Game 96, 2017

Braves at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSE

This is the first of a four-game series. It’ll pit the Braves’ RHP Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 3.84 ERA) against the Dodgers’ RHP Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 3.38 ERA). The Dodgers have beaten the Braves twelve of the last fifteen times they’ve met at Dodger Stadium.

Foltynewicz took a no-hitter into the ninth inning of a game against Oakland on June 30 before giving up a leadoff HR to break it up. He came out and the reliever struck out the side to preserve the 3-1 win. The Dodgers have won McCarthy’s last five starts, but he came out before completing five innings in two of them. He gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Marlins on Saturday.

The Dodgers have good prospects down on the farm, says Kyle Glaser of Baseball America.

Sergio Romo has been DFA’ed and Grant Dayton has been reinstated from the 10-day DL.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1906 At St. Louis, Brooklyn hurler Mal Eason no-hits the Cardinals, 2-0. The ‘Kid’ was the losing pitcher when Johnny Lush pitched a no-hitter against the Superbas (Dodgers) in May.
  • 1970 Twenty-six year-old right-hander Bill Singer pitches the first Dodger no-hitter since Sandy Koufax’s departure when he keeps the Philadelphia batters hitless in a 5-0 victory at Chavez Ravine. The ‘Singer Throwing Machine’, who spent 52 days on the disabled list earlier in the season recuperating from hepatitis, posts a 5-0 record along with a 1.84 ERA in July, and will be named NL Player of the Month.
  • 2008 The Dodgers, with a five-run ninth-inning rally at Chase Field, beat the Diamondbacks, 6-5, and move into a flat-footed tie (48-50) with Arizona for first place in the National League West. Andre Ethier has the key hit in the comeback victory, a go-ahead triple off the center-field wall, as D-Back closer Brandon Lyon, pitching in his third consecutive game, couldn’t hold a three-run lead.

Lineup when available.

  • Kiké just got engaged. He should be discouraging Clayton!

  • HLKLA

    Romo DFA’d and Dayton reinstated from DL.

    • HLKLA

      I assume this means Stewart and Stripling are finished riding the OKC express for the rest of the season.

  • 2-run 1st, then strike out the side in the 2nd. McCarthy, you’re unique.

    • HLKLA

      Then fall apart in the fourth!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nice to see the other starters gathering around Mac.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Tend to forget that Avilan was part of the package that came with Wood.

    • HLKLA

      I believe we received a position player as well that was traded to the Reds.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Sure. Twelve players changed hats in that deal.

  • HLKLA

    I thought they might just have McCarthy take one for the team, but I guess their thinking is even a five run deficit is not a difficult mountain to climb.

    • RBI

      Proven by that HR.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Always in it! Well at least since June 15th against Cleveland 29 game ago. The last Dodger loss when they didn’t at least have the tying run to the plate in the 7th, 8th or 9th inning. – Eric Stephen.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Well, that streak continues, at least.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Looks like he developed a blister. Seems that more pitchers have had this problem recently. Theories around this include greater use of curveballs and changes to the seams on the ball. I imagine that the new 10-day DL might contribute to greater reporting of this issue than in the past.

  • RBI

    Grandal!!!!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Three run ballgame.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Well, four if we want to win.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Grandal brave to confront Adams, but he didn’t have much choice. Taylor with the big throw.

    • RBI

      That was an excellent outfield assist.

      • Bob_Hendley

        For an infielder (which is what the 3rd base coach was counting on)

        • RBI

          They won’t be making that mistake much longer.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Crunch time.

  • RBI

    Wow. Never dull with these guys. Tip of the cap to that second baseman for the crazy laid-out catch.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ha! Took an awful good play to end it.

    • RBI

      Much as I still have a fondness for Matty, he never would have made that play.

  • About as many comments as the Braves had people in the seats for their last playoff appearances.

  • Videos from the game here, including the game-ending catch in short right field.

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