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.
X-ray on Muncy showed no fracture. Contusion remains the diagnosis.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) August 30, 2019
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.
Lineup when available.
Tonight’s Dodger lineup at D-backs:
Gonsolin P#Dodgers | @Biofreeze pic.twitter.com/gwu7crSMVh
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 30, 2019
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.
End of the season… https://twitter.com/SWEBaseSoft/status/1167853745457258496?s=20
The winning run scored on a balk? Really?
Can things get any uglier?
At first, I thought JT had it.
Dumbest game of the year.
Zelmo keeps it going!
I go back to leaving Gonsolin in too long.
If we lose on that balk…
If we lose on that balk…
One of the most obvious balks I’ve ever seen.
I’m out. Too frustrating.
Ugh. Here comes Bradley.
Corey is doing so much better at the plate these days!
The bullpen auditions have been a mixed bag.
Nice K by Yimi!
No W for Gonsolin.
We’ll just have to come back even stronger. This game feels interminable.
I can’t fault Doc there. Just one bad pitch from a good pitcher.
That bunt was a killer, and the HR a heart breaker.
That was bad.
I am so over these guys.
Rojas with his first home run, ever.
They are playing us very hard.
Nice recovery so far, Dodgers!
Quique is scorching the ball.
Key K by Petey!
Always surprised when Belli fails to catch a ball.
Sorry to say I saw that coming.
Bad future person!
Doc really misread that pitching choice.
I’d have pulled him after the walk (with hindsight).
Absolutely. I wasn’t even sure about him coming back in for the sixth. He really looked to be tiring.
Gonsolin looks like he’s tiring to me.
PItches more up in the zone.
I would pull him here.
No fifth inning curse, please! You can do this, Gonsolin.
He’s looked really good so far.
Gonsolin gets the bat on the ball.
I like what I’ve seen of Mr. Gonsolin so far this season.
Our pitchers are hitting well.
Should cut down on fan interference along the lines.
This Gallen’s a really slow worker.
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.
Kolarek has allowed inherited runners to score, but Martin has not.
In not good news today, https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/1167586449614499840?s=20
How long will he be out?
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.
I wonder if putting Ryu on the IL backfired on the Dodgers a bit.
Fun fact for the day – FanGraphs now give the Gnats a 0.1% shot at the mild card. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ebcac145bd9cdf253ae78d1fc0601d3bbd82902c0b0577a20c0540c1dc02fca8.png