Game 72, 2019

Cubs at Dodgers, 4:05 PM PDT, TV: ESPN

LHP José Quintana (4-6, 3.89 ERA) takes the mound for the Cubs to face LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-1, 1.36 ERA) of the Dodgers. Quintana struggled for 4 2/3 innings against the Rockies last Tuesday while giving up four runs in a Cubs loss. Ryu could have won his tenth game of the season last Monday night had the bullpen not blown a two-run lead after he left the game, just as Buehler could have won his eighth last night had Jansen not surrendered a go-ahead home run in the ninth.

Jansen gave up five HRs in all of 2017, then 13 in 2018, and now five in 28 games in 2019.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1933 Last year’s National League batting champ, Lefty O’Doul, and pitcher Watty Clark, a 20-game winner last season, are traded by the Dodgers to the Giants for first baseman Sam Leslie. Brooklyn’s newest infielder will bat .311 during his three seasons with the team, before returning to New York in 1936.

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126 thoughts on “Game 72, 2019

  1. Is this going to be a repeat of last night with a 1 – 0 score going into the 9th?

  2. Rox have blown a big lead for the second straight day, now tied 13-13 in the ninth with Pads. Gnats lose to Brewskis.

  3. Nats (gnot the Gnats) drubbed the Snakes, while Pads and Rox are restaging yesterday’s slugfest, now 13-10 Rox in the seventh. Gnats getting beat by Brewskis.

  4. 3 out of 4 against Cubbies; could have been 4 out of 4; could have been 2 out of 4.

  5. Lead now 10-1/2 over Rox and Snakes, 13 over Pads, 16-1/2 over Gnats. Dodgers trail Twinkies by .004 for baseball’s best record.

  6. Well, didn’t hit the batter with the first pitch although Martin was bruised

  7. Another 1 run lead heading into the ninth. I thought of this last night in terms of Jansen – who, for the record I still think of as a top reliever. (But I’m all about the humour.)
    So you want to be the Dodger’s closer = So you want to be my latex salesman.

    • Dodgers will be facing righties for the rest of the game (3 innings), unless Maddon decides to use his other lefty for the third straight game.

  8. Does Doc prefer Joc against a lefty than Kike’ against a righty or is it about the lefty pitcher coming in that Doc isn’t impressed with?

  9. In hindsight – maybe they should have punch hit Joc first and saved Verdugo for this spot. But yeah hindsight has better vision than this 4-eyed guy.

  10. It feels like ESPN is falling all over themselves expressing their love of the Cubs.

  11. Having led 13-8 after six, the Rox lost 14-13, their second huge blown lead in three days. Dodgers can gain a game on both the Rox and the Snakes, which would mean a 10-1/2 game lead again.

  12. Pads have taken a 14-13 lead in the ninth. Pinch-hitting pitcher Strahm walked with bases loaded following two IBBs.

      • They showed a wide view from behind the plate (they wanted to highlight Muncy’s running lead). So no idea.

  13. That was strikeout No. 91 this year for Baez, who entered the day leading the NL in that dubious category. Muncy leads the dodgers with 69.

    • Still, both have enormous positives to their games. Báez is also a great defender, and Muncy’s improving in that regard.

  14. Not only am I getting blacked out, I was getting Steinered. Fortunately, there’s still Jaime Jarrín.

  15. ESPN blackouts are even worse than the standard local MLBTV version. Gameday doesn’t even show online highlights until long after the game is over.

  16. It’s the first home run he’s given up since May 5th, which was the Hunter Renfroe grand slam. Since then he’d been really good until last night. Also, Rizzo is a good hitter.

    Everyone seems to be giving up more home runs. The ball is almost certainly juiced. AAA went to the MLB ball this year, and homers have been flying out of their parks, too.