Game 52, 2023

Dodgers at Rays, 3:40 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Sun, SPNLA

The Dodgers’ RHP Noah Syndergaard (1-3, 5.88 ERA) hopes to win a second consecutive game for the first time this season. In his way is the Rays’ LHP Jalen Beeks (1-2, 4.68 ERA), who’s been in the big leagues since 2018 and has a career record of 15-10 and a 4.15 ERA.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2015 Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of four-hit ball and the Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning on doubles by Howie Kendrick, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis and went on to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0.
  • 2019 Kenta Maeda got his sixth win of the season in a slugfest at PNC Park which the Dodgers won 11-7 over the Pirates.

Also, a very famous game took place on this date in 1959: Pirates’ hurler Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings but loses 1-0 to the Braves in the 13th inning. The heart-breaking winning run scores on a Don Hoak error, a sacrifice, a walk, and a two-bagger by Joe Adcock. To add insult to injury,

In 1991, the Committee for Statistical Accuracy in Baseball announced that a no-hitter would be redefined as “a game in which a pitcher or pitchers complete a game of nine innings or more without allowing a hit,” meaning Haddix’s gem no longer qualified. When he was made aware that one of the greatest games ever pitched no longer had a place in the record books, his response was simple: “It’s OK. I know what I did.”

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64 thoughts on “Game 52, 2023

  1. Fifteen of Taylor’s 23 hits this season have been for extra bases, including that double.

    • Wood and leather guy. I think Peralta also made a good play in LF today.

  2. Earned runs allowed by Syndergaard by start: 1-6-3-2-7-3-0 (1 inning)-2-3-6 (tonight). He no longer has it.

  3. Muncy has left eight runners on base today and has joined the group of Dodgers batting under .200 at .199.

  4. TEX-Balt is another series underway between top teams in MLB. Old friend Corey with a grand salami.

  5. Stone and Miller looking more and more like locks for the rotation if Syndergaard keeps this up.

    • I have hopes the Rays will relocate to Portland, OR. Call them the Rayndrops or just the Rayns.