Dodgers at Reds, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Ohio, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA
RHP Walker Buehler (14-3, 2.32 ERA) pitches for the visiting Dodgers. He’ll face the Reds’ RHP Luis Castillo (7-15, 4.24 ERA).
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.
Lineup when available.
T. Turner 2B
J. Turner 3B
Buehler P https://t.co/DNZUg6kccJ
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 17, 2021
NPUT @ 0615 HST, 0915 PDT, 1215 EDT
GMT+3? (Still in Greece)
Grins. If you say so.
Cody can’t catch a break (or, rather, he can). https://twitter.com/FabianArdaya/status/1439250830654246922?s=20
Giants won. 6-5, in 11.
Giants and Braves tied, 5-5, after 10. Too many details and ups and downs in the 9th and 10 innings to go into.
Bah and humbug. Gnats win 6-5.
At Software Stadium, the Barves have taken a 2-0 lead over the Gnats in the first.
Gnats already tied it up. 2-2.
I just noticed that Castillo leads MLB in losses with 15.
He’s had some really good years, though. Lotsa talent.
He began tonight with an ERA close to 4.50.
Yes, but he’s got an impressive track record.
This year won’t add much positive to his track record.
Sometimes good pitchers/players have bad stretches, then recover from them. He was really sharp tonight.
He struggled mightily early in the season.
Somebody once said you have to be a pretty good pticher to lose 20, and I would agree with that.
Rats!! Very uninspired flat effort from our guys tonight.
Yes, a very disappointing start to the most important road trip of the year, particularly with Buehler starting.
You misspelled “Barves.”
Not quite over yet…
Two solid ABs fall just short.
Bellinger had gone 16 straight at bats without striking out until the 5th inning today.
Well, if we have to play the Reds in the WC game, I know who isn’t starting.
The Gnats will be playing the Pads or the Redbirds in the mild card game.
I hope you are correct.
Groan. Getting beaten by old friend Kyle Farmer.
We have the RISP blues thus far: 0-for-6 through 6 innings with 6 LOB.
Time to rally
Are you watching?
Just following on gameday
Cody got hosed.
If Votto takes it, ball four. If Cody takes it, strike three.
A wasted leadoff double for Mookie.
Really nice article. I knew his importance to the team, I didn’t know his great history
Aside from all the well-deserved compliments for SooHoo, two other interesting things I saw: 1) that the new President of the Baseball Hall of Fame is Josh Rawitch, who was VP of Communications for the Dodgers for about 10 years, and 2) that there aren’t any photographers in the Hall. If there are spots for writers and broadcasters, surely the men and women who capture amazing moments from the game on film or disk should also have space.