Game 152, 2019

Rays at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: YouTube

The Rays send out LHP Blake Snell (6-7, 4.28 ERA) to make his first start since undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove “loose bodies” from his left elbow on July 25. The Rays probably won’t let him go more than two or three innings. He’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Ross Stripling (4-4, 3.40 ERA), who’s made 14 starts and 15 relief appearances this year. He last started six days ago against the Orioles; he went three innings, giving up three hits and one run.

Here’s Gyorko’s go-ahead single in the 9th inning on Sunday:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1912 Casey Stengel of the Dodgers makes an impressive major league debut against the Pirates. The likable Brooklyn outfielder from Kansas City collects four hits, drives in two runs, and swipes a pair of bases.
  • 1963 Dodger ace Sandy Koufax tosses a four-hitter, blanking St. Louis at Sportsman’s Park, 4-0. The southpaw’s scoreless effort establishes a National League record for shutouts thrown by lefties in a season with 11, five shy of Grover Cleveland Alexander’s major league mark set in 1916 with the Phillies.
  • 1981 Dodgers southpaw Fernando Valenzuela ties White Sox freshman Ewell Russell’s 1913 rookie record when he hurls his eighth shutout of the season, blanking Atlanta on three hits. The 20 year-old Mexican’s 2-0 victory breaks the previous National League mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905), Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911), and Jerry Koosman (Mets, 1968).
  • 1996 Dodger right-hander Hideo Nomo no-hits the Rockies, 9-0, at Coor Field, becoming the only big league hurler to accomplish the feat in the thin air of Denver. Tornado Boy’s performance in Colorado is the best-attended no-no and is the only hitless game with a paid attendance of more than 50,000 fans.

  • 2010 Joe Torre, who will compile a 2326-1997 (.538) managerial record during his 30 seasons as a skipper with the Mets, Braves, Cardinals, Yankees, and Dodgers, announces he will be retiring at the end of the month. Los Angeles immediately hires the team’s hitting coach Don Mattingly to replace the 70 year-old.
  • 2014 Jacob DeGrom strikes out the first eight batters he faces in the Mets’ 6-5 loss in Miami, tying the modern-day major league mark to start a game. The Amazins’ rookie right-hander now shares the record with Jim Deshaies, who struck out the first eight Dodgers he faced with the Astros in a 1986 contest.

A whole lot of interesting things happened on this date in baseball history; take a look.

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118 thoughts on “Game 152, 2019

  1. Wednesday Wrap – Results were poor in AL, but good in NL. Both Bronxsters (105.2) and Minute Maids (106.1) won, so Dodgers (104.2) still trail them by one game. In NL, though, Fillies beat Barves (98.7), so Dodgers have a five-game lead over Atlanta. Hee-Seop remains the magic number until at least early evening.

  2. Well Facebook and YouTube – I have watched MLB on both of you this year. And you are indistinguishable to me from one another. Which maybe neither of you cares about. But I do recognize a big difference from both of you and – which you probably do care about.

  3. Glad it didn’t hit Muncy in the elbow. It looked like it was just above and into the triceps area.

  4. If the Dodgers made the WS here’s the how I would rank the teams I would be most interested in seeing them play:
    New York

  5. Well this game is taking a seemingly inordinate amount of time to play. I trust the Dodgers will win but I won’t be around to see it…

    • What does starter / reliever / opener even really mean these days? Tonight’s all about getting work in and pitching matchups to fit the situations.

      • Well tonight is what TB does on a regular basis. What Doc is doing is experimenting with a possible approach in lieu of a fourth starter. (Plus getting Kenley back into a groove.

  6. I love how fans still get so excited about getting a foul ball. I mean I know I would be crazy excited as well.

    • Missing Joe and Orel. (Or Vin) The Dodgers are sleeping through this one a bit and the game doesn’t have the same flow with all these pitchers. But the real broadcast team would make a difference.

  7. I wonder if the Wild Horse will make the Wild Card? The wild thought would be if the Dodgers played against Puig and the Cleveland Baseball Club in the WS.

  8. The 1963 Koufax game was the middle game of a 3 game sweep by the Dodgers in Saint Louie. The Cards were only 1 GB coming in and 4 GB when the Dodgers left town. LA went on to win the pennant by 6.

      • I remember the 1965 pennant race, as well, when Vin recreated from ticker-tape the Cards at the Stick for three afternoon games Sept 27-29. Listened on KFI with my mom driving us home from school. StL took 2-3 and giants fell from tie to 2 behind, where they stayed until Oct 3 when the Dodgers took home the pennant winning 15 of their last 16!

  9. I read somewhere that Caleb would start, but Chicken Strip would see some action. Throwing the “opener” back at the Devil Rays!