Game 146, 2019

Portrait of the author at Camden Yards, September 2018:

Dodgers at Orioles, 4:05 PM PDT, TV: MASN, SPNLA

The visiting Dodgers trot out RHP Walker Buehler (12-3, 3.28 ERA) to take the mound in the Orioles’ gem of a ball park. He’ll face LHP Ty Blach (1-2, 10.95 ERA), who shut the Dodgers out for five innings on Opening Day when he was with the Giants. The Orioles claimed him off waivers and sent him to AAA Norfolk after he had three rough starts with them. He went five innings in his first start back up against Tampa Bay, giving up two hits and two runs. Buehler has been outstanding in most of his starts this year, but his last one was horrible: the Rockies got six runs off him in five innings.

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1992 Cardinals vice chairman Fred Kuhlman tells reporters that a “security check” had revealed serious issues involving the two out-of-state investors, Vince Piazza and Vincent N. Tirendi, part of the six-man group trying to buy the Giants and move the franchise to Florida. The candid reply to the press will cost baseball more than $6 million to settle a suit that includes a letter of apology from acting Commissioner Bud Selig to Vince Piazza, whose son Mike started his major league career with the Dodgers nine days before his father’s rejection by the MLB owners.
  • 1974 Lou Brock ties and then breaks Maury Wills’s 12 year-old single season stolen base record with his 104th and 105th swipes. The Cardinal left fielder’s thievery against the Phillies doesn’t help when the Redbirds drop the Busch Stadium contest, 8-2.


150 thoughts on “Game 146, 2019

  1. Wednesday Wanderings – Yesterday was pretty optimal, as Dodgers (103.8 projected wins) gained ground on both the Minute Maids (105.6) and Yanquis (104.9). LA trails both Houston and NY by one game for best record in baseball.

    In the NL, Dodgers gained a game on the Barves (projection 98.8) and now lead Atlanta by four. As for the NL West, the magic number is now Al Oliver.

  2. I just returned to the computer after dinner and saw the good news. Congratulations to all of us (and to the Dodgers)!

  3. It is a good thing when your leadoff hitter is coming up for the third time in only the third inning.

  4. Yelich out for the rest of the season with a fractured knee cap from a foul ball. Such a shame. I hate when players get hurt.

    • That’s a tough blow to the Brewers. And it is a shame for MLB to lose a star player down the home stretch of the season.

    • I have never seen a player foul a ball off his own knee like that and break. Truly is a shame. He was great pain yet walked off the field.

  5. I’m nervous with a four-run lead in the bottom of the 9th. Ferguson needs to get the first guy out to set the tone.

  6. Tough to be blacked out! First time, as I always go to Nats and Os games when Dodgers are in the DVM.

  7. Starting to wonder what sort of day-after clinch lineup is in store for me tomorrow night in Camden Yards. Smith-C, Beaty-1st, Barnes 2nd, Lux-SS, Rios-3rd, outfield with CT3, Quique and Joc?

  8. Total rule 5 violation here. Manitoba is having a provincial election tonight and while there are multiple parties, it will come down to blue vs orange. And in this case I’m going for orange.

  9. The Tigres have overtaken the Yanquis, 10-8 in the sixth. A’s have extended lead over Minute Maids to 9-1 in the second.

  10. Fillies retook the lead on a weird inside-the-parker by Kingery, but are trying to give it back again.

    • They might need all of those runs and a bunch more. Houston is filled with rocket fuel right now.

  11. Tigers, believe it or not, scored six in the bottom of the third against the Yankees. The game is tied, 6-6, after three innings.

    • Yanquis have retaken the lead, 7-6 in the fourth. Old friend Edwin Jackson avoids the L, though he now has an ERA of 9.76.

  12. That was the slowest, weakest throw from first to second I have ever seen. Lol. Nice stop by Lux though…

  13. Lux: “Ma, I’ll be home soon. They’re throwing curveballs.”

    Not really, but he’s having a hard time with MLB pitching since that first day.

  14. Well. I think the Dodgers will score more tonight. However the rest of the evening is really about how well Walker will pitch.

    • If the Yankees and Tigers were in the same division, New York would be 51 1/2 games in front. New York is tied for the best record in MLB, Detroit has the worst.

  15. Link: Thanks for sharing that photo of yourself. I always like to see what the author looks like on a book jacket, and now I know.

  16. So Baseball America names Lux minor league player of the year. Jeter Downs from Tulsa is named as second team SS. Dodgers don’t actually have the two best SS prospects, however. Lux is named first team 2nd base (with a TB guy at SS) and Downs has been seeing more playing time lately at 2nd.

  17. I’m wearing a cap in the U of Maryland colors with the Oriole head. I was there for the 50th HS reunion in Virginia, and one of my Maryland-alum classmates got tickets for “U of M night” which was held the Wednesday before the weekend festivities began.

    • I usually wear my Brooklyn hat. Note: there is actually a Baltimore Dodgers team that plays in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball league during the summer.

      For the Thursday game, I will wear a Dodgers white home jersey a friend got for me in LA that uses the red and green of the Mexican flag, with a cap for the Mexican LL team. (POTUS is scheduled to speak that day at the hotel where we are staying).

  18. Can’t make it to Camden Yards until the Weds-Thurs. games (would it be selfish of me to want them to lose tonight and the Snakes to win!?)