Game 7, 2019

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PT, TV: NBCS BA, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

LHP Derek Holland (0-1, 6.75 ERA) goes for the Giants while RHP Ross Stripling (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his second start for the Dodgers. Holland gave up three runs in four innings to the Padres in his first start of the season, while Stripling threw 5 1/3 innings of scoreless ball against the Diamondbacks in his. Holland is 0-3 with a 4.56 ERA in seven career appearances against the Dodgers; Stripling was 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in four games against the Giants last year.

Bellinger is pleased with his start, naturally, but he’s astonished that yesterday’s game was the 300th of his career.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1968 The Tigers trade left-hander Hank Aguirre to the Dodgers for a player to be named later, minor leaguer Fred Moulder. The All-Star southpaw, better known for being the worst hitter in major league history, will compile a .085 batting average during his 16-year major league career, striking out in an astounding 61% of his 388 at-bats. In his sole season with the Dodgers he appeared in 25 games, threw 39 innings, earned three saves and put up a .069 ERA.
  • 1974 The Indians trade Pedro Guerrero to Dodgers for pitcher Bruce Ellingsen. The 17 year-old infielder/outfielder will compile a .309 batting average and will be named to the All-Star team five times during his 11 seasons with the team.
  • 2008 Twenty minutes before their game, the Dodgers announce reliever Hong-Chih Kuo will start in place of Chad Billingsley, who in turn will be in the bullpen. The unusual move, made due to the threat of rain at the start of the contest, is also employed by the Giants with Merkin Valdez beginning the game on the mound and the announced starter, and eventual winner Tim Lincecum entering the game in the fourth inning.

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76 thoughts on “Game 7, 2019

  1. 1. Enrique Hernandez (R) 2B
    2. Corey Seager (L) SS
    3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
    4. Cody Bellinger (L) RF
    5. A.J. Pollock (R) CF
    6. Max Muncy (L) 1B
    7. Chris Taylor (R) LF
    8. Russell Martin (R) C
    9. Kenta Maeda (R) P

    Joc a whopping 1 for 3 and Taylor 2 for 16 historically against Anderson.

  2. 5-2 is a nice way to start the season. 4-3 at home would have been a bit disappointing. On to Colorado!

    • The Poseur is washed up, but the Gnats can’t dump him because of a no-trade clause. Their sole prospect, Joey Bart, will replace him sooner rather than later.

  3. Dodgers scoring without the long ball to please those who think they are too dependent on HRs.

    • On the Freese double he writes that watching eight straight hours of Kevin Pillar highlights probably left him with unrealistic expectations of Pillar catching the ball.

  4. Hi all! Caught the first inning then had a meeting. Now I am back for hopefully more Dodger scoring.

  5. In his first game Stripling threw 76 pitches to get through one out in Ty’s 5th. Tonight it took him 77 pitches. #consistent.

  6. This far San Fran has 3x as many hits, 2x as many HRs, but thankfully only 1 more run.

  7. Pillar in a SF jersey is just… strange. I used to admire his highlight reel catches in Toronto. Harder to cheer for him now.

  8. I’m alright if Holland wants to walk our .100 hitters to face our .300 and .400 hitters. But those hitters need to hit. Lol.

  9. Woot! I’m really going to miss all these HRs when the Dodgers cool off just a bit from them.

      • That would be something. If he hits 30, imagine how many some of the other regular power hitters might hit!

  10. So glad to see the Dodgers were able to hang on to win last night. It was exactly that type of game the April 2018 Dodgers would have found a way to lose. Progress!

  11. Speaking of 2008, pitchers and hitting, IIRC that year Dodgers pitchers as a group hit better than the team’s principal PH Mark Sweeney.

  12. Recall the 2008 game. Believe it was dubbed the Bizarro Game at the time