Game 5, 2019

Giants vs. Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ESPN (out-of-market only), NBCS BA, SPNLA

The Giants send off-season acquisition LHP Drew Pomeranz to the mound at Dodger Stadium for his season debut. He’ll face the Dodgers’ 22-year-old lefty Julio Urías, who’ll be making his first start in nearly two years. Pomeranz made 26 appearances for the Red Sox last season, starting 11. He posted a 6.08 ERA over the 74 innings he accumulated in those games. He had a WHIP of 1.77, walking 44 and striking out 66. Urías was scheduled to start the year in Oklahoma City, but then Kershaw and Hill got hurt. The youngster had a superb spring in which he put up a 1.72 ERA and 0.51 WHIP with 15 strikeouts over 15.2 innings pitched. The Dodgers still want to limit his innings this season, so he may only go five innings tonight, if that.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1937 The Reds sell Babe Herman to the Tigers. The 34 year-old outfielder, batting .300 for his new team, will appear in only 17 contests with Detroit before effectively retiring from the game, although he will return to play briefly for the war-time Dodgers in 1945.
  • 1963 Former Brooklyn Dodger Duke Snider returns to New York when the Mets purchase him from LA for $40,000. The 36 year-old outfielder, who will represent New York in the All-Star Game, will be told at the end of the season by Buzzi Bavasi, his former GM, that the Yankees had asked for him to back up Mickey Mantle before he was dealt to the team the across the river.
  • 2008 On Opening Day in Los Angeles, Juan Pierre’s 434 consecutive game streak, the longest current one in the major leagues, comes to an end when the Dodger outfielder does not play in the 3-2 victory over the Giants. New skipper Joe Torre plays Andre Ethier in left field in place of the highly paid but light-hitting fly chaser.


102 thoughts on “Game 5, 2019

  1. In retrospect, I’m not sorry I missed last night’s game, but even the talent-free Gnats will beat elite teams like the Dodgers several times over the course of a season.

  2. Is it redundant to say we have some big boppers coming up when the whole team feels big? Max. AJ. Belli.

  3. My favorite Kelly with the Dodger was Emmett Kelly, the circus clown (Tightened from Wikipedia):
    “From 1942–1956 Kelly performed with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, where he was a major attraction, though he took the 1956 season off to perform as the mascot for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. . . . Kelly’s ‘Weary Willie’ inspired New York sports cartoonist Willard Mullin to sketch a version of him to represent the Brooklyn Dodgers as ‘Dem Bums’ during the 1930s. The caricature, which was drawn to speak an exaggerated Brooklynese, caught on with Dodger fans and Mullin was subsequently hired to illustrate the covers of team yearbooks with variations of the ‘Brooklyn Bum.’ “

    • Still need Turner, Freese, and Martin to hit a home run. Probably won’t all happen tonight.

  4. From the MLB wrap-up: “Belt, who improved to 6-for-7 against Kelly in his career.”

    Also from MLB: Kershaw “threw a bullpen session Monday as a final tune-up for Thursday, which will be Opening Day for Oklahoma City.”

  5. As we had scored 42 runs in our first four games and the Giants had scored 5 in theirs, I was afraid something like tonight’s game would happen.

  6. It’s an 11 p.m. start in Santiago, so I won’t see the results until tomorrow morning. It’s been a long day here.

  7. Anyone know the deal with Kelly’s pitching? He’s definitely got enough heat. He hit a lot of 97s and 98s. Too flat? Not enough movement?

    • Missing his spots? I don’t know but I’m sure he will work it out eventually.

  8. Kelly working his second inning. Looking to get his very early season era under 10.

  9. Love how Julio raises his arms and then hides his face before taking the sign.

  10. My first stadium game! A friend invited me to the Club Suites. Tomorrow I’m back with the riffraff.