Game 25, 2020

Mariners at Dodgers, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: ROOTNW, SPNLA

The visitors hand the ball to LHP Marco Gonzalez (2-2, 3.97). In his last start he gave up four runs on seven hits in five innings, but he’s been Seattle’s most consistent starter nonetheless. He’ll fact the Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who’s being tried in the swing role vacated by Ross Stripling so far this year.

What kind of week has Mookie Betts had? Well…

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1959 Long time baseball executive Branch Rickey is named president of the newly formed Continental League. The 77 year-old former Dodger general manager is currently serving as an advisor with the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Editor’s Note: Here’s a pretty good book about the Continental League)
  • 1982 In the second longest game in franchise history, the Cubs lose to the Dodgers, 2-1. The Wrigley Field contest, which is played over two days, takes a Dusty Baker sacrifice fly and 21 innings to complete.

A sad note: On this day in 1967 Jack Hamilton of the Angels threw a fastball which shattered Tony Conigliaro’s left cheekbone. The 22 year-old Red Sox slugger missed the rest of 1967 and all of the following year and never came close to the Hall of Fame potential displayed during his first three seasons.

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137 thoughts on “Game 25, 2020

  1. Old friend Maeda is tossing an interesting game, with 9 K’s through 5-2/3. Only one ball out of the infield.

  2. Dodgers win their second game of the season when scoring 4 runs or less. The other one was a 4-2 win in 13 innings v Houston.

  3. Love that the game score 2-1 matches the pitchers of record W-L records: Treinen 2-1, Altavilla 1-2.

  4. Dodgers now lead division by four and, if Devil Rays hang on in the Bronx, baseball’s best record. Rox trail by four, Snakes 4.5, Pads 5.0, Gnats 9.0.

  5. Perhaps Roberts should swap Barnes and Bellinger in the batting order. (That was mean.)

  6. And then there were three: Dodgers with ERAs of 0.00 — Gonsolin, Kelly and Kolarek.

  7. Maybe Gonzáles will get tired from striking out so many Dodger hitters that Seattle will need to go to the bullpen.

  8. What’s the over-and-under in games played on when Bellinger’s batting average surpasses .200?

      • Well, I don’t think Joc will ever get there. I think he will finish the year with another club or at the Dodgers’ training base at USC. I think Max will reach .200 before Bellinger because he doesn’t seem down on himself that often; Belli does.

      • I was wondering what their final averages will be this year? Maybe .245 or .250 for Belli?

      • I thought he got up to .195 during a game. In any event, he wasn’t at .200 at game’s end. The last time he ended a game above .200 was Game 5 at .227.

  9. In that 21-inning game, both Fernando and Bob Welch played LF and RF. Fernando caught one fly ball, but Welch had no chances. Jerry Reuss won it, pitching the last four innings scoreless, and then immediately went five in the following game – also winning that one while allowing two runs.

    At lightless Wrigley, darkness caused suspension after the 17th.

    • IIRC Dee threw out a guy as the relay man from left field in one of his first games as a Dodger. Recall thinking that he didn’t have a rep for having a strong arm at the time.

    • Turner’s ball might have gone out if it were not for a piece of leather that got in the way.

  10. Nick Markakis, who opted out of the season because of COVID and then opted back in, is now on the Barves’ COVID DL.

  11. The Goose ranks at the top of the ERA leaderboard since his debut between Ryu and deGrom!