Game 137, 2019

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: FS-A, SPNLA

The Dodgers send RHP Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 2.74 ERA) to the Chase Field hill to face the Diamondbacks’ RHP Zac Gallen (2-4, 2.56 ERA). Gonsolin beat the Yankees August 24 in the game that featured Kenley Jansen getting out of a one-out bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to preserve the Dodgers’ 2-1 win. Gallen came over to the D-Backs in a trade deadline deal and has shown some promise; he’s gone 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA for Arizona. He has, however, walked 12 batters in 20 innings in August, which is not ideal.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1918 At the Polo Grounds, the Giants beat the Dodgers, 1-0, on an unearned run in the bottom in the ninth in a contest that takes only fifty-six minutes to complete. Pete Compton’s base hit off Jack Combs plates Larry Doyle, who had singled to lead off the frame and moved to third on Ollie O’Mara’s errant throw on a sacrifice bunt.
  • 1952 Nine-time All-Star infielder Arky Vaughan drowns with a friend when their boat capsized while fishing in a volcanic lake near Eagleville, CA. The former shortstop and third baseman, who compiled a .318 batting average and a .406 on-base percentage playing with the Pirates and Dodgers, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.
  • 1966 Sandy Koufax, in his final decision facing the Mets, lasts only two innings, losing to Bob Friend at Shea Stadium, 10-4. The Dodgers Hall of Fame southpaw has compiled a 17-2 record against the lowly expansion team since their inception in 1962.
  • 2000 Earning his 1,600th victory, Braves’ manager Bobby Cox passes former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda on the career list for most managerial victories. His 5-2 victory over the Reds puts him 14th on the all-time list.
  • 2015 The NL’s eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter ever thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark, and the 13th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers has been unable to get a hit; they were held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21.

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62 thoughts on “Game 137, 2019

  1. Saturday Sorrows – Yanquis lost yesterday, but Minute Maids won and both teams are half a game ahead of Dodgers. FanGraphs projections put Houston at 105.1 wins, Dodgers at 103.7, NYY at 103.5 (all numbers subject to change with notice). In the NL, Dodgers lose a game on Barves and now lead Atlanta by 5-1/2.

    In the division, Dodgers lead Snakes by 18, Gnats by 20.5, Pads by 24.5, Rox by 28.5. Magic number remains nine over Phoenix, seven over SF, three over SD. Rox are dead and buried.

  2. There are 24 pitchers in the NL with a 0.00 ERA. Among those two dozen, Adam Kolarek has the second most innings, 6.1, and Russell Russell Martiln has the fourth most, 4.0. Kolarek has the most appearances, 12, in that group of 24.

  3. Correction to something I posted last night: Ryu has allowed 18 earned runs in his last 14 2/3 innings, as his ERA has gone up from 1.45 to 2.35 during that three-game stretch. However, he still leads MLB in ERA among qualifiers.