Game 105, 2019

Dodgers at Nationals, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: MASN, SPNLA

The Dodgers’ Cy Young candidate LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (11-2, 1.76 ERA) takes the hill against the Nationals’ RHP Aníbal Sánchez (6-6, 3.80 ERA). The last time Ryu faced the Nats he threw a one-hit shutout over eight innings, and he’s had two extra days of rest to prepare for this rematch. Sánchez lost to the Dodgers on May 10, giving up three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Since then, however, he’s improved greatly. In his last nine starts he’s put up a 2.75 ERA and gone 6-0 while doing so.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1900 In Brooklyn, a sheriff seizes the St. Louis share of gate receipts to reimburse Gus Weyhing, recently released by the Cardinals after posting a 3-4 record in eight starts with the team, who claims to have been cheated out of ten days of pay. Next week, the right-hander, known as Cannonball by his teammates, will sign with the Superbas as a free agent.
  • 1948 Former Dodger skipper Leo Durocher, who left the team ten days ago, makes his first appearance at Ebbets Field since taking over the Giants. The return of ‘the Lip’ is less-than-triumphant when his new team drops a 13-4 decision to Brooklyn.
  • 1951 In a 9-1 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, Jim Russell becomes the first player in major league history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in a game in two different games. The Dodger outfielder’s accomplishment will be surpassed in 1956 when Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle goes deep both right and left-handed in the same game for a third time.
  • 1960 The Phillies end their scoreless streak of thirty-eight consecutive innings when Johnny Callison plates Tony Gonzalez with a sixth-inning single in the team’s 4-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Philadelphia’s drought began when the team failed to score in the last six frames of a 3-0 win against the Giants, and continued when they were shut out in three straight games ( 2-0, 2-0, and 9-0) by the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
  • 1991 Mark Gardner no-hits the Dodgers for nine innings, but Los Angeles wins the game in the bottom of the tenth on two singles off the Expos’ starter and Darryl Strawberry’s RBI single off reliever Jeff Fassero. It’s the first time the Dodgers had been held hitless at home for nine innings since Johnny Vander Meer’s second straight no-hitter in 1938.

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186 thoughts on “Game 105, 2019

    • If there is any “surplus” here my guess is that it is Ruiz in terms of filling present/future team needs, so package for Vazquez would likely need to include guys like Gonsolin, Dennis Santana, Mitchell, or Brock Brock… Ruiz could be the new generation’s Carlos Santana! Note: Vazquez used to be a Nat, but was traded along with another guy for Melancon.

  1. What a hero. Now our guys can relax, hopefully, and remember that they are hitters.

  2. The bullpen might come into play for the Dodgers tonight. But this one is fully on the offence.

  3. Thought he should have gotten that one, from where I was sitting. (Given his rep).

  4. This kinda 9th inning is bad enough with a 14 game lead in July. I can’t imagine how bad it would be in the playoffs again.

  5. Just in case there was some doubt about needing relief pitching, Kenley makes the case.

  6. This game has come down to about 2 innings. Outside of Turner’s 3 run home run, there has been bases loaded drama that winds up in one run.

    • Wonder if Barnes is looking for friends down in OKC.
      Not serious but it’s nerve wracking watching him pitch.

  7. Sounds pretty quiet there Bob. We may be able to hear you cheering if/when the Dodgers close this one out.

  8. Betts bounced out third to first in the 8th. Barring a huge comeback by the Yankees in the ninth, he’s gonna settle for a 3HR day.

  9. I recall “BearClaw” being a reliever of interest for the Dodgers a year or two ago.

  10. Barraclough, the reliever many wanted the Dodgers to trade for. 6+ ERA this year

  11. I love the shift when we get the out against them. Hate it when they get it against us.

  12. If Russel keeps swinging like that, Barnes could soon be back up as Smith’s backup

  13. Maybe sending Barnes down isn’t solving as many offence problems as we hoped.

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  15. Almost impossible physics to take a full swing at a 90+ mile per hour pitch and have it only go 10 feet