Game 138, 2023

Dodgers at Marlins, 3:40 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Florida, SPNLA

RHP Lance Lynn (10-10, 5.81 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers and RHP JT Chargois (1-0, 3.78 ERA) pitches for the Marlins.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1924 In a game that features a total of only six hits, the Brooklyn Robins beat Boston, 1-0, behind the strong two-hit performance of right-hander Bill Doak. The Braves Field victory is the team’s 15th consecutive win, establishing the longest winning streak in franchise history.
  • 1953 With Giants manager Leo Durocher yelling “stick it in his ear”, Ruben Gomez hits Carl Furillo, the National League’s leading hitter, on the wrist with a pitch. After taking first base, the Dodgers right fielder bolts into the opposing dugout to choke ‘Leo the Lip’, but in the melee, the knuckle on his little finger is fractured, putting an end to his season.
  • 1981 Fernando Valenzuela ties the National League’s rookie record for shutouts, blanking St. Louis, 5-0, for his seventh whitewash of the season. The Dodger lefty shares the mark with Irv Young (1905 Beaneaters), Grover Alexander (1911 Phillies), and Jerry Koosman (1968 Mets).
  • 1985 In a matchup of aces that lives up to its advanced billing, Dwight Gooden and Fernando Valenzuela hook up in one of the best pitchers’ duels in recent memory. New York beats Los Angeles at Chavez Ravine, 2-0, thanks to Darryl Strawberry’s two-run double on a day that the 20 year-old Mets right-hander strikes out 10 batters, throwing nine shutout innings, while the Dodgers southpaw pitches 11 innings without allowing a run.
  • 1996 Brett Butler returns to the Dodger lineup four months after having surgery for throat cancer. The 39 year-old center fielder scores the decisive run in the team’s 3-2 victory over the Bucs.

Also on this date in big league history, in 1995 Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game record, playing in his 2,131st straight game. When the game becomes official in the middle of the fifth inning, the new ‘Iron Man’ takes a victory lap around Camden Yards during the 22-minute standing ovation from the sellout crowd, including President Bill Clinton.

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144 thoughts on “Game 138, 2023

  1. Things could be worse – in Dallas the Llaneros are about to get swept by the Trashtros, and could fall out of the mild card competition.

  2. And now Varland craps himself. Lynn and Victor and Varland, oh my. Time for the flying monkeys to swoop down.

  3. Even if they win the division by 10+ games, the Dodgers might be a dark horse in the playoffs.

  4. Well, the Braves are getting their butts kicked also. And by the Cardinals, not nearly as good a team as the Marlins.

      • I recall hearing audio when I was little of Jonathan Winters being part of a MLB broadcast for an inning – and he said something similar – but funnier because he was Jonathan Winter.

  5. Okay, my friends. I’m taking a break. Still have a few things to do and this is just wearing me out.

  6. What was Roberts waiting for? Lynn had lost it. A double, a homer, and two walks! But he keeps him in there and now this. Gimme a break, and don’t tell me about his great winning percentage as a manager, please.

  7. Lynn is only 12 home runs away from tying the all time MLB record of 50 allowed in a season. Set by Bert Blyleven in 1986, a home run heavy year.

      • It will be a different looking rotation next year for sure. Especially if Kershaw doesn’t – sentence not finished to avoid speaking something into existence….

  8. Rojas is hitting just under .230, but because he gets some clutch hits and is a wonderful fielder, I can live with him at shortstop.

    • Agreed. It’s fun seeing Rojas and Mookie in the middle infield together. Of course – as good as Heyward has been (especially tonight) – I wish there were 2 Mookies to play infield and outfield at the same time.

  9. Muncy and Colorado’s McMahon are tied for the most errors by third basemen in the NL with 11. I didn’t see the play, so I don’t know if it was a tough chance.

  10. When Okert played with SF, Gnatfans used an expletive to describe him. They used a similar expletive with his teammate Osich.

  11. Old friend Chargois (SHA-gwah) starts for Miami today in a bulllpen game for the Marlins.. He was 3-4 with a 4.53 ERA for the Dodgers in 60 games and 53.2 innings in 2018-2019.