Game 101, 2019

Marlins at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: FS-F, SPNLA

RHP Sandy Alcantara (4-9, 3.94 ERA) pitches for the Marlins while LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-2, 3.00 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. This is already Alcantara’s third start since the All Star break, and he’s had trouble in his first two. He’s got a 4.63 ERA in 11 2/3 innings. He’s never faced the Dodgers. Kershaw has given up just one earned run in each of his last two outings and has five outings of one earned run or less this season. He’s posted a 2.76 ERA against the Marlins in his career but has just a 5-5 record against them.

Here’s Ryu’s work Friday night in one clip:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1906 At St. Louis, Brooklyn hurler Mal Eason no-hits the Cardinals, 2-0. The ‘Kid’ was the losing pitcher when Johnny Lush pitched a no-hitter against the Superbas (Dodgers) in May.
  • 1951 In a game against the Reds with All-Star hurler Ewell Blackwell on the mound, the Giants, for the first time, employ their infamous scheme for stealing catchers’ signs using a telescope positioned in the centerfield clubhouse. The ‘Jints’ beat Cincinnati, 11-6, and New York will win 22 of the remaining 27 games at the Polo Grounds, overtaking the Dodgers to win the National League pennant.
  • 1970 Twenty-six year-old right-hander Bill Singer pitches the first Dodger no-hitter since Sandy Koufax’s departure when he keeps the Philadelphia batters hitless in a 5-0 victory at Chavez Ravine. The ‘Singer Throwing Machine,’ who spent 52 days on the disabled list earlier in the season recuperating from hepatitis, posts a 5-0 record along with a 1.84 ERA in July and will be named NL Player of the Month.
  • 2008 The Dodgers, with a five-run ninth-inning rally at Chase Field, beat the Diamondbacks, 6-5, and move into a flat-footed tie (48-50) with Arizona for first place in the National League West. Andre Ethier has the key hit in the comeback victory, a go-ahead triple off the center-field wall, as D-Back closer Brandon Lyon, pitching in his third consecutive game, couldn’t hold a three-run lead.

Lineup when available.

71 thoughts on “Game 101, 2019

  1. Dodgers now lead Snakes by 15, Gnats by 16, Rox and Pads by 18-1/2. They are 6-1/2 ahead of Barves for best in NL, but trail Yanquis by .007 for best in MLB (technically the two teams are tied in the standings – Dodgers have won two more but also lost two more).

  2. I am glad I went back to sleep when it was 6-0 and just reawakened. Even taking into account the shoddy defense, our bullpen is bulbleep.

  3. Good thing Martin drove one in. Need to provide some cushion for the bullpen.

      • If the Dodgers trade for Will Smith and bring up their own Will Smith and they play in the same game, could we call that the Beaty(ry)?

  4. It’s early, but I’d say that Fergie and Yimi are rapidly taking themselves out of consideration for the post-season roster.

    • I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this at all this season – but the Dodgers bullpen can be a bit shaky at times.

  5. Bellinger is turning into Joey Votto. 3 walks is a good sign he is seeing pitches well.

  6. Kershaw is 13 strikeout away from Koufax career total of 2396.

    And if the Dodgers maintain this lead and win tonight, Kershaw will be only 3 wins behind Koufax’s 165.

    Kershaw era through 2200 innings is 2.42.
    Koufax career era from 2324 innings is 2.76.

  7. Great hit Kersh followed by Puig style running and I’m not talking about speed.

  8. So the Giants are back in the wild card race, a place they have done well in.

        • I enjoyed the Hawk, in limited quanitities, if only because he set the standard for silly homerism. Also, in 1969, I recall sitting in the left field bleachers in Seattle where he would converse with us between pitches. He was lotsa fun.

        • He is relatively restrained. Being an ex-Dodger ballplayer can’t make it too easy.

  9. This morning I decided to watch the Marlins feed for last night’s game, and there was old friend Todd Hollandsworth doing color for them.

    Some sustained offense would be nice tonight, rather than making AAAA pitchers look like stars.

    • Alcantara wouldn’t even be the Dodgers sixth starter, but he was an AS (Fish has to be represented by someone) and is up-and-coming and capable of pitching a good game.

  10. Following last night’s results, Dodgers are 14 ahead of Snakes, 15 ahead of Gnats, 17.5 ahead Pads and 18 ahead of falling Rox. They remain 5-1/2 ahead of Barves for NL’s best record, but have fallen behind the Yanquis by 1/2 game (.010) for best record in baseball.