Game 27, 2023

Cardinals at Dodgers , 7:10 PM, AppleTV

RHP Jack Flaherty (2-2, 3.29 ERA) pitches for the Cardinals and RHP Dustin May (2-1, 3.07 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1922 At Ebbets Field, Lee King drives in seven runs in the Phillies’ 10-7 win over the Robins. The Philadelphia outfielder will collect a total of only 15 RBIs this season playing with Philadelphia and the Giants.
  • 1985 Dodger southpaw Fernando Valenzuela sets an MLB mark with 41 consecutive scoreless innings at the start of a season without allowing an earned run when he blanks the Padres through eight innings. In the top of the ninth, Tony Gwynn snaps the southpaw’s scoreless streak with a solo home run, giving the Friars an eventual 1-0 victory at Chavez Ravine.
  • 2012 Bryce Harper makes his much-anticipated debut in the Nationals’ 4-3 loss to Los Angeles at Chavez Ravine. The 19 year-old rookie center fielder, who drives in the potential go-ahead run in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly, doubles in the top of the seventh off Chad Billingsley for his first major league hit.

Lineups when available.

38 thoughts on “Game 27, 2023

        • The new rules – bigger bases, penalties for throwing to first so you can’t keep runners close – are the culprits.

        • Everyone’s defense is at a disadvantage from the new rules. So far we have faced mostly teams that run. We may be bad but not clear yet that we are particularly bad.

    • Almost 3/4th of our games have been against Snakes, Cubs and Pirates, which all emphasize the running game and among top six MLB teams in steals, so the numbers are a bit skewed. That said, the word is out that it is a weakness.

  1. Lineup:

    1. Betts SS
    2. Freeman 1B
    3. Smith DH
    4. Muncy 3B
    5. Heyward RF
    6. Outman CF
    7. Vargas 2B
    8. Peralta LF
    9. Barnes C