Padres at Dodgers, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, SPNLA
RHP Garrett Richards (0-1, 4.60 ERA) pitches for the Padres while RHP Ross Stripling (3-0, 4.00 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. These two guys faced one another last Wednesday, August 5. In that game Stripling got into the sixth and picked up the win, but he did give up three extra-base hits including a home run to Tatis Jr. Richards gave up four runs in five innings, but even with that he’s got a 2.55 ERA in his seven career appearances against the Dodgers.
Courtesy of WBBsAs in the comments to yesterday’s post, Kiké describes the longest road trip of the “year” and what the protocols for virus-prevention are like.
Molly Knight has written a wonderful article at The Athletic which tells the story of some of the photo cutouts in the stands at Dodger Stadium. The ones she writes about were all purchased by family or friends to memorialize deceased Dodger fans.
I wonder if the Dodgers do this for their season ticket holders?
Here’s a bright spot in yesterday’s disheartening loss: May strikes out Machado with a wickedly-moving fast ball. It’s nearly a duplicate of one Machado struck out on during last week’s game. The video of that went viral among baseball fans.
This day in Dodgers’ history:
- 1946 Sweeping a doubleheader, the Phillies end the Dodgers’ 18-game winning streak, a major league record, in Philadelphia. The Dodgers hadn’t lost in the City of Brotherly Love since May 5, 1945.
- 1950 Vern Bickford, throwing just 97 pitches, no-hits the Dodgers at Braves’ Field, 7-0. The 29 year-old right-hander hurls the first hitless game for Boston since Jim Tobin accomplished the feat, also against Brooklyn, on April 27, 1944.
- 1951 WCBS-TV televises the first baseball game broadcast in color, a Braves’ 8-1 victory over the hometown Dodgers in the first game of a twin bill at Ebbets Field. Brooklyn’s announcers Red Barber and Connie Desmond provide the play-by-play commentary.
- 2015 The Blue Jays, Rays, Marlins, Mets, Indians, Cubs, Royals, White Sox, Twins, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers, and Giants all win, making it the first time in the live ball era that every contest is won by the home team in a full slate of games. The unique occurrence became a reality when the two last games to finish end in extra innings, with the host clubs enjoying a walk-off victory.
Lineup when available.
Tonight's #Dodgers lineup vs. Padres: pic.twitter.com/xKccGNZKhw
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 11, 2020
Bellinger at 1B, Muncy taking the day off, Seager still day-to-day, I imagine.
Snakes have taken a 13-5 lead over the Rox in the seventh. Can they hold it?
Somehow, they did so. Final is 13-7.
I think we can agree that yesterday’s game was the ugliest of the year. It can only get better from here.
If Beaty reaches, Betts represent the tying run. (Is there a horse out there?)
Snakes trying to come back against Rox in ninth, now 8-6 with tying run at the plate.
Nothing going right right now.
I hate this.
In another universe that would have been 3 up 3 down.
JT just missed the HR for 1K.
They just keep us hanging on: Dodger runs scored in innings 1-4, 25; innings 5-9, 59.
Hoornstra, who is doing a series on 50 best Dodgers of the 2010s, notes that Justin Turner based on WAR has been playing at the level of an average HoF 3rd baseman for the past six years.
Despite it all:
Boo-hoo, and good night.
You guys make this kind of game palatable. I counted three belly laughs, not to mention a Ruby and the Romantics sighting.
Still the best roster in the league.
And on the field.
I’m feeling like this is the bottom for us. Time to rebound tomorrow.
In basketball parlance, perhaps we can rebound, but we still have to score.
Short-lived joy. Back to despondency.
6-2! And now they are changing pitchers, with two outs, bottom of the ninth, hahaha.
I’m not watching. Do you think that the pitcher hit Rios intentionally?
No. Didn’t look intentional.
No, it was at his feet. No reason to hit anyone in a game like this.
Wow. We’ve forgotten how to hit the ball.
Time to bat around – and then some.
I appreciate your optimism. It reminds me of the story about the little boy who walks into a huge room that is filled virtually to the ceiling with horsepoop. He smiles and says to someone at the door, “This is great!” “How can that be great? The room is filled with horse poop!” “Well,” says that little boy, “that means there’s a horse in here somewhere!”
Now you’ve made my night!
Glad to bring some joy to another desultory Dodger debacle.
Can Barnes lift me out of my slough of despond?
A little bit, maybe, with good situational hitting.
Back from mtg with my friend. Doesn’t look like I have missed too much.
But I missed you!
Don’t worry. You’re my friend too.
Belli has hit sharp balls to the first basemen many times lately, it seems to me.
He’s not lifting the ball. He needs to uppercut more.
Rox hang on to beat Snakes.
Our day will come, right?
And we’ll have everything…
Great song. One of my favorites when I was a teen-ager. Your posting that was the highlight of the even. That and watching Medici on Netflix.
Apparently, the band never received royalties for their hit record.
Rox are clubbing the Snakes in Denver.
My wife and I are watching “Medici: Masters of Florence” on Netflix. Far more entertaining. Catch you all tomorrow night.
I’ll go with Inspector Montalbano.
Aww, MLB overall average is only .233. That’s reachable.
The first ever MLB game in Buffalo has just begun, with Ryu on the mound.
We look deflated.
Blame it on Tom Brady.
I’m losing heart. Anyone else out there? Hello, tap tap tap?
To recall the late great Dizzy Dean, Taylor shoulda slud.
Ah, you’re here!
Our struggles at the plate continue.
Now we are being thrown out there as well.
It’s hard when walks and/or errors beat us.
Orel with the embarrassing senior moment…
I missed it maybe during my own senior moment.
Ha! I’ll bet yours wasn’t as bed. Asked Dave to explain YOLO, which he did. Moments later, asked him again.
I think YOLO happened prior to 2020.
Maybe move him from the cleanup spot to lower the pressure? Or would that make things worse?
Ah Cody, what shall we do?
Cody getting squeezed, on top of everything else.
Bellinger’s hitting the ball hard, but not lifting it.
Timing is off. You can see it.
I like the bunt.
Barnes looks like he has a new swing. He made good contact with it.
Uphill climb, guys. We are really missing Corey.
This game is putting me in a bad mood.
That’s it for me for a bit. I’m hanging out with a friend tonight.
Why can’t we be doing something like that?
Orel promised us a double play
Joe threatened the HR.
Playing defense like the Giants.
You misspelled “Gnats” again.
Let’s don’t start playing like the Gnats, gnow.
2020, it just continues
Two errors on a quick row, and now Tatis up.
Dodgers. You are going to have to hit your way out of this tonight.
Or something like that.
Messy messy play. Bad throw by Strip.
That’s too bad. Joc played that single into a double – but almost had the out.
What is it about this Padre team, when they are playing us?
They’re better than they have been in a while, for one thing.
Couldn’t see what was bothering Barnes. Looked clean.
That looked so awkward.
For all involved.
Barrels overrated. CT3 with the flare to drive in JT.
1000 hits! Go JT.
That could have been an error but maybe gets help due to it being 1000.
Sweet curve to get the k.
Yes – but it’s good to see him have a good swing and hit it hard at least.
He Hosmered it.
Just need to get rid of the s and turn that into homered it.
During this slump the Dodgers have been hitting fly balls but so far today, three ground balls. What’s next?
Strikeouts, obviously. 😉
We wait to see what will be behind door #3.
Andy Young of the Snakes hit his first career dinger off Matt Strahm of the Pads. Both are from West Fargo, ND.
Ripley’s on the phone.
Who among us had Stripling leading the team in wins after seventeen games?