Game 59, 2020

Angels at Dodgers, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: FS-W, SPNLA

RHP Dylan Bundy (6-3, 3.29 ERA) goes for the Angels while RHP Tony Gonsolin (1-2, 1.77 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers. Bundy has not been at his best in September: he’s got a 4.91 ERA in the four starts he’s made this month. Gonsolin’s start today may set him up to start Game Three of the Wild Card Series next week if one’s needed. Opponents have a 0.787 WHIP against him for the year, so how do you argue against him?

Here are JT’s two dingers from yesterday’s game:

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1908 Cubs right-hander Ed Reulbach pitches two shutouts in the same day, whitewashing the Brooklyn Superbas in the opener 5-0 on a five-hitter and 3-0 on three hits in the nightcap. The entire Washington Park doubleheader takes less than three hours to complete.
  • 1954 Willie Mays, with three hits in the season finale, wins the batting title, finishing the campaign with a .345 average. The ‘Say Hey Kid’ goes third to first in batting average with his performance passing teammate Don Mueller (.342) and Dodger center fielder Duke Snider (341).1975 Burt Hooton sets a Dodger record for starting pitchers by winning his twelfth consecutive game. The 25 year-old right-hander, who was traded to LA in May for Eddie Solomon and Geoff Zahn, accomplishes the feat by beating J.R. Richard and the Astros at Dodger Stadium, 3-2.
  • 1981 Nolan Ryan becomes the first pitcher to throw five no-hitters when the Astros defeat the Dodgers at the Astrodome, 5-0. The Ryan Express, who will finish his 27-year major league career with a record seven no-hitters, previously has thrown hitless gems against the Royals (1973), Tigers (1973), Twins (1974), and Orioles (1975).

  • 1997 Dodger catcher Mike Piazza, in a 10-4 win over the Rockies, hits the longest home run in the history of Coors Field. The 28 year-old backstop’s sixth-inning blast travels 496 feet and hits the left-center field billboard between the scoreboard and the Rockpile.

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148 thoughts on “Game 59, 2020

    • When the Mariners went 116-46 in 2001, their winning percentage was .71604938. If Dodgers win today, their percentage will be .71666667.

  1. I’m sure they won’t but really – they could call this game since it is meaningless to both teams.

  2. Okay Dodgers. Let’s score some runs even though Betts is no longer playing tonight. Win it for Mookie!

  3. This is totally hindsight, but I’m wondering now about the whole Joc + Ross trade to the Angels. With Ross gone already (and with those prospects not really known – or are they?), and Joc struggling a bit – maybe it would have been okay to have made that trade.

  4. Checking the box score and noticed that although Joc got credited with an RBI he was charged with 2 left on base. Had he had a hit and drove in one run would he still have been charged with 2 left on base?

  5. Gonsolin has to be hoping to have 5 runs in the bank after waiting 45 minutes and counting for the inning to end.