The only run Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill allowed Tuesday night began its existence as a triple.
Eduardo Nuñez hit a deep fly ball that bounced off a camera just above the left field fence, off the top of the fence, and then back onto the field. A short review turned the hit from a triple into a home run. See for yourself:
It was the only run Hill allowed, and through seven innings it’s the only run for either team.
The Dodgers lead the San Francisco Giants by six games in the National League West standings with 12 games left on the schedule. Clinching a berth in the playoffs is becoming a formality.
With that in mind, the Dodgers put tickets for potential National League Wild Card, NL Division Series and NL Championship Series home games on sale today at www.dodgers.com/postseason. (Tickets are not sold for a specific date, but for a corresponding home game in each postseason round.)
Below is a look at the possibilities for game days and such:
The turnaround time on making a T-shirt in 2016 is one of the underrated developments of the Information Age. On-demand screen tees — like Wikipedia entries and early seasons of The Office — leave no one longing for Blockbuster Video and slide rules.
What did the Dodgers’ players do after Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner trolled Yasiel Puig on Monday night? They made T-shirts, of course:
We’ll see how much shelf life the “Don’t Look at Me” hashtag holds soon enough.
For his part, Bumgarner doesn’t seem to be taking it personally:
Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and start that night’s game against the Colorado Rockies.
Anderson, sidelined by a finger blister most of September, pitched a rehab game last Friday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The left-hander allowed three hits and one run in five innings against the El Paso Chihuahuas, walking no one and striking out five. With the exception of a solo home run, he was able to limit the hard contact he allowed.
Anderson has made two major league starts after missing almost five months recovering from back surgery. He is 0-2, having recorded 12 outs and allowed 11 runs (24.75 ERA) in the games against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds.
Last year, Anderson went 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA in 31 starts for the Dodgers.
The rotation for the remainder of the four-game series remains to be determined.
Tonight’s game against the San Francisco Giants is on ESPN2. It won’t be blacked out in SportsNet LA markets.
Tomorrow’s game against the Giants is on ESPN. It won’t be blacked out, either.
Better yet, ESPN will simulcast Vin Scully’s call of the fourth inning on SportsNet LA. For some, it will be their last chance to hear Scully call a game live. He is retiring after the season, in case you hadn’t heard.
The Spanish-language voice of the Dodgers, Jamie Jarrín, will join Jon Sciambi and Rick Sutcliffe in the booth during Wednesday’s game.