Game 15, 2019

Brewers at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: FSWI, KTLA, SPNLA

RHP Corbin Burnes (0-1, 9.90 ERA) goes for the visiting Brewers while LHP Julio Urías (0-0, 3.12 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. In his first two starts (and first MLB starts) Burnes has given up three home runs in each game. He was 7-0 as a reliever for the Brew Crew last year, so this is probably an aberration. Urías only went 3 2/3 innings in his last start against the Rockies but was rescued by the Dodgers’ offense and got no decision.

Rich Hill says

he felt great after throwing his simulated game today. He said he didn’t feel any problem with the knee. “Good step in the right direction.”

On this day in Dodgers history:

  • 1906 At Brooklyn’s Washington Park, Boston Beaneater rookie Johnny Bates becomes the first modern player to homer in his first major league at-bat. The 23 year-old outfielder connects off Harry McIntire in the top of the second inning in the team’s 2-0 Opening Day victory over the Superbas.
  • 1962 Pete Richert, making his major league debut, comes out of the bullpen and strikes out the first six batter he faces, a major league record. The rookie southpaw fans four in the third inning in LA’s 11-7 comeback victory over the Reds at Dodger Stadium.
  • 1976 The game against the Padres is rained out at Dodger Stadium for only the second time in the 14-year history of the ballpark. The washout ends a streak started in April 1967, covering a span of 724 straight contests, with subsequent postponements coming much sooner when inclement weather cancels two consecutive home dates in September.


100 thoughts on “Game 15, 2019

      • Not quite so bad, but when you’re flying non-stop into the States you get extra scrutiny (also true from Scandinavia and, I presume, other airports). One of the advantages of a Lima layover is avoiding that.

      • It turned out to be a breeze this time – no inspections of electronics, no shoe or belt removal. It doesn’t have to so hard. Today at LAX, by contrast, I got extra questioning because I’d put my passport and wallet in my shoes.

  1. Well, that game did not end well. This is starting to play out like last years start.

        • Orel was talking about a pattern where the starters not providing length even when they do well. The first reliever in not doing the job and then a parade of relievers coming in with guys already on base. Said that inherited runners are scoring at a 60% rate.

          • Light at the end of the tunnel isn’t an oncoming train, at least. Of our top 4 starters, three are on IL and the fourth, Buehler, had an abbreviated ST. Still, we won’t get much length right away from Klayton and Hill.

  2. I wonder if Bellinger could do what no Dodger has ever done before? Hit 50 or more HRs in a season.

  3. It’s not that late in Santiago, but it’s late enough that I’ll just check in now and watch for a while in bed. Flying tomorrow night from SCL to LAX.

  4. Stretch Hader a bit more and we might not have the see him the rest of the series.

  5. Welp, they did make him throw a lot of pitches. Guessing they had wanted him to pitch the ninth as well.

  6. Now would be a rather good time for Turner to hit his first Hr ( I’m not greedy, a bases clearing double would do)

  7. What’s with all the 2 strike hits? What’s with the struggles with starting pitching?