Game 115, 2017

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FSSD

LHP Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.17 ERA) goes for the Padres while LHP Rich Hill (8-4, 3.47 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers. Richard hasn’t won in two months, but in his last start he went six innings while giving up four unearned runs, which for the Padres is seen as a positive sign. Hill had a weird start the last time he pitched, giving up three home runs in the first inning but only two more hits through the next five innings, after which he came out of the game. The Dodgers rallied to win, so Hill still hasn’t lost a game since June.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1946 Sweeping a doubleheader, the Phillies end the Dodgers’ 18-game winning streak, a major league record, in Philadelphia. The Dodgers hadn’t lost in the City of Brotherly Love since May 5, 1945.
  • 1950 Vern Bickford, throwing just 97 pitches, no-hits the Dodgers at Braves’ Field, 7-0. The 29 year-old right-hander hurls the first hitless game for Boston since Jim Tobin accomplished the feat, also against Brooklyn, on April 27, 1944.
  • 1951 WCBS-TV televises the first baseball game broadcast in color, a Braves’ 8-1 victory over the hometown Dodgers in the first game of a twin bill at Ebbets Field. Brooklyn’s announcers Red Barber and Connie Desmond provide the play-by-play commentary.
  • 2015 The Blue Jays, Rays, Marlins, Mets, Indians, Cubs, Royals, White Sox, Twins, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers, and Giants all win, making it the first time in the live ball era that every contest is won by the home team in a full slate of games. The unique occurrence became a reality when the two last games to finish end in extra innings, with the host clubs enjoying a walk-off victory.

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84 thoughts on “Game 115, 2017

  1. I’m hoping this is a combination of coming home (tho AZ isn’t cross-country) and possible big series let-down.

  2. Stripling: four earned runs, three homers in his last six innings including tonight.

    • That’s another benefit of such a huge lead . .. you can see if someone can work their way out of such a slump.
      (Tho I would prefer they won out, including thru October!)

  3. Heard again the news about Kersh.
    If they announce it ahead of time, bet his rehabs at Rancho Cucamonga (or wherever) are the hottest ticket around.

  4. Margot now has 12 homers this year (and in his career), three of them vs. the Dodgers.

  5. Nice hearing the Neil Diamond songs going into the half-innings. I saw him in San Diego Tuesday, a terrific night marred only by coming out to the news of Lamb slaughtering the Dodgers.

  6. Speaking of Logan contributing in the field at least, that goes with the earlier posts about this team clicking on all cylinders: plate, mound, field.
    AND have an aggressive approach running the bases.

  7. You’d think this was OUR Clayton, the way the bats are letting him off the hook.

  8. Okay, the previous innings were warmups for this . . . how about a big inning, bats?

  9. Had to step into the baby’s room to pat her back to sleep. Came back, and it’s tied again!

  10. Seemed like Kike’ was trying to decide to jump up or jump through the the fence and finally decided to try to jump through.

  11. Hill playing with fire in this second inning, trying to establish the curve, but throwing a lot of pitches.

  12. The Dodgers are having a remarkable season. Nonetheless, I was surprised by how many categories their pitchers are leading the league in: ERA, WHIP, batting average allowed (lowest), strikeouts, walks given up (fewest), home runs allowed (fewest), shutouts, wild pitches (fewest), OBP allowed (lowest), slugging allowed (lowest) and OPS allowed (fewest).

  13. Great discussion from the last feed on the Dodgers eighth inning options. I like Morrow, Watson and possibly Baez, but I would hate to see Jansen as the lone option requiring four and five out saves.