Game 103, 2017

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Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, NBC Bay Area

The visiting Giants send YALHP Matt Moore (3-10, 5.82 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ LHP Alex Wood (11-1, 2.17 ERA). Despite the difference in the league standings, the Giants lead the season series 6-4.

Both pitchers are hoping to get back on track. Moore has not won in more than a month, while Wood took his first loss of the season in his last start. Moore has given up 17 earned runs in his last 26 1/3 innings, while Wood gave up nine runs (seven earned) to the Braves on July 21, going only 4 2/3 innings.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1991 In a game of firsts, Expos right-hander Dennis Martinez pitches a perfect game, defeating Los Angeles 2-0 at Dodger Stadium. In doing so he becomes the first pitcher born outside the United States to do so. Ron Hassey becomes the first backstop to ever catch two perfect games as he also was behind the plate on May 15, 1981 when Indian hurler Len Barker faced 27 batters, beating the Blue Jays, 3-0.

In non-Dodgers’ history, this is also the date in 1994 when Kenny Rogers threw the 12th perfect game in modern major league history and became the first American League left-hander to accomplish the feat when he beat the Angels, 4-0. This was the fifth no-hitter in franchise history and the first perfect game. I’m mentioning this next one only because I’m greatly amused by the name of the ballpark: in 2005 at Whataburger Field, a trio of Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers-AA) pitchers hurled nine perfect innings to beat the hometown Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros-AA), 3-0. A.J. Murray (6), Steve Karsay (2), and Scott Feldman (1) combined to throw only the third nine-inning perfect game, the first by a combination of hurlers, in the 117 year history of the Texas League.

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67 thoughts on “Game 103, 2017

  1. I actually had to get up at three am this morning to, well, you know, and decided to take a peek at how the game went and was surprised to find out we won. We we down 4-2 last i checked. Great win.

      • Is this the first time you’ve said something nice about a Giant? 🙂

        I’m a fan of Bochy’s — the way this game was going, I was glad his move didn’t stop the Dodgers.

  2. Shutdown — free 6 pc McNuggets!

    Speaking of Mickey D., the Dodgers have the easiest way to win of the three teams I know . . . LA just has to shut out the opposition in the 6th. The Nats have to score 6 runs . . .and I believe the Padres actually have to win.

  3. Need shutdown inning now (actually, every inning, the way this is going!) — c’mon, Alex!

  4. Now that the Wood man is back on track, time for the men with the wood to step up.

  5. Due to blackout rules, I’m condemned to watch the Gnatcast (with the sound off, of course). I wish we could get Joe Davis on radio instead of Steiner.

  6. Robbie Ray of the Snakes just took a line drive off his skull. He was conscious but bleeding, and is out of the game.

  7. Old friend Matt Kemp just made an ugly half-slide into second on what should have been an easy standup double. He stood up grabbing his hamstring and is now out of the game.