Game 3, 2019

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: FS-A, SPNLA

The D-Backs send RHP Zack Godley out to make his first start of the year. He was 15-11 with a 4.74 ERA last season. He’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Kenta Maeda, in his first start of the year. Maeda was 8-10 with a 3.81 ERA in 39 games, 20 as a starter. He only threw 125 1/3 innings all year, but astonishingly he struck out 153 in those innings.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1966 Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale’s refusal to report to spring training ends when the hurlers agree to the Dodgers’ offer of $235,000, signing for $130,000 and $105,000, respectively. The LA starters’ joint holdout lasts for 32 days, paving the way for other players to be more aggressive when negotiating with owners.
  • 2012 Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest starting pitcher to make an Opening Day roster when the Rockies announce that the 49 year-old southpaw will face Houston in the second game of the season. Knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm was the same age as the Colorado left-hander when he opened the season with L.A. in 1972, but ‘Old Sarge’ appeared strictly in relief for the Dodgers.

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62 thoughts on “Game 3, 2019

  1. I managed to stay awake through six innings, then dozed off with reasonable confidence in a victory.

  2. Kershaw threw a 50-pitch simulated game today and will probably have at least one minor league rehab start beginning on Thursday.

    “He was better out of the windup where he was synced up,” Roberts said. “Out of the stretch, he wasn’t as synced up as he would like. With that, the execution wasn’t where he wanted.”

  3. Nice catch by Joc but paled to the quality of the video. Technology sneaks up on me sometimes.

  4. Maeda gave up the long ball thrice – but still a good outing. One strike away from 7 full innings.

  5. Officially a laugher yet? See you guys later – I have to see my daughter in law’s band now. Will hopefully chime in with you know what later!

  6. Love how the Dodgers have matched the AZ home runs – and scored 4 other times as well. So far. Looking for more right here.

  7. Puig and Reds having trouble getting started. Played on Thursday, but Friday and Saturday games postponed due to rain. Might snow tonight in Cincinnati, but tomorrow party sunny with a high of 39.

  8. So Snakes throwing a righty tomorrow with Seager and JT scheduled to rest. Max to play second and Quique third? (And Verdugo getting a start).

      • Recall he had some trouble there last year, 7 errors in 38 games (30 starts)

        • Freese didn’t look great at third during the spring. Kike’ finally gets a position so I don’t think I would move him to third.

          • Freese better fielder than Max, but guessing Doc goes with the lefty bat. Good point about Quique. Let’s see how Doc plays it.

  9. Just got back home from dinner in Barrio Bellavista, and now to watch as long as I can in bed on the iPad. The last you’ll hear from me tonight, probably.

    • Recall a couple of good restaurants in that barrio, including a Peruvian one.

      • Lots of good restaurants in Bellavista. We chose a Spanish one, which I was only so-so, but I can’t eat their paella because I’m allergic to mussels.

  10. Frustrated all last night with spotty link, so going with Gameday and audio.

  11. Here’s hoping Maeda goes reasonably deep into the game. And let’s say no to a losing streak.

  12. Tonight’s game starts at 10 p.m. Chilean time, and I have better WiFi in Santiago. After returning from an early dinner (8 p.m. start time), I should get to see at least some of it.