Game 99, 2017

Braves at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSO

Rookie LHP Sean Newcomb (1-5, 4.86 ERA) will face LHP Clayton Kershaw (15-2, 2.07 ERA) in the series finale. Newcomb has lost his last three starts and posted an 11.37 ERA with nine walks in those games. Kershaw hasn’t lost since May 1, making 14 straight starts, going 11-0 and posting a 1.84 ERA during that stretch.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1939 Using yellow dyed balls, the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 at Sportsman’s Park. The experimenting with the use of the colored sphere, which is designed to make the ball easier to see for the players and the fans, started in Brooklyn last week and will be tested once more, in a September game played at Wrigley Field.
  • 1962 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joining the Dodger infielder in the Cooperstown ceremony are fireballer Bob Feller, veteran manager Bill McKechnie, and outfielder Edd Roush.

  • 1965 Dick Stuart homers in the first inning in the Phillies’ 5-1 win over New York at Shea Stadium. ‘Dr. Strangeglove’, who played in Boston for the last two seasons, becomes the first player to have gone deep in each of the 19 major league ballparks now in use. (Ed. note – Nineteen ballparks because both Los Angeles teams, the Angels and Dodgers, share the ballpark in Chavez Ravine. – LP)
  • 1974 At Three Rivers Stadium, Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey, a write-in All-Star starter, singles and doubles to help the National League beat the Junior circuit, 7-2. Mike Schmidt, also a write-in, plays in his first Midsummer Classic thanks to radio intern Howard Eskin’s on-air campaign which urged Phillies fans to stuff the ballot box for their young third baseman.

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71 thoughts on “Game 99, 2017

  1. Doc (not an actual MD) says that Klayton told him he didn’t feel the pain shooting down his leg like last year, but DL is in store for him.

  2. I’ve been in Bob H’s territory, visiting my brother and his family in Virginia / DC. Sure is a different take on things being in the future from LA games. Great to see them come back these last two games.
    OT, just saw Dunkirk and absolutely loved it!

  3. Dodgers coming back to Earth in a big way in this series. A number of streaks coming to an end as well.

  4. Was Kershaw’s hip bothering him?
    Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take one to eight weeks for a hip flexor injury to heal. Minor injuries typically require one to three weeks of recovery time, while more severe muscle tears can take four to eight weeks.

  5. Hmm…Stripling continues to warm. Guessing they will review and discuss in the dugout.

  6. Recall seeing as a kid Dr. Stranglove hit one to dead center at DS against the Fillies.