Dodgers at Reds, 9:35 AM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Ohio, SPNLA
The Dodgers send LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.08 ERA) to make his third start after returning from the IL where he’d been with a sacroiliac injury. He’ll face the Reds’ rookie RHP Hunter Greene (3-7, 5.26 ERA), who made his MLB debut in April of this year.
On this date in Dodgers’ history:
- 1930 The Dodgers get twelve consecutive hits in a 19-6 win over the Pirates at Forbes Field. Two of the dozen hits in the eight-run sixth inning include a pair of homers hit by Brooklyn outfielder Babe Herman.
- 1986 The Braves strand 18 runners on base, establishing a National League record. Enough Atlanta players do score to give the team a 6-5 victory over L.A. at Dodger Stadium.
Other notable events in baseball on this date include Ernie Shore’s near-perfect game in 1917, when he relieved Babe Ruth (ejected for arguing balls and strikes and possibly punching the umpire) and retired 26 consecutive batters.
Lineups when available.
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Here is today's lineup for the series finale at GABP.
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Phillies beat Padres, 6-2.
Now 5-1/2 games behind the Dodgers, the Gnats have also fallen back in the mild card competition, trailing both the Beerboys and the Redbirds for the last spot.
Broomhilda would approve.
Might have Kimbrel proofed the game again.
Reflecting on the Dodgers’ announcers, was Freddie thinking, “I was a Freeman for Karros”? OK, that was a big stretch.
Joni Mitchell’s written a few good songs, but she’s a terrible vocalist.
Really, I have always enjoyed listening to her. Her voice is unusual.
If you want unusual, try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EEZAivzl1Q
I always enjoyed her singing.
I’ve always cringed when she comes on the radio.
Her voice is irritating.
It may irritate you, but I think you’re outnumbered.
Speaking of irritating.
You don’t think she’s written any good songs, then?
Love her songs. Love her voice.
I like some of her songs, can’t tolerate her voice. That’s why cover versions exist.
In the fifth, the Gnats failed to GIDP. It’s now 7-2 Barves.
Fillies are pounding the Pads 6-1 after six.
In Atlanta, the Barves are running up the score early on old friend Alex Wood. It’s 6-1 after two.
Dodgers scored in every inning but the 1st.
First time the Dodgers have scored in 8 consecutive innings since 1976.
How Sweep It Is…
Looks like there are more Dodgers fans there now than Reds fans.
Doesn’t look like a lot of either.
Beautiful weather in Cincy, however.
Trayce wants to stick around. Woot.
Can someone tell me about Almonte, who just lowered his ERA to 0.98?
FA signed last November. Apparently ex-Rox teammate and ex-Dodger, Jake McGee suggested that he try to latch on with the Dodgers because the organization would help him get back on track. With the Dodgers, his FB velocity has increased by 2.5 mph and he now throws a sweeper that breaks twice as much as his slider did.
Picked up after the Rox cut him loose. He had one good year and two terrible ones in Denver.
28 total hits in the game so far.
Kenley gets the final out in Atlanta.
Joc homers off Kenley. Luckily a solo job.
Somehow I saw that coming.
Joc Pederson just homered off Kenley Jansen with two outs and nobody on in the 9th. Giants still trail, 7-6.
We own reds pitching.
In 7 games this year:
9, 3, 5, 9, 8, 8, 9 and maybe more
There’s some insurance.
Dodgers felt that eight was not enough today.
Watching Cody round third and head for home reminds me just how fast he is.
Kenley starts the ninth with a two-run lead in Atlanta.
Barnes has walked thrice today.
Hat trick for Barnsy.
Max Shrock is not Max Schreck. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59de4c0275b151be67cb962b061a57408ba5608e311297c5e89e2f3ce6573467.png
We’ll be using our high-leverage guys too
I’m tired of Solano, but he’s allowed to keep it up tomorrow, against his former teammates.
Ouch. Not Bickford’s day, obviously.
No longer Kimbrel proof.
Get someone up in the bullpen Doc.
Should have left Lux in the 9 hole.
Ha! He never cuts down on his swing.
Nope. All or nothing.
A Willy Dilly.
Kershaw looks as good as ever. Only 80 pitches thru 6 innings. Out for the 7th?
Coming back from injury, methinks they’ll play it safe.
Bickford warming up in the bullpen. Kershaw has lowered his ERA to 2.00.
I think I would.
The Gnats have tightened it up a bit v. the Barves – now 7-4 after 6-1/2. On the bright side, that means Atlanta will probably have to use their high leverage guys in the pen again today.
Multi-hit game for Bellinger. Can we maybe kindle a little hope?
Dodgers win their first challenge ever?
They won one in 1931.
Some fellows getting well on Red’s pitching.
Muncy advancing toward the Mendoza Line.
Better that than the Maginot Line.
You’d just go around the Maginot Line.
Only if you spoke German.
No, actually I am feeling happy.
Das gefällt mir.
Near the Mason-Dixon Line.
A Muncy Mash.
Max’s 5th of the year!
Masterful piece of pitching to get out of that with just one run.
Was about to post the same thing. Great pitch selection and execution, especially with Senzel.
Good job Kersh.
Minimize the damage Kersh.
We’ve got trouble brewing right here in River City.
Bear down, Kershaw!
That was some stop by Turner.
Indeed it was. He had more time to make the play than he thought.
Muncy, JT, and Belli showing signs of life.
If you had told me at the start of the season that Lux would have the third-highest BA on the team coming into the All Star break I’d have been disbelieving.
Trailing 6-1 after 3-1/2, the Gnats have already GIDP’d four times.
If it were possible, they might ground into more than one DP an inning today.
They’ll have to pick up the pace a bit.
I was listening to the Giants’ post-game show last night after returning from umpiring a youth baseball game. The announcers were saying how losing a game like they did — allowing three runs in the bottom of the 9th to lose, 4-3 — would make it a tough bus ride back to the hotel and likely carry over to an early game today. So far, it has.
Interesting tid bit there Scoop.
I thought so too. Remind me where in Ohio you live or lived.
Pataskala. A little town just about 10 miles outside of Columbus.
I lived for three years in Sylvania, just outside of Toledo. One of the things I loved was that at the westernmost edge of the Eastern Time Zone how late the sun set in the spring and summer, sometimes close to 10 p.m. That gave my daughter a lot of time to play in the evenings and then chase fireflies. We also could play catch long after dinner.
Go Mud Hens.
Braves lead Giants, 6-1, after 2 1/2. Wood got no one out in the 2nd inning, He allowed all the runs and his ERA is now 5.05. Giants grounded into DPs in each of the first 3 innings.
Dipping in and out – but woot! Trea and Freddie!
Got a run, but more dumb base-running ends the potential for more.
Yes, what was JT thinking? Muncy would have scored on that fly anyway. Oh well, Bellinger brought in a run. In two innings, the Dodgers have two singles, a double, a walk and a sac fly for one run.
Karros is trying to rationalize it, but he’s wrong.
Run was generated by the black holes in the lineup. So there is that.
Black holes strike again.
Both leadoff men with base-running blunders in the first.
Below is the video of the statue unveiling program for Koufax held in private ceremonies
before the game on Saturday, which I attended. Koufax was introduced near the Dodger dugout and got a huge standing ovation, but I don’t think he stayed for the whole game. He looks great. He is 86.
The program begins at about the 7:25 mark.
Today is the MLBTV free game of the day.
Great. Thanks. I wasn’t aware of that.
Drat it, I forgot to write that into the post. Oh well. I wrote it at 10:15 last night.