Game 79, 2019

Rockies at Dodgers, 1:15 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA

RHP Antonio Senzatela (6-5, 5.09 ERA) is a third-year pitcher who’s having a pretty good June: he’s 3-1 with a 3.57 ERA for the month. He’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Kenta Maeda (7-4, 3.87 ERA). Maeda won four games in May but has lost two in June, and the Dodgers seem to think he can’t face a lineup three times. His longest outing of the year is 6 2/3 innings, and he’s not gone past five this month.

Verdugo had a four-hit game on Saturday night; the walk-off HR wasn’t his only production. Here’s the recap:

Personnel move: Freese to the IL with a hamstring strain, Will Smith up from AAA to replace him.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1930 The Dodgers get twelve consecutive hits in a 19-6 win over the Pirates at Forbes Field. Two of the dozen hits in the eight-run sixth inning include a pair of homers hit by Brooklyn outfielder Babe Herman.
  • 1986 The Braves strand 18 runners on base, establishing a National League record. Enough Atlanta players do score to give the team a 6-5 victory over L.A. at Dodger Stadium.

Other notable events in baseball on this date include Ernie Shore’s near-perfect game in 1917, when he relieved Babe Ruth (ejected for arguing balls and strikes and possibly punching the umpire) and retired 26 consecutive batters.

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89 thoughts on “Game 79, 2019

  1. Roberts to Beaty and Smith: “Hey good news. We are calling you back up. The bad news is that you are going to have to hit a walk off homerun.”

  2. Players who wore 16
    Will Smith (2019)
    Andre Ethier (2006-2017)
    Steve Finley (2004)
    Paul Lo Duca (1999-2004)
    Mark Grudzielanek (1998)
    Hideo Nomo (1995-1998)
    Rick Monday (1977-1984)
    Reggie Smith (1976)
    Charlie Manuel (1975)
    Gail Hopkins (1974)
    Dick Dietz (1972)
    Ron Perranoski (1961-1972)
    Bill Sudakis (1968-1971)
    Rocky Colavito (1968)
    Danny McDevitt (1957-1960)
    Bob Giallombardo (1958)
    Bob Wilson (1958)
    Ken Lehman (1952-1957)
    Earl Mossor (1951)
    Morrie Martin (1949)
    Clyde King (1947-1948)
    Joe Medwick (1946)
    Billy Herman (1941-1946)
    Art Herring (1945)
    Pat Ankenman (1944)
    Barney Koch (1944)
    Eddie Miksis (1944)
    Van Mungo (1932-1941)

    • Without looking up the others, I gotta believe Gail Hopkins did the most in life post-baseball:

      After his baseball career ended, he earned four graduate degrees: a Master’s in Religion at Pepperdine, a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary, a Doctorate in Biology at the Illinois Institute of Technology and an M. D. degree from Rush Medical College where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He went on to become a board certified orthopedic surgeon completing his residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. He engaged in the private practice of orthopedic surgery in Lodi, California (1986–1994), Hinsdale, Illinois (1994–2003) and Parkersburg, West Virginia (2004–2014).[4] He has served on the Pepperdine University Board of Regents since 1986. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ohio Valley University, a Churches of Christ affiliated college in West Virginia.,[5] where he also served as Adjunct Professor of both Bible and Biology.[6] A 2001 story on Hopkins referred to him as a “thoughtful individual whose love for God forms the center of his life and whose strong convictions shape that life”.[7]

  3. Beautiful evening here and I stepped out to my deck to enjoy it and read some. I checked my phone and saw the score and realized there had to be a 3 run home run to score 3 in the bottom of the ninth. Then found that one of my favorite players hit it. I am now watching the bottom on the ninth. Can’t wait so see how it turns out 😉

  4. I wonder who the Dodgers will call up tomorrow to be the designated walk off homer hitter?

    • Watching gameday I figured they would walk Martin, and thought to myself “They do realize how hot Smith has been, right?” Apparently not.

  5. Taylor now 10-for-19 in his last six games, including today, with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs.

  6. Really wild game in Pittsburgh, where Pads have blown three-run leads in ninth and 11th innings. It’s 10-10.

  7. Here is a stat that I find remarkable.
    After 78 games (53-25), only one starting pitcher has lost more than one game for the Dodgers:
    Ryu 9-1 (15 starts)
    Buehler 8-1 (15)
    Kershaw 7-1 (12)
    Hill 4-1 (10)
    Stripling 1-1 (6) — relief appearances not included
    Urias 1-1 (5) — relief appearances not included
    Ferguson 0-1 (1) — relief appearances not include
    Maeda 7-4 (14)
    Overall, our starters are 37-11. The relievers are 16-14.