Game 132, 2017

My Navy boot camp company in 1972 was #132.

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 12:40 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS-A

It’ll be RHP Kenta Maeda (12-5, 3.76 ERA) for the Dodgers against old friend RHP Zack Greinke (15-6, 3.14 ERA) for the D-Backs.

Maeda pitched one of his best games of the year last time out, going six innings and giving up just one hit and one run to the Brewers. In his last eleven starts he’s gone 8-2 with a 2.70 ERA and has held hitters to a .205 batting average. Greinke got his 15th win of the year last Friday against the Giants. This will be his third start against the Dodgers this year; he’s lost the first two.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1950 In front of 14,226 fans at Ebbets Field, Gil Hodges becomes the fourth major leaguer in the century to hit four home runs in one game as Brooklyn routs the Braves, 19-3. The Dodger first baseman also ties the major league record for total bases with 17.
  • 1959 Sandy Koufax fans 18 batters to establish a new National League record for a nine-inning game in the Dodgers’ 5-2 win over San Francisco at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The left-hander’s performance equals the major league mark established in 1938 by Indians fireballer Bob Feller during a 4-1 loss to Detroit.
  • 2010 The Dodgers trade a player to be named (infielder Tony Abreu) to the Diamondbacks in exchange for starter Jon Garland. The 31 year-old right-hander will post a 3-2 record with a 2.72 ERA in his six late-season starts for the Dodgers, before signing as a free agent with San Diego.

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60 thoughts on “Game 132, 2017

  1. Granderson: A cluster of strikeouts surrounding a few home runs. He has five hits for us: four homers and a single in nearly 40 ABs.

  2. Here We Go Again. 🙁 that’s what the opposing players used to say when the Dodgers were batting.

    • So he can’t play short, but can pinch-hit, in the four-game series in San Diego. I wonder if Culberson will then be one of the players called up.

  3. A tale of three first innings in Arizona this week:
    The Dodgers: 0-for-9, no runs
    The D’Backs: 10-for-19, 3 doubles, 3 homers, 10 runs.

  4. Starting pitching seems to have gone downhill since Dodgers couldn’t plate one for Rich.

    • They want to be fair to the other pitchers. And, it seems like the pitchers want to avoid the no-hit drama early in the game.

  5. You hear that pitchers who depend on breaking stuff like Hill, Ryu, and Maeda to a degree, tend not to do well in AZ because the ball doesn’t bite and break nearly as much in the dry air. Is this just talk, or is there something to it?

    Suppose that if the roof is closed that would negate the dry air effect, if one exists…

    Denver’s pitching nightmares, of course, are due to altitude. Years of watching football-like scores from Denver and their introduction of a humidifier attest to how things are there.

  6. The box at ESPN Game HQ lists both Turner and Forsythe at 3B for the Dodgers.

    That goes a long way toward explaining this score.

    • In stretches like this, there’s a lot to say for just checking in and seeing the bad news rather than living through it.

  7. Grandal making contact again. He’s streakier than Joc, who btw, is gong to play more games in OK.

    Joc Pederson, demoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City to work on a new batting stance, will be recalled later.

    “Joc’s going to stay, whether to finish the season or a day or two early,” Roberts said. “It’s more to give him continuous at-bats. From the reports, the last couple of days have been better. To build on that momentum, it’s best for Joc.”

  8. Dodgers starting pitching in this series: 19 earned runs allowed in 10 2/3 innings for an ERA of 16.03.

  9. Conscious or not, the bats are not wasting output in such a hopeless game.
    Maybe they can beat a team with a losing record, starting tomorrow.

    • If it had to happen, then definitely yes. But I guess I’m spoiled – I wanted them to continue their dominance through October.

  10. Was just listening to KLAC Sports Talk – – great reception here in San Diego! – – they are most concerned with the lack of production from JT and Kike in the second half. The question was about JT’s knees.

  11. Well, if I had to miss seeing some games live due to travel, these were the ones to.

    • Thanks for sharing.
      Before all this, radio commented how all were dedicated to the task at hand, ie NOT sleepwalking.
      Maybe the SI cover went to their heads?