Game 20, 2020

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

The visiting Padres send RHP Chris Paddack (2-1, 3.18 ERA) out to do battle with the Dodgers’ LHP Julio Urias (1-0, 2.40 ERA). Paddack went six innings against the Dodgers ten days ago, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out five and walking none. Urias had two good outings to start the season but could only go four innings against the Giants in his last start. He allowed only three hits and one run in that game, but it took him 78 pitches to get that far and only 48 of them were strikes.

Gonsolin went a solid 4 2/3 innings and the bullpen held the Padres off in yesterday’s game:

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1910 In a game which features each team having 38 at-bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit batsman, and 1 passed ball, the Pirates and the Superbas (later to be known as the Dodgers) play to what else – an 8-8 tie.
  • 1951 Any fan who shows up with a musical instrument during the Dodgers’ Musical Depreciation Night is admitted free to the Ebbets Field contest against Boston. With an assortment of trumpets, trombones, zithers, tubas, accordions, bugles, flutes, various type of drums, violins, mandolins, assorted horns, a glockenspiel, a washboard, and a piano, 2,426 fans, which is about 10% of the total crowd, take advantage of the team’s unusual promotion.
  • 1965 Dean Chance establishes an American League record when he fans to extend his streak to 11 consecutive plate appearances with a strikeout. The Angels’ right-hander falls one shy of the major league mark set by Sandy Koufax, who whiffed in 12 consecutive plate appearances in 1955.
  • 1982 At Chavez Ravine, Dodger second baseman Steve Sax steals his 41st base to set a franchise record for rookies when he swipes second base in LA’s 6-1 victory over San Francisco. The eventual National League Rookie of the Year, the fourth consecutive Dodger to win the award, will extend the record to 49.
  • 2006 LA’s Greg Maddux and SF’s Jason Schmidt hook up in a classic West Coast pitcher’s duel, reminiscent of match-ups of Koufax and Marichal, as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 1-0, thanks to Russell Martin’s 10th inning walk-off home run. When Giants slugger Barry Bonds lines into a double play in the first inning, it marks the only time in baseball history a 300 game winner pitches to a batter with over 700 homers.
  • 2007 For the first time in 1,303 games, Nomar Garciaparra of the Dodgers is ejected from a game. The 12-year veteran infielder, who is tossed by home plate umpire Tom Hallion for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning, is restrained by first base coach Mariano Duncan when he continues to shout and points his bat toward the umpire.


93 thoughts on “Game 20, 2020

  1. Fell asleep right at the end. How did we do? jk (not about falling asleep though)
    Dodgers win!

  2. Those were some pretty high strikes against Muncy there. It offends the senses more than low strikes.

  3. It still seems weird to see a ground ball go through the infield and into the outfield and wind up as a ground out.

  4. Everyone gets a hit. Except Belli – but he is stinging the ball now so it won’t be long.

  5. Betts, Seager, Turner are the Dodgers best 1,2, and 3 hitters. Good to see them there tonight.

  6. I Steinered myself. Thought for a second Seager had hit his second HR of the night.

  7. Barnes fouls one straight back. Those cardboard fans never even flinched. Gets me every time!

  8. Lots of low strikes called in this series that wouldn’t be if electronic strikes were used.

  9. The baseball is sailing out tonight. Let’s hope that continues to be true when it’s our turn.

  10. Machado’s ball carried a lot farther than I though it would. Seemed a popup off the bat.

  11. If Dodgers win tonight, they will be in a virtual first-place tie with the idle Rox.

    In other news, a scoring change from last night – initially, they had not credited Barnes with a sacrifice on the bunt that scored Taylor, but they went back and changed it.

    • I’d call it indicative, along with only 13% inherited runners scoring relative to NL average of 32%