Game 83, 2019

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:40 PM PDT, TV: ATT Sportsnet RM, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Walker Buehler (8-1, 2.96 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers, undoubtedly with an extra spring in his step after his alma mater’s College World Series win yesterday. He’ll face the Rockies’ RHP Peter Lambert (2-0, 5.85 ERA). Buehler is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA against the Rockies this season while Lambert got a no-decision in his one start against the Dodgers June 22 when he gave up three earned runs in five innings.

Houston Mitchell of the LA Times looks at which reliever might help the Dodgers.

Here’s Russell Martin’s 1-2-3 inning yesterday:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1980 Dodger southpaw Jerry Reuss, facing only 28 batters, no-hits the Giants at Candlestick Park, 8-0. Shortstop Bill Russell’s errant throw on Jack Clark’s grounder with two outs in the first inning deprives the 31 year-old left-hander from tossing a perfect game.
  • 2011 Citing MLB refusal to sign off on a transaction that would provide the team with $385 million, the Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court. Although there will be no disruption to the day-to-day status of the franchise, the Chapter 11 financing permits the Dodgers to use $150 million for daily operations and gives owner Frank McCourt time to seek a media deal that will ensure the club’s long-term financial stability.

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58 thoughts on “Game 83, 2019

    • Snakes seem likely to remain 14 back, idle Padres at 14.5, Gnats likely 20.5. For best record in majors, Dodgers 2.5 ahead of Yanquis and Twinquis.

  1. All victories count the same, but some are sweeter than others. This was one of them.

  2. LAT’d regarding Martin’s mound performance yesterday: 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 bailed out by backup catcher Max Stassi.

    • It becomes clearer every inning how the Padres and the Rockies combined for 92 runs in a recent four-game series here.

  3. Getting nine more outs and preserving our lead is going to be anything but easy. We need a few more runs.

    • But I didn’t mean as the guy who cleans up after the elephants….I hope Smith didn’t sign a long rental lease in OKC.

  4. I always associate Denver with turbulence, as I always seem to encounter it when flying there. The same could be said for the Dodgers.

    • One of the roughest flights I ever experienced was 22 years ago into Stapleton in Denver, the old airport. My daughter was 10 and she buried her head in my shoulder. My wife was sitting across the aisle. Our dog, who was not in cabin, freaked out and chewed up the dish in his cage. It was a stop en route to a new job in Ohio, but we all arrived relatively safe and sound. However, I am never eager to fly into Denver.

  5. Why is Doc staying with Buehler so long? Martin went only one inning last night.

  6. Now we’ll be fortunate to get out of this inning trailing by only one run.

    • I think it is just a way to clear up a 40 roster spot for now. Pollock is due back after the all star game according to most writers. I am excited that Rios gets a call up, though not sure where they will play him. He is quite the defensive liability.

      • Right. Pollock has already missed about 60 days, so it won’t matter as far as time away goes. It just means someone else will have to be DFA’d or traded or put on the 60 day IL when Pollock comes back.