Game 99, 2017

Braves at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSO

Rookie LHP Sean Newcomb (1-5, 4.86 ERA) will face LHP Clayton Kershaw (15-2, 2.07 ERA) in the series finale. Newcomb has lost his last three starts and posted an 11.37 ERA with nine walks in those games. Kershaw hasn’t lost since May 1, making 14 straight starts, going 11-0 and posting a 1.84 ERA during that stretch.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1939 Using yellow dyed balls, the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 at Sportsman’s Park. The experimenting with the use of the colored sphere, which is designed to make the ball easier to see for the players and the fans, started in Brooklyn last week and will be tested once more, in a September game played at Wrigley Field.
  • 1962 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joining the Dodger infielder in the Cooperstown ceremony are fireballer Bob Feller, veteran manager Bill McKechnie, and outfielder Edd Roush.

  • 1965 Dick Stuart homers in the first inning in the Phillies’ 5-1 win over New York at Shea Stadium. ‘Dr. Strangeglove’, who played in Boston for the last two seasons, becomes the first player to have gone deep in each of the 19 major league ballparks now in use. (Ed. note – Nineteen ballparks because both Los Angeles teams, the Angels and Dodgers, share the ballpark in Chavez Ravine. – LP)
  • 1974 At Three Rivers Stadium, Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey, a write-in All-Star starter, singles and doubles to help the National League beat the Junior circuit, 7-2. Mike Schmidt, also a write-in, plays in his first Midsummer Classic thanks to radio intern Howard Eskin’s on-air campaign which urged Phillies fans to stuff the ballot box for their young third baseman.

Lineup when available.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Recall seeing as a kid Dr. Stranglove hit one to dead center at DS against the Fillies.

    • Do you remember that he played 38 games for the Dodgers in 1966, hitting .264?

  • Roll call. Who’s here?

  • Bring back the yellow balls for twilight games.

  • What’s taking Taylor so long to get a hit?

  • Turner playing with bronchitis today. Didn’t think someone with bronchitis should exert themselves.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hmm…Stripling continues to warm. Guessing they will review and discuss in the dugout.

    • RBI

      Very nerve-wracking.

  • Was Kershaw’s hip bothering him?
    Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take one to eight weeks for a hip flexor injury to heal. Minor injuries typically require one to three weeks of recovery time, while more severe muscle tears can take four to eight weeks.

    • RBI

      I couldn’t see any flinching or favoring.

      • I wish they would not have let Klayton pitch after Roberts came to the mound now that he has been pinch hit for.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Not much humph in his follow through.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Looked to be lower body and probably the hip.

    • Bob_Hendley

      His body language didn’t suggest anything major.

      • So, not anything to do with pectorals

  • Still no word on either radio or TV as to what ails Kershaw.

  • Right lower back tightness is the official word.

    • Not the worst sounding news

      • Bob_Hendley

        Same news as last year, and we know how that turned out.

        • Last year was “herniated disc” in the lower back, as I recall.

          • Bob_Hendley

            After further exam. First word was lower back stiffness.

          • Yikes

  • Barnes!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Barnsy!

    • Mid August.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Ha! But don’t mind him knocking on the door.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nice 1.2 by Luis.

    • His curve ball was good today and that is his #3 pitch

  • Facebook friend is at the game today celebrating his birthday:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BW57ZouFq8y/

  • RBI

    Bullpen picking up Kershaw, but I am worried!

  • RBI

    Belly!!!

  • RBI

    Really smooth swing, and it’s gone!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Found the launch codes again!

  • RBI

    Let’s go Kenley, clap clap, clap clap clap.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Yuck.

  • RBI

    Argh!!!

  • Glad we had an experienced left fielder on that one

    • RBI

      Not to mention, Bellinger’s home run.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Or at least a speedy one.

  • RBI

    Okay. Walk off time.

  • HLKLA

    Dodgers coming back to Earth in a big way in this series. A number of streaks coming to an end as well.

    • RBI

      Does feel like we’ve landed back on Planet Normal.

  • Can still win so not the worst time to blow a save

  • RBI

    Joc is so due.

    • He was seeing the ball really well and then sat against a lefty and followed by an off day and he cooled off.

  • RBI

    Up to our two catchers.

  • RBI

    Morrow, do your thing, sir.

  • Just do it Dodgers

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nice.

  • RBI

    Logan!!!!

    • HLKLA

      We won the trade?

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!

  • HLKLA

    Whew!

  • Win streak = 2 and climbing

  • No quit in these guys, huh?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I’ve been in Bob H’s territory, visiting my brother and his family in Virginia / DC. Sure is a different take on things being in the future from LA games. Great to see them come back these last two games.
    OT, just saw Dunkirk and absolutely loved it!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Friends saw it today and loved it as well! Welcome to the swamp.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Thanks.
        Definitely makes me appreciate 20 degrees hotter but much drier heat in Vegas!

    • Suspenseful

  • Bob_Hendley

    Doc (not an actual MD) says that Klayton told him he didn’t feel the pain shooting down his leg like last year, but DL is in store for him.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Definitely puts a damper on things.

      • He will be fresh for the playoffs 🙂

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