Game 131, 2019

Yankees at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: SPNLA, YES

Unless these two teams meet in the World Series, this will be the Yankees’ retiring LHP CC Sabathia’s (5-7, 5.01 ERA) last appearance at Dodger Stadium. He has made two other appearances at Chavez Ravine, going 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA. In his last start he went just three innings, giving up four runs on four hits in his return from a month on the IL. Sabathia will face the Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin (1-1, 3.00 ERA), who bobbed and weaved for four innings in his last start against Atlanta but gave up only one run.

The Dodgers have recalled Austin Barnes and placed Russell Martin on the bereavement list.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1941 During a double-header against the Cardinals, a rag-tag group of five ‘musicians’, dubbed the Dodger SymPhony by announcer Red Barber, makes their Ebbets Field’s debut. This band, in which none of the members can read music, performs their zany antics at all evening and weekend games.
  • 1955 A telegram sent to Brooklyn president Walter O’Malley by the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce offers the team “thirty acres or more of dry flat land in open country in the heart of Long Island’s densest Dodger fan concentration.” The village’s attempt to attract the fleeing franchise to the south shore of Suffolk County will not materialize, and the club, after exploring many different venues as an alternative to Ebbets Field, will leave the East Coast in 1958 to play in Los Angeles.
  • 1957 The Dodgers, in a 13-3 loss to Milwaukee at Ebbets Field, use eight pitchers in one game, tying a major league record. Johnny Podres gives up three home runs in the fourth frame when Nippy Jones, Hank Aaron, and Andy Pafko all go deep off the Brooklyn starter.
  • 1960 During a dull game, Vin Scully, the play-by-play voice of the Dodgers, knowing that many fans in the stands follow the game on transistor radios, asks his listeners to help him surprise third base umpire Frank Secory. His ballpark audience responds when the veteran broadcaster tells them, “Let’s have some fun. As soon as the inning is over I’ll count to three, and on three everybody yell, ‘Happy birthday, Frank!'”
  • 1974 Davey Lopes steals five bases, tying a National League record established in 1904 by Giants first baseman Dan McGann. The Dodger second baseman’s quintet of stolen bags adds to the team’s franchise mark of eight stolen bases in their 3-0 victory over the Redbirds at Chavez Ravine.
  • 1975 Davey Lopes steals his major league record 38th consecutive base, but the streak will be stopped by Montreal backstop Gary Carter when he attempts to swipe another base in the Dodger Stadium contest. The second baseman will be thrown out in the 12th inning of the team’s 5-3 loss in fourteen innings.
  • 2014 Joc Pederson becomes the fourth player in the history of the Pacific Coast League to have a 30-30 season, and the first to accomplish the feat in 80 years, when he steals his 30th base for the Isotopes. The 22 year-old Albuquerque slugger, who has 32 home runs and a .432 slugging percentage in 116 games this season, will join the Dodgers when rosters expand next week.

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86 thoughts on “Game 131, 2019

  1. Sorrowful Sunday – Yesterday’s result was gratifying, but today’s game is an ESPN blackout, so I won’t be able to see it. Other results were mixed, as my hometown Atléticos gave one away to the Gnats, who now trail by 21 games. All other division rivals lost, so Snakes trail by 21.5, Pads by 25.5, Rox by 27.5. The magic number is now 12.

    The Mutts blew one to the Barves, who still trail Dodgers by seven for best in NL. For best in baseball, Dodgers lead both Yanquis and Minute Maids by two. Win projections are now 105.1 for LA, 104 for Houston, 102.4 for NYY.

  2. As I remember Sabathia pleaded with the Dodgers (McCourt?) to sign him as a free agent. He wanted to be a Dodger.

  3. Muncy very politic about Gardner’s slide – but the arm out to me was pretty questionable.

  4. Was at a school carnival with my grandsons. I am kind of glad, not sure my nerves could handle that ninth!

  5. Btw with the uni’s, I’m still undecided what I think. I’m somewhere between I really like them to they’re hideous.
    I think if they were everyday, I’d soon get nauseous.

  6. The only video on Gameday so far is Judge’s home run, and it’s the Yankees’ call by John Stirling. I am instantly reminded how much I dislike his play-by-play.

    • The Yanquis announcers are horrendous homers, and they once fired the great Hank Greenwald because he cracked jokes. The Muttcrew is more Metropolitan.

  7. LeMahieu’s a mystery. Not that great with the Rox recently, leaves Coors, and his numbers explode.

  8. On my way again to Europe for a couple of weeks. My wife promises me no trips in the Fall during the playoffs . Dodger-Nats NLDS could be in my future.