Game 19, 2020

Padres at Dodgers, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) has been brought over from the auxiliary training site at USC to make a spot start; the Dodgers decided to give each regular starter an extra day off. He threw four scoreless innings against the D-Backs in his only appearance so far this season. He’ll face RHP Zach Davies (2-1, 2.87 ERA), who’s only walked one man all season.

About the only highlight of yesterday’s game was Stripling’s pickoff of young Mr. Tatis Jr.:

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1984 Former Dodgers Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese, along with Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew, American League hurler Rick Ferrell, and perennial All-Star shortstop Luis Aparicio are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

In a great moment of fan history, in 2014 Tim Pinkard, attending his first game at Minute Maid Park, catches two home run balls, both off the bat of the Astros’ DH Chris Carter. In the third inning of Houston’s 10-4 victory over Minnesota, the Springfield (VA) resident gets his first souvenir of the night when the ball rebounds off a sign in left field, and then in the fifth frame, against astronomical odds, catches the second round-tripper stroked by the same batter, which is a laser shot hit directly to his seat.


For unknown reasons, maybe a bug in WordPress 5.5, which was just installed, tags (like players’ names) are not appearing. It’s minor, but it’s annoying. I’ll continue to investigate.

75 thoughts on “Game 19, 2020

  1. Ungenerous home scoring? Barnes did not get credit for a sacrifice on the bunt that brought Taylor home. It should be a sacrifice and a fielder’s choice, whether or not Ríos was out at second.

  2. Not watching. Should that have been a DP, or at least should we have gotten one out on the play?

  3. It would be cool if they left all the balls that end up in the stands there until the fans can come and collect them.

  4. Not watching, but according to Gameday Manny swung and missed at a pitch that was way outside for the third strike.

  5. Kenley coming in makes this the leader in the season long cheapest save contest.

          • He qualifies under one of the following conditions:
            He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least one inning; or
            He enters the game, regardless of the score, with the potential tying run either on base, at bat, or on deck; or
            He pitches for at least three innings. (The word “effectively” has been removed from the MLB rules.)

          • I personally think the save rule is too easy. You should have to face the tying run, or at least keep that run from coming to the plate.

  6. At some point the club will explode and put these last few games in the rear view mirror.

  7. Just got home from my son’s flag football games tonight (2 wins!). Dodgers haven’t lit up offensively yet I see.

    • That story may be the Dodgers’ highlight tonight. I remember that scene in the movie “1942.”