Game 26, 2023

Dodgers at Pirates, 9:35 AM PDT, TV: ATTSportsNet-Pit, SPNLA

LHP Julio Urías (3-2, 3.33 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers and RHP Mitch Keller (2-0, 3.64 ERA) does so for the Buccos.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1981 Fernandomania continues to explode at Chavez Ravine when Dodger rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela pitches his fourth shutout in five starts. The 20 year-old Mexican southpaw, who is batting over .400, beats the Giants, 5-0, and lowers his ERA to a microscopic 0.20.

  • 2004 At Dodger Stadium, Mike Piazza ties Carlton Fisk for the most career homers by a catcher as he hits Hideo Nomo’s sixth-inning pitch into the stands for his 351st round-tripper as a backstop. The homer, which was his 362nd overall, moves the Mets’ star past Yankees’ Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio on the all-time list.
  • 2007 On the night in which the ceremonial first pitch is thrown by his three sons, Trevor Hoffman is unable to hold on to a two run lead when the Dodgers score three in the ninth and eventually beat the Padres, 6-5. It’s ‘Trevor Time Desk Clock’ Night, and the usually reliable Padres closer blows the save, thanks to some shady defense, for the second consecutive game.
  • 2010 The suddenly streaking Mets win their sixth consecutive game with a doubleheader sweep of the Dodgers, 4-0 and 10-5. The victories mark the first time since August 28, 1971 that the club has taken both ends of a twin bill from L.A.

Lineups when available.

21 thoughts on “Game 26, 2023

  1. I’d have liked to see Maggi get a hit – ideally a ground ball that struck the baserunner.

    • Urias with another bad outing and totally pathetic offense again. No Muncy, Smith, and JDM. Luckily no one else in the NL West is lighting it up.

  2. Back from the vet, where I got steroids in the knee and Pfizer in the arm. Dodgers could use a shot of something, apparently.

  3. Dodgers (13-12)
    Pirates (17-8)

    SP Julio Urias L
    3-2 3.33 ERA 27IP 30K
    SP Mitch Keller R
    2-0 3.64 ERA 29.2IP 30K

    2B Mookie Betts R
    1B F. Freeman L
    RF J. Heyward L
    CF James Outman L
    DH D. Peralta L
    SS Chris Taylor R
    3B M. Busch L
    LF T. Thompson R
    C A. Barnes R

    0% Rain
    58° Wind 6 mph L-R

  4. When my wife arrived here from Argentina in 1981, she knew very little about baseball, but got caught up immediately in Fernandomania.