Padres at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports San Diego, SPNLA
RHP Chris Paddack (7-6, 4.95 ERA) goes for the Padres and RHP Walker Buehler (13-3, 2.31 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. Buehler’s coming off his worst outing of the season.
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1959 The Dodgers end Elroy Face’s consecutive win streak at 22 with a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. The reliever, who will end the season with an 18-1 record, is beaten by Chuck Churn, one of only three major league victories in his career.
- 1966 In his first major league at-bat, John Miller homers off Lee Stange in the second inning of the Yankees’ 4-2 victory over Boston at Fenway Park. The 22 year-old left fielder, whose total of 10 hits in his 32-game career will include just two round-trippers, will become the only player to hit home runs in his first and last major league plate appearance when he goes deep as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers in his final turn at bat in 1966.
- 1998 Kevin Malone is named as the Dodgers’ general manager, replacing Tommy Lasorda, who is promoted to Senior Vice President of the team. The “new sheriff in town” tenure in Los Angeles will be marked by the signing of high profile players to huge contracts, including Kevin Brown’s seven-year deal making the right-hander the first $100 million man in baseball.
Lineup when available.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 11, 2021