Game 39, 2019

Braves at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: SPNLA, FSSE

The Braves send RHP Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 5.06 ERA) out to face the Dodgers’ LHP Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 2.77 ERA). Foltynewicz missed spring training and most of April with a bone spur in his elbow. He was scheduled to be the Braves’ Opening Day starter. In his return from the IL he had a 6.11 ERA in four Triple-A rehab starts and hasn’t done much better in his first two starts for Atlanta. Kershaw too had a slow start to the season; this will be his fifth start of 2019. He’s averaging six-plus innings per appearance.

Turner had a big night:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1941 An Army-Navy Relief game between New York’s two National League teams raises over $60,000. Dolph Camilli’s homer is the difference in the Ebbets Field exhibition as the Dodgers edge the Giants, 7-6.
  • 2012 Josh Hamilton becomes the 16th major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game when he blasts an 0-2 pitch over the Camden Yards centerfield fence in the eighth inning of the Rangers’ 10-3 victory over Baltimore. The Texas outfielder, who connected each time with a man on base, also hits a double to set the American League’s single-game record for total bases with 18, one shy of Shawn Green’s major league mark of 19 established in 2002 with the Dodgers.

In a sign that the apocalypse cannot be far away, in 2012 the New York State Senate congratulates Mr. Met with a voice approved resolution, honoring the larger-than-life bobblehead for being named the best mascot in the U.S. in a fan survey conducted by the Marketing Arm. The Amazins’ spherical symbol of cheer, who defeated the popular Phillie Phanatic in the poll, is commended by the legislative body for having his legacy serve as “a sterling example for all mascots”.

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62 thoughts on “Game 39, 2019

  1. Closing in on 40 games with six players at almost 20 or more rbis.

    • Heck, moreover have been playing recently without their 1, 3, 4, and 5 hitters.

    • One of those hits could easily have been scored an error by Turner, making the last two runs unearned.

      • Not so easily, but get your point. WHIP remains a healthy .980, which would rank him 6th in NL, if he had 7 more innings under his belt.

  2. Neither the Braves nor the Brewers have looked like last year’s editions.

    • Now below .500, the Barves are under-achievers so far. The Beerboys, though, have won eight of their last ten, and are playing nearly .600 ball, even if their starting pitching is shaky.

      • Guess I was surprised at how Yelich-dependent their offense is, and yes starting pitcher issue. They have fattened up recently against mediocre teams during a ten game home stand.

  3. It’s not the dominant Kershaw we used to know, but he’s still pretty good and the ‘pen is well-rested (thanks, Ryu!).

  4. Devil Rays and Mutts muff their opportunities, so Dodgers must win tonight to maintain leads over Pads and Snakes. Gnats and Rox getting snowed out in Denver.

  5. Their pitcher has decided to challenge our patient at bats by throwing nothing but strikes.