Game 91, 2019

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, SPNLA

The visiting Padres send RHP Chris Paddack (5-4, 3.05 ERA) to the (hopefully stable) mound at Dodger Stadium tonight. He’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Kenta Maeda (7-4, 3.78 ERA). Paddack’s a rookie whose May-June was rocky but whose last start was good: he threw six innings of two-hit ball against the Cardinals and got the win. Maeda threw four scoreless innings at Coors Field his last time out but gave up two runs in the fifth and didn’t figure in the Dodgers’ eventual 12-6 win.

Thoughts during an earthquake:

In the Dodgers’ dugout, manager Dave Roberts hoped for a Hernández home run “to add to the commotion.”

Across the way, Padres manager Andy Green thought, too, of a long drive. He leaned over to bench coach Rod Barajas with a thought.“I’d love Kiké Hernández to hit a ball down the line where the foul pole sways in,” Green said, “and the ball swings just foul based on that.”

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1938 At Crosley Field, Yankees’ hurler Lefty Gomez is defeated for the first time in four All-Star starts as the NL wins the All-Star game 4-1. National League shortstop Leo Durocher becomes the first Dodger to start in an All-Star Game and gets a ‘bunt’ home run.
  • 1953 In his first major league start, 24 year-old right-hander Al Worthington throws a two-hitter, blanking the Pirates, 6-0. The Giants’ rookie, known as ‘Red’, will become the first National League freshman to throw consecutive shutouts at the start of a career, when he repeats the feat in his next outing, also blanking the Dodgers, 6-0.
  • 2000 Vin Scully, 72, is voted the No. 1 sportscaster of the 20th century by members of the American Sportscasters Association. The Dodger veteran broadcaster’s 51-year career has included play-by-play of 25 Fall Classics and a dozen All-Star Games.

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116 thoughts on “Game 91, 2019

  1. On the bright side, Snakes are leading Rox, so division lead should remain at 14.5 (on the other hand, Greg Holland is still the Snakes’ “closer”).

  2. MLB.TV has started doing something super annoying. Up until a few days ago, commercial breaks were just some sort of slowly repeating MLB logo graphic. Now it’s a commercial for Outback that consists of an animated GIF of one hand handing a plate of food to another hand that repeats every two seconds. Plus, maximum broccoli. I may have to stop watching live just so I can jump past this nonsense.

  3. My wife and I are going to Italy and will be gone for about three weeks. I don’t think that I will be signing in too much from Europe. I wish all of you good health and I expect that with your loyalty the Dodgers will still be comfortably ahead when I return. Here is a list of all the native-born Italians who have played major league baseball: Rugger Ardizoia, Reno Bertoia, Hank Biasetti,
    Julio Bonetti, Alex Liddi, Marino Pieretti and Lou Polli. Liddi last played in the majors in 2013 and continues to try to work his back. He is 30. I still have Bertoia’s 1959 Topps baseball card.

  4. Ok Dodgers are you just mailing it in before the ASG break or are you going to be able to finish strong?

  5. I had been worrying about the return of Freese, Seager et al because we’ve been meshing so well and hitting so well, but now I think it may be perfectly timed.

  6. I am in an admittedly grouchy mood, but how many times has Muncy had multiple strikeout games recently? Seems like quite a few.

    • Recently? Just one other last Saturday in Colorado. Before that, his last multiple K game was 6/10 against the Angels. Max is fine. He’s currently 3rd on the team in WAR and his OPS is over 900.

  7. Sure. May as well leave Maeda in. Maybe Doc wants him to pitch all nine tonight.

    • For a second I thought you said you were going to need to go for a walk…

  8. So are people here (WBBsAs excluded of course) excited about Leonard going to play for LA Clips?

    • Not I. I have been a lifelong fans of the Lakers, even, for some reason when they were in Minneapolis. The way I look at it now is that the Lakers are one of the two best NBA teams in Los Angeles.

      • George and Leonard vs LeBron and AD should make some interesting battles.

  9. Machado didn’t attempt to make Taylor hurry with his effort to get to first.

    • Maybe it is how they incorporate the shift. Put the best fielder where the ball most often goes.

      • It helped them last night on Pederson’s line drive leading off the 9th. That would have been at least a double. Did it have a shot of going over that short fence?

        • If not caught, it might have bounced over the fence. Unless the RF kicked it – certainly Reyes could have done so – it would’ve always been a double.

  10. Another one of those day (4:10am) night (10:10pm) Sunday doubleheaders for me.

    • I think the Dodgers should schedule a doubleheader with those times just to see who the true fans are.

  11. Refreshing to see the Yanquis and Barves lose, given that they’re the Dodgers’ closest rivals for best record in MLB and the NL. Now to gain ground…

    • The Yanks loss was at the the hands of a walk off homer by old friend Travis d’Arnaud.

      • After a tying Yankee HR in the ninth by Aaron Hicks. I heard that and was immediately angry. I didn’t realize my Yankee-hatred still festered.

        • I have a hard time disliking the players on this Yankees team. However, it’s super easy to dislike the Yankee fans I have to listen to on NY talk radio. It’s almost enough to make me root for the hated Red Sox in their games.