Game 29,2019

Pirates at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet PIT, KTLA, SPNLA

The visitors’ RHP Joe Musgrove (1-1, 1.59 ERA) takes the hill against the Dodgers’ LHP Clayton Kershaw (0-0, 2.77 ERA). All four of Musgrove’s appearances this year have been quality starts (definition: complete six innings and permit no more than three earned runs). Kershaw’s two games this season were also quality starts. Last time out he uncharacteristically walked four men, but his opponents are hitting only .159 against him, so the walks didn’t hurt.

Barnesy’s home run yesterday:


Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1981 Fernandomania continues to explode at Chavez Ravine when Dodger rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela pitches his fourth shutout in five starts. The 20 year-old Mexican southpaw, who is batting over .400, beats the Giants, 5-0, and lowers his ERA to a microscopic 0.20.
  • 2004 At Dodger Stadium, Mike Piazza ties Carlton Fisk for the most career homers by a catcher as he hits Hideo Nomo’s sixth-inning pitch into the stands for his 351st round-tripper as a backstop. The homer, which was his 362nd overall, moves the Mets’ star past Yankees’ Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio on the all-time list.
  • 2007 On the night in which the ceremonial first pitch is thrown by his three sons, Trevor Hoffman is unable to hold on to a two run lead when the Dodgers score three in the ninth and eventually beat the Padres, 6-5. It’s ‘Trevor Time Desk Clock’ Night, and the usually reliable Padres closer blows the save, thanks to some shady defense, for the second consecutive game.
  • 2010 The suddenly streaking Mets win their sixth consecutive game with a doubleheader sweep of the Dodgers, 4-0 and 10-5. The victories mark the first time since August 28, 1971 that the club has taken both ends of a twin bill from L.A.

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79 thoughts on “Game 29,2019

  1. Barves have blown a lead over the Rox in the ninth. With two out, they manage to walk Drew Butera on four pitches and then Blackmon delivers a go-ahead double. And then, after pitching change, Story blows it open with three-run dinger on an 0-2 pitch.

  2. Crick is an ex-Gnat who’s a gopher ball specialist, but he fails to deliver for Cody.

  3. The Gnats tanked for the Yanquis (good), but the Nats have tanked for the Pads (not so good). Barves have an early lead on the Rox, but the Cubbies are sending Darvish up against the Snakes.

    Meanwhile, Yelich has hit his first road dinger to lead Bellinger by one, and the two are now tied in RBI. Bellinger has a notable lead in OPS.

  4. Apparently Joc likes to hit well and drive in runs on Seager’s birthday too.