Game 150, 2023

Tigers at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Detroit, SPNLA

RHP Miguel Díaz (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his eighth appearance and second start of the season for the Tigers. By contrast, LHP Caleb Ferguson (7-3, 2.44 ERA) will make his fifth start and his 63rd appearance of the year for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1935 The Cubs win their 16th consecutive game as they beat Carl Hubbell, completing a four-game sweep of the Giants. The mark is the most since the 1924 Dodgers won 15 straight games.
  • 1964 With two outs in the bottom of the 16th inning, Willie Davis, after singling, swiping second, and advancing to third on a wild pitch, steals home, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia. The fleet outfielder’s theft of the plate is in the latest frame in a National League game the feat has ever been accomplished and ties Hal Trosky’s major league record set in 1944.
  • 1973 In the fourth inning of the Braves’ 4-1 loss at Dodger Stadium, Davey Johnson hits a solo shot off Andy Messersmith for his 43rd home run of the season, the 42nd as a second baseman. The round-tripper ties Cardinal infielder Rogers Hornsby’s 1922 record for the most home runs by a second baseman.
  • 1973 Astros’ infielder Dave Campbell hits a first-inning two-run double against San Diego right-hander Clay Kirby to snap an 0-for-45 drought, tying a major league record set in 1909 by Bill Bergen, a catcher who played with Brooklyn. ‘Soup’, who will become a respected national baseball broadcaster, endured the futility while playing for three teams, combining a 17 at-bat hitless streak with the Padres and another 21 at-bat hitless streak for the Cardinals before hitting the two-bagger in his eighth at-bat with Houston.
  • 2000 A Dodger fan, in addition to other court-ordered restrictions, has been banned from attending home games in Los Angeles for 18 months. The irate patron threw coffee in the face of a Mets fan who was cheering a grand slam hit by New York’s catcher Todd Pratt.
  • 2014 LA’s Clayton Kershaw becomes the first 20-game winner of the season when the team routs Chicago at a windy Wrigley Field, 14-5. The 26 year-old southpaw, who has compiled a 20-3 (.870) record along with an ERA of 1.80. is the first Dodger hurler to reach the 20-win plateau twice since Claude Osteen accomplished the feat in 1969 and 1972.

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80 thoughts on “Game 150, 2023

  1. Up to Max.

    Thought I saw somewhere that Smith was playing with a broken rib for several months this year. No wonder his batting declined.

  2. Pleased to report Gnats have lost to Snakes falling farther behind in the mild card chase. In fact, they’re only 2-1/2 games ahead of the Pads.

  3. I was just watching the Mutts and the Fish, and it reminded me how good NYM TV crew is – they get excited when the Mutts do something, of course, but they also give full credit to the opponent even when it costs their employer the game.

  4. Haha. Joe Davis “went out on a limb” and said that was the first ever Vesia vs Lipcius matchup in MLB history. Then after Lipcius popped up to end the inning, he realized that Vesia faced Lipcius last night.
    Joe: I was wrong. NEVER GO OUT ON A LIMB.

  5. Peralta had been 0-for-15 in his last six games, including tonight’s, and then K-BOOM! Now let’s take the lead.

  6. If the Dodgers don’t win tonight, it must be the strangest type of losses the Dodgers have had this season: the good pitching, but low scoring loss.

    And so they tie it up!

  7. If the M’s prevail in Oakland, as it seems they will, both they and Texas will be half a game behind the Trashtros.

  8. Wrapping up the division to early gives Doc a chance to expose players to situations they might normally face – Fergie facing a RH slugger with the game on the line, for instance. This could be a learning experience