Game 17, 2020

Padres at Dodgers, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, SPNLA

The Dodgers send RHP Dustin May (1-0, 2.63 ERA) to the mound to host the Padres’ RHP Luis Perdomo (0-0, 5.40 ERA). May went six innings and struck out eight in his last start, which was against these same Padres. Perdomo was a starter for the first three years of his big league career, but he strained his right shoulder in 2018 and has been used mostly in relief since his return in 2019.

Here are the Dodgers’ two three-run homers from yesterday’s game by Pollock and Betts:

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1979 Dodger hurler Don Sutton sets a franchise record with his 50th shutout, blanking San Francisco at Candlestick Park, 9-0. The 34 year-old right-hander has previously shared the mark with Don Drysdale. (Ed. note: 50! In his eleventh year Clayton Kershaw has a career total of 15!)
  • 1995 The first forfeit in the majors in sixteen years occurs when the fans for the third time during the night throw promotional souvenir baseballs onto the Dodger Stadium field. At the time of the decision to halt the game, Los Angeles is trailing the Cardinals, 2-1 with one out in the bottom of the ninth.

August 10 is a good day for pitchers: in 1971 at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, Juan Marichal records his 50th career shutout as the Giants blank the Expos, 1-0. The Dominican hurler’s ninth inning double helps to build the winning run.


162 thoughts on “Game 17, 2020

  1. Gnats have lost and figure to finish the night in the basement, as the Snakes appear to be about to hold on in the ninth.

  2. I know the Dodgers are 11-5, but many of these games remind me of the old Freddy Fender song, “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.”

  3. You know, in a 162-game season a game like this could be blown off. But in a 60-game season where each game is equivalent to 2.7 games in an ordinary year, it stinks.

  4. The Snakes have taken a 2-0 lead over the Rox in the first, but they’ve now got the erratic Robbie Ray on the mound.

  5. Dodgers fall to 1-4 in 1 run games and 2-6 overall in games decided by 2 runs or less.

  6. The Giants made three more errors tonight (including another catcher’s interference), pulling away from the field.

  7. It’s sad that once Betts popped out – I wasn’t really expecting the Dodgers to do much with that inning.

  8. Let’s go! Maybe the Dodgers could win a close game for a change.*

    *Fully aware and okay with the fact that the Dodgers win big usually.

  9. This could be one of those games that haunts us due to lack of offense. May should have gotten so much more support.

    • They have scored 3 or fewer runs 3 times, and won one of those. Their other losses have all been when scoring 4 runs.

      • I was more referring to the two innings with bases loaded and no outs leading to one run total.

  10. The Gnats have tacked on another catcher’s interference call tonight, along with another error (they are runaway leaders in that category).

  11. Snakes lead Rox 8-3 in the fourth but, somehow, I suspect that won’t be the final score.

  12. Are we going to do this start the game with lead off walk then double thing again with better results.

  13. Whenever I see plays like the one Pederson just made, I wonder how old-timers ever caught anything with those small flat gloves they used.