Game 133, 2023

Braves at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports SE, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

The Braves send their ace RHP Spencer Strider (15-4, 3.46 ERA) to the mound. He’ll face the Dodgers’ newly-acquired RHP Lance Lynn (10-9, 5.56 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1950 In front of 14,226 fans at Ebbets Field, Gil Hodges becomes the fourth major leaguer in the century to hit four home runs in one game as Brooklyn routs the Braves, 19-3. The Dodger first baseman also ties the major league record for total bases with 17.
  • 1959 Sandy Koufax fans 18 batters to establish a new National League record for a nine-inning game in the Dodgers’ 5-2 win over San Francisco at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The left-hander’s performance equals the major league mark established in 1938 by Indians fireballer Bob Feller during a 4-1 loss to Detroit.
  • 2010 The Dodgers trade a player to be named (infielder Tony Abreu) to the Diamondbacks in exchange for starter Jon Garland. The 31 year-old right-hander will post a 3-2 record with a 2.72 ERA in his six late-season starts for the Dodgers, before signing as a free agent with San Diego.

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112 thoughts on “Game 133, 2023

  1. Betts, Freeman, Smith (if necessary) in the 9th. Here’s hoping it’s still 8-7 when they come to bat.

  2. It’s not so much Atlanta proving their strength as it is the Dodger Pitcher showing his wildness.

  3. Curses.

    Double curses: Disney and Spectrum are in a fight over cable prices; the Mouse wants more than Spectrum wants to pay, so ESPN and all its subsidiaries are OTA on my cable system.

  4. Need a baserunner or two – with no outs on the bases – to ensure the top of the lineup to come up again.

  5. Per Joe Davis and SNLA:
    Mookie sets record for most hits in one month for Dodgers with 51. He passed Willie Davis, who had 50 in 1969.

  6. I just got home.
    And woof.

    Lance Lynn is the master at giving up home runs so it is not super surprising.

  7. I wonder if Rosario could have some way have told Betts soon enough to throw to first instead of second the Dodgers could have turned a double play because Acuna stopped running.

  8. Tonight’s matchup favors the Barves – especially given Lynn’s gopher ball issues – but I’d be happy to be proved wrong.