Game 75, 2019

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

LHP Drew Pomeranz (2-6, 6.43 ERA) has adjusted his arm slot (whatever that might be) and pitched 10 consecutive innings without surrendering an earned run in his last two starts. LHP Rich Hill (4-1, 2.60 ERA) gave up two HRs to the Cubs in two-plus innings his last time out and then went the next four innings allowing just one hit to get his third straight win in June.

Kershaw had a good night:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1952 Carl Erskine throws a no-hitter against the Cubs in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory at Ebbets Field. A third inning walk to the opposing pitcher, which accounts for the only runner to reach base, may have been a result of skipper Chuck Dressen telling the 25 year-old right-hander to speed up his pitches due to an impending storm.
  • 1963 At Yankee Stadium, the Mayor’s Trophy Game is revived, with the cellar-dwelling Mets beating the mighty Yanks, 6-2. Prior to leaving for the West Coast, the Dodgers would play the Bronx Bombers in the annual midsummer exhibition contest to raise money for sandlot baseball teams.
  • 1972 At Three Rivers Stadium, Roberto Clemente hits a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to become the Pirates’ all-time RBI leader. The Pittsburgh right fielder’s three ribbies in the 13-3 drubbing of the Dodgers give the future Hall of Famer a total of 1,274 runs batted in for the Bucs.
  • 1973 In different games, the Reds’ Pete Rose and Dodger Willie Davis both collect their 2,000th career hit. The Cincinnati infielder, known as ‘Charlie Hustle’, reaches the milestone with a single against San Francisco in the Reds’ 4-0 victory at Candlestick Park, and the L.A. outfielder, known as ‘3-Dog’, reaches the plateau in front of the home crowd with a two-run home run in the team’s 3-0 victory over Atlanta.
  • 1990 Gary Carter breaks a National League mark when he catches his 1,862nd career game in the Giants’ 4-3 loss to San Diego. The ‘Kid’ surpasses Al Lopez, who had established the record for backstops in 1946 after playing 18 seasons in the Senior Circuit with the Dodgers, Braves, and Pirates.

Also of note: In 2003 during a College World Series contest against Stanford, a pitch strikes Cal State Fullerton shortstop Justin Turner on the left side of his face as he attempts to bunt. Adding insult to injury, the future Mets and Dodgers infielder also suffers a broken ankle on the play when he unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting hit by the 87-mph fastball thrown by Matt Manship.

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61 thoughts on “Game 75, 2019

  1. I’m hoping that tonight’s Dodger victory will make yesterday’s look like a pitchers’ duel. Then I hope the loathsome BadGums will get traded to the equally loathsome Yanquis. who’ll force him to shave his beard off.

  2. The Dodgers continue their recent dominance (last 4 in a row) in games started by left-handers, now 16-9.

  3. So fun to see Garlick hit his first home run tonight and Beaty his first a few games ago – and Smith a few games before that.

  4. Can someone here tell me why hitters can connect so easily with Kelly’s 97 and 98 fastballs? Are they flat or something?

    • I wondered the exact same thing. Both tonight and last night their bats found the ball and got hits.

    • Probably a command issue. His MO when good was to spot the fastball to get ahead in the count and then get them to fish on his great breaking stuff. Now he seems compelled to groove fastballs after getting behind in the count.

  5. So far the line score reads like a curling match (where it’s only possible to have one team score in an end). Of course, so far there are no blank ends and the Dodgers have clearly stolen points in several consecutive ends.

    • Also – at this stage in a curling match, the skips are probably shaking hands and not bothering with playing any more ends.

  6. Bellinger!!

    What an amazing game tonight! I listened to the first 3 innings biking home from work and have enjoyed it since coming home as well!

  7. The Twinkies lost today so, at the moment, Dodgers have the best record in baseball. If they hold on to this lead, they’ll be a full game better than Minnesota (two wins more, equal in the loss column).

    • And they are working on distancing themselves in terms of run differential as well!

  8. I got called away to dinner and have no video anyway so, what happened to Rich Hill?

    • If a game is streamed does that mean I can watch while paddling down a river?

      • As long as you’re paddling with your mobile device. Also, no blackout rules, so you can paddle wherever you like.

  9. LAT’d from earlier today.

    After last night, the Dodgers still trail the Twinkies – who beat the Sawx in 17 – for baseball’s best record by .005. Dodgers now have baseball’s best run differential, particularly noteworthy since they don’t have the “benefit” of a DH.

    Also noteworthy for those who are stressed out about K’s – last night J.D. Martínez of the Sawx went 0-for-8 with five K’s, while Miguel Sanó of the Twinkies was 0-for-7, also with five K’s. Michael Chavis of the Sawx went 1-for-7 with four K’s (slacker!).