Game 47, 2020

Astros at Dodgers, 5:00 PM PDT, TV: ESPN

RHP Zack Greinke (3-1, 3.27 ERA) goes for the visiting Astros, while the Dodgers have designated this a bullpen game and haven’t yet named their opening pitcher. Greinke’s been up and down: “After going 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in his first five starts, Greinke is 2-1 with a 5.09 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in his past four starts.”

Finding a bright spot in last night’s game wasn’t easy:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1925 In the first game of a twin bill, Robins’ (Dodgers) starter Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. The Brooklyn hurler had one-hit the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.
  • 2005 During the six-run second inning uprising by Colorado, each Dodger outfielder commits an error. The fielding of Ricky Ledee (lf), Jose Cruz Jr. (right field), and Jayson Werth (cf) contributes to the 6-4 loss to the Rockies. (The Dodgers finished 71-91 that year, in fourth place in the division. The Rockies finished last.

Also, in 1902, Johnny Evers, acquired to replace second baseman Bobby Lowe, who broke his ankle, joins shortstop Joe Tinker and first baseman Frank Chance on the Chicago infield, marking the first time the three Cubs’ infielders have played together. The legendary double play trio will be immortalized in Franklin Pierce Adams’ baseball poem, “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon,” better known as “Tinker to Evers to Chance”. (And only one of the three really had any business even being considered for induction into the Hall of Fame, as far as I’m concerned. There were a bunch of romantics or cronies on the Veterans Committee in 1946.)

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122 thoughts on “Game 47, 2020

  1. Here’s a take on A-Rod with which I agree:

    …his talents aren’t properly used in the booth calling a game. In the laid-back environment of a low-stakes regular season game, Rodriguez has too many opportunities to fill dead air with pearls of wisdom like this [the “Jensen should go into the 9th with a 5-1 lead” nonsense] or to start talking like he’s on Shark Tank. Put him in a studio with other great baseball minds and let him opine on the finer points of the game for a few minutes at a time.

  2. Couldn’t hear JT either. Wonder what he said when they asked how he felt about Houston as an opponent?

  3. No Alex, we don’t want to keep the game at 5 – 1 so see how Jansen reacts and neither did Taylor

  4. Popup or K was the only bad outcome of that at bat. And, that is what we got.

    On the other hand, Smith is now hitting 303

  5. 102.2 mph exit velocity ground ball at a drawn in infielder for an out by Joc followed by seeing eye routine grounder for a two run hit that drove in excuse me swings hits. Love it when it benefits the Dodgers.

  6. I want to apologize for not living into the spirit of the community last night. I was not my best self.