Game 14, 2019

Dodgers at Cardinals, 10:15 AM PDT, FS-M, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

The Dodgers ask RHP Walker Buehler (1-0, 6.75 ERA) to stop the bleeding and salvage one game in this four-game set. He’ll face the Cards’ RHP Michael Wacha, (0-0, 1.54 ERA). Buehler went five innings and got the win his last time out against the Rockies, while Wacha somehow got past 8 walks in 5 2/3 innings in his last start, giving up only one run to the Padres and getting no decision. Wacha’s given up 12 walks in 11 2/3 innings this year while striking out 14.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1912 Rube Marquard begins a nineteen-game consecutive winning streak by beating the Dodgers, 18-3, in a game which features 13 ground rule doubles hit by the visitors because of the overflow crowd being placed in the outfield and along the foul lines. The future Hall of Fame southpaw’s streak will end in July when the Giants lose to Chicago at the West Side Grounds, 7-2.
  • 1961 Robin Roberts, in his twelfth-straight Opening Day start, is tagged with the loss when the Phillies lose to the Dodgers in the LA Memorial Coliseum, 6-2. The right-hander’s effort ties Grover Cleveland Alexander’s National League record for consecutive season openers.

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84 thoughts on “Game 14, 2019

  1. The Cardinal announcers at the beginning of the series were saying they would be happy with a split. They must be elated with a sweep!

  2. This game brings back nightmares from the 2017 WS… no lead is big enough for the Dodgers,

    • Probably not. Hit on back of right thigh that ricocheted and then hit back of left thigh. Both hits probably could have given dead leg but I don’t think anything more than two bruises.

    • Maeda could become the needed bullpen piece when Kershaw and Hill return. And if Ryu only misses two starts then Stripling can help the pen as well pretty soon. Fergusson needs to pitch to more than one batter most of the time.

  3. Really only the one problematic inning for Buehler, but it prevents him from getting into the 5th.

  4. So – Turner is now the bottom man on the HR chart. Unless we consider Gale here too.

  5. If Dodgers win today, they won’t salvage this series but they will at least be ahead since 1890: 1030-1029.

  6. Hungover? LAT’d Dodgers record in series immediately after playing in Coors since 2013: 22-35 (.386).