Game 47, 2019

Dodgers at Reds, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: FS-O, SPNLA

RHP Walker Buehler (4-0, 4.15 ERA) is on the bump for the Dodgers and RHP Tyler Mahle (0-5, 3.97 ERA) pitches for the Reds. Buehler has improved in virtually every start after a shortened spring training. His last time out he went seven scoreless innings and gave up just four hits to the Nats, only to see the bullpen give up five runs in the 8th and lose the game. Mahle has pitched well at times but appears to be a victim of the dreaded “one bad inning” disease.

The Reds’ Eugenio Suarez had a little fun after chasing a pop foul to the stands yesterday:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1929 In the doubleheader played at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the teams combine to score a record fifty runs when the Dodgers outlast the Phillies, 20-16, before dropping the nightcap to the home team 8-6. In the opener, Brooklyn’s Johnny Frederick crosses the plate five times, giving him the major league mark of scoring eight runs in two consecutive games.
  • 1931 Dodgers’ outfielder Babe Herman hits for the cycle for the first of two times this season. In 1933, as a member of the Cubs, he will again hit for the cycle, making him and Bob Meusel the only major leaguers to have accomplished the feat three times since 1900.
  • 1942 Night games in New York are banned for the duration of WW II, leaving fans in the dark about the status of the All-Star Game scheduled to be played at the Polo Grounds on the evening of Monday, July 6. The prohibition of nighttime tilts, announced by NYC Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine, will change the starting times for 28 contests involving the Dodgers and Giants. (The first night game at Yankee Stadium will be played in 1946.)
  • 1998 With a 6-3 victory over the Orioles, the Devil Rays become only the second expansion team in major league history to sweep an away four-game series. The 1993 Colorado Rockies, who did it against the Dodgers, is the other team to accomplish this feat.

Another historical note: In 2004 At the age of 40, southpaw Randy Johnson becomes the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game when the Diamondbacks beat the Braves, 2-0. The ‘Big Unit’ joins Cy Young, Jim Bunning, Hideo Nomo, and Nolan Ryan as the only hurlers to throw no-hitters in both leagues and creates the longest time span between no-no’s, having first accomplished the feat against the Tigers in June of 1990.


48 thoughts on “Game 47, 2019

  1. Beaty still remains comfortably ahead of the Bellinger line at 3-for-6 (.500).

    • Moreno seems to be a short-sighted man occasionally. It was short-sighted to give Pujols a ten-year deal knowing he was already on the downslope of his career. You could call it short-sighted to give Trout a 12-year deal for $430M which will preclude you improving your pitching staff with free agents for years to come.

    • Not clear. The Dodgers weren’t ready to grant the Angels the same right, moving a minor league team into the area?

    • Been making contact, just not always barreling up and when he has they have been into mitts. Hence BABIP .250 over the past week.

  2. Nomar: “Reds bullpen has the best era in NL” I guess I wasn’t paying attention as that surprised me.

  3. Plunkett: a year ago yesterday the Dodgers woke up 10 games under .500 and 8 games back.

  4. Jim Gentile used to wear padding on his back, because he kept hitting himself with his bat, like Cody there.

    • I used to play pickup softball with and against his sons in Berkeley. Steve had a huge ego, but the other one – Scott, I think – was surprisingly modest.

      • Gentile made his MLB debut pinch-hitting for Koufax in the top of the second at Wrigley Field in late 1957 and walked. Koufax had given up three runs in the bottom of the first, walking two and allowing two singles and a double. The Cubs won 9-2.

  5. Nice start to this inning with the lead off walk to Joc. Let’s get that run back.

  6. Buehler looking sharp except for Winker’s at bat. But lots of pitches.