Game 36, 2019

Dodgers at Padres, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, SPNLA

RHP Kenta Maeda (3-2, 4.41 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and rookie LHP Nick Margevicius (2-3, 3.23 ERA) goes for the Friars. I’m sure Maeda’s start has not been what he or the Dodgers had hoped, but he’s improving. His last time out he threw five scoreless innings against the Giants despite allowing seven hits and two walks. Margevicius walked eight men in his last two starts (10 2/3 innings), but he allowed only four hits in each game. He’s struck out 7.6 men per nine innings, too.

In case you missed it, Kevin Pillar made an amazing high jump of a catch against the Reds Saturday:

Muncy’s home run in the sixth on Saturday was a no-doubter:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1953 In the second game of a twin bill at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Braves’ hurler Max Surkont strikes out the hitter for the third out of the second inning, and will continue to fan batters until there is one out in the fifth inning en route to a 10-3 victory over the Reds. The eight consecutive strikeouts establish a new major league record, surpassing the mark of seven straight strikeouts shared by Dazzy Vance (Robins aka Dodgers, 1924) and Van Mungo (Dodgers, 1936).
  • 1955 In his first major league start, Dodger rookie starter Tommy Lasorda ties a record, throwing three wild pitches in the first inning of the team’s 4-3 victory over St. Louis at Ebbets Field. The future Dodgers’ Hall of Fame skipper, during his one inning of work, will be spiked by Wally Moon, covering a play at home plate after uncorking on of his errant pitches.
  • 1962 In just his fourth big league start, Bo Belinsky throws the first hitless game in Angels history and the first one ever tossed at Dodger Stadium, beating the Orioles, 2-0. The 25 year-old southpaw is only the tenth rookie to throw a no-hitter.
  • 2000 Former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda is named manager of the United States’ Olympic baseball team. The Hall of Fame pilot won four National League pennants and two World Series titles with Los Angeles.
  • 2008 At Coors Field, Derek Lowe throws 43 pitches before he retires the first Rockies batter of the game. The Dodgers starting pitcher never recovers from the 50-pitch, three-run first inning, leaving after the fifth of a 7-2 eventual loss to Colorado.
  • 2008 In the 4,000th game played at Dodger Stadium, Joe Torre’s Dodgers beat the Mets, 5-1. The Los Angeles skipper also managed in the 1,000th game at the Astrodome (Mets – 1977) and Coors Field (Yankees – 2007), the 2,000th at Busch Stadium (Cardinals – 1991), the 3,000th at Angel Stadium (Yankees – 2003), and the 6,000th at Yankee Stadium (Yankees -2001).
  • 2009 The Dodgers tie the major league record of 12 consecutive wins at home to start the season with their 3-1 victory over Arizona. L.A.’s 12-0 start at home equals the mark set by the Tigers in 1911.

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93 thoughts on “Game 36, 2019

  1. 1. Ozzie Albies (S) 2B
    2. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
    3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
    4. Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) LF
    5. Nick Markakis (L) RF
    6. Dansby Swanson (R) SS
    7. Brian McCann (L) C
    8. Ender Inciarte (L) CF
    9. Kevin Gausman (L) P

    1. Joc Pederson (L) LF
    2. Cody Bellinger (L) RF
    3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
    4. Corey Seager (L) SS
    5. Max Muncy (L) 1B
    6. Chris Taylor (R) 2B
    7. Alex Verdugo (L) CF
    8. Austin Barnes (R) C
    9. Walker Buehler (R) P

  2. The Rox tied up the Snakes in Denver, but now Snakes have gone ahead again.

  3. Arizona has won 14 of its last 18 games. Tied with Colorado today, 1-1, in the 3rd. Greinke pitching; he hasn’t lost since we beat him on Opening Day.

    • Yes, I wondered, but he looked good until that final pitch. The early hits were all off excellent pitches I thought – just good hitting, especially the bunt placements.

  4. When Kenley came in, I felt Doc was going to him one time too many in a row.

    • Of course our two incumbent catchers can also play the infield and PH, so d’Arnaud will play the Farmer role I suspect.

        • Don’t think that is critical as regards this move, though he did play 24 games in the infield last year, so in a pinch.

      • in his career, D’Arnaud has played one game at second and one at third.

        • Yeah, his role will be to pretty much sit on the bench and allow Doc to use the other two guys.

          • He’s also a RH bench bat (pretty good, with some pop, in 2017 – he’s no Rocky Gale).