Game 10, 2019

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:37 PM PDT, TV: ESPN

Lefty Julio Urías (0-0, 0.00 ERA) takes the hill for the Dodgers and righty Chad Bettis (0-1, 9.53 ERA) goes for the Rockies. Urías pitched five scoreless innings in his first start, while Bettis got pushed around by the Tampa Bay Rays, giving up six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Here’s a video recap of yesterday’s game:

The Dodgers recalled Dennis Santana from OKC and sent Brock Stewart there.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1969 After throwing just two pitches to start the season, Don Drysdale finds himself and his team trailing by two runs when Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan hit back-to-back homers. The 32 year-old right-hander settles down, and the Dodgers come back to win the Crosley Field contest, 3-2.
  • 1969 Bill Singer becomes the first major league reliever to officially record a save, a new stat which will be kept starting this season, in the Dodgers’ 3-2 win over Cincinnati in the season-opener at Crosley Field. The ‘Singer Throwing Machine’ does not allow a hit, hurling three scoreless innings en route to saving Don Drysdale’s victory.
  • 1977 Gary Thomasson starts the game by walloping the first pitch in the Dodgers’ opener for a home run off Don Sutton, who had apparently thrown a gopher ball. Unbeknownst to the Giants’ leadoff hitter, the ball was to be taken for a pitch and handed to the home plate umpire to be sent to Cooperstown.
  • 1977 Frank Sinatra keeps his promise to Tommy Lasorda by singing the Star-Spangled Banner on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium. ‘Old Blue Eyes’ had told the team’s new skipper he would perform the National Anthem if his friend ever became the L.A. manager.

  • 2012 Octavio Dotel, playing for his 13th team, breaks a major league record he previously shared with Mike Morgan, Matt Stairs, and Ron Villone. The 39 year-old Tiger reliever, who throws 1.1 scoreless innings against Boston, has also appeared with the Mets, Astros, A’s, Yankees, Royals, Braves, White Sox, Pirates, Dodgers, Rockies, Blue Jays, and Cardinals.

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122 thoughts on “Game 10, 2019

  1. If not for Joe Kelly the Dodgers would be 10-0. I’m beginning to wonder if MLB’s new deal with MGM gambling requires each team to take on a handicap to level the odds a little.

    More seriously, this has been a great run, but sooner or later they’ll be facing better pitching, which means the bullpen needs to get it’s act together.

  2. Someone remind Kiké there is only one out and the double play is a valid option.

  3. By the way Link. I love the symmetry of your “This day in Dodger history”. Two items on season opening leadoff homeruns. And two items on Singers!

  4. Been said that a player who makes a great play oftens leads off the next inning; might that be for major flubs? Blackman?

  5. Nice. Barnes walks and Urías bats this inning. Might help next inning.

    And this inning!

  6. Good Rockie D. I have a feeling we are getting out of Dodge just in time. Their bats are also warming up.

  7. Greetings from Viña del Mar. After a six-hour drive and the end of daylight savings in Chile, not sure how long I might last tonight.

  8. If you are going to be robbed of your first big league hit, might as well be by the best.

  9. Nice thanks be back in the saddle, able to watch the game and join yawl here.

  10. I thought RVS was supposed to help CT3. Taylor struggling to connect so far along.

    • Usually it’s the Dodgers trying to get out of Coors Field healthy and alive.

  11. ESPN talking about the Dodgers still trying to get over the loss of Brandon Morrow. Sheesh.

  12. Yasiel ejected for his part (he looked at a bad situation and decided to it much worse) in a massive brawl in Pittsburgh. Link

    • Newest Reds, Yasiel and Matty seemed to be the first players off the bench and on to the field.

  13. After a Peruvian dinner with a pisco sour, and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, I guess I’ll watch the rest of this one on the iPad in bed. Keep it going!

  14. I guess the Dodgers got Vin to do a brief update. He intros the new play by play guy by name.

  15. Good inning. Dodgers seem to enjoy scoring first this season. It seems as if they have done it every game.

  16. Urías could use a double play himself after walking a couple of Rockies.