Game 38, 2020

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: FS-A, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Walker Buehler (1-0, 4.32 ERA) pitches for the home team, while the visitors send RHP Zac Gallen (1-0, 2.70 ERA) out to face him. Buehler is returning from the IL, where he went with a blister after his best game of the year, when he gave up just four hits, one run, struck out 11 and walked none in six innings. Gallen’s last start was equally brilliant: he went seven innings and gave up five hits and just one run, getting his first win of the year.

Here’s CT3’s four-RBI game yesterday:

On this date in Dodgers history:

  • 1969 Willie Davis, with his sixth-inning double in the team’s 5-4 loss to New York at Dodger Stadium, breaks a 53 year-old franchise record by hitting safely in thirty consecutive games. The LA outfielder surpasses the streak established by Zack Wheat in 1916 when the team played in Brooklyn.
  • 1971 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slam when Dodger second baseman Jim Lefebvre and right fielder Bill Buckner collide, trying to make the fifth inning catch. The 200-foot dropped bloop contributes to the Astros’ 9-3 victory over LA at the Astrodome.
  • 1972 In his major league debut, Doug Rau throws a three-hitter, beating St. Louis at Busch Stadium, 5-1. In his first big-league at-bat, the 23 year-old Dodger southpaw helps his cause with a RBI-triple in the second inning.
  • 1993 The Rockies, drawing a crowd 47,699 for their 62nd home game, surpass the 1982 Dodgers when the team attracts 3,617,863 fans to Denver’s Mile High Stadium, setting a new National League single-season attendance record. The expansion club will also break the 1992 Blue Jays’ major league mark of 4,028,318 before the season is over.
  • 2002 In the top of the ninth inning, Diamondback first baseman Mark Grace hurls an inning of relief with the team trailing the Dodgers, 18-0. The All-Star infielder retires three of the four batters he faces in the Bank One Ballpark, yielding a two-out home run to David Ross.


159 thoughts on “Game 38, 2020

    • I completely agree with that – which is weird since it is a total pitchers duel right now as the 0-0 score would indicate.

  1. How often does a team go 8 1/3 innings without getting a hit and then win the game? Quite a victory.

  2. Tom Seaver, a Dodger draft pick who failed to sign in 1965, has died in Calistoga. He mighta been something.

  3. The Padres just posted 8 in the 8th against the Angels, who are now behind the 8-ball. It’s 11-3 San Diego.

  4. The lineup is not as strong without JT and Cody, although who knows if they could have done anything against Gallen either.

  5. Well at least it doesn’t look like Gallen will “Maddux” the Dodgers as he is at 90 pitches through 7.

  6. I’m very willing to be re-assured that the Dodgers are in fact not over-using, over-taxing their bullpen.
    And that they will still be as effective in October.

    • He’d be in CF if he were playing tonight, so it might have been difficult for even him.

  7. The hapless Angles have taken a 2-0 lead over the Pads on a dinger by – wait for it – Miguel Trucha.

  8. Pardon me if I am coming off as goofy. I have been virtually glued to my computer today working on two large writing projects on deadline. Keeping an eye on this game thanks to and chatting with you folks is lessening my stress.

  9. Not watching.listening. On the fly to right, how did the runner from third not score when the runner from first was able to advance to second?

  10. The rightly-lefty-righty, etc. lineup makes me think that Roberts doesn’t think this starter will last too long.

  11. After crushing the Rox yesterday, Gnats blow a 6-1 lead and fall back into fourth place behind Denver.