Game 33, 2020 (Game Two of doubleheader)

Dodgers at Giants, TBD, NBCS BA, SPNLA

Update: Game Time will be 4:40 PM PDT.

This doubleheader was necessitated when the Dodgers and Giants players declined to play their scheduled game on August 26 as a protest against the shooting of yet another black man by police, this time in Kenosha, WI. The game was one of three in the major leagues which was postponed; the NBA postponed all three of its scheduled playoff games, Major League Soccer postponed five of six and the WNBA postponed all three of its scheduled games.

The Dodgers have not yet announced which pitcher will start. Update: It’ll be Caleb Ferguson (1-0, 0.71 ERA); the Giants send RHP Kevin Gausman (1-1, 4.65 ERA) to the mound.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1937 Dodger right-hander Fred Frankhouse holds the Reds hitless for 7.2 innings before a heavy downpour ends the Ebbets Field contest permanently. The right-hander’s 5-0 victory will be one of the 31 “no-no’s” erased when MLB redefines a no-hitter in 1991 as a game in which a pitcher throws nine innings or more without giving up a hit.
  • 1951 Dodger right fielder Carl Furillo, in the top of the third inning in the team’s 5-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Ebbets Field, throws out Mel Queen by two feet at first base, after the Pirates pitcher had apparently singled into right field. The ‘Reading Rifle’ will lead the NL in assists for the second consecutive season, with opponents becoming increasingly more reluctant to challenge the strong arm of the Brooklyn outfielder.
  • 1952 The Dodgers set the National League mark for consecutive games with a double play when they complete a twin killing in their twenty-third straight contest, a 10-5 loss to Chicago at Wrigley Field. The fifth inning 1-4-3 DP, pitcher Clyde King to second baseman Jackie Robinson to first baseman Gil Hodges, leaves Brooklyn two shy of the major league record.
  • 2005 Jeff Kent becomes the first player to hit 300 homers as a second baseman. The Dodger infielder, who surpassed Ryne Sandberg’s total of 277 last September, is the major league leader at this position, with Joe Gordon holding the American League record with 246 round-trippers.

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113 thoughts on “Game 33, 2020 (Game Two of doubleheader)

  1. Blacked out yesterday, I just now watched the ninth. Kenley really embarrassed Solano, Phlablo and Greasylocks.

  2. I have learned today that a no hitter in a game scheduled for 7 innings does not count as a no hitter but I think a no hitter in a 5 inning game called due to rain does.

  3. If my memory is correct, the last time the Dodgers swept a DH in San Francisco was in 1988. It was a cold twi-night pair, and the smell of marijuana wafted over Candlestick. A woman sitting behind me was chanting “Sax Sucks,” through much of the first game. A guy who tossed his cup of beer in the air after the first game later slipped on his suds and fell. The crowd cheered. I saw two cops wrestling a man down the steps. That may have been the last time the Dodgers took two from the Giants in either San Francisco or L.A.

  4. Trying to use 5 pitchers and have them all do well might be asking for a bad inning.

  5. So, the M’s enter the bottom of the seventh in SD with 8-3 lead. 7-3 wasn’t enough in game one.

  6. Gausman is kinda fun to watch. Pitches quickly at least. If he was on a different team I would admire him even more.

    • Well – that is literally true as the ball was in the air as opposed to on the ground. But yeah that’s not a great radio play by play call.

  7. Gausman was drafted by the Dodgers in 2010, 6th round. Decided to attend LSU and drafted 1st round in 2012 by O’s. Dodgers also drafted 1st rounder Zach Lee in 2010, who was also bound for LSU.

  8. Muncy is hitting his share of home runs, he just can’t get that batting average going.

  9. That Fish-Mutts game has in fact been postponed, so that makes a total of seven tonight.

  10. Kershaw is, at the moment, the lefty with the best winning percentage in all of baseball history: .6964. He overtook Whitey Ford with today’s win.

    • I imagine this is a reaction to yesterday’s thoughts: “Man, we didn’t have time to think about it yesterday and our game was either underway or about to start, but today, upon reflection, we don’t want to play.”

  11. Which deadline deal player that
    is no longer with the Dodgers would you most like to have back this season?:
    Manny Machado
    Yu Darvish
    Rich Hill

    Darvish seems to be the obvious answer as he is pitching lights out right now, but it’s hard to say no to D. Mountain. 😉

        • I will never forget Darvish’s performance in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. I was sitting in the front row of the reserve level behind home plate. However, given what we later learned about how the Astros were cheating, I changed my mind. I am still waiting for my refund.

    • Darvish if he is willing to subject his son to taunts if he doesn’t pitch well. It would be great for him to get what he didn’t in 2017.