Game 151, 2019

Dodgers at Mets, 4:00 PM PDT, TV: ESPN

RHP Walker Buehler (13-3, 3.14 ERA) comes off one of his best games of the year, a four-hit, eleven-strikeout gem over seven shutout innings which pushed the Dodgers over the line to win the Division Championship on Tuesday. He’ll face the Mets’ RHP Zack Wheeler (11-7, 4.21 ERA), who’s been on a roll recently, posting a 1.50 ERA over his last three starts despite opponents hitting .300 against him during that stretch.

Here’s Muncy’s slide to first base after Ramos hit the ball off Ryu’s back:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1946 In Brooklyn, a giant swarm of gnats engulfs Ebbets Field at the end of the fifth inning of the second game of a doubleheader. The nightcap is called due to the bothersome insects and the impending darkness, resulting in a 2-0 Dodger victory over the Cubs.
  • 1950 At Ebbets Field, Cardinal starter Cloyd Boyer hurts his arm while warming up and is replaced by Red Munger. The reliever goes the distance, beating the Dodgers, 6-2, getting credit for a complete game, but not for a game started.
  • 1978 Don Sutton, in front of 47,188 fans at Dodger Stadium, throws a six-hitter to beat Atlanta, 5-0. Los Angeles, with tonight’s attendance, becomes the major league first team in history to draw three million fans at home.
  • 1995 Ozzie Smith takes part in the 1,554th twin killing of his career to set a new big league record for double plays. The Cardinals’ shortstop’s wizardry isn’t enough to prevent the Redbirds’ 7-6 loss to the Dodgers at Busch Stadium.


113 thoughts on “Game 151, 2019

  1. The Orioles designated Ty Blach, who recently started against the Dodgers. Boy if you cannot stay in the Orioles’ pitching rotation, there is no hope for you.

  2. Monday Mopup – Yesterday’s results were almost optimal, as only Minute Maids won any significant game. Both Houston (projected 105.7 wins) and Dodgers (103.7) trail NYY (104.9) by one game for best record in baseball.

    In NL, Dodgers now lead Barves (99.2) by four games again. None of the teams mentioned here plays until tomorrow, when Atlanta hosts the Fillies. Until then, magic number remains Nick Punto.

  3. Old friend Charlie Culberson is out for the year with a broken cheekbone after an HBP against the geriatric Fernando Rodney yesterday.

  4. The Mets only had 2 big hits over the last 2 games but it was nearly enough to take both of them.

  5. I had a dream 2 nights ago that Kenta was on the mound as the Dodgers won the WS. He looked so happy!!

    • His pitch count is low (also, where’ve you been?).

      The Gnats regret dumping him for Carlos Beltrán.

      • Grandchildren here in the pool and then I was fixing them an early dinner. Watching but not posting!