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.

Lineup when available.

  • scooplew

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

    • The poor old man doesn’t play a day game after a night game?

      • scooplew

        I suppose you’re right. As fans, perhaps we shouldn’t watch a day game after a night game.

        • Or maybe there’s something about Lugo that doesn’t match up well.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Though his starts generally come when there is a RHP on the mound, not sure that Utley is up to the physical demands of platooning, as the Dodgers normally see 75% righties.

    • WBBsAs

      I do notice that Forsythe’s been dropped a spot in the order.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Logan hitting better than Turner over the past two weeks.

  • WBBsAs

    Two teams headed in opposite directions:

    1) Darvish dominates in his first outing as a Dodger.

    2) The Gnats bring back Phlablo… https://twitter.com/JohnSheaHey/status/893885212182011904

  • Ouch. This is not a good sign.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Someone has the book on Hill.

  • RBI

    Batting practice against Hill so far.

  • RBI

    Pitcher of the month versus…

  • WBBsAs

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

    • RBI

      Ah. I like this recollection.

  • RBI

    Ball really carrying, as Orel is pointing out.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Like our chances in a Homerun Derby.

  • John_from_Aus

    Ouch, ouch and ouch

  • RBI

    The Mets are playing us hard so far. Great catch by Granderson.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Takes heroics to beat us.

      • RBI

        Ha! Kinda true.

  • RBI

    Okay, Hill, time to get that curve working. The fast ball is not doing it.

  • RBI

    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.

  • RBI

    Oh, man. Bad error there by Corey.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Thinking DP.

      • RBI

        Yes, took his eye off the ball I think.

  • RBI

    Not our day so far.

  • RBI

    Three outs without another run would be a game changer here. Go Rich!

  • RBI

    Whoa. Almost 6-0 right there with one swing.

  • Just tuning in and after reading the comments here I won’t be watching from the beginning.

    • So, Hill looks like he is striking everybody out

      • RBI

        Keep watching.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Vote of confidence.

          • RBI

            As in, stay, you brought us luck.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Ah, confidence in Bums, then.

        • I think that is 4 in a row since I started watching.

  • HLKLA

    On April 2, Jon Weisman posted an interesting piece on Dodger Thoughts that I came across this week. http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/

    • HLKLA

      You have to scroll down to the April 2 column..

  • Eh, a three-run deficit is easily made up.

  • Get the hit parade started Joc

  • WBBsAs

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

    • Playing in NY with a big crowd and Yu’s first start pushed back the jet lag one day.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ok. That’s a start!

    • Bob_Hendley

      All of a sudden tying run at the plate.

      • Bob_Hendley

        All of a sudden go-ahead run at the plate.

  • RBI

    Cody!!! JT!!! CT3!!!

  • RBI

    Good for Hill to keep it close.

    • WBBsAs

      Given the inauspicious start, it was a good start, but not a quality start.

      • RBI

        I was worried he would keep giving up dingers.

  • WBBsAs

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

  • RBI

    One more Morrow. Yes!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig-o-matic!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Homerun derby.

  • RBI

    Puig!!!

  • Puig is having an excellent non-controversial year.

  • He’s also still a clown. Here he is on MLB Network last evening after the game.

  • Double-digit HRs, via TrueBlueLA:

    Bellinger 30
    Puig 20
    Seager 18
    Grandal 14
    Taylor 14
    Turner 11
    Pederson 11
    Hernandez 10

    • Bob_Hendley

      Update!

    • WBBsAs

      Utley (7) and Barnes (6) both have a good chance to join the club.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Good chance that Barnes and Utley join them.

    • Already out of date

      • The curse of the publishing industry. Even when it’s blogs!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Turner turns on one. We are winning the homerun derby.

  • RBI

    JT!!!

  • WBBsAs

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

  • Bob_Hendley

    Watson to perform LOOGY role?

  • Bob_Hendley

    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.

  • RBI

    Six strikes for the first out. He hit every corner and line.

    • WBBsAs

      That strike three looked pretty borderline on Nimmo.

      • RBI

        Only in relation to the previous strikes called balls.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Kenley up?

  • HLKLA

    Watson!

    • WBBsAs

      Elementary!

  • RBI

    Seager!!!!!!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Homerun derby!

  • RBI

    Wow. They are all so dialed in.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Sit down Kenley!

  • RBI

    Goodness that went a long way.

  • RBI

    Stripling up, KJ down.

  • RBI

    Now Salas isn’t getting the called strikes.

  • RBI

    And another HR, this one theirs. Number nine.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!!

  • RBI

    Best 50 game record since 1912.

  • 43-7. That’s ridiculous.

  • HLKLA

    No homerun, no score today!.

  • ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game tomorrow afternoon/evening in NYC, folks. 2:00PM HST, 5:00 PM PDT, 8:00PM EDT

    • WBBsAs

      A blackout for me – I’ll have to go to the neighborhood brewpub.

      • There are worse places to watch a baseball game. Eat nachos, drink beer.

  • WBBsAs
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