Game 26, 2019

Dodgers at Cubs, 5:05 PM PDT, TV: KTLA, SPNLA, WGN, SAP WGN

RHP Walker Buehler (2-0, 5.40 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers tonight against the Cubs’ LHP Cole Hamels (3-0, 2.77 ERA). This will be Buehler’s first appearance at “The Friendly Confines.” He was dominant in his last start but has been inconsistent so far this season. Hamels is in midseason form: he’s 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA, 19 strikeouts and no walks in his last three starts (21 innings).

Somebody needs to explain to me why Baez wasn’t called out for being out of the baseline on this play in yesterday’s game:

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1958 At the Los Angeles Coliseum, Gene Fodge picks up his only major league victory when the Cubs beat the Dodgers, 15-2. Outfielder Lee Walls carries the day with three homers and eight RBIs.
  • 1962 Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax ties his major league record, a mark he shares with Bob Feller, when he strikes out 18 batters in a nine-inning contest during the team’s 10-2 rout of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In 1938, nineteen year-old right-hander Bob Feller established the record, whiffing 18 batters in the Indians’ 4-1 loss to the Tigers at Cleveland Stadium.
  • 1965 Casey Stengel wins his 3,000th game as a manager when his Amazin’ Mets score three runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat San Francisco at Candlestick Park, 7-6. The ‘Old Perfessor’, who served as the skipper for the Dodgers, Braves, and Yankees, won more than a third of his games (1,149) during his 12-year tenure with the Bronx Bombers.
  • 1998 Dodger backstop Mike Piazza ties a major league record, hitting his third grand slam of the month. The blast highlights a nine-run second inning which leads Los Angeles to a 12-4 victory over the visiting Cubs.

Also, in 2003 Chase Utley gets his first major league hit, blasting a third inning grand slam off Rockies starter Dennis Cook. The rookie second baseman’s big fly to right field contributes to the Phillies’ 9-1 victory at Veterans Stadium.

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117 thoughts on “Game 26, 2019

  1. The one run Kelly allowed might have seemed insignificant at the time given the 6 run outburst by the Cubs already on the books but that run was the difference in a 7 – 6 loss.

  2. Dismal. Simply dismal. Getting very little from our right-handed hitters lately.

  3. That’s on the ump. Pitch 5 to Rizzo should have been out three. Pitch seven, the same.

  4. Watching the Cub’s feed tonight. They have a sound imbalance as I can clearly hear the crowd and music, but can barely hear the announcers.

  5. Hamels reintroduced to BBs by Dodgers, after throwing none in his last 21 innings this season.

  6. Yimi is a strange choice here for me. Doc’s confidence in him has certainly risen.

  7. Ya know, I’m not loving the Cubs home town calls at the plate. Two nights running, it feels like. Good thing Hamels was as bad as he was tonight.

  8. Could be Hamels last inning if Dodgers can get him to throw another 10-15 pitches.

  9. As Vinny would say, “the fans were watching that fly ball with their hearts not their eyes.”

    • Speaking of Vin, they just announced that a video of Vin leading Take Me Out to the Ball Game will be shown for the seventh inning stretch.

  10. I remember the old days when the first basemen use to touch the bag with their foot.