Game 15, 2024

Dodgers at Twins, 10:10 AM PDT, TV: Bally Sports North, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Bobby Miller (1-1, 5.87 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and RHP Chris Paddack (0-0, 4.50 ERA) does so for the Twins.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1947 During the sixth inning of an exhibition game against their minor league team at Ebbets Field, the Montreal Royals, Dodgers’ president Branch Rickey issues a brief statement to the press. The two sentences will forever change the game when the team announces “The Brooklyn Dodgers today purchased the contract of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson from the Montreal Royals. He will report immediately.”
  • 1962 In front of 52,564 fans, Reds infielder Eddie Kasko doubles off of Johnny Podres in the first ever at-bat at Dodger Stadium, and Duke Snider’s single in the bottom of the second accounts for the home team’s first hit. After playing their first four seasons at the LA Memorial Coliseum, the team drops a 6-3 decision to the Reds in the debut of the new $22 million ballpark in Chavez Ravine, financed with a low two-percent interest loan from the Union Oil Company in exchange for exclusive rights to advertise within the stadium.
  • 1962 Wally Post hits the first home run in Dodger Stadium history, a two-out, three-run shot in the seventh inning off Johnny Podres that proves to be the difference in the Cincinnati’s 6-3 victory. The left fielder’s round-tripper to center field is a fair ball, unlike some others hit in the ballpark where the foul poles are discovered to be positioned in foul territory, requiring special permission from the National League to be recognized as fair during the first year in the team’s new home in Chavez Ravine.
  • 1976 After being granted his free agency in a landmark case which will forever change baseball, Andy Messersmith becomes one of the first major leaguers to use his new status to sign with a team of his choice. The former Dodger right-hander comes to terms with the Braves and will post a 16-15 record during his two-year tenure for his new club.
  • 2012 Vin Scully misses the Dodgers’ home opener for the first time in 35 years when doctors order the 84 year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster to rest as he recovers from a bad cold. The last time the team’s play-by-play announcer was absent from the season’s first home game he was calling the first round of the Masters in 1977.

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49 thoughts on “Game 15, 2024

  1. Miller with another disappointing outing today. Not terrible like his last outing, but, not that good. One more scoreless inning would have made it a decent outing.

  2. Glasnow’s 14 strikeouts yesterday were probably the most ever by a Dodger against Minnesota in one game. In his three games against the Twins in the 1965 World Series, Koufax fanned 9 in his Game 2 defeat and then 10 and 10 again in his Game 5 and Game 7 victories.

    • I once worked in the General Services Administration mailroom in SF. One day somebody sent out a letter addressed to “Fresnot.”

  3. That was like fixing a headache with a hammer. They need to find a mystery injury for Taylor and put him on the IL.

  4. Dodger batters lead the majors in strikeouts by quite a bit. It’s not solely because we’ve played at least one more games than anybody else, counting today.

  5. Consider the following: The Dodgers are without Kershaw, May, Buehler, Gonsolin and Urias.

  6. Yesterday, Vesia allowed a homer to the second batter he faced. Today, the first.

  7. Barnes seems to take a lot of called strikes. Is there a stat for that somewhere?

  8. At this rate, we will be fortunate to get 5 innings from Miller. He is not sharp so far.

  9. Dodgers (10-4)
    Twins (3-6)

    SP Bobby Miller R
    1-1 5.87 ERA
    SP Chris Paddack R
    0-0 4.50 ERA

    2B Mookie Betts R
    DH S. Ohtani L
    1B F. Freeman L
    RF T. Hernandez R
    3B Max Muncy L
    LF E. Hernandez R
    CF James Outman L
    SS Miguel Rojas R
    C A. Barnes R

    63° Wind 10 mph Out