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.

  • Seager will take some time to get his arm back in shape, Roberts says.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

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

  • Bob_in_Vegas

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

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Well, at least they got something.

    • Disappointing they had the bases loaded and got only one out of it, though.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        Lately, these are your Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Is that Rick Monday announcing today’s game on mlb.tv?

    • WBBsAs

      Monday’s no Joe Davis but nor is he Steiner – thank Dog!

      • He is more talkative than I thought he would be. I think I only heard him do color before. I like him. He works well with Nomar whereas I think Joe works better with Orel.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Mo is great. And he brings credibility when he talks about what it is to play the game.

        • Bob_Hendley

          It’s a simulcast, no? So must feel obliged to fill the airwaves.

          • If it is, I like simulcasts.

          • WBBsAs

            I especially like them when there’s no Steiner.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Cody!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

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

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    At least they got something — that seems to be their motto these days.

    • Barnes again does well with RISP.

      • Bob_Hendley

        OPS+ 177 coming in, so,yeah.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    “Who?” — my response to half the Dodger names announced today.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Big K guy. PCL pitcher of the year, I believe.

      • WBBsAs

        Led the minors in K’s, I think.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          Totally unimpressed.

          • Totally? I’m neutral.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I’m here watching him

          • I was only giving him a C grade anyway. I think you are getting to see an entertaining game.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            I’m not a masochist – – I’m not entertained by frustration and Keystone Cops plays.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            It definitely turned entertaining at the end when they came off the mat thanks to JT. It was neat seeing the competing “let’s go Dodgers / Padres” especially with good-natured fans around.

            It didn’t hurt that by that time I was in the shade with a much closer and better look at the field – – but especially that shade!

          • Bob_Hendley

            Not seen as a major prospect in the organization. More like AAAA fodder, who might give them a few innings in relief.

    • Pitched a couple of years with Texas before disappearing due to elbow issues. He has hit 100 mph.

  • 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?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Are you talking to Monday?

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    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.

    • WBBsAs

      It’s September, Bob, and Dodgers have the division wrapped up.

      • Bob_Hendley

        First game of doubleheader as well.

        • Bob_in_Vegas

          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

          • Bob_Hendley

            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.

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            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.

          • Bob_Hendley

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

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Considering I believe they’re under 500 the last two weeks, I’ll take 575!

    • Bob_Hendley

      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.

      • Bob_Hendley

        On the other hand, Dusty likely gunning for bear.

      • WBBsAs

        At this point, the important thing is having everyone healthy and distributing the playing time so that everyone’s well-prepared.

        • Bob_Hendley

          Yep.

  • Dodgers now have Padres right where they used to want to have teams.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Used-to-be’s don’t count anymore they just lay on the floor as the song says

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        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

  • foul tip

    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.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      It works on the other side as well – – 8 hits and three runs.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        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

  • WBBsAs

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

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Bob, are you going to the games in DC?

    • Bob_Hendley

      Yes sir!

  • Wowsers!

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    JT!!!!
    The Dodger team I wanted to see!

  • WBBsAs

    All we need is extra innings that run into the second game…

    • Bite your tongue!

    • Bob_Hendley

      Baez makes WBBsAs happy for once.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Oh well

  • Rats.

  • NPUT