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.
Lineup when available.
Tonight's #Dodgers lineup at Padres: pic.twitter.com/o7WiBKa5Yr
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 4, 2020
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).
According to his roster entry, Naylor is 5’11” and 250 lbs. He outweighs me (5’10”) by 80 lbs.
Dustin May terrorized Manny Machado with a 99mph sinker that broke wide.
That’s a relief (so to speak)
Dustin May gets the W, Kenley the SV!
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.
Ha! Take that Bums! ( though you are no longer here)
Ran outta battery.
The Dodgers only have half a battery these days.
See below on AJ PHing for Joc.
Ah. Just read the thread below.
Three is way better than two.
AJ!!!! I remember this guy when he used to terrorize us way back when.
What a fine inning for Treinen. He needed that; we needed that.
For a bit in the middle I didnt think he would make it out of it. Seemed very laborious.
We’ll take it!
What a pitch! Treinen!
With a name like Treinen he should have three pitches.
Well that one was an optical illusion pitch.
At least Barnes hit the ball.
What Quique shoulda done.
Matt, 71 behind Turner.
He has youth on his side.
Too bad, Corey.
Corey has such a fast bat right now. Fending and fouling off pitch after pitch.
I will wait to read The Onion’s version of this. https://twitter.com/CanGeographers/status/1290851559807438853?s=20
Battery drained on my chrome book and laptop is connected to mlb.tv and I’m not a finger typer so putting down phone. Goodnight all.
AJ!!! RBI double!
Where you been?
Walking in Griffith Lark (listening to game on radio) and then cooking and now eating.
Used to stay with friends in Los Feliz, but they’ve come back to Berkeley.
It’s a magnificent park in my house’s backyard. I’m in Beachwood Canyon but I lived in a Los Feliz apartment for a few years.
My late uncle used to live at http://www.villagegreenla.net/, which has a really interesting history.
I love Village Green! Fascinating place.
I have a screen-related idea about my uncle, a WWII veteran with a truly fascinating story, that I’d like discuss briefly with you. Any contact? You can reach me at email@example.com
So much about this being a good umpiring game
Bums can’t be too happy with this.
AJ hitting for Joc.
I’m apparently not so obvious that everybody knows who I especially like to watch play.
Not that you don’t try.
Somebody had to replace Loney.
Nope. It hurts again when his spot comes up again and I watch righty on righty.
Can’t be too upset now.
Takes all the pain away.
Gnats’ Heinemann has three catcher’s interference errors so far this season. Most catchers go all season without any.
CI alert! Think Timmermann shut that down years ago.
Re-sign Turner. He can still do it.
I’m guessing he’ll settle, gradually, into the David Freese role.
Platoon with Rios?
I think JT can play against more than just lefties, but he’ll still need more days off.
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.
Better home plate umpiring this game
Tough with all the late movement.
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.
Yes, quite something how he does that.
Shouldn’t have hit Turner.
Fair is fair, ball lying on the ground at home plate.
That’s more like it!
Lamet isn’t exactly a kid at 28 (May is 22).
In his prime?
Fewer than 200 IP, but lotsa K’s (though not tonight).
Did they saw anything about pitch limits? First two outings were 60 and 76, so he should be good for at least 90, no?
How many did Lamet wind up throwing?
83, but he had already been above 90,
Well, 84 counting the knockout.
If not for the hit batter he would have made it through the inning.
Turner is a magnet for HBP.
All time leader for Dodgers?
Yep, just passed Zach Wheat with 74.
The side to side movement on May’s pitches is unreal.
Lamet lamenting wildness.
Not so much this inning.
If I heard right yesterday Crononworth has never played first base before this season and now he hits a HR. Who is this guy?
Not Barnes’s fault, but Scioscia woulda made the play.
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.
After all the movement, that last pitch wound up in a place Joc would like to see again.
May is making it look simple so far, or as simple as 100 can be.
I would prefer May with a Willie Nelson ponytail.
Well, they’re both Texans, but Dustin’s mane’s a bit thicker.
If he keeps pitching like he is tonight, he can wear it down to his ankles.
You remind me that our barbers are mostly still shut down or by appt. only.
I’ve been cutting my own hair. I could have said shearing but that would sound like I have lots of hair.
That’s quite the shift for Edwin.
He may have to learn to bunt so he can hit .300 to go along with his 40 home runs.
Couple of live arms out there.
Pretty sharp first for Dustin May.
Lineup is available. https://twitter.com/jorgecastillo/status/1290758254813827072?s=20