Game 148, 2017

Dodgers at Nationals, 10:05 AM PT, TV: Fox

LHP Rich Hill (9-8, 3.67 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and RHP A.J. Cole (2-4, 4.30 ERA) pitches for the Nats.

Hill has lost his last four starts and since his near-perfect game in Pittsburgh he’s got a 6.14 ERA. Cole has never faced the Dodgers and hasn’t started for the Nationals since Sept. 4. He’s made a couple of relief appearances since then, giving up three runs in four innings.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1924 Cardinal first baseman Jim Bottomley goes 6-for-6, including two homers, and bats in a record twelve runs when the team beats the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 17-3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today’s opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.
  • 1976 In the 11th inning at Veterans Stadium, Rick Joseph hits a walk-off grand slam in the Phillies’ 8-4 victory over the Dodgers. Two batters are walked intentionally by Ron Perranoski to face the weak hitting Philadelphia pinch hitter, who responds with his first career home run, which will be his only round-tripper this season.
  • 1988 The Reds’ Tom Browning pitches a perfect game against the Dodgers, striking out eight and allowing only eight balls to be hit out of the infield in his 1-0 victory. Over three starts, including the perfect game, he retires 40 consecutive batters – one shy of a major league record.

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151 thoughts on “Game 148, 2017

  1. Sitting above the pen watching Hill warm. Appreciating just how close the mound is to the plate.

    • Which makes the pitcher even closer after his follow through and in Hill’s case, a follow through that leaves him less than ready to duck a line drive.

  2. In his rookie year, 1993, Piazza set the (old) Dodgers rookie home run record with 35 and drove in 112 runs. I would expect that that is the club’s rookie mark for RBIs, something that Bellinger won’t reach.

    • The Postseason is a strange and difficult beast of course, but the Dodgers – and Bellinger in particular – look good so far against the Nats in this series.

    • Comparing Belli to Bucks is silly and beneath him. Suggest not only a lack of understanding of Belli but also what happen surrounding the Bosox losing the WS to the Mets. Cheap shot both ways.

    • I’m sure my neighbors heard that same exclamation when he made the catch.
      One of the bonus benefit I learned moving into my own home years ago . . . I can shout whatever I want (usually sporting events, but lately that includes political speeches) — and no one seems to care.

      • I know what you mean but no chance Taylor moves to second this year and LoFo is a better choice against lefties than is Utley. However, it does look more of a platoon now with Utley getting most if not all of the starts against righties, as long as he has the stamina.

  3. The feeling with the SP is back to before the disaster — seems each is trying to outdo the other and prove their worth. I’m sure Doc et. al welcome the tough decisions being who among the large number of good possibilities should they take vs. will anyone step up and prove they’re worthy.

  4. A couple of hours ago John_from_Aus asked “Do people remember what we all predicted at the start of the year? ”

    I have now looked at every post and its comments from January 1 through April 7 (Game 8) of 2017 and haven’t seen a string of comments from any or all of us predicting results. Weird.