Dodgers at Rockies, 5:10 PM PDT, TV: ATTSportsNetRM, FS1, SPNLA
RHP Walker Buehler (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his first start of the year for the Dodgers and RHP Jon Gray (0-0, 0.00 ERA) does the same for Rockies. Buehler only pitched 36 2/3 innings in last year’s shortened regular season; he went 1-0 in eight starts. He beat the Braves in the NLCS and Tampa Bay in the World Series, though. Gray was 2-4 in the same number of starts last season, pitching just 2 1/3 innings more than Buehler.
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1968 The Tigers trade left-hander Hank Aguirre to the Dodgers for a player to be named later, minor leaguer Fred Moulder. The All-Star southpaw, better known for being the worst hitter in major league history, will compile a .085 batting average during his 16-year major league career, striking out in an astounding 61% of his 388 at-bats. In his sole season with the Dodgers he appeared in 25 games, threw 39 innings, earned three saves and put up a .069 ERA.
- 1974 The Indians trade Pedro Guerrero to Dodgers for pitcher Bruce Ellingsen. The 17 year-old infielder/outfielder will compile a .309 batting average and will be named to the All-Star team five times during his 11 seasons with the team.
- 2008 Twenty minutes before their game, the Dodgers announce reliever Hong-Chih Kuo will start in place of Chad Billingsley, who in turn will be in the bullpen. The unusual move, made due to the threat of rain at the start of the contest, is also employed by the Giants with Merkin Valdez beginning the game on the mound and the announced starter, and eventual winner Tim Lincecum entering the game in the fourth inning.
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 3, 2021
Mookie and JT get the day off, CT3 gets a start as does Edwin Rios.
I miss Alanna. A lotta.
Beaty lets the meatball go by, then swings at trash.
Ferris looking pretty good the first couple innings.
NPUT @ 0705 HST, 1005 PDT, 1305 EDT
Good for Kenley.
There you are!
Suddenly Kenley looks gassed.
He did fine.
Five out close. In the altitude. Hats off.
into the mid 20s pitch count. Danger zone for Kenley.
Of course a walk, because… Koors and Kenley.
Rats!! Wasted the leadoff double. Unacceptable.
Jansen continues? Id go to someone else since he was in a high stress situation already.
So far, so good.
An insurance run or two would be sweet.
Being 1 up in the top of the 9th at Coors almost feels like trailing by a couple.
Nothin like easing Kenley into the season in an easy spot.
Kenley coming in.
Gonzalez is not impressing me.
Tapia would have had that one.
Nice hit CT3.
A pitch out! And yet…
Where’s Winnipeg Dave? I miss his humor for these moments.
That ship has sailed. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a113d2a6eac724d78fa026d5c495467622d7fdb2758dd50dd3431c27d94563c.png
Tapia gave it his all and then some.
Pulled it back onto the field!
Sends one over the wall and it doesn’t count, pulls one in and it does.
Goodness- what next? An in-the-park HR for our first one?!?!?! And Tapia got hammered.
Every Dodger HR this year has been an oddity.
Strange and stranger.
The new Quique!
That’s BS, Treinen…
Follow the bouncing ball. https://twitter.com/mike_petriello/status/1378531580919046146?s=21
Bruins – Zags, two-point game, 7:30 to go
Another weird play, this one at first.
Seager is all universe these days.
Lux has wheels.
Yes! Barnesie gets two in.
The Dodgers seem to like a challenge of late, not starting rally’s til 2 outs.
Gray took the ball with him.
He’s no Castellanos…
Look, a Seager double! What a surprise!
A Rios single. I thought he was HR or bust only.
Seemingly missing Betts and Smith in the lineup tonight.
May I blame you for Rios’ hit?
And for Barnes’s…
Heck and Barnes single as well!
Bloody ump (though Barnes seemed to frame high and out of the zone).
Any UCLA fans out there? Bruins holding their own so far vs Gonzaga.
Honestly, I haven’t cared since I was an undergraduate decades ago.
Grew up with them and Wooden!
It’s very odd to hear UCLA referred to as the Cinderella at this dance.
I’ve rooted for them since 1962, but not this year. I want the Zags to win it all.
And played rec basketball with Walton’s brother.
Even as a UW undergrad, I admired Wooden and the Bruins. Later, I knew Bill Walton’s sister in Berkeley.
It’s a bit surprising that the Dodgers have not hit a HR yet this season. At least – not officially.
Did the Dodgers hit one?
The Rox did, and it’s your fault.
No, merely an acknowledgment of reality.
As my dad likes to say “I really would like to agree with you. But then we would both be wrong.”
You can’t talk your way out of responsibility.
You give me far too much credit for what is happening in another country. Plus you don’t know how jinxes work. Other than that, you are doing alright.
Game seems normalish, so far.
Not by Coors standards.
Recalling the 2008 game above, which came to be known as the bizarro game.
Chad also came in the fifth, but was taken out after facing 4 batters.
Being reintroduced to baseball with an opening series in Coors is bizarre!