Dodgers at Cardinals, 10:15 AM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Midwest, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA
The Dodgers will activate RHP Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 2.78 ERA) and hand him the ball for this getaway day game. He’ll face the Cardinals’ RHP Jake Woodford (2-3, 4.47 ERA).
On this day in Dodgers’ history:
- 1948 At the Polo Grounds, Dodger Rex Barney no-hits the Giants, 2-0. The Brooklyn 23 year-old right-hander had to endure a one-hour rain delay, as well as showers in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings to finish his gem.
- 1965 Sandy Koufax’s perfect game against the Cubs bests Bob Hendley’s one hit effort, 1-0. The Dodger Stadium gem is the southpaw’s record fourth no-hitter.
“And there’s 29,000 people in the ballpark and a million butterflies.” – Vin Scully’s description Of Koufax’s masterpiece.
- 2013 Juan Uribe homers in each of his first three trips to the plate in the Dodgers’ 8-1 victory over Arizona. Los Angeles goes yard six times in the Chavez Ravine contest, falling two shy of the franchise record established in 2002.
Lineup when available.
I understand that these guys need a day off now and again. However, sitting three of your best starters (Seegs, CT3, Willy) on the same day is just not the way to go about it. We are not the Cubs or Indians playing out the season. Every game is very important if we are going to overtake the Gnats. I just don’t get it or agree with it.
First “strike” to CT3 about a foot outside. https://twitter.com/BlakeHarrisTBLA/status/1436058881822642178?s=20
Totally unacceptable. What a completely inept performance by the offense today. Very disappointing.
This type of performance has become all familiar. The starting lineup lacked Taylor, Seager and also Smith, who should be able to play a day game after a night game. After the first four batters, we were weak. The No. 5 through 9 hitters went 0-for-17, although Taylor did get two at bats. Bellinger remained hitless in September: two Ks and two popups. His great defense cannot override his incredible deficiencies at the plate. Why is he still starting?
We should not be so concerned with winning. It is much more important for our guys to get their beauty rest.
That’s what Roberts apparently believes…Let’s go back to 1962: Maury Wills played in all 165 games, including the three-game playoff vs. the Giants (which I won’t get into). He started 164 of those games. He played every inning in five doubleheaders. Wills won the MVP Award. He hit .299, stole 104 bases (a then-MLB record and the first person with triple figures in steals) and led the league in triples, plate appearances and at bats. He also was a Gold Glove winner at shortstop, the most demanding position after catcher. I wonder how many games Roberts would have rested him.
He would have rested him at least 25 to 30 games at the rate he is resting todays players.
That sounds about right for Roberts, which would be wrong. By the way, Wills, after being traded and reacquired, was the starting shortstop for the Dodgers at the age of 38 (1971), when he finished sixth in the MVP voting and hit .281. He retired a few weeks before turning 40. Check his stats: He should be in the Hall of Fame. His career batting average was .281.
C’mon Mook!! Hit one out so Uncle Albert doesn’t have to run.
Somehow gotta squeak out a win.
Dang. Polluck cannot get back too soon.
Here’s the call. https://twitter.com/BSmile/status/1435963938835865606?s=20
Good first inning back for Gonzo.
Not crazy about this lineup. I can see giving Taylor the day off. But Seegs needs to be in there.
2B Mookie Betts R
1B Max Muncy L
SS Trea Turner R
3B J. Turner R
CF C. Bellinger L
LF Steven Souza R
RF B. McKinney L
C A. Barnes R
P T. Gonsolin R
I was listening in Tacoma when Sandy threw his perfecto. KFI came in after dark in the Northwest.