Game 13, 2020

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

RHP Ross Stripling (2-0, 2.92 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers while the Padres send RHP Garrett Richards (0-0, 3.38 ERA) to the mound. Stripling has made it into the sixth inning in both his starts, the only Dodgers’ pitcher to do so. Richards is on the comeback trail after Tommy John surgery in August of 2018. In fact, due to injuries he’s only thrown 147 1/3 innings in the last four years; in his two starts this season he’s gone 10 2/3 innings, reaching 90 pitches in the second one.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1954 Stan Musial, in a 13-4 rout of the Dodgers in Brooklyn, paces the Cardinals attack, hitting two homers and driving in seven runs. The defeat is Preacher Roe’s first loss to St. Louis at Ebbets Field in four years.
  • 1969 With a titanic blast that clears the right-field pavilion, Willie Stargell becomes the first player to hit a home run completely out of Dodger Stadium. The 506-foot round-tripper helps the Pirates defeat LA, 11-3.

  • 1979 Don Sutton, surpassing Don Drysdale, becomes the Dodgers’ all-time strikeout leader with 2,487 when he fans six in an 8-1 victory over San Francisco at Chavez Ravine. After establishing the mark, and receiving a two-minute standing ovation that he acknowledges by tipping his cap, the right-hander is charged with an automatic ball due to running his fingers across his lips while thanking the crowd.
  • 1979 Outfielders Willie Mays (Giants, Mets) and Hack Wilson (Giants, Cubs, Dodgers, and Phillies) are enshrined into the Hall of Fame. Baseball administrator Warren Giles, who served as the president of the National League from 1951 to 1969, is also inducted during the Cooperstown ceremony.


171 thoughts on “Game 13, 2020

  1. As Gnats blow one at Coors, Dodgers now trail Rox by half a game. Meanwhile, the plague-plagued Fish have baseball’s best record.

  2. Just get the win Dodgers. I don’t care the final score as long as you win.

  3. Now that we are past Muncy, Turner, and Bellinger – we are in the good part of the lineup.

    • Smith set up on the inside corner and had to reach over to catch the ball on the outside corner. Umpire looked like he also setup on the inside corner to stay with Smith.

    • That’s better – but still you missed that exact same pitch one pitch before!

  4. I understand Kike’ doesn’t like Muncy’s jokes and has been wanting him to stop telling them.

  5. Thank you Angels for not pulling the trigger on the Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling trade.

  6. After sweeping a doubleheader, the Miami Pandemics are tied with the Twinkies for baseball’s best record.

  7. I’ll be glad when Jacob John Cronenworth isn’t in the lineup against the Dodgers.

  8. Looked like an excuse me swing and it went out of the deepest part of the park.

  9. Percentage of regular-season ABs in which Bellinger has struck out:

    2017 — 30.4 percent
    2018 — 27.1 percent
    2019 — 19.4 percent
    2020 — 16 percent (small sample)

  10. Probable pitchers for the weekend series vs. the Giants at Dodger Stadium:
    Friday — TBD vs. Urias
    Saturday — TBD vs. Kershaw
    Sunday — TBD vs. Buehler.
    How odd is this? The Dodgers’ first seven home games this season are against San Francisco.

  11. Every time I hear the name Tatis, I shudder inside recalling one of the most ignoble days in Dodger baseball, and a baseball event that will probably never be duplicated.

  12. All Betts are (is?) off tonight….For the first time this season Pollock is starting a game in the leadoff position. He did it 17 times last season….The Dodgers have now completed 20 percent of their 2020 season.

    • I always thought the Pollock signing was superfluous, but I can’t complain about his early-season production.

      • I agree with you on both points. If he can stay injury-free he can be a major asset. But he has played in more than 113 games only once in his MLB career, which began in 2012. That year he played most of the season in the minors.

      • They needed another RH outfielder. It didn’t have to be him I suppose, but need wasn’t superfluous. Did hit 130 OPS+ after coming back from the injury, so performance not all that surprising.