Game 19, 2024

Nationals at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: MASN2, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

LHP Mitchell Parker (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his MLB debut for the Nationals. He’ll face RHP Tyler Glasnow (3-0, 2.25 ERA) of the Dodgers. Glasnow has so far been everything the Dodgers hoped for when they signed him to a long-term contract over the offseason.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1909 On Opening Day, the Superbas are no-hit by the Giants’ Red Ames for 9.1 innings. The Polo Grounds contest will go thirteen innings before Brooklyn defeats the 26 year-old right-hander, 3-0.
  • 1930 On Opening Day, Phillies’ southpaw Les Sweetland throws a three-hitter at Ebbets Field. The 28 year-old southpaw doubles and scores the lone run in the eighth inning of his 1-0 complete-game victory over Brooklyn.
  • 1933 In his major league debut, Tigers rookie Lynwood “Schoolboy” Rowe tosses a six-hitter, blanking the White Sox, 3-0. During his 15-year career, playing also with the Dodgers and Phillies, Rowe will compile a 158-101 record, posting an ERA of 3.87.
  • 1947 A year before President Truman desegregated the military, Jackie Robinson debuts for the Dodgers, becoming the first black player to participate in a major league game this century. In front of 25,623 Ebbets Field fans, the 28 year-old first baseman is hitless in three at-bats, but scores a run in the 5-3 Opening Day victory over the Braves.
  • 1958 On Opening Day, the transplanted New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers play the first major league game on the West Coast. The California contest sees Ruben Gomez blanking Los Angeles and Don Drysdale at San Francisco’s Seals Stadium, 8-0.
  • 1959 Cardinal right-hander Bob Gibson makes his major league debut at LA Memorial Coliseum, tossing the final two innings in a 5-0 loss to the Dodgers. The 23 year-old rookie becomes the first future Hall of Fame hurler to give up a home run to the first batter he faces in the major leagues when third baseman Jim Baxes takes him deep in the seventh inning.
  • 2004 Major league baseball begins the tradition of Jackie Robinson Day, an annual celebration commemorating the day the color line was broken in 1947. At big league venues across the country ceremonies are being held to honor the ground-breaking historic event, including baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Jackie’s widow Rachel Robinson attending the festivities at Shea Stadium.
  • 2005 The Dodgers, to commemorate the 58th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first game in the big leagues, wear replicas of the old road uniforms worn by the 1947 team which played in Brooklyn. Right-hander Derek Lowe throws a three-hitter, blanking the Padres in San Diego, 4-0.
  • 2007 To honor Jackie Robinson, some players on each team, including Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter and Braves’ outfielder Andruw Jones, wear the Dodger immortal’s uniform No. 42 on the 60th anniversary of his historic breaking the color barrier in baseball. In the Cardinals and Brewers contest at Busch Stadium, every player and coach on both teams dons Jackie’s revered number.

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37 thoughts on “Game 19, 2024

  1. 1960’s era Dodger type run:
    Catcher interference
    Stolen base
    Wild pitch
    Ground out and the run scores.

  2. I put this together a year ago because it seemed like the Dodgers had been doing pretty well on JRD recently.

    Dodgers Record on April 15
    Jackie Robinson Day
    1999 @ Ari 8-1 W
    2000 vs Cin 5-4 L
    2001 @ SD 5-4 W
    2002 @ Col 5-2 W
    2003 vs SD 2-3 L
    2004 @ SD 7-5 W
    2005 vs SD 4-0 W
    2006 vs SF 3-1 W
    2007 vs SD 9-3 W
    2008 vs Pit 11-2 W
    2009 vs SF 5-4 W (w-off)
    2010 vs AZ 6-5 W (w-off)
    2011 vs St.L 11-2 L
    2012 vs SD 5-4 W (w-off)
    2013 vs SD 6-3 L
    2014 @ SF 3-2 L
    2015 vs SEA 5-2 W
    2016 vs SF 7-3 W
    2017 vs AZ 8-4 W
    2018 vs AZ 7-2 W
    2019 vs Cin 4-3 W (w-off)
    2020 – COVID
    2021 vs Col 7-5 W
    2022 vs Cin 3-1 W
    2023 vs CHC 2-1 W (w-off)

    19-5 W-L record
    16-3 W-L record since 2004 (start of Jackie Robinson Day across MLB)

  3. Just came in from an evening with some neighbours.

    Yikes! This is not what I expected to see – especially on Jackie Robinson Day!!

  4. Glasnow not sharp tonight. Can’t spot his breaking stuff. They are sitting on the fastball.

  5. My slow pitch team once had three sac flies in the same inning.

    In a different game, I scored on a sac fly to the catcher.