Game 37, 2020

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: FS-A, SPNLA

With six days rest LHP Julio Urias (2-0, 3.67 ERA) goes for the home team. He’ll face the D-Backs’ LHP Alex Young (1-1, 4.70 ERA), who will be making his fourth start as the replacement for an injured Madison Bumgarner. Urias has been “throwing his fastballs slower and his offspeed pitches faster than last year,” says MLB. In Young’s last start he gave up three runs on five hits over five innings.

The D-Backs traded their crusty relief pitcher Archie Bradley to the Reds over the weekend, so the Dodgers won’t have to face him anytime soon.

Here are the three home runs which the Dodgers hit on Sunday to set the NL record for most dingers in a month:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1890 On Labor Day at Brooklyn’s Washington Park, the Bridegrooms, later to be known as the Dodgers, win all three games against Pittsburgh in the first tripleheader ever played. The home team sweeps the visiting Alleghenys, who will be renamed the Pirates next season, 10-9, 3-2, and 8-4.
  • 1953 The Cardinals tie a major league mark, hitting five homers in a 12-5 loss to Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. The solo shots hit by Stan Musial, Harry Elliot, Rip Repulski, and Steve Bilko (2), all off starter Preacher Roe, aren’t enough to offset the Dodgers’ 17-hit attack, which includes six doubles but no round-trippers.
  • 1969 At Dodger Stadium, Willie Davis ties the franchise record by hitting in 29 consecutive games with his second-inning single in LA’s 10-6 victory over New York. The mark was established by Zack Wheat in 1916.

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118 thoughts on “Game 37, 2020

    • Those baseball sessions — three or four hours a day, four times a week for four months — laid the groundwork that became the 2013 film “42,” the Jackie Robinson biopic that catapulted Boseman to fame.

  1. Late to the party. But Dodgers win! (Just got in from a night of listening to live jazz outdoors.)

  2. Dickerson of the Giants doubled low oft the wall in his final at bat against old friend and catcher Drew Butera. Giants held on to win, 23-5.

  3. The Giants lead the Rockies, 23-2, after 7 1/2. One of their outfielders, Alex Dickerson, has hit three homers and is due to lead off the 9th.

  4. You can tell he has been away. Doesn’t realize the ball is not thrown around the horn anymore.

  5. Julio qualifies for a win and might get it if Dodgers start to capitalize on all the walks and bloopers that are accumulating.

  6. Guessing that catchers should have a pretty good idea of the strike zone when at bat. Yogi, on the other hand, was a notorious bad ball hitter.

  7. Julio announcing that the third spot in the playoffs is his! (Unfortunately not likely to face the Snakes).

  8. Righty bats made all the outs. Dodgers still sputter against lefties. Young probably wishes he threw a strike to Taylor.

  9. JD, reporting my return, back from trying to do permanent damage to my lungs lugging a pack over the high peaks of the southern Sierra for 10 days.

      • I did lose a ton of belly fat cause while I was hacking up soot I lost my appetite. Not the recommended way to lose a few inches.

          • When the lung issue hit, I was about as deep in the back country as I could have gotten. Had to get myself out over 2 12k passes in 4 days, so I slogged it out. Beautiful trip before the smoke hit. People were bailing out left and right though. Big fire down in the Sequoia national forest is making the whole sierra miserable.

  10. Bradley’s career vs. the Dodgers: 32 games including 4 starts, 3 saves (I would have thought more), 4-2 record, 3.31 ERA in 54.1 IP, 25 BBs, 56 Ks. Dodgers hit .234 against him.

  11. So we traded someone who is no longer, at age 30, a stripling (but is in fact a Stripling) for two striplings (ages 22 and just barely 20).

    • Not a bad get based on where he was drafted. Threw 19 innings at Rookie ball in 2019 after being drafted.