Brewers at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: FS-WI, SPNLA
RHP Jhoulys Chacin (2-1, 4.24 ERA) goes for the Brewers while RHP Ross Stripling (0-1, 3.78 ERA) goes for the slumping Dodgers. Chacin is pitching like an ace: he’s given up three or fewer runs in each of his last seventeen starts dating back to last year. Stripling had a rough outing last time out against the Cardinals when he gave up five extra base hits in five innings and got the loss.
- 1931 At Braves Field, Jack Quinn becomes the oldest pitcher to start an Opening Day game. The 47 year-old Robin right-hander gives up six runs on nine runs in six innings of work, taking the loss when Brooklyn bows to Boston, 7-4.
- 1968 Jim Bunning becomes the first pitcher since Cy Young to collect a thousand strikeouts in both leagues when he whiffs eight Dodgers during his first win for the Pirates, a 3-0 complete-game victory in Chavez Ravine. The 37 year-old right-hander, acquired from the Phillies in December, sent 1,406 American League batters back to the bench with a bat in their hands for nine seasons while pitching for the Tigers at the start of his Hall of Fame career.
- 1993 After establishing the all-time career major league record last night with his 358th save, Cardinal reliever Lee Smith breaks the National League mark, recording his 301st in the Senior Circuit when he tosses a perfect 15th frame in the Cardinals’ 2-1 victory at Dodger Stadium. The right-handed reliever will extend the big league mark to 478, pitching for the Cubs (1980-1987), Red Sox (1988-1990), Cardinals (1990-1993), Yankees (1993), Orioles (1994), Angels (1995-1996), Reds (1996), and Expos (1997).
- 2004 In the game played after teammate Mike Mussina earns his 200th career victory, Kevin Brown, who was obtained from the Dodgers for Jeff Weaver and two minor-leaguers in an off-season trade, reaches the same plateau, beating the Devil Rays, 5-1. It is the first time in baseball history members of the same pitching staff have won their 200th career victory in consecutive starts.
Today’s Dodger lineup vs. Brewers:
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 14, 2019
Breakfast baseball in Boston!
Everything we know about the 1919 Black Sox scandal is questionable, says new research from the SABR journal.
SABR has published a book about it, too.
Off to a good start! Verdugo executes!
Stripling is the Stopper. Now for a long win streak.
Finally a W!
I like Schult and Stewart. Especially Schultz right now.
97 mph on that last K
Looks like the Dodgers may gain a game back today on the Padres as SD is losing 7-3 vs DBacks.
Come on, Schultz. Close this out.
Scoop – just a heads up that I sent you an email! I had fun writing it while listening to the game.
As Vin would say the score is now 7 to O N E
Man – those last two pitches looked pretty good from here.
If those strings the Dodgers used to use in Vero Beach to frame the strike zone were used here, Strip might have made them vibrate a little.
Ump just gave the Brewers’ pitcher the strike he didn’t give to Stripling.
I know. Thought the same thing.
Stripling just barely missing the strike zone. Need that elusive triple play.
I don’t think he missed…
Sorry, San Francisco…
Interesting game in Colorado…
Don’t hear that said too often.
Live TV of it: https://www.mlb.com/video/mlb-historic-live-look-in-c2524387483
Just awakened from a nap (as has the Dodger pitching), and as I was looking at the score it went from 6-0 to 7-0. As my late mother used to say, there is something about a good nap.
Tell that to Rip Van Winkle
Well – would you consider it a laugher yet?
Strip completes five scoreless without a K.
Stripling is throwing so nice and easy. 51 pitches in five innings!
See below re: Cody.
Cody the one man band.
I wanna see a laugher before I board my flight.
You could watch Airplane before boarding.
Is it Chacin or are the Dodger bats back?
Both, looks like from here.
Caín doesn’t GIDP very often.
At a party following under the table. Nice start.
Just don’t drink yourself under the table (unless you’re at home!).
At the game! Nice hitting so far… and a beautiful day.
Are you there?
Today, at least, I’m close.
I have an extra ticket. Just saying…
If only I’d known… but my flight leaves in a little more than an hour.
Too bad. Fun game.
Stuck at LAX, where I’ll have an MLBTV blackout. Hoping one of the restobars here will turn the game on until my 3:30 pm flight.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-yasiel-puig-dodgers-legacy-reds-20190414-story.html A prelude for tomorrow.
Judging from the positioning card discussion, he hasn’t learned enough.
Never! That’s Puig.
After 16 games, our Bums at 8-8; last year at 7-9; 8-8 in 2017. Least we forget the early misery of last year, in the next 16 in 2018 they went 6-10 and did not get above .500 until June 8. After that, with Grande carrying them offensively, they went 33-19 in June-July.
Had remembered Bunning pitching very briefly for the Dodgers, but hadn’t recalled pitching for the filibusteros.
In case you missed it
Almost as boring as soccer.
Not this round. It was a thrill ride.
I’ll admit that golf’s a skilled endeavor, but it’s still soporific.