On this day in Baseball June 27, 1980 - Jerry Reuss pitches an 8-0 no-hitter for the Dodgers against the Giants at Candlestick Park. Reuss, who strikes out only two but doesn't walk a batter, is deprived of a perfect game when shortstop Bill Russell throws wildly to first base on Jack Clark's easy grounder in the first inning.
Oakland Athletics (25-49) AT New York Yankees (53-20)
TAKE OAKLAND +255
Oakland Athletics RHP Paul Blackburn (6-3, 2.97 ERA) is tabbed for his 15th start of the season. He has a 1.18 WHIP, 2.3 BB/9 and 6.5 K/9 in 75 2/3 IP. Notched a 2.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP over 8 starts from May 9-June 16 but misfired in his last start, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits in 4 IP Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. Owns a 1.00 road ERA in 45 IP. New York Yankees LHP Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 2.97 ERA) owns a 1.02 WHIP, 1.5 BB/9 and 6.6 K/9 through 78 2/3 IP in 14 starts. Has been ultra consistent this season, possessing an ERA between 2.70-3.35 since April 27. Has clocked a 2.61 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in 41 1/3 IP at Yankee Stadium. Yes Yankes have the best Home Record in MLB, and the A’s have the worst record at home, but guess what, the A’s are on the road! The A’s have 25-wins and 17 of the wins came on the road, Dam close to 70%! 1-point game tonight.
Los Angeles Dodgers (45-26) at Colorado Rockies (31-42)
TAKE: DODGERS -205
The Dodgers start LHP Tyler Anderson (8-0) for his 12th start of the season. The left-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed five hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Cincinnati Reds. The 32-year-old has pitched in 13 games this season with a 3.00 ERA and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average of .215. He has started 11 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in five of them. Anderson has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak. The 32-year-old’s 3.00 ERA ranks 23rd, .958 WHIP ranks eighth, and 8.1 K/9 ranks 30th among qualified pitchers in the majors this year. Rookies RHP Chad Kuhl makes the start for the Rockies, his 14th of the season. He is 4-5 with a 3.95 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 68 1/3 innings pitched. The righty last appeared on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins, when he went 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up six hits. The 29-year-old has a 3.95 ERA and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 13 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .259 to opposing hitters. Kuhl is looking to record his seventh quality start of the year. Kuhl is looking for his third straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.1 frames per start. Anderson is 8-0, I think he will be 9-0 at the end of the day!
Tyler Anderson (8-0) Los Angeles Dodgers!!! vs Chad Kuhl (4-5) Colorado Rockies.