Game 12, 2020

Dodgers at Padres, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, SPNLA

RHP Dustin May (0-0, 2.35 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers. He’ll face the Padres’ RHP Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80 ERA). The Dodgers are hoping May will reduce the number of baserunners he allows; he’s got a 1.565 WHIP over his first two starts. Lamet supposedly has control problems, but when you throw 98-99 mph that mitigates some of them.

Here’s Beaty making a nifty catch in yesterday’s game:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1908 In Brooklyn, the last-place Cardinals blank the Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers), 3-0. The entire Washington Park contest is played with just one ball.
  • 1941 Mickey Owens becomes the first catcher to handle three foul pop ups in one frame. The Brooklyn backstop’s third inning defense contributes to the Dodgers’ 11-6 victory over New York at Ebbets Field.
  • 1942 In a military relief game at the Polo Grounds, which will be the last war-time twilight game played, Pee Wee Reese’s grand slam in the top of the ninth, which puts the Dodgers up 5-1, doesn’t count because of the 9:10 pm government curfew. The game ends up as a 1-1 tie with the Giants.
  • 1948 Ernie Harwell, filling in for Red Barber, who is recovering from a bleeding ulcer, calls his first major league game as the Dodgers beat the Cubs at Ebbets Field, 5-4. To obtain the future Hall of Fame broadcaster, Brooklyn general manager Branch Rickey trades minor league catcher Cliff Draper to the Atlanta Crackers.

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102 thoughts on “Game 12, 2020

  1. Strahm is from my hometown of Fargo (spoiler – I never actually lived there).

    Actually, I notice that he is from West Fargo, a separate city.

    Fargo’s best-known product was one Roger Maris (spoiler – Maris was actually from Hibbing, Minnesota, as was the songwriter Robert Zimmerman).

  2. According to his roster entry, Naylor is 5’11” and 250 lbs. He outweighs me (5’10”) by 80 lbs.

  3. If Bellinger gets a hit in either of his next two ABs he would be at .200 or above.

    • I expect him to get there sooner rather than later, and remain above the Mendoza line.

    • For a bit in the middle I didnt think he would make it out of it. Seemed very laborious.

  4. Battery drained on my chrome book and laptop is connected to and I’m not a finger typer so putting down phone. Goodnight all.

  5. Gnats’ Heinemann has three catcher’s interference errors so far this season. Most catchers go all season without any.

  6. I hate to see the Asterisks winning, but I can still appreciate scoring eight runs (seven earned) off BadGums in 4-1/3, leaving him with a 7.04 ERA.

  7. Seager drops his whole body down to get those low balls about as well as I have seen. Reminds me of a good sweep shot in cricket.

  8. Did they saw anything about pitch limits? First two outings were 60 and 76, so he should be good for at least 90, no?

  9. If I heard right yesterday Crononworth has never played first base before this season and now he hits a HR. Who is this guy?

    • Looked like Barnes hadn’t tagged him before the collision and as he was being knocked backwards, tried to take the ball out of the glove and tag the runner as he was pivoting and the ball got lose. Very good play by both runner and catcher I thought.

  10. After all the movement, that last pitch wound up in a place Joc would like to see again.

    • He may have to learn to bunt so he can hit .300 to go along with his 40 home runs.