he K’d.

  • WBBsAs
    • Bob_Hendley

      Nice. I believe he was shanghaied.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Would like to scout Britton, but with O’s leading 7-1, doubt he will appear.

  • Kike’ letting Roberts know he wants to play and doing it without saying a word

    • WBBsAs

      By the way, where did you see the Mavericks?

      • The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH

        • WBBsAs

          Close to home, then? We’ve seen them at Napa Theater (twice) and the Mountain Winery in Saratoga (also twice).

          • Portsmouth is a 30 minute drive from where I live.

  • 4 HRs now.

    • We like it like that

    • HLKLA

      I wonder if we will score a run the hard and conventional way in this game?

  • HLKLA

    Nice job Dodgers, let’s keep this ride going!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Amazing to see the plaque in Camden Yards marking where Ken Griffey Jr’s dinger struck the building behind rightfield. It a good 20 ft. beyond anyone else’s and 15 ft up the wall.

    • WBBsAs

      Junior’s my favorite non-Dodger ever.

  • Just noticed that Kike’ is playing third tonight. It has been awhile since he was there. I like seeing him as the one that is giving Turner the rest on defense.

  • WBBsAs

    Maeda has a brain cramp.

  • HLKLA

    Maeda had two strikes on the last two batters before giving up singles.

    • WBBsAs

      That last one should be scored a fielder’s choice.

  • HLKLA

    It was an effort, but Maeda made it through five. Will we try for six?

    • WBBsAs

      Nope, Stripling’s been warming up.

  • Good for Thompson

  • Taylor versus McCutchen? I’ll take Taylor

  • HLKLA

    Rain delay in Chicago. Wish some of that rain would land our way.

    • John_from_Aus

      all the way over here too please, it has been very dry, even for winter.

  • John_from_Aus

    what are the rules here if there is no more play possible at this stage of the game?

    • WBBsAs

      The Dodgers are the winners. Technically, the score could revert to the last completed inning, but that doesn’t change anything. All the stats will count.

  • WBBsAs

    After this game ends, the Dodgers will be up by 11 over the Rox, 11.5 over the Snakes. The Rox seem to have recovered their mojo a bit, but they’re not likely to make much of a dent in the Dodgers’ lead.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!! Home from our anniversary dinner just in time!

    • One more year on the books. Congratulations.

  • John_from_Aus

    according to MLB, game has been called

  • WBBsAs

    If the Dodgers win the next two games, they will be playing .700 ball.

    • RBI

      Goodness. Spoiled we are.

  • From the MLB recap: “Seager, who had three RBIs, has 44 career homers at shortstop, the most at the position in Los Angeles history.”

    • scooplew

      That is a remarkable stat. For years Don Zimmer held the single-season record for homers by an L.A. shortstop. He hit 17 in 1958, the club’s first year in the Southland. Hanley Ramirez broke it with 20 in 2013. He also held the career mark for L.A. shortstops with 43.

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