Game 134, 2017

Dodgers at Padres, 12:40 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

Game One of a doubleheader (a makeup game for a May 7 rainout) features Dodgers’ RHP Brock Stewart (0-0, 3.38 ERA) pitching against the Padres’ lefty Clayton Richard (6-13, 4.96 ERA). Stewart has a 6.52 ERA as a starter and a 1.26 ERA as a reliever in seven appearances this season. This will be Richard’s fifth start against the Dodgers this season; he’s got a 5.79 ERA through the first four.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1969 Willie Davis, with his sixth-inning double in the team’s 5-4 loss to New York at Dodger Stadium, breaks a 53 year-old franchise record by hitting safely in thirty consecutive games. The LA outfielder surpasses the streak established by Zack Wheat in 1916 when the team played in Brooklyn.
  • 1971 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slam when Dodger second baseman Jim Lefebvre and right fielder Bill Buckner collide trying to make the fifth inning catch. The 200-foot dropped bloop contributes to the Astros’ 9-3 victory over LA at the Astrodome.
  • strong>1972 In his major league debut, Doug Rau throws a three-hitter, beating St. Louis at Busch Stadium, 5-1. In his first big-league at-bat, the 23 year-old Dodger southpaw helps his cause with a RBI-triple in the second inning.
  • 1993 The Rockies, drawing a crowd 47,699 for their 62nd home game, surpass the 1982 Dodgers when the team attracts 3,617,863 fans to Denver’s Mile High Stadium, setting a new National League single-season attendance record. The expansion club will also break the 1992 Blue Jays’ major league mark of 4,028,318 before the season is over.

Lineup when available.

The reward for playing well at AAA is to play at the MLB level, and today O’Koyea Dickson has his first opportunity ever to do so. Good for him.

62 thoughts on “Game 134, 2017

  1. Until now, I’ve been agnostic on Ravin, but I’m finally ready to say I don’t believe in him.

  2. No eyes here. But whatever the final score is, if you walk 8 you can’t say you deserved to win. 8 BB, 9Ks to this point.

      • Of course that’s two runs better with the same output than last night. But with Kershaw and the A-list relievers, that equal to w

      • I was really hoping they would get that mojo back against the Padres. Well there’s still two games left. And actually another half inning

  3. The more this game progresses, the more I am grateful that Kersh pitched last night and I was able to see that and that was my good seat- – this is like throw out the garbage day with the players.

        • I hope they play to win the second half of the doubleheader. Yes it’s September, but they also have to maintain home field advantage and that can quickly slip away. Not only that, but they have to prove to the fans and themselves that they can win again – – they really haven’t shown that coming up on two weeks now

          • Over the past 20 games, the Nats have gained no ground on us and the ‘Stros had an 11-17 August. Unless there is a complete collapse, hard to see the Dodgers losing HFA., as these teams as well will start to go into preparing for the playoffs.

          • From your keyboard …
            if that was guaranteed, then I would agree with what doc is doing.
            But I agree with what was posted before – you can’t just turn on quality ball again, especially when they haven’t been playing it for the last 2 weeks with the A Team.

          • Odds are they won’t be a .700 team the rest of the way. .575 in the playoffs gets you the crown.

    • Will be interested in how Doc approaches the upcoming series in DC. Imagine I will be disappointed as well if he maintains this approach to preparing for the playoffs. Guessing he well might.

  4. If the catcher throws too quickly to first or second without knowing exactly what the runner at third is doing, wouldn’t there be a foot race back to home between the catcher and runner if the runner tries to score?

  5. Their run production is better than last night – 6 hits and two runs. Padres have one and one thanks to Stewart’s walks.

  6. Of course the a team hasn’t been playing like the A team – – maybe the understudies will show something.

  7. This lineup is not the A TEAM – – luckily this is the game where I’m out in the boonies.