Game 119, 2017

White Sox at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, CSN-C

The White Sox try to get a split of this series tonight, sending out YALHP Carlos Rodon (1-4, 4.24 ERA) to face the Dodgers’ big (6′ 5″, 220 lbs) trade deadline acquisition, RHP Yu Darvish (8-9, 3.81).

This will be Darvish’s home debut, and if he continues the way he did in his first two starts for the Dodgers he’ll please the crowd, his teammates and management. Since his acquisition he’s 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and has 20 strikeouts to only three walks in 12 innings. He also has finished off a strikeout with 30.3 percent of his two-strike pitches. Rodon’s last start against the Astros was his best of the season. He went 8 innings and gave up just two runs but got no decision for all his work.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1950 At the Polo Grounds, Hank Thompson’s two inside-the-park home runs off Don Bankhead and Carl Erskine contribute to the Giants’ 16-7 drubbing of the Dodgers. The 24 year-old third baseman will hit 129 round-trippers in his 9-year career, three of which will be of the IPHR variety.
  • 1964 St. Louis outfielder Curt Flood collects eight consecutive hits during a doubleheader against Dodgers pitching. The Cardinals split the twin bill in Los Angeles, losing the opener to Sandy Koufax, 3-0, but take the nightcap when Curt Simmons tosses a six hitter to give the Redbirds a 4-0 victory.

Babe Ruth died in New York City on this day in 1948.

Lineup:

I suspect Kiké is in the lineup because he homered twice off Rodon in his only other start against the Dodgers back in July.

  • WBBsAs

    So, Bellinger sits in favor of Segedin.

    • On defense yes; on offense by Kike’

  • WBBsAs

    Giancarlo’s portfolio does not include B*nds…

    Stanton considera el 61 como el verdadero récord de jonrones y no el 73 de Bonds https://t.co/ubBoTrLCDd @jorgeebro pic.twitter.com/IZux1Yyxua— el Nuevo Herald (@elnuevoherald) August 17, 2017

  • foul tip
    • Oh dear. Fortunately everyone laughed, even the victim.

    • Standard fare on Funniest Home Videos TV show.

      • foul tip

        Yeah. This one from tonight happened in front of the 1967 World Series team, so doubly embarrassing for the “pitcher.”

  • Segedin not giving any drop off defensively at first base.

  • scooplew

    Allowing a home run on the first pitch in back-to-back games. That has to be extremely rare, if not unprecedented.

    • WBBsAs

      Almost certainly unprecedented by a single starting pitcher…

      • The Sox hit one off Wood to start last night’s game, and tonight they did it to Darvish. In Darvish’s last game the D-Backs didn’t score in the first.

        • WBBsAs

          I know. I was suggesting, facetiously, that it would be unprecedented v. the same starting pitcher on consecutive nights.

  • scooplew

    I was at that DH on this date in 1964 (see above). I remember it because of all the hundreds of Dodgers games I have attended, it was the only one at which I retrieved a ball in the stands. It was in the second game off the bat of the Cards’ Charlie James against the Dodgers’ Larry Miller. We had great box seats, first level, between home and first. Miller carried a huge red bandana in a back pocket, and he used it often to mop his brow. He went 4-8 in his only season with the Dodgers. Koufax was masterful in the first game, his last appearance of the 1964 season. From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Koufax (see section on 1964 season.)
    Nonetheless, Koufax led the NL in ERA at 1.74

  • Bob_Hendley

    Nomar – Efficient, but not sharp

    • Yeah, I prefer Orel as well 🙂

  • WBBsAs

    90 pitches, only 56 strikes – not a good ratio.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Phantom injury so that Morrow gets more time to warm.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Ok, we have them right where we want them, no?

    • John_from_Aus

      yes we did!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Rodon seems to be getting stronger.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Speed demon Stripling.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Here we go?

  • Bob_Hendley

    Puig!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Wow! just wow!

  • Bob_Hendley

    Hoo Woo!

  • John_from_Aus

    are you serious!! I had class so I missed it. (I last peeked at the score as we were about to bat in the 9th)

  • John_from_Aus

    looks like you may have been alone for the end Bob 🙂

    • Bob_Hendley

      Me and at least 52k in DS.

  • Woo-hoo!!!

    • RBI asks you to do one simple thing and you screw it up 🙂
      It’s Woo-HOO!!!

  • WBBsAs

    In the top of the ninth, I got a phone call from my wife that her flight had arrived in Oakland, and I had to leave to pick her up. I was stuck listening to Steiner on the phone, telling me that Puig had 21 dingers and 55 RBI.

  • HLKLA

    While Chicago has no reliable closer after trading away their two best ninth inning choices, this was still a great win.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Even Petricka with ERA 9.00 would only be expected to give up one run in an inning, but not three!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Dodgers 10-14 at home when trailing going into the ninth.

  • Bob_Hendley

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9528ff0564475c4c16efdbd60dcb8f804f5d08298bc00a4c53290c99a07a86f2.png

    Puig takes a bite out of the ball that he just managed to foul off with 3-2 count.

    • Captured Mary in the background as well, good job.

      • foul tip

        Mary who? Can’t tell.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Hart, I believe.

          • If it is, I wonder if she’s still insuring her legs for a million bucks. Her manager did that when she was hosting ET. From Wikipedia.

            “She is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and has performed the national anthem prior to games on several occasions.”

          • She attends most home games.

  • WBBsAs

    Snakes win, Rox lose, so idle Dodgers’ lead is now a season-high 19 games over both.

  • WBBsAs

    Tuesday night, my wife was in Buenos Aires headed for LAX and then on to Oakland, but a late departure meant she missed her connection in Santiago. On the rescheduled flight she sat next to two other Argentines, a young couple dressed in Dodgers gear, who had tickets for last night’s game. The rescheduled flight didn’t arrive until game time, though, and I have no idea whether they were able to make it or not. If they did, though, they got their money’s worth.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Wow!

  • WBBsAs

    In Chicago, JHapp just K’d IHapp.

  • NPUT