Game 23, 2023

Dodgers at Cubs, 11:20 AM PDT, TV: Marquee Sports Network, SPNLA

LHP Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 2.52 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers while RHP Marcus Stroman (2-1, 0.75 ERA) does the same for the Baby Bruins.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1958 In a 7-6 loss to Chicago at the LA Coliseum, two Dodger mainstays from Brooklyn reach career milestones. First baseman Gil Hodges, who will finish his 18-year major league tenure with 370 home runs on his way to the Hall of Fame, hits his 300th career round-tripper, and Captain Pee Wee Reese, a future Hall of Fame shortstop himself, plays in his 2000th game.
  • 1999 Fernando Tatis Sr. becomes the only player in baseball history to hit two grand slams in one inning when he collects eight RBIs in one frame to breaks the old record of six. The Cardinal third baseman hits both off Dodger starter Chan Ho Park in an 11-run third of the team’s 12-5 victory at Chavez Ravine.
  • 2000 The Dodgers complete a sweep of the Reds to notch their 1,000th win over baseball’s oldest professional franchise. Since 1970, Los Angeles is the only National League franchise to play over .500 ball (120-115) in Cincinnati (Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field).

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70 thoughts on “Game 23, 2023

  1. It’s funny how nice winning 3 out of 4 feels this year. Last few years – that was seemingly the base line for the Dodgers.

  2. The Gnats’ rookie catcher Sabol has FOUR interference errors so far this season.

  3. Kershaw’s up-to-the-moment career WHIP:

    1977 hits
    634 walks

    2612 IP

  4. From The Athletic:

    The Dodgers have formed something of a paternity list shuffle over the past week. Evan Phillips was placed on the paternity list the same day Betts came off it with Phillips and his wife, Liz, expecting their first child. While Roberts said Phillips is expected to rejoin the club in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, they’ll do so without another reliever, as Brusdar Graterol heads out for his own paternity list stint.

  5. 2 innings for Gratetol. Tomorrow is an off day, but still nice to give guys extra rest I guess.

  6. There we saw one of Mookie’s shortcomings as an infielder. That was Peralta’s ball all the way.

  7. Year from now Link will be posting about how on this date the Rays tied the 2009 Dodgers for longest home win streak to start a season. 13-0 at home.

  8. Ok – how are the Pirates 16-7??

    It has to have been a while since the Dodgers faced the Pirates and had a worse record than them. Hopefully we can still find a way to take 2 from them this week.

  9. I like Mookie at SS. He will be just as good as Trea Turner, maybe better. Solves a lot of problems. Much easier to find/get a good hitting outfielder than SS.

  10. Dodgers (11-11)
    Cubs (12-8)

    SP Clayton Kershaw L
    3-1 2.52 ERA 25IP 26K
    SP Marcus Stroman R
    2-1 .75 ERA 24IP 25K

    SS Mookie Betts R
    1B F. Freeman L
    3B Max Muncy L
    DH J. Martinez R
    CF James Outman L
    RF J. Heyward L
    LF D. Peralta L
    2B M. Vargas R
    C A. Barnes R

    40% Precipitation
    42° Wind 7 mph L-R