Game 29, 2020

Rockies at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

LHP Kyle Freeland (2-1, 2.56 ERA) goes for the visitors and RHP Dustin May (1-1, 3.00 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. Freeland has a 3.96 ERA in his five career starts at Dodger Stadium, but his walks there equal his strikeouts (14). May has made it into the sixth inning only twice in his five starts this season. In 24 innings this year he’s given up 25 hits; all eight of his runs allowed were earned.

Here’s Joc Pederson’s nice running catch in the sixth inning of yesterday’s game:

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1917 In a 22-inning contest against the Dodgers, Pirates’ outfielder Carson Bigbee sets a major-league record with 11 at-bats. The game was also the fourth straight extra-inning game played by Pittsburgh (total of 59 innings), which sets a National League record.
  • 1965 Juan Marichal thinks Johnny Roseboro throws too close to his head returning the ball to Sandy Koufax and attacks the Dodger catcher with his bat. The Los Angeles backstop suffers cuts on the head during the 14-minute brawl.
  • 2000 Hitting a solo blast and a three-run round-tripper during a nine-run sixth inning of a 14-6 victory over the Expos, Dodger first baseman Eric Karros becomes the first player in the 111-year franchise history to hit two homers in an inning.

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129 thoughts on “Game 29, 2020

  1. From the MLB wrapup story:

    “I thought I hit it to left-center, up in the air, and then I saw the right fielder go back,” said Bellinger. “I was very confused. I thought I hit it up in the air. When I got halfway to second, I thought he caught the ball. I didn’t know what was going on at all.”

  2. All Betts with some help for Corey. Coors math to trade a run for an out like that?

  3. Jansen jogging in. Remember when relief pitchers were driven to the mound in a golf cart?

  4. Do we want a walk off ninth or watch an inning start with a runner on second and win it in the 10th?

  5. Quique won’t get a Gold Glove, simply because he moves around the field too much to qualify at any single position.

      • There’s a minimum requirement for innings at each position (not sure what that is).

        • Normal season it is 713 total innings through the team’s first 142 games. After that it is the position most played.

          • For a 60 game season that translates into the first 52 games and something like 260 innings, I think.

  6. Again, Gameday not very enlightening. It says Muncy to Seager, to Barnes, to Muncy to Treinin. What was Max doing throwing it to Corey?

  7. Checking in. See we’re tied. We are staying with old friends who have a 1,000-acre cattle ranch about 20 miles southeast of Hollister. Wonderful people and they are both MDs. Air quality not great but much better than Carmel Valley. Stress level diminished. Mandatory evacuations where we live. We voluntarily evacuated Thursday.

  8. Unbelievable. Dodgers had bases loaded 2 different times and only scored 1 run.

  9. I wonder what the numbers are for teams scoring with runners on second and third nobody out vs bases loaded nobody out. Both have an expectancy in the 2’s I would imagine. But I wonder if it’s higher when the bases aren’t loaded because no force play.

  10. I always thought Marichal should have been arrested, and then charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon.

  11. Hi all! Just finishing up my black bean and corn quesadillas and wedge salad… enjoying the game so far. Love watching May and his red Samson-like locks.

  12. Where’s our 11k’s Dustin May? Got spoiled the last 2 nights with Kershaw and Buehler.