Game 97, 2017

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

The Braves plan to start YALHP Jaime Garcia (3-7, 4.33 ERA) unless they trade him during the day. He seems to be a hot commodity, although from his record an objective observer might wonder why. He (or somebody) will face the Dodgers’ LHP Alex Wood (11-0, 1.56 ERA), who’ll be making his second start against his former team. The first one didn’t go well: in April of 2016 he allowed six runs (three earned) on seven hits over four innings and took the loss.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1930 Harvey Henrick’s ninth-inning three-run round-tripper off the bench gives the Dodgers a dramatic 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Redbirds at Ebbets Field in the first game of a twin bill. Redbirds George Puccinelli and Jim Bottomley and Brooklyn’s Hal Lee also homer appearing as pinch-hitters in the game.
  • 1956 In a 13-6 defeat to the Cubs, Dodgers’ shortstop Pee Wee Reese becomes one of five active players to collect 2000 hits, and teammate Junior Gilliam sets a major league record by handling 12 assists at second base.
  • 1963 The usually mild-mannered Dodger manager Walter Alston is thrown out of both games of a doubleheader when the Braves sweep a twin bill from Los Angeles for the first and only time in Milwaukee, 7-2 and 13-7. To make matters worse, the manager has beer thrown in his face by a hometown fan as he leaves the second game. (My thanks to Lee for sharing this entry. He attended the game at County Stadium as a ten year-old. -LP)
  • 2003 At Dodger Stadium, Vladimir Guerrero hit his 226th career home run, breaking Andre Dawson’s club record. The Expos’ right fielder hits his milestone round-tripper off Odalis Perez, a 454-foot blast over left field wall.

Lineup when available.

  • Double_Up

    Rock Raines going into the Hall later than he should’ve, always looked up to Hawk Dawson, next year Vlad Guerrero, who had Pedro Martinez to mentor him, great friends.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Expo talk! Always fond of those clubs.

  • Double_Up

    Also, to add, Raines is one of 3 to go in on his last try (Rice, Kiner). Raines is easily the most deserving of the three, Kiner less so (so him having to wait so long is more understandable) and Rice is borderline anyway, so last ballot or no ballot made sense, to many, for him.

  • RBI

    Will the Braves prove our Achilles heel? Just got to the game.
    Go Blue!

  • RBI

    Wood not fooling anyone so far.

    • 0-2 after that might be cheaply enough.

      • Wagon open lately pop horse be

  • HLKLA

    Will not be able to stay awake to follow this game. I hope our bats can carry the day.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Need to bag it myself at 1-9.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Dang.

  • RBI

    Poor Wood.

  • RBI

    If we’re gonna lose….

    • Bob_Hendley

      Might as well be big?

      • RBI

        Yup.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Well, the Twins won’t benefit from that bat, if he is traded.

    • RBI

      Good point.

  • RBI

    Slaughter happening.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Thought I should check back in before off to bed. Nevermind…

  • RBI

    Any reason Turner is gone?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Imagine Doc thinks a good time to give him some rest.

  • RBI

    Anyone there?

    • I am, he says 8 hours later.

  • THAT hardly seems like a game worth watching. Bleah.

    • I only watched an inning of it last night and will not be watching it this morning.

  • NPUT