Game 40, 2020

Rockies at Dodgers, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet-RM, SPNLA

RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-1, 3.32 ERA) takes the mound for the visiting Rockies against the Dodgers’ RHP Dustin May (1-1, 2.83 ERA). Senzatela threw seven scoreless innings against the Padres in his last start. Against the Dodgers on August 23 he gave up four home runs in 5 1/3 innings. May has gotten into the sixth inning in three of his last five starts and in his last one he denied the Rangers a home run, the first start since July 29 he’d done so.

Kershaw’s milestone strikeouts:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1924 The Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) take a twin bill from the Braves, sweeping their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days. Between September 1-3, the Brooks beat the Phillies six times.
  • 1966 The Dodgers become the first team to draw two million fans at home and two million on the road as 18,670 Crosley Field patrons watch Los Angeles beat their hometown Reds, 8-6.
  • 1969 After thirty-one games, the third longest consecutive game hitting streak in National League history ends as Dodger Willie Davis is stopped by Dick Kelley and Gary Ross in a 3-0 loss to the Padres.
  • 2017 J.D. Martinez becomes the 18th major leaguer, joining Reds utilityman Scooter Gennett as the second player this season, to hit four home runs in one game when he goes deep in the top of the ninth inning In the Diamondbacks’ 13-0 rout of the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. The Arizona outfielder, who was acquired in a trade from the Tigers in July, has one more home run than the opponent’s total amount of hits.

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152 thoughts on “Game 40, 2020

  1. I am guessing that Kolarek, he of the 0.00 ERA, gets the win. Official scorer’s discretion. You can’t give it to someone who gave up a grand slam, even though he’s the pitcher of record.

  2. Dodgers had four hits through the first five innings, 11 in the last three. One run through the first five innings, nine in the last three.

  3. My wife, daughter and I watched “Bull Durham” tonight. It stands up well despite having been made 32 years ago. What a different role for Tim Robbins compared to “The Shawshank Redemption.”

        • Sorry – fell asleep there for a few moments.
          I don’t have just one fav but a running list:
          Les Miserables
          Into the Woods
          The Sound of Music
          etc etc

          • An impressive list. We took my daughter to see Ragtime on Broadway when she was young. She has loved musicals ever since. Hamilton was unique and wonderful.

          • So cool Scoop. I love musicals but haven’t seen that many – only listened to the soundtracks. It’s the equivalent I suppose of listening to Vin on radio but never seeing the Dodgers play on tv.

          • I still recall watching the Music Man on tv with my dad when I was a kid. I thought it was going to be a boring doc about a music teacher or something like that. Lol. I ended up loving it of course.

  4. Every Dodger had at least one hit. Every Dodger scored at least one run with the exception of Seager.

  5. Down by one, Gnats had bases loaded with nobody out in the eighth, and ran themselves out of the inning.

  6. Chicken Strip struggles in his first start for the Buffalo Wings, lasting only 4-1/3 and 81 pitches. He leaves trailing 2-1.

  7. The Dodger offense lately is like a stick of dynamite that sits unattended for a long period of time, and then someone finds it and lights a match to it and BOOM!

    • When this inning started I was counting batters until it got back to the top of the lineup. When Bellinger singled that gave the Dodgers a chance to at least have Mookie bat once more tonight. Now he might bat still this inning!

    • I picture the dynamite having the ACME brand stamped on the side, and the opposing teams being coyotes.

    • From Merriam-Webster:
      Definition of jocular
      1 : said or done as a joke : characterized by jesting : playful jocular remarks
      2 : given to jesting : habitually jolly or jocund a jocular man
      3 : origin traced to Manitoba, Canada, during the first quarter of the 21st century (OK, I added that.)

        • I cant help but think of an early 60s recording of this by two Italian opera stars, Ettore Bastianini and Giulietta Simionato, whose command of English was shall we say limited. Great fun.

  8. I was afraid that might happen. Baseball gods going, let’s make this more interesting shall we?

  9. Drone delays are very boring. Bring back the streaker delay, or the kissing bandit delay I say.

  10. Smith went after the loose ball almost casually. Just about let the runner go to third as a result.