Game 130, 2019

Yankees at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: FB-WATCH (out-of-market only), SPNLA, YES

LHP James Paxton (9-6, 4.53 ERA) takes the hill for the Bronx Bombers while LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-3, 1.64 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers. Paxton has won all four of his starts this month and has averaged a below-4.00 ERA in each of his six MLB seasons, although he’s never reached double digits in wins. Ryu is having a Cy Young-caliber year. He did give up back-to-back HRs in his last start, only the third time all year he’s given up more than one home run in a start.

Here’s the Dodgers’ ninth-inning rally last night:

Dodgers – Yankees history via WBBsAs in comments to the previous post:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1958 Gil Hodges hits his 14th career grand slam in the Dodgers’ 10-1 victory over Milwaukee at LA Memorial Coliseum. The first baseman’s bases-full round-tripper establishes a new National League record, but is far fewer than Lou Gehrig’s major league mark of 23.
  • 1989 In the 11th frame of an eventual 22-inning 1-0 loss, the Expos’ Youppi! becomes the first mascot to be thrown out of a game when Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda complains to the umpires about the hairy orange giant’s behavior at Olympic Stadium. The L.A. skipper takes exception to the loud noise caused by the hairy creature’s running leap onto the visitors’ dugout before sneaking back into a front row seat.
  • 1989 In that same game, the second-longest shutout in big league history ends when Rick Dempsey hits a home run in the top of the 22nd inning, giving the Dodgers an eventual 1-0 victory over the Expos at Olympic Stadium. The Astros blanked the Mets for 24 frames en route to a 1-0 win at the Astrodome in 1968.
  • 2000 Team president Bob Graziano apologizes to a female couple who were asked to leave Dodger Stadium on August 8th because the two shared a kiss during a game. The pair felt the action of the eight security guards was discriminatory because the couple’s friends, a man and a woman, also kissed but were not ejected.
  • 2013 At a Dodger Stadium press conference, LA announces Vin Scully will continue to broadcast Dodgers’ games for his 65th consecutive season. Some of the historic moments the Hall of Fame broadcaster has called include Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, 19 no-hitters, including four thrown by Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron’s 715th home run, and Kirk Gibson’s dramatic walk-off in the 1988 Fall Classic.

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102 thoughts on “Game 130, 2019

  1. Saturday Sours – I can live with the loss, even to the Yanquis, but why should we have to endure those ugly uniforms – especially this entire weekend? Whoever had this idea should be shot into the sun. One hopes that MLB has learned its lesson, because the reaction has been overwhelmingly negative.

    That said, everybody else in the division keeps losing, so Dodgers lead Snakes by 20.5, Gnats by 21, Pads by 24.5 and Rox by 26.5. The magic number is down to 13, but end of the month clinch is a long shot.

    For best in NL, though, Dodgers now lead the Barves by just seven. For best in baseball, it’s one over NYY and two over the Minute Maids.

  2. Most swings and misses, and most HRs allowed this year, says Joe. A beat down, says Joe.

  3. Since the dbacks lost, does that mean our magic number goes down – or not, because we lost as well.

          • He’s about a year and a half, and more challenging than his predecessors. Good-natured with other dogs, but goes ballistic for cats and squirrels. A serious puller.

          • The malamutes, though larger and stronger, were easier to train and control. Mind you, this guy’s in relatively early days.

          • My mom bred Bloodhounds and Basset hounds. I grew up at dog shows, and I always loved checking out the Working class of dogs. So smart.

          • His concept of working appears to be chasing cats and squirrels. I loved “Best in Show,” though.

          • I have enjoyed two female Siberian Huskies. They are a beautiful and loving dog. They will wonder and while they are a smart dog, they are maybe one of two breeds that will try to play with skunks and porcupines twice.

  4. Well, we have seen the best of Paxton, but they haven’t seen the best of Ryu. So there is that.

  5. HLKLA wondered yesterday how many walk-offs were associated with blown saves. Of the 12 WO, technically 3 were after BS, one each by Kenley, Petey and Urias. However, 2 more were tied games, and not a save situation, where Kenley gave up a run, which were followed by WO. So batters saved Kenley’s (and the team’s) bacon 3 times.

  6. Really dumb to play the infield in so early. That was a routine grounder (though it would’ve scored a run in any event).

  7. Ex-Gnat Cory Gearrin is now a Yanqui, and could easily pick up where Derek Law left off last night.

  8. In Miami tonight, the Fillies led the Fish 7-0 after 2-1/2 innings. They now trail 15-9 in the seventh.

  9. About that 22 inning game referenced above. That was the second 22 inning game for the Dodgers that year, as they went that distance against the Astros in a 5-4 loss.