Phillies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), NBCSP, SPNLA
The visitors send RHP Spencer Howard (0-1, 4.61 ERA) out to face the Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 5.40 ERA). Howard has a 2.89 ERA in 9 1/3 innings as a starter this season, while Gonsolin will be making just his second start of the year; his first didn’t go all that well, as he gave up five walks and two hits in just 1 2/3 innings last week against the Pirates.
This date in Dodgers’ history:
- 2003 After being activated from the disabled list by the Dodgers, first baseman Fred McGriff bats cleanup and goes 2-for-4 in his return against the Padres. It was the Crime Dog’s first trip to the DL during his 18-year career.
- 2010 After just seven days in the major leagues, Stephen Strasburg is named National League Player of the Week. The Nationals’ right-handed flamethrower starts his career 2-0 with 22 strikeouts, second only to Karl Spooner, who fanned five more batters in his first two major league starts with the Dodgers in 1954.
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