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.

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93 thoughts on “Game 116, 2017

    • 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.

    • 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.

  1. 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?

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.”