Game 138, 2019

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 5:10 PM PDT, TV: FS-A, SPNLA

It’ll be LHP Clayton Kershaw (13-3, 2.76 ERA) against LHP Robbie Ray (11-7, 3.86 ERA) in today’s game at Chase Field. Kershaw actually has a losing record at this site: he’s 6-8 in his career there. He struck out 12 but gave up 3 solo home runs and lost to the Yankees in his last start. Ray had a bad June (1-4, 5.00 ERA) but he’s been solid the rest of this season. He’s averaging 11.8 K/9 and is 2-0 in August.

Here’s the last play of yesterday’s game:

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1950 In front of 14,226 fans at Ebbets Field, Gil Hodges becomes the fourth major leaguer in the century to hit four home runs in one game as Brooklyn routs the Braves, 19-3. The Dodger first baseman also ties the major league record for total bases with 17.
  • 1959 Sandy Koufax fans 18 batters to establish a new National League record for a nine-inning game in the Dodgers’ 5-2 win over San Francisco at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The left-hander’s performance equals the major league mark established in 1938 by Indians fireballer Bob Feller during a 4-1 loss to Detroit.
  • 2010 The Dodgers trade a player to be named (infielder Tony Abreu) to the Diamondbacks in exchange for starter Jon Garland. The 31 year-old right-hander will post a 3-2 record with a 2.72 ERA in his six late-season starts for the Dodgers, before signing as a free agent with San Diego.

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60 thoughts on “Game 138, 2019

  1. September Sunday Surmise – Yesterday wasn’t all bad. Though my hometown Atléticos blew one to the Yanquis, Minute Maids lost in Canadia. Dodgers are 1-1/2 games behind NYY and still 1/2 behind Houston. FanGraphs projections give Houston 104.4 wins, NYY 104, Dodgers 103. In the NL, however, Dodgers’ lead over Barves has shrunk to 4-1/2 (Atlanta projects to 96.5).

    In the division, Snakes trail by 17 (magic number still 9), Gnats by 20.5 ( down to 6), Pads by 23.5 (3), Rox by 28.5 (pulverized).

  2. Three games with 3-0 leads, three leads lost. If you’re gonna slump, better to do it with a 20-game lead, but still, it’s frustrating.

  3. Third straight game here in which we’ve been unable to stay in front after going up 3-0.

  4. Here they go again. So infuriating. That was a good pitch and a swing that no one including Kersh thought it was going out.