Game 112, 2017

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

The Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda (10-4, 3.79 ERA) has won his last four starts. He’ll face the D-Backs’ Zack Godley (5-4, 2.86 ERA), who hasn’t allowed a run in his last thirteen innings (two starts).

Sports Illustrated has an article about the Dodgers and the Darvish acquisition.

Brock Stewart has been recalled while Luis Avilan goes on the paternity list.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1903 In the third inning of the 4-3 nightcap loss to New York at the Polo Grounds, Dodger starter Henry Schmidt is thrown out of the game after he throws the baseball out of the park. The Brooklyn hurler became very angry when opposing pitcher Joe McGinnity dashed home from third base while his infielders were arguing the close call at the bag.
  • 1954 Gil Hodges comes to bat three times in the eighth inning when the Dodgers score 13 runs en route to a 20-7 rout of the Reds at Ebbets Field. The first baseman will go 1-for-3 in the frame with a leadoff triple, but will be responsible for all three outs when he hits into a double play and flies out to centerfield to end the Brooklyn barrage.
  • 1957 Club President Walter O’Malley makes it official, announcing the Dodgers will play in Los Angeles next season. The club’s departure from Brooklyn corresponds with the massive social shift taking place in the borough that finds many of its former residents leaving for the suburbs of Long Island.
  • 2000 Cubs hurler Phil Norton becomes the 18th pitcher in major league history to give up four homers in one inning in the Dodgers’ 7-5 victory at Chavez Ravine. Kevin Elster, Darren Dreifort, Gary Sheffield, and Shawn Green all take the 24 year-old southpaw deep in the bottom of the fourth inning.
  • 2000 Darren Dreifort hits two home runs and gets the win in the Dodgers’ 7-5 victory over the Cubs. The starting pitcher, who hurls 6.2 innings, goes deep in the bottom of the fourth and fifth frames.
  • 2000 After kissing one another in the seventh inning, a female couple is abruptly asked to leave Dodger Stadium immediately and are told never to “set foot back on the premises” for “lewd behavior”. The pair had planned to sue the organization, but ended up not doing so after the team apologized, promising to contribute 5,000 tickets to GLBT organizations and continue sensitivity training for all its employees.

Today in 1941 Les Brown and his Orchestra record “Joltin’ Joe” for Columbia Records. The song about Yankee outfielder Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak will be played incessantly on radio stations across the country, eventually reaching number 12 on the charts.

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99 thoughts on “Game 112, 2017

  1. If the Giants hang on to beat the Cubs, this would be the first time since July 2 that the Dodgers lost and the Giants won on the same day.

  2. This inning has not pleased me, but I’m not willing to write the Dodgers off yet.

    • Could he have wanted to put Watson in to see how he would do? Seems like there is plenty of time for that still in the season. I wanted to keep Morrow in.

      • Watson left it over the plate, but apparently a ball hit at that velocity and launch angle is only a hit 3% of the time. Now the outs hit off Petey…

    • There is something about Puig’s look that for me makes him look more like a baseball player than he did a month ago. He reminds me of Clemente when he has his hat up a little and standing out there between pitches. Slimmed down and short hair cut or maybe even his uniform is tailored differently? Something.

      • Should send a video of just his plays in this game to those voting for GG. He is a difference maker with the glove night in night out (and often with the bat).

    • Seeing him throwing long-toss before a game is quite something. Still throws strikes!

  3. Bums, that last pitch would have been called a strike by a machine, but Logan was in a crouch.

    • Someone would have to set the strike zone for the device based on when the hitter got into his swing. I imagine the device could be setup with two or three strike zones and someone would only have to push the right button.

    • Thought it was just Honey giving reminders on how to pitch to the new guy Martinez.

  4. Brazil’s Yan Gomes just walked off against the Rox, so Dodgers can pick up yet another game there.