Game 110, 2017

Dodgers at Mets, 1:05 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, SNY, FS1

The Dodgers send July’s NL Pitcher of the Month Rich Hill (8-4, 3.35 ERA) to the mound to face RHP Seth Lugo (5-3, 4.53 ERA).

Hill has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 12 of his 15 starts, and he went 4-0 with a 1.45 ERA in July. Lugo was 2-2 with a 5.29 ERA in July. He’s gone 3-0 against NL West teams this year, albeit with a rather unsightly 4.91 ERA.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1954 Stan Musial, in a 13-4 rout of the Dodgers in Brooklyn, paces the Cardinals attack, hitting two homers and driving in seven runs. The defeat is Preacher Roe’s first loss to St. Louis at Ebbets Field in four years.
  • 1969 With a titanic blast that clears the right-field pavilion, Willie Stargell becomes the first player to hit a home run completely out of Dodger Stadium. The 506-foot round-tripper helps the Pirates defeat LA, 11-3.
  • 1979 Don Sutton, surpassing Don Drysdale, becomes the Dodgers’ all-time strikeout leader with 2,487 when he fans six in an 8-1 victory over San Francisco at Chavez Ravine. After establishing the mark, and receiving a two-minute standing ovation that he acknowledges by tipping his cap, the right-hander is charged with an automatic ball due to running his fingers across his lips while thanking the crowd.
  • 1979 Outfielders Willie Mays (Giants, Mets) and Hack Wilson (Giants, Cubs, Dodgers, and Phillies) are enshrined into the Hall of Fame. Baseball administrator Warren Giles, who served as the president of the National League from 1951 to 1969, is also inducted during the Cooperstown ceremony.

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95 thoughts on “Game 110, 2017

  1. As Lugo is a right-hander, I wonder why Utley is not in the starting lineup over Forstyhe at second base.

  2. I recall an anecdote about Preacher Roe, who allowed four home runs in one of his starts and won a complete game 9-4.

  3. The Mets have absolute confidence they can hit Hill right now, which is proving true. He needs to get se quick outs to shake their bluster.

  4. By rights, yesterday should have been the Dodgers “jetlag” day, as they didn’t get to their hotel until 4 a.m.

  5. Just when I was about to write that this has been the year’s dullest Dodger game…

  6. While stealing second base, Travis Shaw of the Brewers took an errant throw right to the neck.

  7. Noticed in minor league games in Birmingham and Montgomery that they clock the time from when the pitcher receives the ball. Twenty second clock. Seems to be for encouragement, as umps didn’t do anything when time was exceeded. In Birmingham the clock stopped when the pitcher got into the set position, in Montgomery when the pitch was made. No doubt an experiment for possible future use in the Bigs.