Game 48, 2023

Dodgers at Cardinals, 11:15 AM PDT, TV: BS Midwest, SPNLA

It’s the Dodgers’ LHP Clayton Kershaw (6-3, 2.52 ERA) versus the Cardinals’ RHP Jack Flaherty (3-4, 5.24 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1927 For the second consecutive day, an umpire at Ebbets Field is the target of fan abuse. Arbiter Frank Wilson needs a police escort after the Robins (Dodgers) drop a twin bill to the Cubs.
  • 1952 The Dodgers score a major league record fifteen first-inning runs en route to a 19-1 rout over the Reds at Ebbets Field. After Ewell Blackwell retires the first batter, the next 19 Brooklyn batters reached base (10 hits, 7 walks, and 2 HBP), including Pee Wee Reese getting to first base three times during the frame.
  • 1963 Jim Maloney ties a major league record shared by Max Surkont (1953 Braves) and Johnny Podres (1962 Dodgers) when he strikes out eight consecutive batters, beginning with the last out in the first inning, in the Reds’ 2-0 victory over Milwaukee at County Stadium. The Cincinnati right-hander also equals the franchise mark with 16 strikeouts in one game, established by Noodles Hahn in 1901.
  • 2000 Major League Baseball has its first six grand-slam day less than one year after establishing the mark with five, with Garret Anderson (Angels), J.T. Snow (Giants), Brian Hunter (Phillies), Jason Giambi (A’s), and Adrian Beltre and Shawn Green (Dodgers) all contributing to the record. The NL also set a league record, blasting four of the six base-loaded homers.

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64 thoughts on “Game 48, 2023

  1. Last nights ending was a bitter pill to swallow.

    MLB needs to fix the umpiring problem ASAP. The means are there to get it right. USE THEM!! At least install a review/challenge for game ending calls.
    Games should not be decided by bad calls and human error when the means are there to get it right.

  2. Greetings, old friends and fellow posters. This is my first entry this season. My wife of 43 years and I went to Hawaii (sorry, Link, I didn’t get to Oahu) as the season started and I decided to take a hiatus of two weeks from baseball. Except for a couple of blemishes, it worked. I discovered that I didn’t miss it that much. Having recently turned 75, I decided to concentrate on other things more. But as I Dodgers fan since I was 7 and living in Brooklyn, where I was born and saw Jackie Robinson play in the only game I attended at Ebbets Field, I will continue to root for the Dodgers always. (And Mookie Betts was cheated on the pitch that ended yesterday’s game.) Best to all.

    • Sort of taking the same approach myself this season, but once you think it … it draws you back in.

      • When the World Series ends, I go to South America. When spring training starts, I come back.

    • Glad you enjoyed our fair state (as the Click and Clack brothers would say), even if you didn’t get to O’ahu. Pity, this time I could have eaten lunch instead of just looking longingly at your grilled cheese.

      • Glad to hear that you have improved. (The grilled cheese sandwich was only fair.)

    • I’ve backed off the Dodgers as well for most of this season but getting back into them lately. It fills in for bad summer TV. I typically have a favorite player and if it were not for Outman I would tune in less. I miss Joc and before him Loney.

      I am excited about Miller and Stone playing for the Dodgers.

      Aloha scooplew

  3. ESPN:

    Los Angeles RHP Bobby Miller will start Tuesday in Atlanta. Miller, who attended the University of Louisville, was the Dodgers first-round pick in the 2020 amateur draft. Julio Urias was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with a left hamstring strain. Dustin May is out with a right forearm strain.

  4. In the midst of what might be the toughest schedule stretch of the year, Dodgers will remain in first place – even with decimated starting pitching and overworked bullpen.

  5. Suero needs to take one for the team. Save what is left of the bullpen for Atlanta.

    • It could get a lot worse before it gets better. Braves and Rays coming up. Our pitching is a mess.

    • Pitching let us down, but guys have been battling, so there is that.

  6. Well, Taylor struck out, natch, but we scored a run while he was batting.

  7. The umpire Don Denkinger died this week. He infamously blew a call in the ’85 World Series which allowed the Royals to come back to win Game Six and then to win Game Seven. Here’s an appreciation of blown calls and their meaning for the game. It’s out from behind the WaPo paywall.

        • Reinforcements are needed in the starting pitching field….When was the last time, besides an injury, that Kershaw pitched fewer than four innings?

          • Last start only 4. Oct 1, 2021 1.2 innings against Brewers (we won the game).

          • Now understand he left Brewer’s game with elbow injury (after giving up 3 runs).

          • Found a May 17, 2014 against Snakes at Chase, where he went 1.2 innings and was obviously chased giving up 7 runs (I think I recall this game, given how unusual it was even then).

  8. We arrived last night from Berlin, just in time to hear J.D. tie the game on our ride home from SFO. That appears to have been the high point.