Game 89, 2019

Padres at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

The Padres’ Dinelson Lamet (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery 15 months ago. In his rookie year (2017) he was 7-8 with a 4.57 ERA, but that was a 71-91 Padres team without Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado, among others. He’ll face the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-2, 1.83 ERA), who had his first bad outing of the year his last time out against the Rockies at Coors Field. He took the loss in that game; it’s the first game decision he’s had since June 4, a win against the D-Backs.

Bellinger set a record last night. Here’s the tying and winning run sequence:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1884 In American Association action, Louisville right-hander Guy Hecker pitches complete games to win both ends of a doubleheader. The Youngsville, Pennsylvania native does not walk a single batter when he beats the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers at Eclipse Park, 5-4 and 8-2.
  • 1998 The National Baseball Facility of Ireland, considered the main home of the Irish National baseball team, officially opens in Corkagh Demesne Park in Clondalkin, West Dublin when U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Dodger owner Peter O’Malley played an instrumental role in the construction of the diamonds now known as the Fields of Dreams, which includes a regulation sized adult field and an international standard Little League field.
  • 2006 Nomar Garciaparra ties the major league record for being hit by a pitch in a game as he is plunked three times by three different Diamondback pitchers in a 10-4 Dodger victory. The LA first baseman is the first National Leaguer to equal the mark, both literally and figuratively, since the 2000 season, when Astros outfielder Richard Hidalgo got thwacked thrice in a game in April.

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105 thoughts on “Game 89, 2019

  1. Lefty Eric Lauer, 5 wins, 7 losses, 4.22 ERA, is the Padres’ scheduled starting pitcher tomorrow night. From the site: “Lauer has had more success against the Dodgers than any other Padres pitcher. He owns a 1.46 ERA in four starts against them. When asked why he’s pitched well against L.A., Lauer once famously said, ‘It’s the Dodgers, man. Nobody likes the Dodgers.’
    I guess he’s never met any of us.

  2. No drama in the seventh. I will now mute the sound for GBA. The only song that should ever be sung at Dodger Stadium is “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

  3. The last game we won at Dodger Stadium that wasn’t a walk-off (you can only win home games with a walk-off) was June 20.

  4. Dodgers lead Rox by 14-1/2, Snakes by 16-1/2, Pads by 17, Gnats by 19-1/2. Two games ahead of Yanquis for best MLB record.

  5. Chargois struck out all five batters he faced on a total of 24 pitches.

  6. A month from now – or sooner, the Dodgers should have better relievers than Rosscup on the team.

  7. The Dodgers are in real danger of not getting a walk off win tonight. For the best possible reason.

  8. Ryu would be on four days of rest to start the All-Star Game on Tuesday.

    • Well, at first very sharp. A little less so in the last two innings but he is unflappable as always and does seem to have a good command of everything but his breaking ball.

    • Many will say Joc should have stretched and caught that wide throw. it looked way wide though.

  9. An observation about numbers, batting averages and the Padres lineup tonight.
    From top to bottom in the batting order, here are what the Padres are batting this season:
    .325….290….271….258….251….222….221….186….000 (no at bats).

    An unusual pattern.

    • Many who have questioned Mattingley’s and Robert’s lineups have said why not just build it in descending order of batting average.

  10. If .200 is the “Mendoza Line,” named after Mario Mendoza, whose career batting average was actually .215, do we affix the name of a line to a .300 batting average? I ask because Verdugo and Turner are each now hitting .299 after their first-inning at bats.

    • They are both hitting below the Cobb line? Cobb would be above his “line” also. (.3662)

        • Congratulations for finding that. Shall we call it the (Emmet) Heidrick Line? His career batting average was .299967. That may be as good as it’s going to get for batting .300. He died in 1916. Christian Yelich entered play tonight with a career batting average of .2996, which rounds to .300. He went 1-for-3 tonight, so he stays at .300.

    • Where was he standing? Usually to get a double play the middle infielders have to be pinched in toward second.

  11. I would appreciate a blow out for the Dodgers today, rather than another walk off.

  12. It’s inexplicable that, on the biggest holiday of the baseball season, six teams are idle (and one game’s taking place in Canada, where it’s not a holiday).

      • Not a big quake by California standards, and the epicenter was relatively remote. I’ve been through much stronger quakes, in the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area (where I live near the very active Hayward Fault).