Game 41, 2020

Rockies at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet-RM, SPNLA

RHP Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 0.51 ERA) goes for the Dodgers while RHP Germán Márquez (2-5, 4.88 ERA) pitches for the Rockies. Gonsolin’s last start was only three innings, the shortest he’s gone all year, but it was a bullpen game in which Scott Alexander got credit for the win. Márquez is slumping; in his last three starts he’s given up 18 earned runs in 16 innings and the opponents are hitting a cool .348 against him.

Here are Pollock’s, Betts’ and Pederson’s late home runs in yesterday’s game:

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1908 Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead come as a result of three Brooklyn errors.
  • 1938 For the third time this season, Dodger catcher Babe Phelps breaks a bone in his throwing hand. Although the injuries will limit his playing time to only 66 games and 208 at-bats this season, the southpaw-swinging backstop will hit .308 and was named to the National League All-Star team, the first of three consecutive games he’ll play in the Mid-summer classic.
  • 1955 In an 11-4 win over the Phillies, Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe hits his seventh homer, establishing a National League record for home runs by a pitcher in a season. The victory is Newk’s 20th of the season.
  • 1978 On a night the Dodgers and Angels are scheduled to play at home on the same date, which is a rare occurrence, each team has their game rained out, another oddity in Los Angeles. The second time both clubs’ home contests will be washed out on the same day in the City of Angels will take place late in the season in 1986.
  • 1998 Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark, reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances. The Giants outfielder’s five singles, two doubles, two homers, and six walks during the streak break Dodger Pedro Guerrero’s mark of 14 established in 1983.


92 thoughts on “Game 41, 2020

  1. Three pitches in exactly the same place and then one that was way outside that he just lunges at for the double. Too bad.

      • That’s what I was thinking. Maybe get the K or a ground ball DP. Especially when the foul ball off the third low and away was almost a down the line double.

  2. Oakland beat San Diego, 8-4, today. The Dodgers now lead by 6 1/2. We could clinch by Rosh Hashanah!

  3. Bumgarner started for the Dbacks in San Francisco tonight. After retiring the Giants in order in the first inning, he gave up back-to-back homers to Longoria and Ruf to start the second. It’s 2-1 Giants after 2 1/2.

  4. Had to remind myself why Gonsolin only went 3 innings last outing, when he had already gone 6 previously. It was because he had pitched a game a few days earlier in USC before Walker’s blister developed and he was scratched.

      • It started with a routine doubleplay grounder to right side with Aranado covering second due to the shift. He took the throw and wierdly did a 360 to throw to first and was off the bag when he caught the ball. No one covered third so Betts got up and raced to third. All for naught.

  5. Fergusson and Stripling added to their repertoire in the off season and it served them well to start this season. Has the league adjusted to them?