Padres at Dodgers, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: FSSD, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA
RHP Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) has been brought over from the auxiliary training site at USC to make a spot start; the Dodgers decided to give each regular starter an extra day off. He threw four scoreless innings against the D-Backs in his only appearance so far this season. He’ll face RHP Zach Davies (2-1, 2.87 ERA), who’s only walked one man all season.
About the only highlight of yesterday’s game was Stripling’s pickoff of young Mr. Tatis Jr.:
This day in Dodgers’ history:
- 1984 Former Dodgers Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese, along with Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew, American League hurler Rick Ferrell, and perennial All-Star shortstop Luis Aparicio are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
In a great moment of fan history, in 2014 Tim Pinkard, attending his first game at Minute Maid Park, catches two home run balls, both off the bat of the Astros’ DH Chris Carter. In the third inning of Houston’s 10-4 victory over Minnesota, the Springfield (VA) resident gets his first souvenir of the night when the ball rebounds off a sign in left field, and then in the fifth frame, against astronomical odds, catches the second round-tripper stroked by the same batter, which is a laser shot hit directly to his seat.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 12, 2020
For unknown reasons, maybe a bug in WordPress 5.5, which was just installed, tags (like players’ names) are not appearing. It’s minor, but it’s annoying. I’ll continue to investigate.