Game 54, 2020

Dodgers at Rockies, 12:10 PM PDT, TV: ATTSportsNet-RM, SPNLA

RHP Tony Gonsolin (1-1, 1.51 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers and RHP Antonio Senzatela (4-2, 3.30 ERA) goes for the Rockies. Gonsolin is coming off his best performance of the year; he went seven innings against the Padres on Wednesday and gave up just one run. Senzatela threw a nine-inning complete game last Tuesday, beating the As 3-1.

Here’s Mookie’s mad dash:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1907 At Exposition Park in Pittsburgh, Nick Maddox no-hits the Dodgers, 2-1. At the age of 20 years and ten months, the Pirates hurler becomes the youngest pitcher and the second rookie to throw a no-hitter.
  • 1911 Bill Bergen ends his major league career with the lowest lifetime batting average for a position player in major league history by hitting an anemic .170 during his 11-year tenure with the Reds and Superbas. The 33 year-old backstop, who had only one year of batting above .200, also holds the records for lowest season batting average for a regular season (.139 in 1909) and the longest streak of at-bats without a hit (46 in 1909).
  • 1954 The Giants clinch the pennant when they beat the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 7-1. The National League champs, finishing the season five games ahead of second-place Brooklyn, will go on to sweep Cleveland in the Fall Classic.
  • 1959 The San Francisco Giants, bowing to the Dodgers, 8-2, play their last game at Seals Stadium. The transplanted New York team, who compiled a 163-145 record in their two-year stay in the former PCL park, will move to the newly constructed Candlestick Park next season.
  • 1961 In a 13-inning contest, Sandy Koufax goes the distance, beating the Cubs, 3-2, in the last regular season game to be played at the LA Memorial Coliseum, which was originally built for the 1932 Olympics. The Dodgers are leaving the only home they have known since moving from Brooklyn four seasons ago to play in a brand new stadium in Chavez Ravine, located a few miles from downtown Los Angeles.
  • 2011 Clayton Kershaw becomes the Dodgers’ first 20-game winner since Ramon Martinez accomplished the feat in 1990. Allowing just one run in 7 1/3 innings, the southpaw gets the victory when LA beats the visiting Giants, 2-1.
  • 2012 Washington secures a playoff spot when they beat the Dodgers at Nationals Park, 4-1. The last time there was postseason baseball in the nation’s capital occurred 79 years ago, when player-skipper Joe Cronin and the Senators lost to the Giants in five games in the 1933 World Series.

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95 thoughts on “Game 54, 2020

  1. The Dodgers’ road record in this irregular regular season concludes at 22-8. They went 7-3 vs. Colorado overall.

      • Thanks. The site is incorrect regarding when/why the L.A. Coliseum was built. It opened in 1923 and was expanded for the 1932 Olympics. When I was a newspaper reporter I wrote a story about the L.A. and Oakland coliseums.

  2. Pederson (personal) took some at-bats against Walker Buehler (finger) in a simulated game Saturday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    The Dodgers placed Pederson on the family medical emergency list Wednesday, but he’s since reported back to the team. Expect the Dodgers to officially activate him ahead of Tuesday’s series opener versus the Athletics.

  3. Reaching out and softly poking the ball to the opposite field. Now would be a good time to get more Ks.

  4. Zach heir apparent for Quique? Lefty bat, though, with Seager and Lux already batting from that side (not to mention Max and Rios).

    • For some reason Hernandez and Taylor are weaker at third base than any of the other positions they play so if McKinstry can be stronger at third than those two it will help him stay on the team.

        • He has made a couple of nice plays lately and has been hitting the ball hard again. He doesn’t need to talk with me while his bat and glove are speaking like they have been.

  5. I kept reading that Gonsolin had 4 good pitches and that would make me wonder why the Dodgers kept moving others to the MLB before him.

  6. Do you think they dropped Bellinger to the No. 5 from the No. 4 spot so the Rockies won’t pitch around him because Smith is next, but if he was batting fourth and Muncy fifth they might have done that? Or am I overthinking this?

  7. Mookie gets the day off, Seager and Smith back in the lineup, McKinstry gets his first career start.