Game 155, 2019

Rockies at Dodgers, 3:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT Sportsnet-RM, KTLA, SPNLA

LHP Kyle Freeland (3-11, 6.98 ERA) goes for the Rockies while RHP Walker Buehler (13-3, 3.15 ERA) climbs the hill for the Dodgers. This is Freeland’s first appearance after nearly a month on the IL with a groin strain. He’s been in 20 games and thrown 99 innings this year. Buehler’s only bad start in his last six was against the Rockies on Sept. 2; despite giving up six runs in five innings he still got the win.

Here’s the Dodgers’ 7-run fourth inning yesterday:

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1934 “If I’da known he was gonna throw one, I’da thrown one, too.” – Dizzy Dean, after his brother threw a no-hitter in the nightcap of a double-header. In the second game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field, 22 year-old Cardinal hurler Paul Dean, called Daffy by his teammates, becomes the fifth rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating the Dodgers, 3-0. His brother Dizzy held Brooklyn hitless until the eighth inning in the opener, settling for a two-hitter in the team’s 13-0 blanking of the Bums.
  • 1952 In front of the second largest crowd this season, with many of the 8,822 fans rooting for the Dodgers, the Braves play their final home game in Boston. Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella hits the last home run at Braves Field in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee-bound club.
  • 1969 In a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the tenth inning at Candlestick Park, LA’s Pete Mikkelsen quickly retires the first two Giants batters, but then is ordered to intentionally walk Willie McCovey, who is 4-for-4 in the game. The Dodger reliever proceeds to issue free passes to the next two hitters unintentionally, loading the bases, and then loses the game when shortstop Maury Wills boots pinch-hitter Jim Davenport’s ground ball.


95 thoughts on “Game 155, 2019

  1. Sunday Shadings – Except for Minute Maids’ loss to Angles, yesterday’s results were disappointing. Dodgers (projected 103.4 wins) still trail Houston (106) by two and NYY (104.6) by 1-1/2.

    In the NL, LA’s lead over Barves (99.3) falls to 3-1/2 (four in the all-important loss column). Until at least this afternoon, Glenn Burke continues to hold the magic number.

    Just be grateful you’re not a Cubbies’ fan.

  2. Pollock is not that much better in LF than Joc was at 1B. He appears hesitant out there for sure.

  3. Perhaps the Dodgers want to set things up for one more walk-off during the regular season. Hang around until the ninth inning and then win it down the home stretch.

  4. Waiting around for the Dodgers offense to come alive against “inferior” Rockies pitching…

  5. The Giants managed to score a total of one run in their two losses to the Braves last night and tonight. Cueto returned to earth in today’s game.

  6. Does it just seem that way, or are “we” (aka the Dodgers) frequently falling behind at or near the start of many games lately.

  7. I will be happy once Atlanta is done playing San Fran. Then I can root against the Braves more easily.

  8. After six, Angles lead Minute Maids 6-3. Barves swatting Gnats 6-1 in seventh. Yanquis beat Scrub Jays earlier today.

  9. Many interesting, warm and rich posts last night. I read them all today. Sorry I disappeared early on last night.