Game 90, 2019

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

The Padres’ LHP Eric Lauer (5-7, 4.22 ERA) will face LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 3.23 ERA) of the Dodgers. Lauer has a 1.46 ERA in four starts against the Dodgers in his career. Kershaw is 19-6 with a 2.02 ERA lifetime against the Padres, but this year he’s made two starts and given up six runs in 13 innings against them, getting one win and one no-decision.

Here’s Bellinger’s 30th HR of the season. extending his franchise record for most home runs before the All Star break:

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1935 The Cuccinellos become the third pair of brothers, following the Waners (2) and Ferrells, and the first on opposing teams to homer in the same game when Al goes deep in the bottom of the ninth in the Giants’ 14-4 loss to Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds. The New York’s third baseman’s sibling, Tony, playing second base for the Dodgers, had homered in the previous inning.
  • 1952 In their final season in Boston, the Braves play in front of the largest home crowd of the season when 13,405 fans watch Brooklyn beat their team for the 12th consecutive time, a 5-3 complete-game victory by Carl Erskine. The most memorable moment of the contest occurs in the second inning when the game is delayed because a small dog has to be escorted off the field by Dodger outfielders Carl Furillo and Duke Snider.
  • 1961 Cardinals first baseman Bill White collects 14 total bases when he hits three home runs and a double. The 27 year-old infielder’s offensive output helps the Redbirds rout the Dodgers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 9-1.
  • 2004 At Dodger Stadium, Diamondback third baseman Chad Tracy’s ninth inning run-scoring single on an 0-2 changeup ends Eric Gagne’s record streak of 84 consecutive saves. The new mark established by the Los Angeles closer is 30 more than the prior mark set by Tom Gordon for the Red Sox in 1999.
  • 2007 At Dodger Stadium, Chipper Jones’ two solo home runs are the difference in the Braves’ 8-6 victory over Los Angeles. With his pair of round-trippers, the team’s third baseman surpasses Dale Murphy for the Atlanta team record of 372 homers.

Today is also the anniversary of the first game Larry Doby played for the Indians, integrating the American League. He ended up with 1,515 hits, only three behind Jackie Robinson. Also on this date in 1953, Robin Roberts pitched his 28th consecutive complete game, shutting out Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, 2-0. Twenty-eight straight complete games! We’ll never see that again!

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89 thoughts on “Game 90, 2019

  1. I heard that Dodger Stadium was rocking last night so I expected to see a lopsided victory in the box score. Alas! No.

  2. I don’t care about the ASG – I now consider it a mid-season breather – but it’s absurd that every team must have a representative. I might grant one to the host team if not otherwise represented.

  3. Need to count on the bottom of the order to come through in the ninth. David Freese where are you?!

  4. Dodgers not taking full advantage of all these errors and miscues by the Pads.

  5. Kiké looks so lost at times. He’s been doing better but that at bat was just awful.

  6. On the brighter side, the Snakes are clobbering the Rox 8-0 in the sixth behind Greinke. Dodger win would increase division lead to 15-1/2.

  7. Garlick will probably be replaced by Pollock, either this weekend or right after the A-S Game.

  8. The Dodgers lead the NL in the number of pitches thrown while they are batting. We have witnessed how they take many bad pitches, adding to the opposing pitchers’ totals, and swing more at good ones.

  9. The Cardinals got a break tonight in San Francisco in that they drew Pomeranz. A solo homer by Jose Martinez and a two-run homer by Paul Goldschmidt makes ilt 3-0 St. Louis after a half-inning.

  10. Glad to see that Muncy was added to the NL All-Star team, although the game falls far short of what it was a few decades ago…Muncy looks to me like someone who works in the produce section of a supermarket or is a plumber.