Game 108, 2019

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:40 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet-RM, SPNLA

RHP Kenta Maeda (7-7, 3.81 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers in the opener of a three-game series. He went 4 1/3 innings on Tuesday against the Angels and gave up three runs, taking the loss when Bellinger was thrown out by Calhoun to end the game. His opponent will be RHP Jon Gray (9-7, 4.05 ERA), who has surrendered three or fewer runs in six of his last seven starts. The Rockies have lost three of the last four of those games, but they’ve gone 9-22 for the last month-plus so that’s not altogether surprising.

About the only bright spot in yesterday’s game was Corey Seager’s three-run HR in the ninth:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1915 Pirates third baseman Honus Wagner reaches Robins hurler Jeff Pfeffer for a grand slam in the eighth inning, helping Pittsburgh beat Brooklyn at Forbes Field, 8-2. The inside-the-park round-tripper makes the 41 year-old infielder the oldest player ever to hit a home run with the bases full, a record which will last until 1985.
  • 1996 After a mild heart attack last month, Tommy Lasorda, 68 year-old Dodger manager of twenty years, announces his retirement due to his health. The future Hall of Fame skipper, who was named the National League Manager of the Year in 1983 and ’88, led Los Angeles to four pennants and two World Series championships during his 21 seasons at the helm.

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113 thoughts on “Game 108, 2019

  1. By giving up 3 earned runs in two innings tonight, Sborz lowered his ERA from 27.00 to 18.00. In his only prior outing this season he allowed 3 earned runs in 1 inning.

  2. Definitely not playing our best at the moment. I’m glad it’s happening now, and not in September.

    • Not that they don’t need to play better, but to give an idea what it takes in the playoffs: .579 winning percentage to win a WS (11-8). Prior to this game they were playing at a .571 clip in July.

  3. Something about
    playing against the Dodgers brings out the best in opposing pitchers. Gray was lights out today.

  4. Are the Dodgers catching pitchers on their best days or are the Dodgers just not producing and making pitchers look good?

  5. This is as a weak a batting effort at Coors Field that I can ever recall the Dodgers having. It reminds me of Captain Ahab’s ship “The Pequod” experiencing the doldrums. And yesterday was about the same until Seager’s three-run homer in the 9th. Throw out the 9-3 win on Saturday, and the Dodgers have had very few innings with hits on this road trip.

  6. Answering my own question of a while ago, I think Bellinger will hit .320 but won’t reach 50 HRs.

  7. If you are going to issue an intentional walk, let the pitcher who is already in do it, not the reliever, who thus begins his turn on the mound with four straight wide ones.

  8. Muncy leads the team in errors and strikeouts and is second in HRs, RBIs and BBs.

  9. Question: What do you think Bellinger’s batting average will be at the end of the season?

  10. Well, at least the Dodgers (and Joc) have gotten their error in early today.

  11. Getting on my flight to Mexico City. By tonight I will be higher than the Dodgers in Denver.

  12. Imagine that the Dodgers have perhaps a better than .500 record at Coors over the years, if only because they are usually better than the Rox. But I also understand that the Dodgers record in the series following Coors is less than .500. The trade off of just forfeiting the Coors games may not be that high. As such, for the sanity of their fans (and their pen) they should consider such.

      • I will second that.
        Blackmon’s splits this year:
        Home — 38 games — .415/.470/.848/1.318 — 16 HR
        Away — 51 games — .247/.283/.395/.679 — 5 HR
        In his career, Blackmon is a .350 hitter at home, .260 on the road.

        • I don’t think it is just the Colorado air. Players seem to have to adjust to the ball breaking more in the series immediately following in Colorado and especially hard to adjust when players play 10 or more games in Colorado. LeMatheau (sp) now with the Yankees is an example of a player doing good away from Colorado.