Game 77, 2023

Astros at Dodgers, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: ESPN

The Astros send RHP Hunter Brown (6-4, 3.78 ERA) to the Dodger Stadium mound where he’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin (4-2, 2.92 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1968 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his third at-bat of his first major league game, going deep off Dodger right-hander John Purdin in the Giants’ 9-0 victory at Candlestick Park. The 22 year-old Giant outfielder joins Philadelphia National pitcher Bill Duggelby (1898 – first at-bat) as the only other player to hit a base-loaded home run in his major league debut.
  • 1984 Dodger infielder Bill Russell plays his 1,953rd game to become the team’s leader in games played. The shortstop, who will extend the mark to 2181 during his 18-year tenure with the club, is hitless in three trips to the plate but will walk twice in LA’s 9-4 loss to San Diego at Chavez Ravine.

Lineups when available.

69 thoughts on “Game 77, 2023

  1. Gnats have lost to Snakes, thanks at least partly to a major tootblan in the eighth. Dodgers are at least momentarily back in second place, by percentage points.

    Pads losing to Nats (gnot Gnats) and falling farther behind every day.

    Rox got utterly obliterated yesterday, but turned the tables on the Angles in a close one today.

  2. Will need to take quick glances under the dinner table for this one (if my wife catches me, I am dead meat).

    • Muncy

      Last 7 games: .077.200.115 .315
      Last 15 games: .140.234.351 .585
      Last 30 games: .161.254.357 .611

      April: .257.441.7431.184
      May: .186.273.402.675
      June: .

      2023 Season: .191 .323. .474 .797
      2023 season vs. lefties: .141.253.375.628

      wrisp: .180.386.475.861 with 20 walks (thank you April)

  3. Today is a blackout – thanks, ESPN!

    At Software Stadium, Snakes have taken an early 2-0 lead over the Gnats.