Game 6, 2019

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: KTLA, NBCS BA, SPNLA

LHP Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 2.57 ERA) probably deserved better than he got in his first start of the year against San Diego, but the Padres’ Eric Lauer and bullpen held the Giants scoreless. He’ll try to get his first win again tonight against the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-0, 1.50), who was very good in his first start against the Diamondbacks.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2003 Todd Zeile homers in his first at-bat as a Yankee, becoming the only major leaguer to hit a home run for ten different teams, surpassing Tommy Davis, who went deep for nine different clubs. In addition to homering with the Bronx Bombers, the infielder has also gone deep for the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Orioles, Dodgers, Marlins, Rangers, Mets, and Rockies.
  • 2007 For only the fourth time in major league history, a hurler under the age of 21 wins an Opening Day assignment when 20 year-old Venezuelan right-hander Felix Hernandez pitches eight strong innings in the Mariners’ 4-0 victory over the A’s at Safeco Field. Fernando Valenzuela of the Dodgers was the last pitcher ‘not of age’ to accomplish the feat, beating the Astros, 2-0, in 1981.
  • 2008 Third base ump Ed Montague tosses Larry Bowa for not staying within the boundaries of the coaching box although he warned the Dodger coach several times to follow the new edict put in place by MLB following the tragic death of Tulsa Drillers’ first base coach Mike Coolbaugh. The former infielder and manager’s behavior will lead to a three-game suspension for “inappropriate and aggressive conduct,” in which he had to be restrained by manager Joe Torre and bench coach Bob Schaefer in the sixth inning of the 3-2 victory over the Giants in Los Angeles.

In non-Dodger history, on this day in 1972 after playing a round of golf in West Palm Beach with his coaches on Easter Sunday, Mets manager and former Dodger Gil Hodges, two days shy of his 48th birthday, suffers a fatal heart attack. The club will name current first base coach and former Yankee skipper Yogi Berra to run the team when the strike-delayed season begins.

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60 thoughts on “Game 6, 2019

  1. In an article explaining the hassle going to the ballpark has become:

    The Dodgers, after charging $60 for gate parking during the World Series last year, hiked in-season gate rates to start at $25.

    But wait, there’s more!

    If onerous security measures, overpriced tickets, and mediocre in-stadium sports bars presently define the experience of going to a baseball game, then the Rays are ready to show us yet another inconvenience that may help define the future. The Rays announced earlier this year that their stadium will be going completely cashless this season.

    The intent of this Deadspin article was to point out certain facts to the Commissioner. The thing most fans get annoyed with when they go to the ball park is the cost of things that one expects to get there.

    “…it’s unlikely that pace of play will be a determining factor” in a family’s future decision to go to a ball game.

    • I haven’t been to a major league game since the very first game the Mets played at Citifield in NY. It’s the expense, the hassle, the volume level, and the constant attempts to distract you from what’s going on on the field. Making the stadium the destination rather than the game. I prefer minor league games, although even they are getting a little pricey. (Also, the PawSox are moving to Worcester.)

      For me, the one saving grace for the ML ballparks nearby to me (NYC and Fenway) is that you can get to them via subway.

      • I go to games in Oakland when the Dodgers play there and occasionally at other times, because BART access is really good. I won’t go back to Software Stadium (formerly TPBTBNL) because Gnatfans are so unpleasant.

  2. In the “It could be way worse department,” today’s starting outfield for the Reds, including old friends Scott Schebler and Matt Kemp, is 0 for 39 to start the season, as of the bottom of the 7th inning against the Brewers. (Puig gets the day off. He’s 4/15 so far, by far the best performance of a Cincinnati outfielder in the young season.)

    Edit – Puig struck out as a ph, but Matty finally gets his first hit of the season.

    • When the opposition is the Gnats, it’s impossible to avoid ugliness completely.

  3. That one woulda kept me awake if I had turned it on at any time. In the end, my only disappointment was that the runs off BadGums weren’t earned. Also, there are no Dodger-Gnat highlight clips on MLBTV,

  4. Ryu shaking off Martin. Probably appreciates better what Madbums can do with the bat.

  5. So glad JT got the sac fly. He seems frustrated at the plate, over swinging, mistiming. Maybe that will help.

  6. Well friends. I have to be at work shortly after 7 tomorrow morning so I will leave the Dodgers in your capable hands. Madbum is seemingly getting stronger as the games goes on – so I’m glad the Dodgers are a head at this time.

  7. I think Bellinger is shooting for player of the month having missed out on player of the week.

  8. As Tommy would say, Quique should send a limousine to make sure that Madbums gets to the park.

  9. They keep comparing the Dodgers dinger spree with the 1978 Brewers. They only hit around 173 that season and were not the famed Harvey’s Wallbangers. That was the 1982 team, which hit 216.

  10. I’ll miss tonight’s game as well, so you’ll all have to do better than last night without me.