Game 27, 2020

Dodgers at Mariners, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), ROOTNW, SPNLA

LHP Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 2.65 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers, while LHP Yusei Kikuchi (0-1, 5.28 ERA) does the same for the Mariners. Kershaw’s last start was vintage: one hit and one run allowed over seven innings with no walks and 6 Ks. Kikuchi missed his last start with neck spasms, but he’s apparently recovered. The 29-year-old is in just his second year in MLB after 9 years in the Japanese and Australian leagues, where he compiled a 79-59 W-L record with a very good 2.85 ERA.

Yesterday’s high (and low) lights:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1945 Dodger shortstop Tommy Brown becomes the youngest player (17 years, eight months, and 14 days) in major league history to hit a home run. The round-tripper by ‘Buckshot,’ who started his career as a 16 year-old high school student, will be the only run Brooklyn scores off 30 year-old Pirates southpaw Preacher Roe, who goes the distance in the 11-1 rout of the home team at Ebbets Field.
  • 1974 In an 18-8 rout of the Cubs, the Dodgers collect 24 hits and set a club record with 48 total bases, including Davey Lopes’ three home runs, double, and single. The Dodger second baseman’s 15 total bases are the most ever for a leadoff hitter.
  • 1978 In the visitors’ clubhouse at Shea Stadium, Dodger Blue becomes black and blue when Steve Garvey confronts teammate Don Sutton about a Washington Post story in which the pitcher is critical of him. After the right-hander confirms he had made the comments, the argument becomes physical when he makes an inappropriate remark about the first baseman’s wife.


60 thoughts on “Game 27, 2020

  1. Seems like Dodger hitters are eager to see Clayton pitch some more with those quick outs.

  2. Mookie Betts, hitting coach.

    From the same article:

    The Dodgers had planned to move their secondary training site from USC to the minor-league stadium in Rancho Cucamonga when students returned to campus. With no plans for students to attend classes in the near future, however, the Dodgers will keep their training site at USC for the duration of the season. …

  3. That was fun to watch. Seattle are not the best hitting team of all time or even this season – but that was still wonderful pitching by Kershaw.

  4. Rox have lost (yay!) to Asterisks (boo!), so Dodgers can gain a game there. Pads leading early v. Llaneros, while Snakes/Gnats play later.

    • So you consider these 4 games against Seattle as 2 different mini-series. I still am confused how to view it.

      • Just view it however you want. You could be wrong, but so what. It’s like counting WP and PB with no one on base.

        • Totally fair. But I was thinking about Dodgers record in series this season and whether it would have been considered a 2-2 split or 2-0 sweep if they lost today’s game.

  5. That was a lot of pitches by Seattle pitchers for the Dodgers to get just one run!