Game 133, 2017

Dodgers at Padres, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

The Dodgers’ lefty ace Clayton Kershaw (15-2, 2.04 ERA) returns from the disabled list tonight to face the Padres’ RHP Dinelson Lamet, (7-5, 4.60 ERA).

Kershaw may be on a five-inning, 75-pitch limit. He struck out eight in five innings earlier this week in a rehab assignment for OKC. Lamet has had a 2.68 ERA in his last seven starts and allowed no more than four hits in any of them. He has, however, walked 16 in his five August starts.

On the first day of roster expansion the Dodgers called up Rob Segedin, Alex Verdugo and O’Koyea Dickson and reinstated André Ethier and Clayton Kershaw. To make room they moved Grant Dayton to the 60-day DL and designated Brett Eibner and Luis Ysla for assignment.

In hurricane relief news, Yasiel Puig’s foundation donated 20K to the American Red Cross.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1890 On Labor Day at Brooklyn’s Washington Park, the Bridegrooms, later to be known as the Dodgers, win all three games against Pittsburgh in the first tripleheader ever played. The home team sweeps the visiting Alleghenys, who will be renamed the Pirates next season, 10-9, 3-2, and 8-4.
  • 1953 The Cardinals tie a major league mark, hitting five homers in a 12-5 loss to Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. The solo shots hit by Stan Musial, Harry Elliot, Rip Repulski, and Steve Bilko (2), all off starter Preacher Roe, aren’t enough to offset the Dodgers’ 17-hit attack, which includes six doubles but no round-trippers.
  • 1969 At Dodger Stadium, Willie Davis ties the franchise record by hitting in 29 consecutive games with his second-inning single in LA’s 10-6 victory over New York. The mark was established by Zack Wheat in 1916.

Today in questionable sportsmanship: In 1980 on the final day of the season, PawSox infielder Wade Boggs loses the International League batting title when he grounds out to first base in his final turn at-bat of the season. The plate appearance is necessitated when the Mud Hens, who are ahead 6-0, issue a two-out intentional walk in the ninth inning to light-hitting Ray Boyer, who makes every attempt to be put out to end the game, but is allowed to stroll around the bases and score on a deliberate error by the Toledo pitcher, forcing Boggs to make one last unnecessary plate appearance that will put him .007 of a percentage point behind Dave Engle, who plays in the outfield for the opponents.

Lineup when available.

Verdugo starts his first MLB game tonight. Seager still has a sore arm, I imagine.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    When I got the tickets for tonight and tomorrow’s games, it was to celebrate this wonderful season. Now it’s an attempt to get them out of this tailspin.

    For my part, I will wear my Jackie Robinson t-shirt, which has helped LA go 3-0 in the postseason games I’ve attended. It doesn’t hurt that Kershaw is going for the Blue, but they’re still going to need to score some runs!

    Let’s go, Dodgers!

    • WBBsAs

      I have a 0-3 post-season record, set in the 1974 Series.

  • WBBsAs
  • Dodgers contributed $100K to the Houston Food Bank and 5,000 blankets as well.

    • WBBsAs

      All well and good but, with temperatures in the nineties, I’m not sure Houston needs blankets so badly.

  • HLKLA

    I just want to see our bats go crazy, along with some good pitching. I am not asking for much.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      What he said!

  • WBBsAs

    The Snakes just put a weird shift on D.J. Lemahieu, leaving left field empty and daring him to pull the ball. He doubled over the first base bag.

  • WBBsAs

    My hometown team turned two round-the-horn TPs in one game… https://twitter.com/FMRedHawks/status/903721108339351553

    • In one game?!? Holy smokes, I’d like to have been in the seats!

      • WBBsAs

        It must be an Upper Midwest thing. The Twinkies are the only team ever to do it in the majors, according to Baseball reference: “The Minnesota Twins are the only team to have turned two triple plays in one game. This occurred on July 17, 1990 against the Boston Red Sox in a 1-0 win by the Red Sox. The triple plays took place in the 4th and 8th innings.”

        • scooplew

          5-4-3?

          • WBBsAs

            Sorry, 5-4-3.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Great to see so many people in dodger blue!

  • In light of the news at yesterday’s trade deadline, this is apt

  • Another call-up!

  • foul tip
    • WBBsAs

      Huh?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Kersh shows the starters how to do it.

  • Run onto the field Bob so we can see some excitement.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Ha!
      Bats sure aren’t offering it yet.

  • Kersh looking awesome

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Bat’s looking anything but.
      Tho I did like them trying to be aggressive there.

  • Low-stress game for Kershaw so far. Now if the bats could get off the schneid…

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Is Kersh keeps this up, he could go a complete Game.
    If the bats keep it up, he’ll be pitching for a Tie.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Sluggish as a description of these bats is incorrect. That implies too much action.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Come. On. Bats!!!!!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    That was the hardest hit ball for the Dodgers.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Can Kersh bat 9 x?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Soo many called 3rd strikes.
    I find myself pleading with Granderson, not encouraging.

  • WBBsAs

    Chutley delivers!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    This is not the offense I expected to see, but what a great opportunity to see Kershaw!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Don’t know what it sounds like broadcasted, but this is like a home game except not prompted with the cheers .

  • RBI

    Good to have Kershaw back, being Kershaw!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Can’t wait for the bats to be back being the bats
      There was such relief when Chase got the hit

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Standing O for Kersh Behind The Dugout

  • RBI

    Ethier! He’s back!

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Got a great reception here

  • WBBsAs

    Verdugo means “executioner” in Spanish, but matón means “thug.”

  • RBI

    I think he is safe.

  • RBI

    Boo hiss.

  • RBI

    Not that Granderson can buy a hit.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      can’t hide him in the lineup

      • scooplew

        He shouldn’t be batting second, if he is playing at all. He is now 5-for-45 (.111) with four homers and a single, and 16 strikeouts. Interestingly, he started the season incredibly cold for the Mets. Through the end of April Granderson was hitting .128 (11 for 86).

  • RBI

    Turner has refound his stride after that bloop single.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      The next two were solid hits

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    JT 343 after the k

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Need the insurance – – support your local Kersh

  • RBI

    Horrible at bat by Grandal with that dumb third strike.

  • scooplew

    Typical Grandal at bat in the clutch, sorry to say, regardless of what the numbers may say. I’ve seen that way too often.

    • WBBsAs

      He’s a much better LH hitter.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        They are all that way in the clutch lately. They have as many hits as the great game by Rich, and only one run to show. Hopefully it will give the w

        • scooplew

          The two regular/semi-regular batters for the Dodgers whom I have the least confidence in in clutch situations are Grandal and Forsythe.

      • scooplew

        With the expanded rosters, Roberts should have pinch-hit for him. Heading into tonight’s game Grandal was 11-for-66 (.167) in the “late and close” category: the team is tied, ahead by one, or the the tying is at least on deck.

        • RBI

          I agree, but using whom?Nobody is hitting well, (except Kershaw.)

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    One of the Tonys in a close game?

    • RBI

      I know. Makes me nervous.

      • scooplew

        Me, too.

        • RBI

          Needlessly, as it turns out.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I happily sit corrected!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Get some insurance for Kenley!

  • RBI

    Time for Verdugo to shine.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    I’m dictating my responses and it knows how to spell Kenley but it doesn’t know how to spell curse… Kersh

  • RBI

    A hit from Hernandez!

  • scooplew

    Pardon my crabbiness. It is partially because it was over 100 degrees today where I live on the Monterey Peninsula and our house is very uncomfortable, even this late in the day. Days like this are rare; we don’t have air conditioning. A victory tonight would make it feel 30 degrees cooler.

    • RBI

      Crabby? You want crabby? I’ll give you crabby!

      • scooplew

        Ha!

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Dodgers made us all crabby this last week and a half

          • scooplew

            Like Lucy in the Charlie Brown comic strip.

    • 104 in SF, a record for this day in history.

  • RBI

    Taylor channeling Forsythe.

  • RBI

    Jeeze, guys. Nine hits and one run?

  • RBI

    Kenley’s wearing gold on his dogs.

  • RBI

    Two down. Now get the third, Kenley.

  • RBI

    This pinch hitter can hit against KJ, apparently.

    • WBBsAs

      An ex-Gnat who kills them.

  • RBI

    Take that! Woo-HOO!!!!

    • scooplew

      Haven’t seen that since last Friday. I welcome its return.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    So nice when a W doesn’t stand for woe

  • RBI

    The pitching was superb.

    • From the MLB recap: “the Padres didn’t hit a ball out of the infield all night.”

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Closest was the foul Belli made a great play to get

        • WBBsAs

          Technically, that was out of the infield. However, I don’t believe a Dodger outfielder touched the ball all night.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Didn’t wanna jinx it but didn’t look like a ball was hit to the OF

  • Man, a two-hit shutout from our guys? That’s nice.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Needed after a 9- hit, 1 run offensive outburst.

      Still, a win is a win (especially this week! ) and great to have Kersh and Dre back!

  • NPUT @ 0800 HST, 1100 PDT

  • HLKLA

    Whew! A win, but seriously, only one run against the Padres? The LOB column in the box score is telling.

    • WBBsAs

      The Pads’ starter pitched extremely well, as he has done against other teams. He looked outstanding.