Dodgers at Giants, 1:05 PM PDT, TV: NBCS BA, SPNLA
The Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-5, 2.41 ERA) takes the mound at Oracle Park, facing the Giants’ RHP Logan Webb (2-2, 5.61 ERA). Ryu hit a sour patch in August and has watched his ERA jump a full run since August 23, but his last two outings have been encouraging. He’s gone seven innings in each and surrendered three runs total. Webb is coming off the best outing of his two-month big league career last Sunday; he went six innings and gave up just one run while striking out seven and walking two.
Young Mr. Lux hit his first MLB triple, bouncing it off the wall in right field and caroming back over Mike Yastrzemski’s head.
On this day in Dodgers’ history:
- 1924 Rogers Hornsby finishes the season with a .424 batting average to lead the National League. The Cardinal second baseman easily outdistances Zack Wheat, who finishes second in the race, batting .375 for the Dodgers.
- 1952 On the last day of the season at Ebbets Field, the Braves’ 77 years of representing Boston is extended by three innings when Eddie Mathews’ ninth-inning, two-out double ties the game. The contest is called due to darkness and ends in the 12th inning in a 5-5 tie with the Dodgers.
- 1955 In the bottom of the second inning, Elston Howard, in his first World Series at-bat, knots the score at 2-2 when he homers off Dodgers’ right-hander Don Newcombe. The round-tripper to deep left field at Yankee Stadium marks the first time a black batter has hit a home run off a black pitcher in the history of the Fall Classic.
- 1959 The Braves, who ended the National League regular season in a first-place tie with the Dodgers, lose Game 1 of the three-game series, 3-2, in front of a sparse crowd of 18,297 at County Stadium. Milwaukee will lose tomorrow’s game in L.A., spoiling their chance for a three-peat as NL Champs.
- 1966 At Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Larry Jaster throws a four-hitter, blanking Don Sutton and the Dodgers, 2-0. It’s the southpaw’s fifth shutout against LA this season, equaling a post-1900 major league mark held by the Senators’ Tom Hughes (against the Indians in 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Phillies (against the Reds in 1916).
- 1988 In his last start of the regular season, Dodger Orel Hershiser tosses 10 shutout frames to extend his streak to 59, breaking Don Drysdale’s record of 58 consecutive scoreless innings.
- 1997 With his 40th home run, catcher Mike Piazza sets a single season Los Angeles Dodger record. Duke Snider holds the franchise record, slugging 43 round-trippers for Brooklyn in 1956.
- 2003 At Turner Field in Atlanta, Jose Reyes becomes the second Mets player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in one game. Lee Mazzilli was the first when he went yard twice against the Dodgers in LA on September 3, 1978.
- 2006 At Coors Field in Colorado, James Loney collects four hits, including two homers, and drives in nine runs in the Dodgers’ 19-11 victory over the Rockies. The rookie first baseman, who had one homer and eight runs batted in in 93 previous at-bats with the team, ties the franchise RBI mark set by Gil Hodges in his 1950 four-homer game for Brooklyn and breaks the Los Angeles club mark held by Ron Cey.
Lineup when available.
Today’s Dodger lineup at Giants:
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 28, 2019
Something for Sunday – It’s always satisfying to swat the Gnats, and a sweep would be a sweet swan song for Bochy. I remain disappointed that BadGums isn’t risking his .500 season and 3.90 ERA today, though.
Meanwhile, Angles blew one to Minute Maids last night, so Dodgers still trail Houston by one, and that is an insurmountable lead given that intra-divisional play is the tie-breaker. https://twitter.com/jphoornstra/status/1177421387016720384?s=20
On the other hand, Dodgers are two games ahead of Yanquis so, if NYY (or any AL team other than Houston) make it to the Series, there would be four potential games at Dodger Stadium.
In other unsettled matters, the Redbirds flopped again and the BeerGuys’ bullpen melted down, so the NL Central depends on what happens today. If Milwaukee somehow crushes Rox and Cubbies manage to beat St. Louis again, there’ll be a playoff tomorrow at Budweiser Field. The loser will face Scherzer in DC on Tuesday.
NPUT @ 0700 HST, 1000 PDT, 1300 EDT
The Larry Jaster domination of the Dodgers in 1966, mentioned above, was only compounded by Moe Drabowsky’s domination of the Dodgers in the ‘66 World Series.
Ugh, remember them both well.
Must acknowledge without liking.
Glad to see Ryu get out of that mini-jam of two singles.
Not Winnipeg Dave’s suggestion of something interesting from Ryu, but that will do
That game was one hour (and 2 minutes) shorter than last night’s game. Good pace, tight game, exciting win.
That was super clever. More likes should be coming.
Aw shucks, fellas, t’weren’t nuthin’.
We are accustomed these days to nail-bitters with him, but he actually seemed pretty dominant out there today.
I agree he pitched well today.
The hard thing is he mixes in bad luck with poor performances several times this season. The worry today for me was that he would get snake bit and suddenly it would be a 2-2 game.
Snake bit should only happen in AZ
Cutter was on, it was a couple of his secondary pitches that got him in some trouble. He throws that 4-seamer these days up and in and that one was too in. He hung that slider, which he usually buries.
Jansen cannot make it simple at all, not anymore. Full-pack Stanhouse here we go.
He did the other day.
Looked pretty good there.
Note to Jansen – throw the ball about 2 feet wide on left handed hitters and it’s an automatic strike. Apparently.
How about just get outs?
Any chirping from the dugout?
Four very wide strikes.
Ump ready to go home.
Tyler Rogers = Submariner
That was fun seeing Maeda k Posey like that.
The Busted Poseur is washed up. Playing full-time, he could lead the league in GIDP.
That should wrap up Ryu’s regular season and his first ERA title as well.
7th time for a Dodger this decade: Klayton 5, Greinke 1.
I hope Bellinger swings for the fences as much as he wants today and tomorrow. But come postseason, I hope he has some variety in his approach at the plate.
MadMax!!! That’s one way of avoiding the DP.
Both pitchers showing professional courtesy allowing each other a hit.
Glad to see Ryu get out of that mini-jam of two ground ball singles.
Unfortunately, two Taylor-made DP’s have not helped the Dodgers this afternoon.
For Ryu, a third of the way to the Promised Land.
Several recent articles on NL CYA race include him with deGrom and Scherzer, but conclude that he can only win if he does something interesting today.
Like hit a home run?
Or a ribbie?
Ask and you shall receive
Ha! Bochy has beaten the Dodgers 220 times.
First time was May 8, 1995 as manager of the Pods.
Nice round number. Let’s keep it at that.
Definitely better than 221 or 222.
We have a backyard event today, so I’ll only be checking in occasionally.
Wiffle ball tournament?
Housewarming for my daughter’s ADU.
Dodgers vs. NL West this season:
San Diego 13-6
San Francisco 10-7 (with two games remaining)
Total of above: 49-25
Dodgers vs. everybody else: 55-31
Record in blowout games (decided by five or more runs): 40-12
I’ll be content with blowout victories today and tomorrow (which would put Dodgers at 50 games over .500).
Not to mention set a franchise record for most wins.
Still no Turner.
San Francisco Chronicle’s story on Bumgarner not pitching tomorrow: https://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/Madison-Bumgarner-free-agent-Bruce-Bochy-retire-14475396.php
Drat. I was hoping for another Muncy – Bumgarner set-to.
Me, too. I was at the game in San Francisco this season when Muncy homered in the first and Bumgarner followed him around the bases screaming at him. That was the only run of the game.