Game 144, 2019

Giants at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: KTLA, MLBN (out-of-market only), NBCS BA, SPNLA

RHP Tyler Beede (3-9, 5.61 ERA) goes for the San Franciscans while RHP Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 2.89 ERA) pitches for the Angelenos. The Giants have lost each of Beede’s last eight starts, and he’s given up 18 first-inning runs in his 18 starts. Gonsolin has given up four runs in his last four starts and had a 1.80 ERA in the 20 innings he threw in August.

Here are Pollock’s three HRs from yesterday’s game (all solo shots, more’s the pity):

From a story at The Athletic analyzing which players are providing the most bang for the least bucks:

Three of the Dodgers’ best players — Cody Bellinger (No. 1 on the list), Walker Buehler (No. 6) and Max Muncy (No. 9) — are also their least expensive. (All three earn a little over $1.5 million combined.)

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1903 A year before the first subway line is completed, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to be known as the Dodgers, play their cross-town rivals in a two-stadium, same-day doubleheader. The first game played in Washington Park begins at 10:30 am with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6-4, and later that afternoon in front of 23,623 patrons at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn wins the second game, 3-0.
  • 1916 The Giants defeat the Dodgers 4-1 to start their major league record 26-game winning streak. The ‘Jints’ start the span two games under .500 and make up nine games in the standings, but remain in fourth place during the entire streak.
  • 1962 With four steals in a 10-1 loss to the Pirates, Dodger Maury Wills breaks the modern National League record for stolen bases in a season with his 82nd swipe. Bob Bescher established the mark in 1911, playing left field for Cincinnati.
  • 1964 At Connie Mack Stadium, a Labor Day crowd of 26,390 fans watches the first-place Phillies split a doubleheader with the Dodgers. The attendance for the twin bill brings the season’s total to 1,224,172 patrons, breaking the all-time franchise home attendance record established by the Whiz Kids in 1950.
  • 2001 Shawn Green breaks a franchise record for homers in a season with his 44th home run, the first of two dingers the Dodger right fielder will hit off Dustin Hermanson in the team’s 7-1 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The previous mark had been shared by Duke Snider (1956) and Gary Sheffield (2000).

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147 thoughts on “Game 144, 2019

  1. Sunday Morning Coming Down – Things couldn’t have gone any worse yesterday. Both Yanquis and Minute Maids won, so Dodgers trail both by 1-1/2 games. Houston’s projected wins are 105.4, NYY 104.6, LAD 103.1.

    In the NL, Dodgers are now just 2-1/2 games ahead of Barves (projected wins 99.4), as Nats (gnot the Gnats) continue to wither in Atlanta’s heat. Magic number remains the Duke, as Snakes continue to bite the Redlegs.

  2. At some point we have to get our mojo back, I assume. All our competing teams seem to be doing just fine.

    • Chance that I might be there for the clinch in Baltimore (I’ll stay away from the churros, Boog’s BBQ for me!)

    • They don’t of course, but this game hinged on a blooper by them and a couple of hard hit balls by the Dodgers that were snagged.

  3. Well I would have bet the house the game would NOT end 1-0 after SF scored in the top of the first.

  4. Hard to believe that after tomorrow there are only 5 home games left for the Dodgers in the regular season.

  5. No Joc and no Justin. Fewer J’s on the field. (How I am entertaining myself during this miserable game.)

  6. I was thinking of Pollock’s 3 HR night last night. I wonder what a team’s won-loss record is this year when one of their players hits 3 home runs. I wonder if the Dodgers are the only team to lose…

  7. Yankees won. Astros won. Diamondbacks won. Braves won. I’ll let WBB do all the math. But we need this win.

    • Plus if the Dodgers lose, then SF joins those winners listed above – which is never a good thing.

    • Too bad Hernandez hit them the same distance. I would have taken a infield pop up on one and a long distance HR on the other.

  8. I love the splash of yellow armbands on the uniforms. I love the meaning behind them even more.

    • And really the game could have been tied or the Dodgers ahead just as easily as still behind.

  9. The Nats (gnot the Gnats) have finally scored a run against an Atlanta starter, but they’re still losing 2-1 in the fifth.

  10. Arizona, making a late and determined run to gain a Wild Card berth, beat Cincinnati, 2-0, today. Our major number stays at 4. The Diamondbacks’ only loss in their last 12 games was last Sunday when Joc homered against them in the 11th inning.

      • To repeat: Two years ago, in the course of losing 16 of 17, Dodgers lost six straight to the Snakes in September. They then swept Phoenix in the division series, outscoring them 20-11.

      • Much rather them, if they make it, than the Nats and their starters for me. Recall 2017, when they beat up on us in September and we ended at 8-11 against them (11-8 this year). Dodgers then swept them in the NLDS.