Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: BS Arizona, SPNLA
RHP Zac Gallen (12-3, 2.52 ERA) pitches for the D-Backs and LHP Julio Urías (17-7, 2.27 ERA) does so for the Dodgers.
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1925 Robins starter Burleigh Grimes accounts for seven outs in just three plate appearances in the team’s 3-2 loss to Chicago, a 12-inning game played at Cubs Park. The Brooklyn right-hander follows grounding into two double plays by hitting into a 6-4-3-2 triple play.
- 1926 At Ebbets Field, the aging 18-year veteran outfielder Zack Wheat hits his last homer as a Dodger, but severely pulls a muscle nearing second. The future Hall of Famer needs to rest nearly five minutes before completing his trip to home plate, making it the longest home run trot in major league history.
- 1947 On an off day, the Dodgers clinched the National League pennant when Chicago takes the nightcap of the twin bill against St. Louis. Although it is past midnight when the good news about their beloved team reaches the borough, Brooklynites begin to gather on Flatbush Avenue for an impromptu celebration.
- 1954 Karl Spooner, in his major league debut, blanks the Giants at Ebbets Field 3-0. The 23 year-old Dodger southpaw fans 15 batters, including six straight, recording the most strikeouts in a first appearance by a rookie.
- 1957 Duke Snider, with his second round-tripper in the Dodgers’ 7-3 victory over Philadelphia, hits his 40th home run, tying Ralph Kiner’s National League record of five consecutive seasons with forty or more homers. The Duke of Flatbush’s seventh-inning homer off future Hall of Famer Robin Roberts will prove to be the last one ever hit at Ebbets Field.
- 1976 Right-hander Don Sutton goes the distance to become a twenty-game winner for the first and last time when the Dodgers beat the Giants at Candlestick Park, 3-1. The future Hall of Famer will compile a 324-256 (.559) record during his 23-year career in the bigs.
- 1986 Dodger hurler Fernando Valenzuela (20-10) two-hits Houston en route to a 9-2 victory at the Astrodome. The 25 year-old southpaw becomes the first Mexican to win 20 games in the major leagues.
- 2018 The Dodgers establish a franchise record for team home runs hit in one season for the second consecutive year when Yasmani Grandal goes deep in the bottom of the sixth inning in the team’s 7-2 victory over the Padres. The catcher’s round-tripper was the club’s 222nd of the campaign, surpassing last year’s total with seven games left on the schedule.
- 2019 After dropping a 12-8 decision to the Twins, the Royals (100) join the Tigers (109), Marlins (101), and Orioles (105) in breaking the 2002 mark for the number of 100-loss teams playing in the major leagues in the same season. Conversely, the Dodgers (100), Yankees (102), and Astros (102) have won a hundred or more games, marking three straight years three teams have posted triple-digit victories.
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A bit bewildering that Lovullo pulled Gallen for Moronta. He’d thrown only 98 pitches and the first batter was Bellinger, who’d looked awful against him.
Seems like you might PH Mookie here in place of Belli if you were actually chasing a W.
Or I could shut up and let Belli hit a near-miss HR double.
Gallen – good job tonight. Please take a seat – and I hope your bullpen pitches much worse than you did.
Kimbrels walk in music should be “Ooh That Smell” by Lynard Skynard. He stinks.
Was that the high chopper over the mound?
Yep. Here it is.
How can you score that an error? Geez. It was a classic infield single.
Well, they called it a fielder’s choice. Wotcha gonna do?
Fine line between losing 4 out of 5 and winning 3 out of 5.
Dodgers gain a game on NYM/ATL and HOU in the race to clinch HFA throughout the LCS and WS.
Oy! So many acronyms and initializations!
When you get called into work on your day off – you want to finish up quickly. Lol
Now that’s what I call a good bottom of the ninth!
Kimbrel is the winning pitcher.
Oh good grief.
I don’t think he won any favor with Doc, Prior, and AF. At least I hope not.
Poor Zac Gallen.
Walk off. Series win.
Lux in the on-deck circle cannot hit this inning.
Mookie should have claimed it hit him.
Let’s go Mookie.
JT couldn’t hold up.
Your futuring is regressing.
Up to JT!
Better futuring than last night…
Mantiply is better than Moronta.
Just not here!
He managed to get soft contact.
Smith’s hit was not very loud.
It was hit well. Muncy’s was hit weakly.
No wild swings, Max! Just get a hit.
Ok, Max, do your late-season thing here.
I just said exactly that to my husband!
The Dodgers aren’t taking this game lightly. I like it!
Bad situational hitting by Trea.
Actually just bad hitting regardless of the situation to be honest.
If he goes to the right side, Belli ends up at third.
That matters less than making an out there in my opinion.
Christian Walker is definitely the new Paul Goldschmidt. Up next for the Dodgers: the old Paul Goldschmidt.
Well, let’s see what our guys are made of here.
Yeah. Time for the league leading Dodgers to add to their comeback win total.
The bullpen is so strong, but we do not have a closer. Somebody better figure this out.
How many flipping bases have these guys stolen? Guys, wake up!!!
And… a walk.
And a SB
Kimbrel is really not doing the job. Enough already.
Kimblow needs to go away.
I wish Blake Treinen was healthy and firing on all cylinders.
Kimbrel making it easier and easier to free up someone else to pitch key late innings in the playoffs.
I think I’ve had enough of the Kimbrel Experience.
It’s all up to Dave now.
That was the quickest review ever!
Heckuva game by Gallen. 13 Ks in 8 innings.
Kimbrel can’t stop hitting batters.
Or trying to. Did that actually hit his foot?
I don’t think he’s trying to. He lacks all command.
I don’t think he was trying to either – especially since he didn’t hit the batter at all this time.
Ok Luxy – time to atone for the error.
Dodgers have double the AZ opportunities to win this in 9 innings. No jinx just facts.
Brewster is back!
Good news indeed!
Not a bad time to face Gallen. He is pitching as well tonight as any top pitcher the Dodgers will likely face in Oct/Nov.
All that to say – good to tune up for later, by facing top pitching now.
Vesia looked great that inning.
What do you fellows think about this decision to pull Urias? Is it to save his arm? Or to try out a relief pitcher in this situation?
Phillips has proved himself. So has Urías.
So save his arm?
Probably – keep him sharp but don’t overwork him with the Dodgers’ status already decided.
Gallen making us look foolish.
He didn’t make Smith and Muncy look foolish.
True. I should have said this inning.
Trayce made hard contact.
You drive a hard bargain. Okay, made two batters in this inning not named Trayce Thompson look foolish.
Why didn’t Joey at least try to run to first?
So much for Gallen’s scoreless streak…
Muncy ties it up!
3B for Willie!
One unearned. Could have been a lot worse.
Sloppy, Gavin. And probably expensive.
“Don your pajamas, Dodgers!”
Good news: Kershaw expects to pitch next season. I’m like Jon Weisman, who said on Twitter that he can’t imagine Clayton pitching for a non-competitive team like the Rangers when he’ll have an offer from the Dodgers in hand.