Game 68, 2023

White Sox at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ESPN

RHP Mike Clevinger (3-4, 4.19 ERA) takes the hill for the White Sox and LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-4, 2.95 ERA) does so for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1948 In front of a crowd of 12,622 at Ebbets Field, Jackie Robinson, who hits a third-inning two-run homer, and Cleveland’s Larry Doby, the only two African-Americans big leaguers, play against each other for the first time. In the Sunday evening charity exhibition game, the Dodgers best the first-place Indians, 6-2, raising $15,000 for the Brooklyn Amateur Baseball Federation, which benefits sandlot ballplayers in Flatbush.
  • 2003 After being activated from the disabled list by the Dodgers, first baseman Fred McGriff bats cleanup and goes 2-for-4 in his return against the Padres. It was the Crime Dog’s first trip to the DL during his 18-year career.
  • 2010 After just seven days in the major leagues, Stephen Strasburg is named National League Player of the Week. The Nationals’ right-handed flamethrower starts his career 2-0 with 22 strikeouts, second to only Karl Spooner, who fanned five more batters in his first two major league starts with the Dodgers in 1954.

Lineups when available.

158 thoughts on “Game 68, 2023

  1. What a sickening loss. Relievers allow six runs in the last two innings? Friedman can’t wait until the trading deadline to make bullpen changes. And it won’t be easy. Good available relievers don’t grow on trees.

  2. Tough night. 2 decent relievers and 3 bad ones is not a winning formula.

  3. Today was almost as aggravating as yesterday, but then the Dodgers bailed me out. Today they’re failing.

  4. Well, I guess we know what AF needs to address at the trade deadline. Fix the crummy bullpen.

    • What’s happened to him happens to lots of rookies that eventually regain their footing.

        • The tough thing is that he is not really a typical rookie “kid”. He is 26 already.

  5. Good inning, but coulda been much better. Meanwhile, Fillies have taken lead over Snakes in the tenth.

  6. Kimbrel miraculously pitches a scoreless ninth, and Fillies and Snakes go to extras.

  7. No idea what the White Sox manager was so upset about, but it was entertaining to watch!

  8. Gameday psyched me out. It said in play no outs when it should have said in play, run(s)

  9. This does not feel like one that will end up in the win column for the Dodgers.

  10. Rojas the slugger has taken away the defensive prowess of Rojas the slick fielding infielder.

    • Two mental errors by Rojas. Should have backhanded the ground ball and should have thrown to first instead of to Betts.

  11. This is mere curiosity and I’m not suggesting it as anything more than imaginary exercise:

    I wonder what the Rangers would trade the Dodgers to get Kershaw? (Yes I’m aware Kershaw is a free agent at the end of the year.)

  12. Hard for even Kershaw to win a game where the Dodgers don’t score runs. So maybe do something about that in the next part of the game Dodgers.

  13. Tonight’s the beginning of a four-blackouts in five games stretch. Thanks, MLBTV! Thanks, ESPN!