Game 30, 2019

Pirates at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet-PIT, SPNLA

RHP Trevor Williams (1-1, 2.59 ERA) goes for the Pirates while LHP Rich Hill makes his first appearance of the season for the Dodgers. Williams is like Musgrove in that every start he’s made in 2019 has been a quality one, and in fact he’s got a 1.67 ERA for his last 18 starts. Hill strained a knee in Spring Training and has been rehabbing ever since. The Dodgers think he’s built up enough arm strength to go six innings. He’ll be pitching to Russell Martin, who’s coming off the IL after recovering from lower back inflammation. The Dodgers sent Rocky Gale back to OKC.

Kershaw thinks he’s Superman sometimes, and maybe he’s right:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1922 At Ebbets Field, Lee King drives in seven runs in the Phillies’ 10-7 win over the Robins. The Philadelphia outfielder will collect a total of only 15 RBIs this season playing with Philadelphia and the Giants.
  • 1985 Dodger southpaw Fernando Valenzuela sets an MLB mark with 41 consecutive scoreless innings at the start of a season without allowing an earned run when he blanks the Padres through eight innings. In the top of the ninth, Tony Gwynn snaps the southpaw’s scoreless streak with a solo home run, giving the Friars an eventual 1-0 victory at Chavez Ravine.
  • 2012 Bryce Harper makes his much-anticipated debut in the Nationals’ 4-3 loss to Los Angeles at Chavez Ravine. The 19 year-old rookie center fielder, who drives in the potential go-ahead run in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly, doubles in the top of the seventh off Chad Billingsley for his first major league hit.

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121 thoughts on “Game 30, 2019

  1. Pitching matchups this week vs. the Giants in a stadium-to-be-renamed-again later:
    M — Maeda (L) vs. Samardzija (R)
    T — Buehler (R) vs. Pomeranz (L)
    W — Ryu (L) vs. Bumgarner (L)
    All games start at 6:45 p.m. (PDT)

  2. As every other team in the division loses, Dodgers are now 2.0 ahead of Pads, 2.5 ahead of Snakes, 5.0 ahead of Rox, and 7.0 ahead of Gnats.

  3. Trying to think of other hot months by Dodger hitters. Bellinger matches up favourably with Pedro Guerrero’s June 1985.

  4. Urias walked a tightrope just there that was slightly wider than the one Baez walked last night. Now let’s provide Jansen some cushion.

  5. Yelich has left the game for the Cerveceros. Apparent “lower back discomfort.”

  6. Cubbies appear to be trying to give it away to the Snakes, but it’s still tied in the sixth.

  7. Nice to see the Dodgers get back into this one. Hope our offence can find the late inning edge to pull it out.

  8. On the bright side, the Rox have lost to the Barves, the Yanquis are bombing the Gnats again, Cubbies lead the Snakes early. Pads and Nats (gnot Gnats) tied in tenth, but Washington has winning run on base with nobody out.

  9. Yankees now leading the Giants, 6-0, in the third. Yankees led the Giants 6-0 yesterday until the bottom of the ninth, when the Giants scored four times and lost 6-4.

  10. I think Hill had higher expectations for himself today. Although the error allowed Melky to have an at bat that inning.

  11. Giants, who entered play today averaging 3.1 runs per game and batting .211 as a team, are trailing the Yankees 4-0 after 1 1/2 in San Francisco.

  12. Re the above intro, I presume Harper drove in the actual go-ahead run in the ninth.

    • Ha! Yeah, the author of that text screwed up. It WAS the potential winning run, putting the Nats up 2-1. They got another run to make it 3-1 going to the bottom of the 9th, but the Dodgers tied it up and won in the 10th on a walkoff HR by the Bison.