Dodgers at Marlins, 3:10 PM TV: BS Florida, SPNLA
The Dodgers give the ball to RHP Dustin May (1-0, 0.00 ERA) for his second start of the year. He’ll face the Marlins” RHP Sandy Alcantara (11-^, 2.19). May is just back from a tear of rehabilitation after surgery. Alcantara has been consistent all season.
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1937 Dodger right-hander Fred Frankhouse holds the Reds hitless for 7.2 innings before a heavy downpour ends the Ebbets Field contest. The right-hander’s 5-0 victory will be one of the 31 “no-no’s” erased when MLB redefines a no-hitter in 1991 as a game in which a pitcher throws nine innings or more without giving up a hit.
- 1951 Dodger right fielder Carl Furillo, in the top of the third inning in the team’s 5-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Ebbets Field, throws out Mel Queen by two feet at first base, after the Pirates pitcher had apparently singled into right field. The ‘Reading Rifle’ will lead the NL in assists for the second consecutive season, with opponents becoming increasingly reluctant to challenge the Brooklyn outfielder’s strong arm.
- 1952 The Dodgers set the National League mark for consecutive games with a double play when they complete a twin killing in their twenty-third straight contest, a 10-5 loss to Chicago at Wrigley Field. The fifth inning 1-4-3 DP, pitcher Clyde King to second baseman Jackie Robinson to first baseman Gil Hodges, leaves Brooklyn two shy of the major league record.
- 2005 Jeff Kent becomes the first player to hit 300 homers as a second baseman. The Dodger infielder, who surpassed Ryne Sandberg’s total of 277 last September, is the major league leader at this position, with Joe Gordon holding the American League record with 246 round-trippers.
Lineups when available.
Mookie Betts (R) RF
Trea Turner (R) SS
Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
Will Smith (R) C
Max Muncy (L) DH
Justin Turner (R) 3B
Joey Gallo (L) LF
Chris Taylor (R) 2B
Cody Bellinger (L) CF
Joey Wendle (L) 3B
Jon Berti (R) 2B
Brian Anderson (R) RF
JJ Bleday (L) CF
Garrett Cooper (R) DH
Miguel Rojas (R) SS
Lewin Diaz (L) 1B
Jacob Stallings (R) C
Peyton Burdick (R) LF
With results in from other games, Dodgers’ magic number over the Pads is now 16; over the Gnats, 10; over the Snakes, 8; and over the Rox, 1 (Denver pulled it off against Scherzer, so they could still theoretically tie the Dodgers).
Really hoping Puds lose and the Brewers win. It would be so cool if the Puds don’t make the playoffs. And the Gnats are probably going to finish under .500.
Freddie picked off! Lost concentration thinking about now being two hits up on Trea? Or leaning too much to try to get an SB like Trea? Those two are competitive.
NPUT tomorrow 1000 HST, 1300 PDT, 1600 EDT
Early Sunday game was a treat
A single Peacock is still one too many.
What a pleasure to see a game!
One Peacock is one too many.
Kimbrel should be pitching this inning.
Just able to get to site so no new game post today. Sorry!
We are relieved to hear from you, slacker!
Woke up at 5:30 “Vital signs!” and back to sleep. 8:00 checked. Game in fifth or sixth and I couldn’t log in to WordPress to quickly write a game post.
Just glad you are OK.
Short of breath for too long every day finally got to me.
Glad to have you have back on your site. I am more concerned about your health than any baseball.
Great to hear from you!
Trayce having trouble with the southpaw.
In his career he hasn’t shown large splits either way.
Hard career to judge, given his frequent fragility.
Justine had trouble against lefties a couple of years ago.
Still better than Gallo in OPS versus lefties this year. Taylor is better than both against lefties this year.
One would hope, since Gallo swings from the left side. Doc has only used him 3 times against a lefty.
Trea good on those grounders when no one talking in his ear.
Good job Julio.
Oh Freddie. Not you.
These announcers talk more about the Dodgers than the Fish (2 are Fish announcers), though they do tend to talk about their pitchers.
Hutton is an old friend, however.
If Julito gets out of this inning, that’ll be it for him anyway.
Yeah, maybe sooner if he doesn’t get the next guy.
Not quite so efficient as usual, but still effective.
Dodger hitters a little more relaxed now that Cabrera is out.
Barnes up the middle!
Nope, bases loaded so they spread out a little bit.
Announcers noted how unusual a ground ball single up the middle is these days.
Fish are wearing unis that have Miami lettering like they are on the road or something.
Subliminal desire to leave Miami.
Everything I know about Florida, I learned from Carl Hiaasen.
Trea getting a reminder of what it is like to play in Miami, not that Miami would offer him a big enough contract to sign him.
They would have to give him a share of the franchise.
Payroll is only $60m and he probably wants more than half of that.
Yep. He is probably looking for $30 to 35M a year.
Peacock announcers having a good time.
Are they any good? I’m fine on the radio with Neverett and José Mota (whom I’ve never heard in English before).
Who are they?
Kruk is the only one I am familiar with.
John Kruk? (not Krukow, I hope).
Oh wait, not him. Tommy Hutton is there.
Neither Kruk nor Krukow?
Nope. Hutton, Gaby Sanchez (both Fish announcers) and some other fellow doing play-by-play.
Krukow and Kuiper are the world’s worst homer hacks.
3 of them so it’s a gabfest. They do seem knowledgeable.
And then the steal.
Like getting two bases for a HBP
I thought Trea had a good on-the-field discussion with the knuckleheads.
Very good, but almost flubbed a grounder
Can’t chat and catch simultaneously.
Urias not at his sharpest. I think we’re going to need some more runs.
Being a little rough on a guy who has only given up one hit 🙂
Yeah, thinking the same, but 3 walks.
I’m a hard judge or perhaps I’ve been spoiled by his remarkable recent run of success or perhaps I am wrong about how he’s doing today.
All three maybe
You are right, not at the top of his game today but getting the job done as he tends to do in these situations.
As soon as you call him out, he has an easy inning.
Glad to have inspired him.
Julito having trouble putting ’em away this inning.
So what do you folks think about USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten in a couple of years? Gonna be some good match ups.
Who cares? It’s only handegg.
As a Cal grad and a college football fan, I think this is a death knell for Pac-12 football.
Not having attended a football game since high school (when I had friends playing), I don’t much care. In fact, Cal should have torn down its football stadium instead of rebuilding it at an astronomical cost.
College football and basketball make lots of money for the universities.
Pac 12 and Big 12 may need to merge. I am not crazy about the way college football is evolving. It is all driven by TV money now.
I am more a fan of college basketball, so negatives for me when universities realign for football consideration.
I always liked the PAC 8 and wasn’t at the time happy about adding the AZ schools or the last two schools. I liked the Pacific Coast league as well. Oh well.
Dodgers.com, the club’s website, has yet to post anything about today’s game, not even the lineups.
Trayce says hello to Ohio!
Trayce says, “I should be playing more than Taylor and Gallo”.
Like ESPN, Peacock will not even condescend to show us video highlights of their exclusive games.
Anybody watching this game on Peacock? I’m not.
I refuse to indulge another streaming scam, especially one that doesn’t even offer a free trial.
I am with you WBB.
Yes, but through mlb.tv here in Portugal.
The only conditions under which I would watch this (but probably in Buenos Aires).
Three hits, one walk, three Ks, two runs, 30 pitches for Cabrera.
I’ll settle for that in every succeeding inning.
Yes, sir. Although it would be odd, to put it mildly, to score 18 runs and strike out 27 times.
I could live with that for at least a day.
It was 29 pitches for Cabrera in the first, not 30. Urias made 15 pitches in the first.
Mookie has left the building.
Mookie does what he does!
I hope Link is OK.
As well, but wouldn’t be the first time that an early start has crept up on him. At least that’s what I am hoping.
I, too,am concerned about Link’s health, but regarding no posting yet today, it is 6:07 a.m. in Hawaii as I type this.
Scoop, what does LADABC signify?
Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp. I have gone to several LADABC camps, including last November in Vero Beach. LADABC Iis not affiliated with the Dodgers, who hold their own adult baseball camps in Glendale, AZ.
A Russian motor vehicle?
He usually writes them the beforehand and has a post time.
Update: After the loss, the Dodgers are now at 87-38, 49 games over .500. Their magic
number over the Pads remains 18; over the Gnats, 12; over the Snakes, still 9; and
over the Rox, 2 (Denver could be mathematically eliminated today).
The Dodgers are presently at 87-37, 50 games over .500. Their magic number over the Pads is 18; over the Gnats, 13; over the Snakes, 9; and over the Rox, 3.
A pace to get to 114 wins.
I’ll settle for 120.
Not really impressed with Gallo. Trayce is hitting better against righties than Gallo and should be getting the majority of starts. Also Trayce is a better defender.
Trayce needs to hit lefties better.
Yes he does. Almost every player on the team need to hit lefties better. My point is that Trayce is mashing against righties. Trayce is hitting righties better than Gallo.
Marginally better. Gallo no slouch in the outfield and I would like him to continue to get his at bats. He can be quite the weapon in the playoffs.
Dodgers have the luxury of seeing how things develop over the next month.
Yep. I guess it will all work out in the wash.
Dodgers hitting OPS+ 113 against lefties, Trayce only 74. He needs to up his game
Do you have video access to this game in Europa? It’s a Peacock blackout here.
Yes. It’s a 5pm game for me.
I refuse to subscribe to Peacock to watch one game. They don’t even offer a free trial.
Overseas I normally get video regardless of which network is broadcasting.
Likewise, but I was wondering about this Peacock mess.
These sorts of games have been mercifully few this season.
May we see Pico de Gallo, ¿por favor?
This is looking a bit better.
Tomorrow’s game will be a blackout on Peacock (rather than ESPN).
Monday saying May was in wrong backup position. But only because the throw was so off line.
One of the ugliest innings in recent memory.
Worst since yesterday
Need a K apparently
What is going on here?
Mookie makes outfield defense look utterly effortless.
Mook took Alcantara long