Game 141, 2019

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT Sportsnet-RM, SPNLA

RHP Chi Chi González (0-6, 8.07 ERA) goes for the Rockies and LHP Julio Urias (4-3, 2.53 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers. In his last two starts González has lasted a combined five innings and given up 12 runs, ten hits and seven walks. It’s actually even worse: in his last start he gave up seven runs and seven hits in just 2/3 of an inning. Urias will be making just his seventh start of the season. Returning from a suspension, he’s expected to go no more than three innings.

Did you notice the Dodgers hit seven home runs in yesterday’s game?

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1917 Grover Cleveland Alexander goes the distance in both games of the Phillies’ doubleheader sweep of Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. In his 18 innings of work, the Philadelphia right-hander limits the Dodgers to seven hits en route to posting 5-0 and 9-3 victories in the twin bill.
  • 1978 At Dodger Stadium, Lee Mazzilli becomes the first Mets player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in a game. The center fielder’s first and seventh inning blasts, respectively hit off southpaw Tommy John and right-hander Charlie Hough, pace the last-place club to an 8-5 victory.

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100 thoughts on “Game 141, 2019

  1. Wednesday Wrapup – On balance, a good day yesterday. Yanquis won, but Minute Maids lost, so Dodgers remain 1/2 game behind NYY but are now 1/2 ahead of Houston. Projections give Houston 104.5 wins, NYY 104.3, Dodgers 104.1, so it’s tight for best record in baseball.

    Barves (projected 97.7 wins) keeps beating up on bad teams, so Dodgers remain 4-1/2 ahead of them for best in NL. In the division, it’s almost all over, as the magic number over Snakes is Urbie. Gnats are stuck to the flypaper, Friars defrocked, Rox crushed.

  2. I am going to see if the free baseball channel will pick up the bottom of the 9th, which it often does on close West Coast games.

  3. In play run(s) is like reaching into a bag of candy on Halloween when you’re a kid. You’re going to get something good.

      • On the so-called SmartTV, quite a bit. Not so much when I use the iPad, but its screen is much smaller.

        • I am no fan of watching baseball on a real small screen. When I was a little kid our first TV set was a nine-inch black and white.

          • Other things being equal, I prefer the larger screen, but the iPad is much sharper than the TV.

  4. Jedd Gyorko sounds like something that would be found in the bar scene in the first Star Wars film.

  5. That homer was the 35th hit allowed by Yimi this season, 15 of them home runs. That’s 42.9 percent. Remarkable. The next time the Dodgers have a player in the home run derby, he should be on the mound.

  6. The Nats (gnot the Gnats) scored seven in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mutts 11-10. NYM had scored five in the top of the ninth.

  7. If the Dodgers smash the Rox again, the Gnats will be mathematically eliminated from the NL West.

  8. Joc, post-game yesterday:

    “No broken ribs,” Pederson said. “Got the wind knocked out of me. Weird cramp in my obliques. I couldn’t really move my arm. Then it cooled down.”

    Also from the same article:

    RHP Dustin May underwent another concussion test and played catch a day after being struck on the right side of his head by a liner in Arizona. His only complaint was a sore neck. … LHP Rich Hill (left forearm strain) threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session. He’ll next face hitters on Friday or Saturday. … OF Alex Verdugo (right oblique strain) began a rehab stint at Rookie-level Ogden for a week and is expected to rejoin the team on its East Coast trip next week.

  9. George Springer of the Minute Maids just had a confrontation with the centerfield fence in Milwaukee, and was carted off the field. He caught the ball but slid in the wall and, it looked to me, he twisted his neck. He stood up, but it took him several minutes.