Game 85, 2019

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:15 PM PDT, TV: Fox

LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-1, 3.07 ERA) tries to hold the Rockies down in the third game of this four-game set while RHP Jon Gray (8-5, 3.92 ERA) attempts to do the same to the Dodgers. In his career Kershaw is 22-7 against the Rockies and 10-4 with a 4.57 ERA at Coors Field. Gray is 3-5 with a 4.98 ERA lifetime against the Dodgers, 2-1 at Coors Field.

There wasn’t much to cheer about in yesterday’s game, but here’s Muncy’s third homer in seven ABs in the series, which was also the longest HR any Dodger has hit this season at 464 feet:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1923 Dodger first baseman Jacques Fournier goes 6-for 6, collecting a home run, two doubles, and three singles. The southpaw-swinging slugger’s 11 total bases contribute to Brooklyn’s 14-5 victory over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl.
  • 1960 The Phillies strike out a dozen times in each end of a doubleheader when they are swept by the Dodgers at Connie Mack Stadium, 6-3 and 5-2. The 24 Ks tie a major league record for strikeouts in a twin bill.
  • 1990 For the first time since 1917 (Hippo Vaughan and Fred Toney), two no-hitters are thrown on the same day when the A’s (and ex-Dodger) Dave Stewart shuts out the Jays 5-0 and the Dodgers’ Fernando Valenzuela blanks the Cardinals, 6-0.
  • 2012 In the Diamondbacks’ 9-3 victory over Milwaukee at Miller Park, Aaron Hill becomes the first modern-era player to hit for the cycle twice in one season since Babe Herman accomplished the feat with the Brooklyn Robins in 1931. Eleven days ago in Seattle, the Arizona second baseman also collected a single, double, triple, and home run in the game.
  • 2015 Joc Pederson becomes the third rookie in major league history to hit 20 home runs before July when he goes deep off Allen Webster in the Dodgers’ 10-6 loss to Arizona at Chase Field. The 23 year-old center fielder joins Wally Berger (Braves, 1930) and Albert Pujols (Cardinals, 2001) in accomplishing the feat as a freshman.

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80 thoughts on “Game 85, 2019

      • Missed it. I just remember the 2 long fly ball outs from yesterday – and his last ab.

  1. The Giants’ team batting average this season is .224, the lowest in the majors.
    Since their inception in 1883, their lowest team batting average at season’s end has been .233 in 1985.

  2. Partial Rule 8 violation: The Dodgers have 37 hits thus far in this series; neither Barnes nor Martin has one of them.

      • Nonetheless, I don’t like it here. A couple of years ago I went to a series at this ballpark and the Dodgers lost two and the third was rained out. It was rescheduled after I had to fly back home, so I missed Toles’ game-winnilng grand slam.

          • Yes, when I got on the plane the Dodgers were losing by plenty; when I got off and checked my smart phone they had won.

  3. That game in London looked more like cricket — 4+ hours, each team with six runs in the first inning — I wonder how the Commish and his team feel about it.

  4. After two crazy games this one is feeling a bit more like normal baseball.

  5. Prior to tonight’s game, figures for Barnes and Hernandez in June:
    Austin: .143/.182/.238/.420 — 1 HR, 3 RBI
    Kiké: .192/.247/.385/.632 — 4 HR, 13 RBI

    • I just spent an hour watching the first inning of Yanks-Sox in London. Neither starter made it out of the first.