Game 140, 2019

Rockies at Dodgers, 5:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT Sportsnet-RM, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

Rookie RHP Peter Lambert (2-5, 6.63 ERA) pitches for the Rockies and RHP Walker Buehler (11-3, 3.03 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers. Lambert has had control issues in August, walking 18 while striking out only 13. This resulted in an 0-3 record for the month. Buehler was lights-out in his last two starts, although he only got a win in one. The Blue Jays held the Dodgers to a run until Max Muncy hit a walkoff homer in the 10th, long after Buehler had departed. He went 13 innings, gave up nine hits, struck out 19 and walked only two in those games.

From the LA Times: Gavin Lux will make his Dodgers debut Monday.

On this date in Dodgers history:

  • 1969 Willie Davis, with his sixth-inning double in the team’s 5-4 loss to New York at Dodger Stadium, breaks a 53 year-old franchise record by hitting safely in thirty consecutive games. The LA outfielder surpasses the streak established by Zack Wheat in 1916 when the team played in Brooklyn.
  • 1971 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slam when Dodger second baseman Jim Lefebvre and right fielder Bill Buckner collide, trying to make the fifth inning catch. The 200-foot dropped bloop contributes to the Astros’ 9-3 victory over LA at the Astrodome.
  • 1972 In his major league debut, Doug Rau throws a three-hitter, beating St. Louis at Busch Stadium, 5-1. In his first big-league at-bat, the 23 year-old Dodger southpaw helps his cause with a RBI-triple in the second inning.
  • 1993 The Rockies, drawing a crowd 47,699 for their 62nd home game, surpass the 1982 Dodgers when the team attracts 3,617,863 fans to Denver’s Mile High Stadium, setting a new National League single-season attendance record. The expansion club will also break the 1992 Blue Jays’ major league mark of 4,028,318 before the season is over.
  • 2002 In the top of the ninth inning, Diamondback first baseman Mark Grace hurls an inning of relief with the team trailing the Dodgers, 18-0. The All-Star infielder retires three of the four batters he faces in the Bank One Ballpark, yielding a two-out home run to David Ross.


208 thoughts on “Game 140, 2019

  1. Tuesday Tour d’Horizon – Yanquis lost but Minute Maids won, so Dodgers are half a game behind both AL teams. FanGraphs projections say Houston will win 105.1, NYY 103.8, Dodgers 103.7. In the NL, Dodgers remain 4-1/2 ahead of Barves (projected wins 97.3).

    In the division, Dodgers lead Snakes by 18, Gnats by 22.5, the defrocked Pads by 24.5 and the pulverized Rox by 30.5. The magic number over Phoenix is Furillo, but today could be official elimination day for SF (if Gnats lose to Cards and Dodgers beat Rox).

  2. Totally off subject, but what is the latest on the boat fire off Santa Cruz Island? I have hiked on that island.

  3. Llaneros have done Dodgers a favor by beating the Yanquis, but Cerveceros folded against the Minute Maids. Barves beat the Scrub Jays, while Snakes bit Pads 14-7. Gnats lost to Cardenales, so magic number over them is 3.

    • Yep. Blackmon and Murphy each had three doubles and Alonso had one, plus the four HRs they hit. That’s eleven xbh. Then the Dodgers had seven HRs plus doubles from Lux, Negron, Pollock and Joc for another eleven.

  4. Maybe if a team is having position players pitch they should be forced to also only send up pitchers to hit. Lol

  5. The two most “disappointed” players on the Dodgers tonight might be Walker Buehler and Will Smith.

  6. Traditionally for the Dodgers, Lux would be expected to win this game in walk off fashion. Let us hope that does not play out tonight.

  7. If AZ keeps winning, it will be hard for the Dodgers to clinch this home stand. They need to cool off a bit.

  8. Well at Colorado’s current pace of scoring 2 every odd inning – they only end up with 10 runs.

    But maybe the Dodgers should keep scoring in bunches just to be safe.

  9. If Pollock hadn’t stolen second, would they have pitched to Cody? Is that possibility ever a reason NOT to steal second?

  10. Rockies intentionally walk the lefty Bellinger to face Taylor. But now a pitching change so it makes sense.

  11. It was enlightening to be told that the home plate ump has to wear clothes several sizes larger than he usually would in order to fit the shinguards and chest protector under them. I’d never thought of that before, even though it should be obvious.

    • I watched Joc separate his shoulder making a diving catch in a AAA game against the Iowa Cubs. It occurred in the first inning so we did not get to see him bat.

    • This was pulled out from that link? former top pitching prospect Yadier Alvarez was placed on the restricted list for unspecified disciplinary reasons last week.

      Alvarez signed in 2015 out of Cuba for a $16 million bonus, and the Dodgers were assessed a $16 million penalty for exceeding the international limit. Alvarez has pitched in only two games this year.

  12. The lux is the SI derived unit of illuminance and luminous emittance, measuring luminous flux per unit area. It is equal to one lumen per square metre. In photometry, this is used as a measure of the intensity, as perceived by the human eye, of light that hits or passes through a surface.Wikipedia

  13. Regarding tonight’s debut of Gavin Lux, only two L.A. Dodgers who homered with the club in their first MLB at bats: Jose Offerman in 1990 and Garey Ingram in 1994. Four did it as Brooklyn Dodgers. Hoyt Wilhelm homered in his first MLB at bat for the N.Y. Giants in 1952, the only HR he hit in 493 plate appearances in 21 seasons, the last two (1971-72) as a Dodger. Career batting average: .088. Wilhelm and Earl Averill are the only two who did it and are in the Hall of Fame.

    • I met Garey Ingram one evening in Calexico, after I’d been across the border to watch a winter league night game in Mexicali. He and a couple other Dodgers farmhands – can’t recall their names – were staying at the Hotel de Anza.