Game 82, 2019

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 12:40 PM PDT, TV: FS-A, SPNLA

It’ll be the MLB debut for the Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin, who’s a graduate of St. Mary’s College in Northern California east of Oakland. He’s only been in eight games at the AAA level; he’s 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA. He’ll face the D-Backs’ RHP Taylor Clarke (1-3, 6.48 ERA), who started his big league career with two good starts this season but has gone 0-2 with a 10.00 ERA in his next five. Last Friday he lost to the Giants, giving up six runs in three innings.

Kenley is electioneering:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1944 At the Polo Grounds with over 50,000 fans looking on, the New York major league teams face each other in a six inning three-team game (a team played consecutive innings against the other two teams then sat out an inning) to raise money for war bonds. The charity contest, billed as the Tri-Cornered Baseball Game, ends with the final score of Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants 0.

  • 1968 Cardinals right-hander Bob Gibson tosses his fifth consecutive shutout as he blanks the Pirates, 3-0, in the first game of a doubleheader played at Busch Stadium. The future Hall of Famer’s accomplishment is one shy of the major league mark, set earlier in the month by Don Drysdale of the Dodgers.
  • 1999 At Candlestick Park, Todd Hundley’s second homer of the day, a ninth inning three-run shot to deep right field off Giants’ closer Robb Nen, sparks the Dodgers’ 7-6 comeback win. Ellis Burks had put San Francisco ahead in the bottom of the eighth, 6-4, with a three-run homer off Alan Mills.
  • 2011 Three days after Jim Riggleman’s sudden resignation, the Nationals name senior advisor Davey Johnson as the team’s manager for the remainder of the season. The 68 year-old former skipper compiled an 1148-888 (.564) record during his 14 years in the dugout with the Mets, Dodgers, Reds, and Orioles, finishing lower than third place on only three occasions.

Things of no great import that are nonetheless interesting, Number 317: In 1995 Before rejoining the Yankees to make a start in Chicago, Columbus Clipper starter Mariano Rivera pitches a five-inning no-hitter against the International League’s Rochester Red Wings in Ohio’s Cooper Stadium. During his tenure in the minor leagues, Mo, the future major league leader in career saves, is used primarily as a starter, starting 68 games, including seven complete contests, en route to compiling a 27-18 record along with a 2.35 ERA.

I had no clue Rivera had been a starter and that he was that good at it.


40 thoughts on “Game 82, 2019

  1. Given Russell Martin’s performance on the mound, it’s worth noting that, in Houston, the Minute Maids used two position players to pitch in a later game. Former first baseman Tyler White gave up six runs to the Bucs in 2/3 of the ninth, and had to be rescued by one-time catcher Max Stassi.

  2. Dodgers lose ground to everybody but the Gnats, and the lead has shriveled to 12 games.

  3. Been watching it free on Pretty frustrating game. Feel bad for Goose Gonsolin.

  4. Thought that the game began at 1:10 p.m. Just returned to this site (No eyes, no ears). Rough first inning. At least it’s real early. Their pitcher began the game with a 6.48 ERA, but we sometimes have trouble with ostensibly bad hurlers. In his picture, Gonsolin looks like Jim Croce, the late singer/songwriter.

  5. Mariano started 10 games for the Yanks when he first came up, going 3-3 with a 5.94 ERA. They decided to make use of him elsewhere.

  6. Another day-night doubleheader for me. This morning’s game was at 3:40 am and this one is at 9:40 pm.