Game 104, 2019

Angels at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: FS-W, SPNLA

RHP Jaime Barria (3-3, 7.36 ERA) tries to maintain his position in the Angels’ rotation after a dreadful game his last time out. He gave up ten runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Mariners last Friday. He’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Ross Stripling (4-3, 3.64 ERA), who had a good five-inning stint against the Phillies last week but hasn’t really reached the success he was pitching with in April, his first period of injury replacement starts.

Here’s video of the damage Calhoun did to the Dodgers last night, including the last out of the game:

If the Reds trade Puig, where might he fit?

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1909 At Washington Park, the Superbas sweep a twin bill from the visiting Cardinals with identical 1-0 scores. Brooklyn’s southpaw Nap Rucker, who will finish second in the NL with 200 strikeouts, whiffs 16 Redbirds in one of the contests.
  • 1931 For the second time in ten days, Babe Herman hits for the cycle. The Dodger outfielder joins “Long John” Reilly and Bob Meusel as one of only three ‘tricyclists’ to have accomplished the feat of collecting a single, double, triple, and home run in one game three times.
  • 1965 Unbeknownst to him at the time, 75 year-old Mets skipper Casey Stengel, who compiled a managerial record of 1,905-1,842 with the Dodgers, Braves, Yankees, and Mets, manages his final baseball game, a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia at Shea Stadium. After leaving a party after midnight at Toots Shor’s, the ‘Old Perfesser’ loses his balance and fractures his left hip, resulting in the unexpected retirement with the team.
  • 1968 ChiSox reliever Hoyt Wilhelm breaks Cy Young’s record when he makes his 907th career appearance, pitching a third of an inning in which he gives up a run on two hits to be on the short side of the team’s 3-2 loss to Oakland. The 45 year-old knuckleballer, who will retire in 1972 after pitching in 1,070 games, will finish his 21-year major league career with a 143-122 (.540) won-loss record and 228 saves, hurling for the Giants, Cardinals, Indians, Orioles, White Sox, Angels, Braves, Cubs, and Dodgers.
  • 1970 Tommy Agee steals home with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning, giving the Mets a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Dodgers at Shea Stadium. After reaching on a fielder’s choice, the New York center fielder stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch, before scoring the winning run with his thievery of home plate.
  • 1977 After his two-out foul pop-up is dropped by Mets’ right fielder Bruce Boisclair, Davey Lopes responds with a game-ending three-run home run off Bob Apodaca. The L.A. second baseman’s ninth-inning dramatics provide the Dodgers with a 5-3 win and spoil the opportunity for a win for Nino Espinosa, who left the game needing just one more out for a complete-game victory.
  • 1993 Following the game at Dodger Stadium, Vince Coleman tosses an M-80 from a car, resulting in reported injuries to three fans in the Chavez Ravine parking lot, including an 11 year-old boy and a two year-old girl. The Mets’ player was a passenger in the 1991 Jeep Cherokee driven by LA outfielder Eric Davis, who acknowledges Coleman flipped the firecracker out of his vehicle as a ‘joke,’ but not into a crowd of people.
  • 1993 In a 5-4 loss to the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, Mets right-hander Anthony Young extends his record losing streak to 27 games. The latest defeat is the result of the hard-luck hurler walking Dave Hansen in with the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning.
  • 2015 Michael Conforto becomes the 1,000th player in Mets history when he makes his major league debut, going 0-3 in the team’s 7-2 loss to the Dodgers at Citi Field. Tomorrow, the 24 year-old rookie left fielder will enjoy a 4-for-4 day at the plate when he will collect three singles and a double en route scoring four runs.


101 thoughts on “Game 104, 2019

    • Saw that on the ticker below an ESPN thing in a sports bar in Boston this evening, and nearly dropped my beer. So much talent. So many injuries.

  1. Our savior has arrived!

    Dodgers acquire 1B Tyler White from Astros.

    Um, who?

    The Dodgers acquired first baseman Tyler White from the Houston Astros on Thursday for minor league pitcher Andre Scrubb, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

    The Astros designated White for assignment Saturday, giving the club seven days to trade or place him on waivers. The 28-year-old White batted .225 with three home runs and a .650 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 71 games for the Astros this season.

    White first broke into the majors in 2016 after the Astros selected him in the 33rd round in 2013 draft. Last season, the right-handed-hitting slugger batted .276 with 12 home runs and an .888 OPS in 66 games.


    Scrubb, 24, was an eighth-round pick by the Dodgers in the 2016 draft. The right-hander posted a 2.45 earned-run average while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings in 29 appearances for double-A Tulsa this season. He owns a 2.37 career ERA in 108 games in the minors.

    That’s a pretty good record. Friedman et. al. must think he’s never going to get much higher if they’re willing to trade him for a spare part like White. Why we need another guy who plays first rather than a relief pitcher or two will no doubt be explained to us (sarcasm intended).

    • White was pretty good for the Minute Maids last year, this year not so much. He probably qualifies as minor league depth.

      • It did say that he had pitched in 4 games this year, so you never know

      • I was going to suggest the same. Beaty looks to stick with the big club, so White takes his place at AAA. Maybe he’ll find his stroke again for September.

  2. This is painful, especially if you know who gets up and gets another you know what…

    • Couldn’t agree with you more. Need to prepare a package of minor leaguers and perhaps one or two players on the active roster and improve the relief pitching, the catching — Barnes and Martin have regressed to where I felt they’d be this season —— and perhaps pick up another starter.

  3. Kenley letting the man on second distract him. He needs to focus on the one at the plate.

  4. 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
    0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2

    This would be an acceptable – and cool looking – score line.

  5. What happens when an ump goes back and looks at calls like that? Does he cringe? Shrug?

  6. Time to send Barnes down to OKC for a re-set like the Dodgers have done previously with Joc and Puig.

  7. I’m at the stadium. Lots of Angels fans. I’m getting fed up with our inability to beat these guys.

    • It’s their trip to the World Series I guess. Unlike the actual World Series that the Dodgers participate in more regularly.

  8. Barria at 85 pitches through 4 innings. That is a lot of pitches considering he has only allowed 4 base runners. Conversely – Dodgers have seen a lot of pitches but haven’t done much with them.

    • Over a full 9 innings that would be 191 pitches, 9 base runners and 2.25 runs.

  9. Seems to me that this Dodger’s lineup should be hitting/scoring more off this pitcher with his almost 7 era.

    • I also might recommend pitching around Calhoun in the next couple of at bats.