Game 11, 2020

Dodgers at Padres, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, SPNLA

RHP Walker Buehler (0-0, 4.91 ERA) goes for the Dodgers while RHP Chris Paddack (1-0, 1.64 ERA) pitches for the Padres. Buehler’s first start was last Tuesday against the Astros. He went 3 2/3 innings in which he got 11 of the first 12 batters out but then allowed the next three guys to reach base. This will be Paddack’s third start of the season; he threw six scoreless innings in the first and gave up two runs in a five-inning stint in his second.

Dodger pitching was the highlight of yesterday’s game:

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1959 In the second All-Star Game played this summer, Yogi Berra’s two-run home run off Dodgers right-hander Don Drysdale in the third inning at the LA Memorial Coliseum proves to be the difference in the American League’s 5-3 victory over the Senior Circuit. The home run will be the last one hit by a Bronx Bomber in a Mid-Summer Classic game for 41 years until Derek Jeter goes deep in 2001.
  • 1995 Making his first start for the Rockies since being acquired from the Mets, Brett Saberhagen gives up 13 hits and walks three batters, but gets the win in the team’s 9-4 win over the Dodgers. The sellout crowd gives their new hurler an enthusiastic standing ovation when he departs the game with one out in the seventh inning.
  • 1997 Jeromy Burnitz, coming off the bench in the Brewers’ 6-5 loss to Seattle at County Stadium, homers as a pinch hitter for the second consecutive time, tying an American League record. The major league mark for consecutive pinch-hit appearances with a home run is three, shared by Lee Lacy (Dodgers – May 2, 6, and 17, 1978) and Del Unser (Phillies – June 30, July 5 and 10, 1979).
  • 2013 The first-place Dodgers set a franchise record, winning their 13th consecutive game on the road with their 3-0 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The Giants established the National League mark in 1916 when the team won 17 straight games away from the Polo Grounds.

Lineup when available.

Mookie is resting his sore finger. Presumably the rest of his body follows that lead.

93 thoughts on “Game 11, 2020

      • Limited television series based on the novel The Mirror Thief. Also just locked picture on an Italian thriller called Security based on the novel by Stephen Amidon… I visited the set last February, flying In and out of…Milan. Gulp. Wore a mask because I didn’t want to catch a cold on the long flights. Little did I know!

  1. We have seen this before. Will Smith hit a 9th inning leadoff HR against SF to bring the Dodgers within one run. And there it stayed.

  2. When Graterol gets his first big contract, will there be a remake of “Brusdar’s Millions?”

  3. Bellinger was on that pitch and hit it hard at least. Need his bat in this lineup.

      • Had they done that 2 years earlier, Kemp would have had a 40, 40 season in 2011. Last game of the year was played in SD and his last at bat was caught against the CF fence. That would have given him 40 HR to go with his 40 steals.

  4. Oral hinted that Beatty had to have the ball in his hand or glove and not pinned against his leg or chest to get the out call. He could have made the transfer though unless the ball dropped before the transfer was made. I was pulled out of the stands to umpire a game and had to make such a call. The first baseman pinned the ball against his leg and didn’t get it in his hand or glove before the runner crossed the bag. The first baseman and his manager was upset. An inning later a runner gets hit by a ground ball but the infielder was playing inside the base path. That led to more grumbling. Moral to the story? Let someone else volunteer to come out of the stands to umpire.

  5. Belli is a very good bunter and should lay more down. Some will scream about a power hitter doing that but Mantle did it often.

  6. I wonder why we can’t get a camera feed of the playing field during commercial breaks if there are not going to be commercials anyway?