Dodgers at Marlins, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Florida, SPNLA
RHP Tony Gonsolin (1-0, 2.81 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers and RHP Pablo López (4-5, 2.97 ERA) goes for the Marlins.
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1938 At Crosley Field, Yankees’ hurler Lefty Gomez is defeated for the first time in four All-Star starts as the NL wins the All-Star game 4-1. National League shortstop Leo Durocher becomes the first Dodger to start in an All-Star Game and gets a ‘bunt’ home run.
- 1953 In his first major league start, 24 year-old right-hander Al Worthington throws a two-hitter, blanking the Pirates, 6-0. The Giants’ rookie, known as ‘Red’, will become the first National League freshman to throw consecutive shutouts at the start of a career, when he repeats the feat in his next outing, also blanking the Dodgers, 6-0.
- 2000 Vin Scully, 72, is voted the No. 1 sportscaster of the 20th century by members of the American Sportscasters Association. The Dodger veteran broadcaster’s 51-year career has included play-by-play of 25 Fall Classics and a dozen All-Star Games.
Today’s #Dodgers lineup at Marlins: pic.twitter.com/CFjw1IwXxN
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 6, 2021
Same story, different day. 14 LOB, 12 strike outs, costly errors. Like RBI said, they need to get it figured out.
I watched Will Smith’s misplay that brought in the losing run last night. A good throw probably would have had Marte, and, in any event, Turner had to block the bad throw.
Let’s snap this two-game slide tomorrow.
No more Bauer bobblehead.
The irony is that is the runner placed on second in extra innings scores, it is automatically ruled an unearned run. I guess the Dodgers wanted to make certain (If I read the play-by-play correctly.)
Lol. Good point!
An unearned unearned run. Does that make it earned. Double negative.
Turn your night around right here Mookie.
Huzzah. A single!
Games like this against teams
like this make me feel like we are not playing nearly up to our potential.
The counter-argument? Baseball is weird.
(And – it’s not easy to win 10 games in a row. Because baseball is weird.)
I got a bad feeling about this, Jake.
Great AB by Bellinger, saw lotsa pitches too.
The Cardinals beat the Giants, 6-5, Tuesday night. The Padres beat the Nationals, 7-4. We still trail the Giants by a half game and we have 1 more loss than they do. The Padres trail us by 3 games and have 4 more losses than the Dodgers.
The Gnats merely postponed their June Swoon for a few days.
Gonsolin was a bright spot at least.
Very encouraging. A fine effort.
Very encouraging. A fine effort.
I am really hoping we figure a few things out. Otherwise, hello again, third place.
It says Treinen made a wild pitch and Marte scored on a throwing error by Smith. Spare me the details.
Four hours of frustration followed by twenty seconds of ridiculousity.
I thought it was Game 4 of the World Series all over again.
That’s the stupidest finish ever. Couldn’t make it up.
Even worse futuring.
Are you frustrated that we post ahead of you? Is that why you type the same thing over and over? If yes – you can just say so and I will stop.
Help me understand…
I am glad that we have Pujols, but one of these days he is going to ground into a triple play.
The Dodgers are playing this game like the Flying Wallendas (without a net).
Bound to topple… and they did.
Watch Marte try to steal third.
I’ve lost track of our “rotation.” Is tomorrow a bullpen game, and if so why?
Kershaw was originally supposed to pitch Thursday. Now I see that he’s pitching Friday. Was Urias originally slated to pitch tomorrow?
You got me. I’m just as messed up on the order as you are.
We need to acquire another starter, as stated earlier tonight. Pronto.
No starter available?
Laurel and Hardy discuss tonight’s game. You have to watch only the first 15 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3qcj2MzPYc
Well, we certainly bulloxed that inning. I am beginning to understand why the Dodgers are 1-7 in extra-inning games.
That’s your worst futuring tonight.
I thought that you weren’t suppose to sacrifice in the top of the 10th with the game tied and that it wasn’t considered good strategy….But Doc never tries sacrifices when old baseball logic would say they were the right thing to do.
Borrowing from the Mattingly playbook…
Will someone explain to me (no eyes, no ears) what just transpired?
CT3 bunted but they threw Smith out at third. Then Lux got a single.
Really. Sounds like the inning when we scored our only run on four hits and a two-base error.
Terrible bunt by Taylor.
Still, quite a play by Alfaro.
Chopper to short stop out at second out at first. (Albert running…)
He was still like 15 feet from the bag. Lol
And now Lux gets the hit.
The runner on second thing is not the best thing in the world.
I haaaaaate it.
What a cock-up! Seriously, Dodgers. Can you be any lamer this game?
This tension is ridiculous. Let’s get four in the top of the tenth.
Ok past person.
We got him!
Was that a pirate ArrrGh?
How are you so far ahead!?
Totally messing with WBB.
But also – yes!
There’s your yes!
Your futuring is improving.
Jazz has got to be a tough guy to double up.
Gotta get the play at home.
Very bad future person.
Nope. You can’t pin it on me. Get your own scapegoat.
Long game (by time) considering it’s 1-1 in the 9th.
Saving him? For a lead? For tomorrow? Who knows…
Panik is probably the most loathsome Fish, with Duvall a close second.
Bad future person.
Stop being so slow. Lol
Need a DP to erase that runner.
Stating the obvious – but the Dodgers need another starter. Very soon. (Like tomorrow to be honest – seeing as how it’s another BP game.)
I suppose it’ll be Price tomorrow for the bulk.
And by bulk – that might only be 3 innings, if not efficient with his pitches like last time.
Regardless, a trade needs to happen.
We’re assuming no more Bauer, which sounds like a safe assumption.
Guessing that they will extend the administrative leave at the very least. Still not charged, however.
Some timely hits would help as well.
Perhaps it won’t last, but the pen games have been the best pitched games. I suppose they can’t keep shuffling their relievers forever.
Need one more hit (at least) this inning.
Can you tag a guy on the bill of the cap for an out?
Oh, yes. Any part of the uniform counts.
Like getting HBP now that I think of it. Even if it touches a billowing jersey you get to go to first.
Close, but don’t know if they have a better angle to overturn.
I think JT might be out.
0-2. But I hear you on both of them.
Ohh. Wow. A single. Thought it was going to be a HR. Should have been a double.
would have been close at second, given how well it was played off the wall.
True. But dang it was hit a long way for a single.
Yimi no gimme.
No walk off tonight please.
Nelson has had grip problems since the MLB starting being sticky about substances.
It seems a lot of pitches get away from him.
Could Albert score on a triple?
That’s why CT3 is an All Star!
Color me surprised.
What colour is that exactly – Dodger blue?
I’d say safe.
But Dodgers will take it.
Love the purple hair on Jazz. Also – he is fast.
How can anyone dislike “Jasrado Prince Hermis Arrington Chisholm Jr.?”
Agreed. And then there was Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish, who pitched 15 season in the majors from 1944 to 1964, including one game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946.
More on Reed (also Cleavinger, Gonzalez and Sousa) from Dodger Insider:
The Dodgers made multiple roster moves Tuesday, adding two pieces to their bullpen before their game in Miami.
The Dodgers selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jake Reed and
recalled left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger. Outfielder Steven Souza
Jr. was designated for assignment, while left-hander Victor González
was placed on the 10-day injured list with left plantar fasciitis.
This will be Reed’s first experience on the active roster. His next
appearance will mark his Major League debut. Reed was acquired on a
minor league deal by the Dodgers on June 4 after being released by the
Angels two days prior. The 2014 fifth-round pick out of Oregon spent the
2014–19 seasons in the Twins organization, reaching as high as the
Reed had a 2.61 ERA with 11 strikeouts and a walk in nine appearances with
Triple-A Oklahoma City this year. Between Oklahoma City and Triple-A
Salt Lake, he had a combined 5.57 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 21 innings.
He has held right-handers to a .562 OPS this year. In his seven-year
minor league career, the reliever is 19–14 with a 3.73 ERA and 1.24 WHIP
while averaging 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
“I’m really excited for him,” said manager Dave Roberts. “Our guys in the
front office sought him out, found him, and he’s going to help us win
The move for Reed came when Souza was designated for assignment after
slashing .160/.250/.360/.610 with one home run in 13 games with the
Cleavinger, who returns for his fourth stint with the big league club after being
optioned Monday, was brought back when González was placed on the
injured list. Cleavinger is 2–3 with a 2.03 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 15
strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings in his first season as a Dodger.
González suffered his first career loss Monday night when he allowed his second
career home run. The second-year reliever is 3–1 with a 2.57 ERA and
1.36 WHIP this season after going 3–0 with a 1.33 ERA and 0.74 WHIP last
season. His 36 appearances this year are the most among Dodger
Cards already up 2-0 on the gnats top of the first.
Arenado is an All-Star because 2 fan bases voted for him. St. Louis and Colorado.
On the basis of his career, he’s deserving. This year, not so much.
Kind of like Mookie.
Hadn’t thought of that as much.
Wasn’t Mookie voted in by the players (not that they aren’t fans as well)?
I know that last year was a short season and that he has missed most of this year, but Bellinger hasn’t had a month in which he hit over .280 — and has had many far below that — since May of 2019.
Sorry, friends, but I can’t say that I was surprised by what Belli just did. Actually, I kind of expected it.
I thought he might hit a towering fly ball out.
When the Dodgers called up Reed they DFA’d (read “fired”) Souza.
Harsh realities of sports.
He could end up back at OKC.
I hope he finds a place somewhere.
Two out rally time. Let’s go Belli.
I’d drop Mookie in the batting order for a bit.
He had a “night off” last night. So yeah – maybe try something new?
He does have an OBP of .360. I suppose you might put CT3 in his place.
Reed’s wife is an Olympian!
Do Dodger batters realize that K’s should be going down with the reduced spin rate on pitches?
Maybe if someone told them, they wouldn’t K as much.
Ten of our 20 outs tonight are by the K.
Time to update those numbers…
Unfortunately, 11 of 21.
Old friend alert with Floro.
Can you imagine what Reed must have been thinking after being called into pitch in the majors for the first time in a pro career that began in Cedar Rapids in 2012?
Well, maybe a BIT more than that. 🙂
Long Day’s Journey Into Night Game.
Good futuring, Dave.
Hindsight – maybe not the right time to pull Gonsolin?
Are they still stretching him out? Was he tiring? 70 pitches seems to say there was room for a few more.
He’s thrown over 80 I think.
72 according to game day.
Earlier in the year, I meant.
Oh haha – of course!
He’s thrown over 80 I think.
Dodgers began play tonight 11th in the NL in fielding percentage.
Terrible throw by Mookie.
Let’s get this last out here and now.
They smell blood.
Sloppy sloppy sloppy.
Come on, Blue!
Darn it. Lux!
Who was sent down or put on the IL to create the space for Reed?
Souza I think.
So we swapped a sousaphone for an oboe?
One more out Jake!
It’s Miamitown, Jake.
Not to be.
Jake Reed is making his MLB debut after spending nine years in the minors.
9 long years I’m sure!
Not an auspicious start.
Not at all.
Does anyone know a site that would list players’ numbers for RISP?
Good old BR!
Dodgers lead the NL in that category.
Since no-hitting the Dodgers, the Cubs have lost 10 straight, including 13-3 at home last night vs. the Phillies. The Cubs are losing 7-0 to Philadelphia tonight after 2 innings. After being no-hit, the Dodgers won 9 straight until that winning skein was stopped last night.
The current losing after a no-no streak belongs to the Dodgers – 12 games.
Very fine five for Gonsolin!
His best outing yet. Also, only 70 pitches.
At one time the Gnats had both Okert and Osich in their pen. Gnatfans referred to them by Rule No. 1 nicknames that you can probably guess.
Great that Gonsolin got that hit. It means Mookie came up this inning – and so the Dodgers can start the next inning stronger.
Mookie – the easy out. Weird.
It doesn’t fit the theory of “as Mookie goes, so go the Dodgers” right now.
Certainly contributing, though not at a level either he or we expected. He is tied with CT3 for second behind Muncy for team WAR.
How many times has Mookie gotten called out on a checked swing this year? Too many!
So often he’s looked helpless.
Sad, but true. Yet, he was selected for the All-Star Game. I think it was by the players. Correct me if I am wrong.
Great job, Belli and Will!
Was thinking inside the parker on that one.
Home run sculpture moving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71fMZjmIo7A
Ready to do the full Champlain Tower…
Tony finally looking like his old self out there.
Is Miami’s stadium the one that used to have that circus-like panel out in left-center field (like the glove in San Franciscso)?
Florida should only have spring training and minor league baseball.
And be the winter home of the circus, if there was one anymore.
And great fiction and non-fiction. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f5d4bfaf953b3c16f1c5c83eccc8646fcdbfa12bcb2c254851786b62ffb5221.png
Someone Florida can be proud of.
It is good to see that Betts, Muncy and Bellinger are all back in the starting lineup today after being absent from it on Monday. Is this the day that Bellinger shows us what he is capable of?
He barely missed the slam yesterday.
No eyes, no ears. How much did he miss it by?
Right up against the wall in right center.