Game 112, 2019

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, SPNLA

LHP Eric Lauer, (5-8, 4.52 ERA) will face the Dodgers’ highest-ranked pitching prospect, RHP Dustin May (0-0, 0.00 ERA). Lauer has been slumping; he’s 1-4 since June 3. The 21-year-old Mr. May was just called up by the Dodgers from OKC yesterday. It may be the Dodgers are looking at this as an audition for a September call-up. They may wonder how he’ll do against big league competition in case they want to use him in relief in the post-season, or maybe they’re thinking of adding him to the rotation and moving Maeda to the bullpen for the playoffs, where he’s had success. Feel free to speculate.

Here’s young Mr. Smith’s grand slam in Thursday’s game:

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1938 Bright yellow baseballs designed by Frederick Rah, who believes the visibility of the dandelion-hue sphere will help players avoid getting hit by a pitch, are used in the first game of a doubleheader. The one-game experiment draws mixed reactions and the Dodgers complete their sweep of the twin bill from the Cardinals, 6-2 and 9-3, using the traditional white ball in the nightcap.
  • 1982 During a ceremony held in Cooperstown, NY, the United States Postal Service unveils a 20-cent stamp commemorating baseball great Jackie Robinson as part of its annual Black Heritage series. The Dodger infielder becomes the first individual baseball player to be depicted on a U.S postage stamp.

  • 2002 Reds general manager Jim Bowden is fined by commissioner Bud Selig for the comments he made to reporters prior to yesterday’s game against the Dodgers comparing a baseball strike with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing the use of such analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM issues an immediate apology after the game.
  • 2008 In the first game after the Manny Ramirez trade to the Dodgers, the Fenway Faithful enthusiastically welcome Jason Bay, the player replacing the Boston icon. The former Pirates outfielder doesn’t disappoint, tripling and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning of the Red Sox’s 2-1 victory over the A’s.
  • 2017 The Dodgers lost to the Braves, ending their nine-game winning streak. Had they won it would have been the third time that season they’d have won ten straight. The bullpen gave up the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta.

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64 thoughts on “Game 112, 2019

  1. Get’em tomorrow I guess.
    It kinda feels like the only team the Dodgers have lost to at home this year has been the Padres. And maybe the Angels. So the religious teams.

  2. I change my mind in feeling like it’s not the Dodgers night. This is setting up nicely for a walk-off GS home run from Bellinger.

  3. Yimi has unhittable stuff, but boy the ball goes far when they catch up with it.

  4. I purchased last night as part of a July 31/Aug 1 post trade deadline sale for $29.99 for the rest of the season. Woke up this morning and saw Apple had emailed me my invoice (as I bought it though the At Bat App). The email said I paid $159.99!!

    I immediately contacted Apple to cancel my subscription and then contacted MLB customer support. Initially they were saying I had to deal with Apple (which I had already told that I had) and that the promotion had ended.

    After another email back to MLB, they offered to honour my original intention of my purchase. I had to repurchase at the regular price (which is now at $49.99) and said they would reimburse me the difference between that and the sale price.

    So – in the end MLB did the right thing and the gracious thing – leaving me one happy fan!

      • On the few occasions I had to contact them, very responsive.

        Heads up for next spring: If you have T-Mobile cell service, they occasionally give away MLBTV free for the whole season, but you’ve got to be alert for the few days it happens.

        • Thanks for the tip WBB. I have a local Canadian provider (Bell) but it never hurts to keep my eyes open.

          • I purchased MLB.TV last year thinking that was the television package, not the computer and device deal. I called back, told MLB,TV I had gotten confused and was not charged.

  5. 13 to 3 in terms of hits?! Dodgers are fortunate it still is a relatively close game.

  6. Baseball is weird – example 483 and 484. Lauer does better against the Dodgers than any other team. Also – he does better the 3rd time through the order than the 2nd time.

  7. Pretty fair outing by May. Might end up with the loss though unless Dodger bats bail him out.

  8. At present, pending the outcome of this game, Bellinger leads the league in average, OPS, and HR (tied with Yelich).

  9. Alright time to make your way to first base (and second/third/home) Dodger hitters.

    • Ouch re Ryu. Won’t miss Floro. Will May and Gonsoliln now join Buehler, Kershaw and Maeda in a reconstituted rotation? At this point in the season, it is a short, short while from May to September.

  10. More personnel news: Pollack has slight groin strain, Beaty has soft-tissue strain in his back and Verdugo has a sore left knee but is in the lineup.

    Kolarek “took ground balls at first base on Friday. Twice this season with Tampa Bay, Kolarek was moved from the mound to first base for a batter, then brought back to the mound to resume pitching.”

  11. Finally back on the mound, old friend Alex Wood is having a fine outing for the Rojos against the Barves.