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.

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

90 thoughts on “Game 133, 2017

  1. 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!

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

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

  3. 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.

      • 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.”

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

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

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

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

      • 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).

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

      • 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

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

      • 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.

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

  9. 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.

    • 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!

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

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