Game 116, 2017

Padres at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

The Padres’ RHP Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.15 ERA) faces the Dodgers’ LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6, 3.53 ERA). Chacin pitched 5 shutout innings against the Dodgers in Petco Park on July 2; he’s had his road troubles (7.36 ERA) but in his last 12 starts he’s put up a 3.21 ERA overall. Ryu’s last start was his best of the year, and in fact he’s thrown 15 straight scoreless innings and is 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA in his last six appearances.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1984 Former Dodgers Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese, along with Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew, American League hurler Rick Ferrell, and perennial All-Star shortstop Luis Aparicio are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

In a great moment of fan history, in 2014 Tim Pinkard, attending his first game at Minute Maid Park, catches two home run balls, both off the bat of the Astros’ DH Chris Carter. In the third inning of Houston’s 10-4 victory over Minnesota, the Springfield (VA) resident gets his first souvenir of the night when the ball rebounds off a sign in left field, and then in the fifth frame, against astronomical odds, catches the second round-tripper stroked by the same batter, which is a laser shot hit directly to his seat.

Lineup when available.

  • WBBsAs

    I’ve had enough of this losing streak.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Ja, ja.

      • WBBsAs

        You heard about the Gallego who hanged himself? “Manuel, que vayas al super a comprar Kolynos. Si no hay, Colgate…”

  • Bob_Hendley

    These here Pads actually had a 14-11 July.

    • WBBsAs

      They have some good young talent. Far brighter future than the Gnats.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Scoring flyball.

    • Just unlike last night when lots or runners on base but not knocked in

      • Bob_Hendley

        Now 0-1 RISP.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Oops, now 0-2.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Joc deked!

    • WBBsAs

      Indeed. I got away with that a lot in softball by slowing up as I reached second, and then speeding up on rounding the bag. Caught the OFers flat-footed, though I was never a burner.

      • Orel pointed out that Joc was flatfooted when he picked up the ball. He had his legs spread as an infielder does, with no momentum toward the infield.

        • I would done the same thing. That is the best way to catch a hard bouncer.

        • WBBsAs

          It’s better to do that than to let the ball past you.

    • Runner looked like he gave Joc a slight hesitation and go route but at the same time, it was a hard hit ball and Joc might have done the best thing in making sure he caught the ball.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    A one-run lead is better than nothing (tho it didn’t last last night . . . twice).
    But these ARE the Dodgers and those ARE the Padres, right?

    • Bob_Hendley

      That’s why they call it baseball.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I remember the Cubs were swept by the Pads last year.
        If that’s what it takes to get the ring, that’s okay.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Good team win 6 out of 10. Like win 3, lose 2, win 3, lose 2. We are spoiled, and I love it!

        • WBBsAs

          In baseball, more than any other sport, bad teams are capable of beating good teams.

  • Ryu and Maeda have been pitching better than Hill and Darvish. The latter two tend get to 100 pitches in 5 innings.

    • WBBsAs

      Ryu’s pitch count is way up there now.

  • WBBsAs

    Fish quarry the Rox 4-3, but Snakes trapping the Cubbies 4-0 after 6-1/2.

  • Bob_Hendley

    No long guys available so will need to patch something together at the rate Ryu is going.

    • Downside: 87 pitches thru four innings. Upside: 56 of them have been strikes.

      As I whistle past this graveyard.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Looks like Harper hurt his knee pretty bad tonight.

  • Rowley became the first graduate of [the] United States Military Academy to pitch in the Major Leagues when he debuted Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre. More important, Rowley left a lasting impression by tossing 5 1/3 strong innings in Toronto’s 7-2 victory over the Pirates.

    How about that.

  • RBI

    That was the oddest HR. It did not look like it was anywhere near going out.

  • WBBsAs

    The last couple days, Dodgers have warning-track power.

  • WinnipegDave

    Big moment right now. Chacin is tiring and the big bats are coming up.

  • WinnipegDave

    Up to Bellinger now.

    • WinnipegDave

      Make that Joc.

  • WBBsAs
    • WinnipegDave

      Unfortunate for him and the Nats.

      • WBBsAs

        This may have been a fake account.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Very quick speculation, in any event. But does look serious to me.

        • Bob_Hendley

          MRI suggest no ligament damage of that severity.

  • WinnipegDave

    Darn. That inning had some really potential.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Joc with a night to forget.

  • WinnipegDave

    It has been over two months since the Dodgers have lost a series. 15-0-3 since June 5-7th series against Washington.

  • WinnipegDave

    4 pitch walk is a nice way to start the inning.

  • WinnipegDave

    2 and 3 with no out. Let’s score them both here.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ha! Bringing in a righty!

  • WinnipegDave

    Nice to see Puig work out a walk there.

  • WBBsAs

    Terrific AB by the selective Puig.

  • WinnipegDave

    Don’t know how Barnes is as a pinch hitter but he is hitting well overall this season.

    • Bob_Hendley

      .300 BA

      • WinnipegDave

        But couldn’t hit the ball far enough there.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Has to be warning track to get Grandal in.

          • WinnipegDave

            If only Barnes had been on third and Grandal at bat.

  • WinnipegDave

    Ok Corey its up to you to save this inning.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Corey! Puig!

  • WBBsAs

    Puig steals home!

    • WinnipegDave

      Wow – was it a straight steal or some sort of designed play?

      • Bob_Hendley

        He’s kidding, a bit. It was during rundown of Corey.

        • WinnipegDave

          Thanks. Gameday is frozen trying to work it all out. It is sitting at 3-2 count to Corey still.

        • WBBsAs

          Puig saw his chance, and took it.

    • RBI

      I loved that play so much. Had to watch it three times.

  • WBBsAs

    Fine inning by Morrow!

    • WinnipegDave

      Throw him out there for one more or bring in Baez?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Guessing Baez. IIRC, he gave up the dinger last time they tried to stretch him to two.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Belli, bella.

  • WBBsAs

    Bellinger trying to keep pace with Stanton…

  • WinnipegDave

    Bellinger!
    Oh this team!

  • WinnipegDave

    Well I need to run. It was fun hanging out here again. Hopefully Baez can get out of the 8th without giving up a run and Jansen can close it out in the 9th.

  • RBI

    CT3!!!!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Our power hitting leftfielder.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Only Ozuna has a higher SLG among regular leftfielders in the NL.

  • WBBsAs

    A little better than warning-track power from Bellinger and Taylor.

  • RBI

    Roh roh. Kenley getting hit.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Chase chased?

    • RBI

      Weird. Over nothing, looks like.

      • Bob_Hendley

        Musta been something.

        • RBI

          Well, it was a quiet something.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Taylor to second?

          • RBI

            Forsythe.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Right.

          • WBBsAs

            Not much left on the bench.

  • RBI

    Woo-HOO!!!!!!!!!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Geronimo!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Seaver said a bad word to Logan. I guess in describing what happened with Chase.

    • RBI

      Seager?

      • Bob_Hendley

        Yep. Doc says there was a disagreement about umpire positioning.

        • RBI

          Just listening to Doc about Utley now.

    • WBBsAs

      What’s Tom doing at Dodger Stadium?

  • RBI

    Good win.

  • Apparently Utley asked the second-year umpire to move and the ump declined, which caused Chase to express himself in a way which didn’t endear him to the ump, so out he went.

    It’s like the old saying, “Every time you go to the park, it goes, you have a chance to see something you’ve never seen before.”

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Hope that guy’s not behind the plate manana.

  • WBBsAs
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