Game 95, 2019

Dodgers at Red Sox, 4:00 PM PDT, TV: ESPN

The Dodgers’ Cy Young candidate LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-2, 1.73 ERA) faces off against the Red Sox’ LHP David Price (7-2, 3.24 ERA). If not for a seven-run debacle against the Rockies on July 28, Ryu’s ERA would be 1.20. Price, who was initially drafted by the Dodgers out of high school but who went to Vanderbilt instead, beat the Dodgers twice in the World Series last fall.

Here are the Dodgers’ four dingers in Saturday’s game:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1968 In the nightcap of a twin bill, Don Wilson strikes out eighteen batters in a nine-inning game to tie the then major league record, shared by Bob Feller (Indians, 1938) and Sandy Koufax (Dodgers, 1959 and 1962). The Astros right-hander fans future Hall of Famer Johnny Bench for the last out of his 6-1 victory over the Reds on a wind-swept night at Crosley Field.

    Courtesy of the Houston Astros network

  • 1995 Ramon Martinez throws the 22nd no-hitter in franchise history when he beats the Marlins at Dodger Stadium, 7-0. The Dodger right-hander, who was booed by the home crowd in his last outing, was perfect before walking Tommy Gregg on a 3-2 pitch after getting the first out in the seventh inning.
  • 2005 Defeating their historical arch rivals, the Giants become the first team to win 10,000 games as a franchise by edging the Dodgers in LA, 4-3. The Giants, who started as the New York Gothams in 1899, have posted a 10,000-8,511 record during the club’s 123 seasons in the National League.

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235 thoughts on “Game 95, 2019

  1. Throwing all lefties at the Dodgers backfired for the Sawx. LA is now 20-12 when a southpaw starts.

  2. From one of the MLB game stories:

    Roberts called an audible and did not start Corey Seager for a third consecutive day after his stint on the injured list with a strained left hamstring. Roberts said he wanted Seager to “get his legs back under him” with three anticipated starts upcoming in Philadelphia.

    • I’m not sure this is any different from how Roberts eased Seager back in at the start of the season. For that matter, it how he brings Turner back from hamstrings, too.

  3. Matt Vasgersian on ESPN said while Muncy was up in the 12th, just before he walked to force in a run, “Muncy has three bases-loaded walks this year.” After Max took ball four he said “FOUR!”

  4. Dodgers now lead Snakes and Rox by 14-1/2, Pads by 16, Gnats by 17-1/2. They’re 4-1/2 ahead of Barves for best NL record, and one game (.005) ahead of Yanquis for baseball’s best.

  5. I don’t know what the win percentage chart was like for tonight but here was my take:
    Dodgers are going to win. (Top of first)
    Dodgers might not win (Bottom of the first).
    Dodgers are going to win (mid innings)
    Dodgers are going to lose (bottom of the 8th through to the bottom of the 11th)
    Dodgers are going to win (Top of the 12th)
    Dodgers better not lose (bottom of the 12th)
    Dodgers win! (Game has ended)

  6. Regardless of the outcome there has been some fun things about this game.

    • Roscup could have done that intentionally and kept the game moving with Jansen in to pitch to lefty Devers or let Roscup pitch to lefty Devers.

  7. Oh good. Put a guy on to start the inning, then remove the pitcher who walked him. Why did you put in a guy whose control was suspect, Dave?

  8. Wish we had someone in our bullpen who can come in and strike out hitters without giving up home runs!

  9. One of ESPN’s most irksome features is that they don’t even allow Gameday to show highlights.

  10. I was surprised how many Dodger fans were critical of Pollock’s signing and slow start.

  11. That is the third or fourth foul ball to land juuuust foul this series.

    • I’m on an ESPN blackout, so I’ve got Neverett and Monday (no Steiner, thank Dog).

    • Take out the papers and the trash
      Or you don’t get no spendin’ cash
      If you don’t scrub that kitchen floor
      You ain’t gonna rock and roll no more
      Yakety yak (don’t talk back)

  12. According to MLBTV app, all today’s games are free “Game of the Day.” Does this mean no ESPN blackout for Dodgers/Sawx?

    • I’m pretty sure Friday was also a free game, and it was blacked out here.

      (I didn’t realize yesterday’s game was on Fox, so I could’ve watched in real time.)

      • I don’t think that was an ESPN game, though. “Free game” wouldn’t mean much if it’s blocked in all markets.

        • We are just too excited to read what you write immediately after that tv listing line!

        • The question is whether ESPN will be a blackout unless you’re willing to pay the extortionists at Comcast (or any other “provider”).

  13. Kinda sad that Seager is not starting. He is going to breakout soon and I thought it might be tonight.