Game 103, 2019

Angels at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: FS-W, SPNLA

The Halos send RHP Félix Peña (7-3, 4.92 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ RHP Kenta Maeda (7-6, 3.71 ERA). Peña gave up eight runs in 4 2/3 innings his last time out, but in the start before that he threw seven innings of no-hit ball. Maeda’s last start was washed away by a lengthy rain delay; in his last 12 starts he’s got a 3.20 ERA, although he gave up five runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Angels on June 11.

It’s not the Dodgers, but here’s a round-the-horn triple play the Twins pulled off against the Yankees Monday:

Changes to Dodger Stadium in the offseason, narrated by Vin:

Here are more details of the plan with text and still photos.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1939 Using yellow dyed balls, the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 at Sportsman’s Park. The experimenting with the use of the colored sphere, which is designed to make the ball easier to see for the players and the fans, started in Brooklyn last week and will be tested once more, in a September game played at Wrigley Field.
  • 1962 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joining the Dodger infielder in the Cooperstown ceremony are fireballer Bob Feller, veteran manager Bill McKechnie, and outfielder Edd Roush.

  • 1965 Dick Stuart homers in the first inning in the Phillies’ 5-1 win over New York at Shea Stadium. ‘Dr. Strangeglove’, who played in Boston for the previous two seasons, becomes the first player to have gone deep in each of the 19 major league ballparks now in use. (Ed. note – Nineteen ballparks because both Los Angeles teams, the Angels and Dodgers, share the ballpark in Chavez Ravine. – LP)
  • 1974 At Three Rivers Stadium, Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey, a write-in All-Star starter, singles and doubles to help the National League beat the Junior circuit, 7-2. Mike Schmidt, also a write-in, plays in his first Midsummer Classic thanks to radio intern Howard Eskin’s on-air campaign which urged Phillies fans to stuff the ballot box for their young third baseman.

Also, Nomah! In 2002 Nomar Garciaparra establishes the record for consecutive home runs in the shortest time in terms of innings. In a 22-4 rout of the Devil Rays at Fenway Park, the Red Sox shortstop homers three times in two frames – two two-run homers in the second and a grand slam in the third.

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42 thoughts on “Game 103, 2019

  1. Speaking of pitchers working quickly (or not), Joe found the numbers; Kenley is the slowest pitcher in the league with a full 32 seconds between pitches. That’s also about five seconds slower than he ever has been.

    That implies a lack of trust in his pitches to me.

    • Perhaps over confidence in his cutter. Guessing that a lot of this is shaking off catchers trying to call the slider.

    • One-out sac flies are often rally killers. I hope that is not the case here.

  2. Just saying: The Dodgers have only 38 RBIs from their catchers this season: Barnes 23, Martin 9, Smith 6, Gale 0.

  3. Home and checking in – Looks like Maeda didn’t have too much tonight? Weird how the Angels have our number this year.

    • It’ll be placed in that plaza behind center field that’s part of the offseason renovations. The statue of Jackie will be moved there too. I imagine there could be one for Kershaw 15 years from now.

      • Or 50 years from now, based on how long it took them to put one up for Sandy.

  4. When I go the the Dodgers web page they have a column of stat leaders and every category is led by Bellinger. Has there been any other player who has led all of the categories during a season?

      • It is the lead in stolen bases that has me baffled. I could see Green possibly leading the team in stolen bases.

  5. Netting will be extended to each foul pole next month.

    Though a date has yet to be finalized for the installation of the extended netting, the expectation is that it will be ready in August. Presumably, the Dodgers would install the netting when the team is on the road. The Dodgers return from a seven-day trip Aug. 20 to face the Toronto Blue Jays.