Dodgers at Padres, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: BS San Diego, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA
No matter what position in the rotation these pitchers have, they’re aces. Today LHP Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 3.00 ERA) goes for the Dodgers while LHP Sean Manaea (2-1, 1.42 ERA) takes the ball for the Padres. Kershaw started out the year with seven innings of perfection before being pulled from the game, and his second start was good until the sixth when he gave up a home run, a single and double and came out. Then the bullpen let those two runners score. In Manaea’s three starts he’s given up just three runs.
- 1958 At the Los Angeles Coliseum, Gene Fodge picks up his only major league victory when the Cubs beat the Dodgers, 15-2. Outfielder Lee Walls carries the day with three homers and eight RBIs.
- 1962 Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax ties his major league record, a mark he shares with Bob Feller, when he strikes out 18 batters in a nine-inning contest during the team’s 10-2 rout of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In 1938, nineteen year-old right-hander Bob Feller established the record, whiffing 18 batters in the Indians’ 4-1 loss to the Tigers at Cleveland Stadium.
- 1965 Casey Stengel wins his 3,000th game as a manager when his Amazin’ Mets score three runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat San Francisco at Candlestick Park, 7-6. The ‘Old Perfessor’, who served as the skipper for the Dodgers, Braves, and Yankees, won more than a third of his games (1,149) during his 12-year tenure with the Bronx Bombers.
- 1998 Dodger backstop Mike Piazza ties a major league record, hitting his third grand slam of the month. The blast highlights a nine-run second inning which leads Los Angeles to a 12-4 victory over the visiting Cubs.
Also, in 2003 Chase Utley gets his first major league hit, blasting a third inning grand slam off Rockies starter Dennis Cook. The rookie second baseman’s big fly to right field contributes to the Phillies’ 9-1 victory at Veterans Stadium.
Lineups when available.
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From Houston Mitchell’s Dodger Dugout newsletter this morning:
Good for him.
He also said by the third game she seemed completely comfortable with Davis. I like her more than I do Karros, I gotta say.
Barnes probably should have just caught that.
Catchers defer to infielders in that situation, as infielders defer to outfielders
McKinstry butchered that.
But then he redeems himself with a fine DP.
Frabreezed his brain fart.
KKKersh. 3 down, 4 to go.
I’ll take it. 1-0 Dodgers.
First error of the year for the Puds
Yeah. That was very helpful.
Angel Hernandez having his usual crummy day behind the plate. The league needs to make him go away.
Now that the game is over, I’ll plug the show “Beautiful, the Carole King Musical.” I saw it yesterday. If you’re old enough to remember her songs, you’ll enjoy the production. If it turns up anywhere near you, spend the money and go see it.
I love musicals. Plug away!
Closest performance to you is Minneapolis, Nov 16-20.
She wrote a few good songs, but I could never stand her voice.
She wrote a few dozen good songs, many of which were huge hits for other people. Then she started putting out solo albums, and her second one was #1 for 15 straight weeks and sold more than 10 million copies.
Her voice is distinctive, yes. Can’t argue that.
The best she ever did was “Locomotion” (thanks, Little Eva!).
ZacMac having adventures in the field
Keeping the entertainment value high.
Last chance for the Padres.
No chance for the Padres.
Well Dodgers did bring in Kimbrel to close it out. Lol
LOL. If he is gonna get tagged, this would be the game to do it.
It’s been quite a few days since he last worked.
CT3 tries to rob old friend of hit, but ends up giving him a triple.
Checking the box, wow Belli! Only Freddie has a higher OPS among the regulars. Good to see Justin with a couple of hits as well.
Except for CT3, a good day at the office.
Moronta, an ex Gnat.
Just tuning into this laughter. My two cents: ha, ha ha!
We needed a laugher after last night.
Good outing from Kershaw. He’ll get the k record next time. At home vs Detroit looks good.
A fine effort by Sir Clayton of Kershaw.
It will be cool to get the record at home.
Wow, could CT3 use a hit here.
Wow, could Muncy use a hit here.
Got a run in.
9 pitches. 3 ground outs. May have another inning in him.
A not quite immaculate inning…
A dirty inning.
Well, the ball was soiled – literally.
Now just need Kershaw to k the side…
Are we still worried about Bellinger?
Less so. Lol
Let’s score more.
Every run helps.
Gotta get 1 in. Crooked number would be nice.
“4” has a bunch of straight lines but definitely works as a crooked number.
Down 0-2 Max works out the walk.
Good eye Munce. Cash’em in CT3.
Keep it going Maxy.
Time for JT to break out of his funk.
Yeah. A nice JT double would be sweet.
Make it a single.
Anything positive is welcome at this point.
Yeah. A nice JT double would be sweet.
Minimize the damage Kersh.
That he did. Not sure if he will tie or pass Sutton today however.
Might not happen today.
Ok top of the order, let’s keep working this 2 out mojo.
Love how JT is making Manaea work here.
Yep. He’s up to 52 pitches.
Wow – quite the throw from Manny.
I see where the Dodgers put Price on the IL.
Feeling ill rather than injured.
Good to hear.
KKersh. 5 SO to go.
Off to a better start than yesterday…
Woot. Timely DP!
Muncy looks lost.
Puds butchered the DP. Thank You. Now lets capitalize.
No strikeout for Mookie there. First pitch bloop single.
Kersh needs 7 SO to pass Don Sutton as all time Dodger SO leader. Hopefully Mookie, Max, Freddy, and Justin have a better day today than they had last night. Go Dodgers! !
The kount down for Kershaw k’s is on. When Kershaw does get the franchise record he will have the 5th highest total for a franchise leader:
1. Walter Johnson (Twins*) – 3509
2. Bob Gibson (Cards) – 3117
3. Steve Carlton (Phils) – 3031
4. John Smoltz (Braves) – 3011
5. Don Sutton (Dodgers) – 2696
6. Mickey Lolich (Tigers) – 2679
*Twins, but really Washington Senators.
Point of interest from The Athletic as Miguel Cabrera got his 3000th hit yesterday:
Hey folks – hoping some of you might attend the Dodger Thoughts 20th anniversary gathering on July 21 …
Respond here if you like, folks, but be sure you do so at Jon’s post so he can get an accurate headcount.
Man, I don’t know where I’m going to be in the moving process, but I’m tempted to try to do this.
I would love to go. I would need to convince the family that this is the summer to go to LA – and then start saving up some loonies and toonies to cover some expenses.
So – a definite maybe?