Dodgers at Brewers, 5:10 PM PDT, TV: BSW, SPNLA
The Dodgers hand the ball to RHP Ryan Pepiot (1-0, 3.92 ERA). He’ll face the Brewers’ RHP Brandon Woodruff (9-3, 3.52 ERA). Pepiot is filling Kershaw’s rotation slot. He has an 8-0 record with a 2.27 ERA at Oklahoma City this season. Woodruff missed most of June with Reynaud’s Syndrome, a circulation problem in the fingers of his pitching hand. That’s the same thing that cut Sandy Koufax’s 1962 season short. Since Woodruff has returned he’s gone 4-0 in eight starts.
These guys! Hijinks in the dugout!
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Get ready for a little deja vu all over again! The #Dodgers play the Marlins or Brewers 14 times over the next 15 days.
Weird scheduling this year….
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Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1950 At the Polo Grounds, Hank Thompson’s two inside-the-park home runs off Don Bankhead and Carl Erskine contribute to the Giants’ 16-7 drubbing of the Dodgers. The 24 year-old third baseman will hit 129 round-trippers in his 9-year career, three of which will be of the IPHR variety.
- 1964 St. Louis outfielder Curt Flood collects eight consecutive hits during a doubleheader against Dodgers pitching. The Cardinals split the twin bill in Los Angeles, losing the opener to Sandy Koufax, 3-0, but take the nightcap when Curt Simmons tosses a six hitter to give the Redbirds a 4-0 victory.
- 2020 Keibert Ruiz becomes the seventh player (there have now been eight — James Outman did it this season) in the 131-year history of the Dodgers to homer in his first major league at-bat and the first since Garey Ingram accomplished the feat in 1994. On his first swing, the 22-year-old Venezuelan catcher deposits Julio Teheran’s 1-1 fastball over the right-field fence in the team’s 8-3 victory at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Babe Ruth died in New York City on this day in 1948.
Lineups when available.
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That is 3 straight games Kimbrel has given up runs.
On a happier note, any of you Southern Californians (or ex-pats) remember Love’s BBQ? You can still buy the sauce, even though the restaurants are closed.
That’s a fun blog called Vintage Los Angeles, written by singer Al Martino’s daughter.
Thanks. I’m a Southern California ex-pat.
Poor throw by Mookie.
Never had a chnace
This Beerboys’ reliever has serious issues – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Bush_(baseball)#Criminality_and_incarceration
The Pads have tied the Fish in the seventh. I don’t much care at this point, though I’d prefer they finish ahead of the Gnats. Ideally, neither one will make the mild card.
Muncy gets jobbed, but at least Dodgers made Woodruff work. Beerboys’ CF Davis saved a run by cutting off Freddie’s double.
Regarding Garey Ingram, I met him many years ago in Calexico, after watching a winter league night game in Mexicali (it was near freezing, but at least there was Mexican chocolate). I was finishing up a guidebook to Baja California, and encountered him and two other minor leaguers at the historic Hotel de Anza.
Coincidentally, two years ago to the day Teheran was the starter for the Angels against the Dodgers. I noticed this when I was hunting up the “On this day” info from prior posts.
Freezing in Mexicali I guess is a thing, but certainly one of the hottest places I’ve been. Used to take the train from there to Mexico City and on to Puebla where I was going to school.
At night in January it gets cold in the desert.
Didn’t know that you had done a book on Baja. It was my haunt as a child and teenager.
Kimbrel’s frustrated, he tells the press. He’s getting closer, he thinks.
I’m glad that he feels that he’s getting closer, I just don’t want him to be THE closer anymore.
Hopefully closer to a mop up roll.
Well, on a more positive note. Brewers gained a game on the Puds for the 3rd wild card spot.
How has he gotten 392 saves in his career?
I remember when he was great.
I remember when you could buy a newspaper for a dime.
I’m trying. But it ain’t always easy.
Thanks, Kimbrel. Thanks, Roberts. I want to hear what Roberts has to say after this one. How many times do you have to put your hand on a hot burner before you realize that it’s gonna hurt? This is simply stupid and inexcusable, and it is precisely this kind of thinking that has cost us so often in the postseason under Roberts. I wonder what Kimbrel’s teammates feel when he takes the mound.
Do you think when Treinen is back he will replace Kimbrel as closer?
No, not for awhile given Roberts’s painful stubbornness and the fact that we have such a big lead. But he should.
It is time to move on from Kimbrel.
Way to go Dave. Moron.
Don’t blame Dave. Blame Craig.
He had Ferguson and Martin available and put Kimbrel in.
Roberts won’t do that although he is benching Cody which is different for him.
Might do it with Treinen though.
Given what we all know about Kimbrel, I think Dave shares the blame.
Blame them both. Ferguson was available.
Not useless, but not very good. That’s Kimbrel this year.
He’s just a terrible closer. Sorry.
Always the walks with Kimbrel
He has great stuff, and no command.
I am not feeling this one, alas.
Oh, Kimbrel. Loads them up.
Bases loaded. Still need a DP.
Right on the corner!
This guy flunks tonight.
I’m ready for electronic balls and strikes
But who can we yell at then?
*whom (it’s my preferred pronoun)..
Whom’s on second
Need the DP.
I’ve put my shoes on in anticipation of walking the dog after the save.
That’s very optimistic of you, WBB. I shall try to borrow some of your optimism.
You forgot the word blown.
Now we’re play for a tie.
He does have 20 saves this year. Somehow.
Well, that was a perfect bunt.
There you go Scoop. The sacrifice bunt.
No, it isn’t.
Well. This should be interesting. 1 run lead and a runner half way home vs Kimbrel. What could go wrong?
Trayce swung at ball four.
Yep. A Change Up.
I can’t be too hard on him – he’s played really well.
Who pitches the 11th, Ferguson or Alberto?
OK, fasten your seatbelts.
JT sitting dead red.
Ok Luxy time to… Nope nevermind. It’s Hanser.
I would have rolled the dice with Gavin. He was due.
Don’t stop now!
OK, no GIDP!
Max has gone full Joey Votto.
He did swing at the only ball worth swinging at.
In the dirt is a strike?
Ump is an equal opportunity mess tonight.
CT3 has his shortcomings, but he’s a great athlete.
Okay Max. Find it again.
Can’t wait to see the video on that catch!
WHAT. A. PLAY!
CT3 saved Vesia’s bacon.
McCutchen is still a dangerous hitter.
Not what he used to be, but no automatic out.
I don’t understand why teams don’t sacrifice in that situation. Call me old school.
Hey Old School. Sacrificing is becoming a lost art.
Hey, it’s Vesia. Regardless, hooray.
Well. That could have gone better.
Hate to say it but that out at 3rd might mean the game. He did, however, give us a HR earlier.
What happened with Gallo?
Ball hit ahead of him and he ran right into the out.
Must have missed the class in Baserunning 101.
Extremely bad baserunning.
Tried to take 3rd on a ball hit to the 3rd.
That would have scored Gallo, obviously.
Bad base running by Gallo.
Very very bad.
He however has perfected the home run gallop.
Maybe as Bumsrap said, we did Bickford good by badmouthing him.
Who shall we pick on next?
Kimbrel in the 10th?
We understood what Bumsrap meant.
Smith has had quite a few big bangs off his mask lately.
Bickford or Kimbrel. Choose your poison.
Only a little better than Kimbrel time.
Much better in my mind. But we shall see.
We are doing him good by bad mouthing him I guess.
I’ll take Bick over Kimbrel.
The Yankees lost, again! They are on quite the slide.
I’d like the Yanquis to finish with a better record than the Trashtros.
Let’s go Lux. Time to treat your friends and family to a HR.
A 4K night unfortunately.
Dodger relievers just finished 7.1 consecutive hitless innings last night and tonight. The only base runner was yesterday on a strikeout-passed ball. Now, unless we get a flood of runs, I expect that Kimbrel will take the mound in the bottom of the 9th.
I hadn’t known the backstory behind Phillips’ acquisition. Tampa Bay’s loss was the Dodgers’ gain. 1 run in his last 30 appearances? My word!
I know that Muncy has a keen eye, that he walks a lot and that he has been hitting very well lately. But I think that he takes too many called strikes: eight tonight in four at bats.
May be keen at trying to swing at pitches he thinks he can do something with.
He was criticized earlier in the year for being too passive.
He is a selective hitter to be sure. His problem for much of this year was not getting good wood when he connected.
In some at bats he gets but one swing.
Maybe takes but one swing would be more accurate.
Tie game? I’ll take it!
Game of HR’s. And just missed HR’s.
Old friend Dylan Floro struck out the last three batters of the game with two on to preserve Miami’s 4-3 win over the Padres.
Good for him and good for his team.
I take back what I posted earlier about Chris.
Somebody (probably Vin) used to quote Frankie Frisch: “Oh, those bases on balls.” Definitely contributed to Pepiot’s problems today.
Pepiot ain’t pitched poorly, but not quite ready for prime time.
WooT! Just notified my “Hamilton” ticket is on its way. Dec. 10 matinee, right here in Honolulu. Hurray!
I took an entire class on The Federalist Papers, so feel free to ask me anything.
Congratulations! It is a great and unique musical. Enjoy!
It was Poli Sci 360, Introduction to Public Law, at the University of Washington.
Lightning strikes twice!!
Sincerely, thank you for sharing that great song. Brought back many memories. Christie’s voice was similar to Frankie Valli’s of The Four Seasons. Do you know if that was from Hullabaloo, Shindig, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand or something else?
Dunno. I liked them at the time, but couldn’t care less now. My wife watched a decrepit 88-year-old Frankie Valli on PBS last night.
I’m seeing “Jersey Boys” in September. If the ads are correct there are a lot of attractive women in the show, despite its title.
Atta boy Ryan. Keep us in the game.
Pepiot’s command is lacking. I suspect this is his last start, with May joining the rotation.
Since returning from the IL — which used to be the DL — Taylor has now struck out in 12 of his 27 ABs.
Oh boy… WBB called it.
Yelich is a walking machine and Pepiot throws a lot of balls.
I’m taking my radio and going for a hike. See you on the other end of some innings – hopefully we will be up some runs by then.
Argh! (I thought he held up.)
Even in a run off Trea is graceful!
I fear the pitching matchup favors the Beerboys tonight.
So we will have to win a high-scoring game.
Maybe in the second inning.
The Brewers don’t have anyone in their starting lineup hitting above .253; the Dodgers have six.
Bellinger on the bench vs. a righty with Taylor in center and Gallo in left.
Today and tomorrow, at least. He’s 2-19 the last few days.
I was at the doubleheader in 1964 mentioned above, the only time I ever got a ball at an MLB game. It was a foul ball hit by the Cards’ Charlie James off Larry Miller in the second game. A friend’s father had taken me and his two sons. We had incredible seats at Dodger Stadium on the lowest level between home and first. Miller used to pull a large red bandana out of his back pocket to wipe his brow. It was his only season with the Dodgers. Koufax’ first-game victory was his last appearance that season, putting his mark at 19-5. He was suffering from arthritis and the Dodgers were hopelessly out of the race, 12 1/2 games back. Koufax tied a season-high of 13 Ks in the game and won the ERA title for the third of five straight seasons in 1964 at 1.74. He also led the NL in winning percentage at .792 that season.
They all got plea deals, as I remember it.
They got off really easy. Their title should’ve been vacated, and the whole team relegated to the Texas League for at least one full season.
Bug with standings fixed by developer. It’s back.
This is unsettling news from Kiké:
Really sorry to hear about Quique, and hope he makes a full recovery. Out for the season, I presume.
No. In fact, he’s playing short today in place of an injured Bogaerts. He made that announcement as he came off the IL.
I just noticed that on Gameday. He had a sac fly in his first plate appearance.
This is why I could never be a pro athlete. My pain tolerance is not that high.
Baseball’s schedule is brutal. Many of your days off are actually travel days.