Game 27, 2024

Dodgers at Nationals, 1:05 POM PDT, TV: MASN, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto (1-1, 4.50 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers; LHP MacKenzie Gore (2-1, 3.60 ERA) does so for the Nats.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1937 Cliff Melton becomes the first rookie to fan at least 10 batters in his major league debut, finishing with 13 strikeouts in a complete-game loss to the Braves at the Polo Grounds. The 25 year-old southpaw, who loses the 3-1 contest due to the poor defense of the Giants in the ninth inning, will hold the rookie record for K’s in his debut until Dodger freshman Karl Spooner whiffs 15 batters in his first major league start in 1954.
  • 1958 In front of 60,635 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Dodgers, who beat St. Louis, 5-2, set a National League record for the largest crowd to attend a night game during the regular season. The mark will be broken next season when 61,552 fans show up on Opening Night at the Coliseum to watch their team defeat the Redbirds again.
  • 1967 Jim Lefebvre commits three errors in the fourth frame, paving the way for the Braves’ 7-1 victory at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles third baseman commits a fourth error, booting Hank Aaron’s grounder in the top of the ninth inning.
  • 1975 LA hurler Andy Messersmith strokes three doubles at Candlestick Park. The trio of two-baggers contributes to the Dodgers’ 6-5 victory over San Francisco with the right-hander scoring two runs and driving in another en route to his victory.
  • 1976 During the fourth inning of the game being played at Dodger Stadium, Rick Monday becomes a national hero when he takes away an American Flag about to be set on fire by the two trespassers (a father and son) in the outfield. The Cubs’ 30 year-old fly chaser, who served six years in the Marine Reserves, will be presented the flag a month later in a pregame ceremony at Wrigley Field by L.A. executive Al Campanis as a gesture of patriotic thanks.

  • 1995 The 257-day strike ends when the Dodgers beat the Marlins 8-7. The work stoppage caused last season to end early, forced the cancellation of the World Series, and delayed the opening of this season.

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101 thoughts on “Game 27, 2024

  1. This Dodger lineup today doesn’t seem to have too much depth to it. Hope the big 3 can stay hot.

    • If I am pitching, 1 thru 3 would get nothing to hit. Pitch around them and go after the 4 thru 9 hitters. Although he has owned Ohtani.

  2. Sad to miss the Toronto series. But I’ll be back in town on Tuesday for more Dodger baseball.

    • He’s a very fine player, and still very young. Fryers must regret letting him go.

  3. Watching on MLB Network. I must say, the Nationals commentators are pretty good.

  4. Scrub Jays in extended KC rain delay, so Dodgers could arrive in Canadia before they do.

  5. Lipscomb does the Freddie double wiggle when he arrives at second, to the delight of the crowd.

  6. Rox staging major comeback v. Fryers, have cut 9-4 deficit to 9-8 in eighth, tying run at third.

  7. Satisfying to see the Trashtros lose again – they’re now 7-19, solidly in last place in AL West., where only Mariners are above .500 (barely). On the downside, Fryers are roasting Rox 9-4 in Denver in the eighth.

  8. Poor CT3. When he doesn’t strike out, he hits into an inning ending double play.

      • For sure, and NOW, he hits into a DP. Fake an injury and put him on the IL. This is absurd.

  9. Nice to take the lead here. It would be great to win and finish up 4-2 vs the Nats.

  10. Chris Taylor is in the starting lineup today. If he goes 5-for-5, his batting average would climb to 159.