Game 52, 2020 and 4+1 Day

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:10 PM PDT, TV: ATTSportsNet-RM, SPNLA

It’s a bullpen game for the Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (0-1, 4.32 ERA) takes the hill for the Dodgers. The Rockies give the ball to RHP Ryan Castellani (1-2, 4.46 ERA), who walked six Angels and hit one in 5 2/3 innings in his last start but still gave up just one unearned run in a no-decision. Wood has gone longer than one inning only once this year, and that was in July. Don’t expect him to be around too long.

Here’s the Dodgers’ six-run seventh inning yesterday:

If I were Josh Sborz I’d be getting tired of commuting between USC’s campus and wherever the Dodgers are. He was just optioned back there and Mitch White was called up.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1964 Willie Davis broke a 16-inning, 3–3 stalemate between the Phillies and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium with a walk-off steal of home. With two outs in the bottom of the 16th, Davis reached on an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch by Philadelphia’s Jack Baldschun, then stole home on reliever Morrie Steevens.
  • 1984 The Tigers, with a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee, clinch the American League East title to become only the fourth team in major league history to lead from start to finish of a season. The 1923 Giants, 1927 Yankees, and the 1955 Dodgers also led their circuits from wire to wire.
  • 2006 The Dodgers, who are last in the National League in homers, hit four consecutive home runs in an inning when Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, and Marlon Anderson all go deep in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Padres, 9-9. The improbable feat, which had been accomplished only by the 1964 Twins, 1963 Indians, and the 1961 Braves, leads to Nomar Garciaparra’s walk-off two-run homer in the tenth and sole possession of first place when Los Angeles beat the Friars, 11-10.


91 thoughts on “Game 52, 2020 and 4+1 Day

  1. The Dodgers have guaranteed themselves a winning record against every team they have played so far this season. If they win 2 out of 3 against Oakland they will complete that trend.

  2. Just getting home from an outdoor movie night with my students. Looks like I missed a fun offensive game!!

    • I was actually just wondering when the Dodgers would have another really big offensive game. (Not that 9 isn’t a lot.)

  3. We got a wee bit of rain last night and our air is much better. Its supposed to keep getting better. How’s the smoke with you guys?

  4. Anybody know when was the last time a Dodger starting pitcher was the losing pitcher? Wood won’t be one tonight.

  5. Anybody know when was the last time a Dodger starting pitcher was the losing pitcher? Wood won’t be one tonight.

  6. Doc gives certain pitchers a lot of rope. But others get a snip of dental floss. (Not that I’m complaining about pulling Wood when he did.)

  7. Visiting Atlanta leads the Mets 12-0 after 3 1/2 innings. The Braves have 11 hits, including four homers and two doubles, and have received six walks.

  8. So I had a whole post planned about how much I love having Mookie lead off, when I read that RBG died. My heart is broken. She was a giant.