Game 80, 2019

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: FS-A, SPNLA

Dodgers’ lefty Kershaw (7-1, 2.85 ERA) versus D-Backs’ righty Greinke (8-3, 2.91 ERA). Kershaw is 16-9 with a 2.59 ERA in his career against the Diamondbacks, 6-8 and 3.70 ERA at Chase Field. Greinke is 7-6 with a 4.28 ERA lifetime against the Dodgers.

Here’s young Mr Smith’s walk-off HR yesterday:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1947 At Forbes Field, Jackie Robinson steals home in the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory over the Pirates. It is the Brooklyn infielder’s first theft of the dish, something the rookie will accomplish 19 times during his ten-year career.

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115 thoughts on “Game 80, 2019

  1. Pederson has to be happy to be facing a righty again. With tonight’s K against the lefty Chafin, he is 4-for-26 this season with 10 Ks against southpaws.

  2. Uhhh – okay. Can we get the real Kershaw out there (but keep Greinke as is)?

  3. WBBsAs’ favorite catcher just struck out for the second time in four ABs in San Francisco. Rockies lead 2-0 after eight.

  4. Just recalled that the Dodgers are only a few games above .500 on the road.

    • I think that hit by our former designated pinch-runner has put the game out of reach.

  5. That must have been a deep fly to right to allow everybody to move up a base. (No eyes, no ears.)

  6. DBacks are playing well against us. We are not getting those timely hits. And how about that catch by Ahmed!

  7. Dodger Team LOB: 24.
    D’Backs Team LOB: 7.

    Dodgers have certainly had their chances.

  8. That is now 5 innings where the Dodgers had the leadoff hitter reach base.

  9. I am appreciating Taylor’s resurgence, but he still strikes out too much. Has a higher percentage of Ks than any other Dodger with appreciable at bats.

  10. Duh of the day observation: This kid Verudgo is pretty darned good. He is also younger than Smith, Garlick or Beaty.

  11. If you are all waiting for a walkoff homer to rejoin the conversation here, it cannot happen on a road game.

    • That will have to wait for Tuesday the 2nd, when it will be Garlick’s turn.

  12. Prior to tonight, Greinke had only one plate appearance in his career vs. Kershaw, and he struck out in that one. He is now hitting .314 this season with a career-high three home runs.

  13. Kershaw has now allowed 12 homers this season. It is his 13th start. In 2018 he allowed 17 homers in 26 starts.

  14. So, no Beaty, Smith, who both bat left, or Garlick, who bats right, are starting tonight. Interesting.

    • Correction: Of the three above, only Beaty bats left. And when was the last time that the Dodgers had three catchers on their roster, all of whom batted right?

  15. I know what Kershaw’s record is when he is given 4 runs to work with.

    I don’t know what his record is when he gives up 4 runs.

  16. When Pederson hasn’t been humoring us with catches of popups hiding in the sun, he has looked good at first base.

  17. I am guessing that every Dodger that Greinke said were easy outs still enjoy hitting him.