Game 130, 2017

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

The Dodgers ask LHP Rich Hill (9-5, 3.32 ERA) to stop their two-game losing streak (horrors!). He’ll face the D-Backs’ RHP Zack Godley (5-7, 3.53 ERA).

Hill lost a perfect game, a no-hitter, a shutout and the game in the ninth and tenth innings his last time out. Godley has lost three straight starts despite giving up only two runs in two of them.

Doc and A-Gon are longtime friends and ex-roomies, which has helped the Dodgers.

Dodgers’ September Call-Ups: Who’s In, Who’s Out? Howard Cole makes predictions.

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1939 Wheaties sponsors the first telecast of a baseball game when their ads are aired during the Ebbets Field contest between the Reds and the Dodgers. The commercial broadcast is available only in New York City, where an estimated 500 people own television sets.
  • 1948 Jackie Robinson hits for the backward cycle when he homers in the first inning, triples in the fourth, doubles in the sixth, and completes the rare event with a single in the eighth. In addition to his ten total bases, the Dodger second baseman drives in two runs, scores three times, and steals a base, helping Brooklyn beat the Cardinals at Sportsman’s Park, 12-7.
  • 1951 With his second home run of the game, the sixth time he has accomplished the feat this year, Gil Hodges hits his 36th round-tripper to establish a new franchise record for homers in a season. The Dodger first baseman’s seventh-inning three-run blast in the team’s 13-1 rout of Cincinnati at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field surpasses the mark of 35 set by Babe Herman in 1930.
  • 1989 Giving up just three singles, recently acquired Mets southpaw Frank Viola outduels Orel Hershiser and beats the Dodgers, 1-0. The classic contest between two aces marked the first time in baseball history that the reigning winners of the Cy Young Award have faced one another in the regular season.

Cultural history note: On this date in 1966: On a typically cool night, the Beatles play their final concert at Candlestick Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants. The “Fab Four’s” performance on a five-foot stage, which is located just behind second base surrounded by a six-foot high wire fence, is less than stellar due the ballpark’s inadequate lighting, poor acoustics, and the group’s growing disdain of doing live shows.

Lineup when available.

91 thoughts on “Game 130, 2017

  1. 3 in a row, 5 of 9 losses.
    Just following on updates, I felt a disconnect, like the team of old — one facet would be clicking but they would be let down by one or another of the others.
    But I was impressed by other relievers and definitely the bats not giving up.
    This disconnect was bound to happen . . . let’s just hope that it ends soon and they can beat the playoff-caliber teams again!

  2. Dodgers needed to score in the 7th. Missing a fence post there and it meant they were one short.

  3. I bet the Snakes can’t wait until next year, when they can dump Rodney and make Bradley their closer.

  4. How would that have work? Would they only give a single or say it would be a double?

    • I think the Dodgers now have the leader and runner up hitters that have the largest average pitch counts with Granderson at #1 and Forsythe at #2.

  5. Bradley wins the Battle of the Beards.

    The Dodgers have a secret weapon in this game, though – Fernando Rodney.

  6. Disqus often acts weirdly. Usually it opens a small side window but, on occasion, it does nothing or is very sluggish. Then, when you click again, it opens a whole new tab.

  7. For all its faults, Candlestick was a better place to watch a ball game than TPBTBNL. Still, when the Beatles played, “That evening the stadium’s 45,000 seats were just over 50% full, and the weather was in the 40s, with a strong westerly gale. The band commented later that, due to the cold and wind, they couldn’t wait to be finished with the show, and whenever anyone suggested live concerts later, this was the image that formed in their minds.”

  8. Puig appears to have a decent shot at 30 dingers, and Taylor almost certainly will reach 20 – not bad for a leadoff guy.

  9. Hill to teammates: I pitched no-hit ball for nine innings and what good did it do me? So now let’s see what you can do for me when I allow five runs in the first?

  10. Off on another journey. This time only two weeks to be back in time for annual Dodgers visit to National Stadium.