Game 108, 2017

Dodgers at Braves, 4:35 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSE

LHP Alex Wood (12-1, 2.38 ERA) won his last start after taking his first loss of the season (to the Braves, no less) in his previous one. He’ll face rookie LHP Sean Newcomb (1-5, 4.50 ERA).

Wood has had two poor starts in a row, giving up 13 runs in 11 2/3 innings. Newcomb has a 4.96 ERA in his last three starts and has walked three or more batters in five of his nine starts.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1959 In the second All-Star game played this summer, Yogi Berra’s two-run home run off Dodgers right-hander Don Drysdale in the third inning at the LA Memorial Coliseum proves to be the difference in the American League’s 5-3 victory over the Senior Circuit. The home run will be the last one hit by a Bronx Bomber in a Mid-Summer Classic game for 41 years until Derek Jeter goes deep in 2001.
  • 1995 Making his first start for the Rockies since being acquired from the Mets, Bret Saberhagen gives up 13 hits and walks three batters, but gets the win in the team’s 9-4 win over the Dodgers. The sellout crowd gives their new hurler an enthusiastic standing ovation when he departs the game with one out in the seventh inning.
  • 1997 Jeromy Burnitz, coming off the bench in the Brewers’ 6-5 loss to Seattle at County Stadium, homers as a pinch hitter for the second consecutive time, tying an American League record. The major league mark for consecutive pinch-hit appearances with a home run is three, shared by Lee Lacy (Dodgers – May 2, 6, and 17, 1978) and Del Unser (Phillies – June 30, July 5 and 10, 1979).
  • 2013 The first-place Dodgers set a franchise record, winning their 13th consecutive game on the road with their 3-0 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The Giants established the National League mark in 1916 when the team won 17 straight games away from the Polo Grounds.


72 thoughts on “Game 108, 2017

  1. Injury news. Kershaw soon to pitch off mound, Ethier to play simulated games this week and Gonzalez to OKC for rehab stretch this week. There’s also a video clip of Cingrani talking about joining the Dodgers.

  2. I left when it was 3-1 and couldn’t check in until after a meeting . . . hoping that there WAS a bottom of the 9th inning and saw the 3 posted . . . but luckily more for LA.
    Bullpen late innings hasn’t shone these last two games.
    Here’s hoping for bottoms of the 9th in the next 6 games!

  3. At least we didn’t have to use Jansen. Did he start to warm up as Cingrani was struggling?

  4. Good win, with the Rockies and Diamondbacks are just shaking their heads and saying, “What do we have to do to gain ground on these guys?”

  5. Markakis got his two-thousandth hit earlier. I heard it on the car radio and thought “how is it someone has 2000 hits and I’ve rarely if ever heard of him?”

    Nine years in the AL, that’s how.

  6. It’s that rare day when both the Rox and Snakes win, so the Dodgers can only maintain their lead.

  7. Whether or not the Braves score this inning, I think we’re going to need several more runs tonight.

  8. At this point, I’d be inclined to give Forsythe a couple of days off and let Hernandez play some at second base. Or at least drop Logan in the batting order.

  9. Puig against a pitcher who has already thrown 68 pitches in three innings and has wiggled out of trouble; I like the matchup.

  10. 4th pitch to Justin was just a foot outside, previous 3 were 2 feet, so ump gave him s strike.

    • Cingrani may be a project, but the Dodgers have the luxury of a large enough lead to take the chance.

  11. No politics but…Willson Contreras of the Cubbies is wearing a protective arm sleeve decorated with the Venezuelan flag.

  12. Wood’s last start was not poor – he pitched a full seven and won the game (thanks, of course, to Dodgers’ bottom-of-the-seventh rally). He allowed eight hits and walked nobody. Of course, you could argue that he was pitching against the Gnats.