Brewers at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: BSW, SPNLA
The Brewers send RHP Corbin Burnes (9-5, 2.48 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin (15-1, 2.12 ERA). Burnes is only two wins and 19 innings short of his record in last years’ Cy Young-winning season. He beat the Dodgers last week in Milwaukee, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up three runs on six hits. A day earlier Gonsolin beat the Brewers, going seven innings and giving up just two hits.
Jeff Passan of ESPN asks is Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner’s slide the prettiest play in baseball?
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1958 Gil Hodges hits his 14th career grand slam in the Dodgers’ 10-1 victory over Milwaukee at LA Memorial Coliseum. The first baseman’s bases-full round-tripper establishes a new National League record, but is far fewer than Lou Gehrig’s major league mark of 23.
- 1989 In the 11th frame of an eventual 22-inning 1-0 loss, the Expos’ Youppi! becomes the first mascot to be thrown out of a game when Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda complains to the umpires about the hairy orange giant’s behavior at Olympic Stadium. The L.A. skipper takes exception to the loud noise caused by the hairy creature’s running leap onto the visitors’ dugout before sneaking back into a front row seat.
- 1989 In that same game, the second-longest shutout in big league history ends when Rick Dempsey hits a home run in the top of the 22nd inning, giving the Dodgers an eventual 1-0 victory over the Expos at Olympic Stadium. The Astros blanked the Mets for 24 frames en route to a 1-0 win at the Astrodome in 1968.
- 2000 Team president Bob Graziano apologizes to a female couple who were asked to leave Dodger Stadium on August 8th because the two shared a kiss during a game. The pair felt the action of the eight security guards was discriminatory because the couple’s friends, a man and a woman, also kissed but were not ejected.
- 2013 At a Dodger Stadium press conference, LA announces Vin Scully will continue to broadcast Dodgers’ games for his 65th consecutive season. Some of the historic moments the Hall of Fame broadcaster has called include Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, 19 no-hitters, including four thrown by Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron’s 715th home run, and Kirk Gibson’s dramatic walk-off in the 1988 Fall Classic.
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Joe and Orel were saying “That was the one to hit,” but Trayce let it go by for strike two. And then…
Lineup change. Lux scratched for some reason. Taylor to 2nd base and batting 7th. Trayce is DH and batting 9th.
Alberto went from pinch-hitter to second base to pitching. I would dare say that may have been the first such time in MLB history.
Hanser is unbeatable.
ERA of 1.80. Have the Dodgers ever previously used a position player so many times in one season?
Not in my memory.
Not likely. Hanser has pitched in 5 games.
Couple of more runs and Hanser can pitch the ninth.
And he does!
Price has become quite useful.
He’s been very steady.
Belli gave that one a ride. Good catch by Cutch.
Neither eyed nor ears. Just checked out Gameday. Thanks for all your work. Any sensing why Gonsolin was pulled when he was?
He was working a bit harder in the fifth. Joe/Orel speculation was that, given the heaviest workload of his career, to give him a breather with a big lead.
Thanks. Makes sense. Keep him reasonably fresh for the postseason.
Another enjoyable game. Hits up and down the line up, and Tony is sharp as ever!
Settle down Tony.
DP. Good job.
At The Litterbox tonight, Juan Soto is out of the lineup with a back injury.
C’mon Trea, make them pay.
Trayce might be earning more starts against right handers..
Scorer gifts Taylor a hit.
Generous home scoring, but he hit the ball hard and made the play close enough.
Not complaining. Taylor can use a break..
Trea has been cold lately. Hasn’t had an RBI in over a week.
What were you saying?
Woo-Hoo!! A tracer to left.
Burnes not at his sharpest…
KT3. Good grief..
NIce catch, Mookie!
And away we go.
Will get to follow on Gameday for a few minutes before takeoff.
No WiFi on the plane?
Going to sleep as I have to drive several hours after landing in the morning, so didn’t spring for the service.
Should have Trayce in the lineup instead of Taylor.
Trayce is in the lineup and, in the post-season, they’re going to need CT3.
A body of water by any other name… https://twitter.com/pattmlatimes/status/1562128182383296512?s=20&t=pJf5ARMKWQCxMphzvAJrpA
The Dodgers would be the Mergers? Rams would be the Coyotes?
Dodgers could be Surfers.
People don’t dodge trolleys in LA, they merge onto freeways.
Off to Europe. Being on vacation, I usually don’t get up earlier enough to catch the games live, but able to see the occasional weekend afternoon game. Have fun and root, root, root.
Where in Europe? I recall waking up at 5 a.m. to watch in Amsterdam.
All over really. Bunch of friends to visit that recently retired there, Portugal, Italy, Paris and Madrid.
I’ve only ever been to Italy of those. Might do Portugal next spring.
Been going there since the early 80s. Much has changed over the years, particularly after they joined the EU and Lisbon is now a hotspot.. Spend a lot of time, however, on the lower coast of the Alentejo Region, which they call Costa Vicentina. Friend has a B&B there and says that it is a place that globalization passed by.
I’m told this is an excellent history of Portugal.
Thanks. I haven’t read any Portuguese history that I can recall.
About all I know is from the Age of Exploration. There’s a heckuva story about dictator Salazar being lied to for a year. He thought he was running the country (after recovering from an illness, as I recall) but he’d been replaced.
I want to sample the Alvarinho.
Bob: Have a great time. Stay healthy…I just started Stealing Home. Let’s share thoughts after you return,.
Have read articles about it before and loved Ry Cooder’s LP “Chavez Ravine”, but this has excellent reviews.
I have had vinho verde many times, but think they are different.
In Galicia, it’s Albariño.
Taking “Stealing Home” by Eric Nusbaum to help me keep my head in the game, And “Fathoms: The World in the Whale” by Rebecca Giggs.
Enjoy your vacation Bob. Be safe.
Recalling the year I was in Europe when we went 1-17 in September! Read the comments with breakfast in the morning as the group tried to deal with it.
Bad news. Buehler to have second TJ surgery. Won’t see him again until 2024. I was hoping it would be some minor surgery, but, kind of knew it would be TJ.
Dodgers have to win three straight to get back above .700.