Game Five, 2023

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet-RM, SPNLA

RHP Ryan Feltner (2022: 4-9, 5.83 ERA) goes for the Rockies and RHP Michael Grove (2022: 1-0, 4.60 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1968 The Tigers trade left-hander Hank Aguirre to the Dodgers for a player to be named later, minor leaguer Fred Moulder. The All-Star southpaw, better known for being the worst hitter in major league history, will compile a .085 batting average during his 16-year major league career, striking out in an astounding 61% of his 388 at-bats. In his sole season with the Dodgers he appeared in 25 games, threw 39 innings, earned three saves and put up a .069 ERA.
  • 1974 The Indians trade Pedro Guerrero to the Dodgers for pitcher Bruce Ellingsen. The 17 year-old infielder/outfielder will compile a .309 batting average and will be named to the All-Star team five times during his 11 seasons with the team.
  • 2008 Twenty minutes before their game, the Dodgers announce reliever Hong-Chih Kuo will start in place of Chad Billingsley, who in turn will be in the bullpen. The unusual move, made due to the threat of rain at the start of the contest, is also employed by the Giants with Merkin Valdez beginning the game on the mound and the announced starter, and eventual winner Tim Lincecum entering the game in the fourth inning.

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71 thoughts on “Game Five, 2023

  1. The veterans Muncy, Martinez and Heyward are struggling with the bat, while the rookies Vargas and Outman are doing just fine.

    Okay, Heyward, I apologize.

  2. Worst thing about MLBTV is the constant replays of the Trashtros (or, if you prefer, “Basurasteriscos”).

  3. Down south at The Litterbox, Snakes take a 4-3 lead on Longoria homer in the ninth. In the bottom of the inning, Snakes closer McGough turns it around by surrendering back-to-backs to 8 and 9 hitters.

      • Which school? I went to George Mason University for a summer session when I was a junior in HS. I think their conference is CAA, though.

        • I follow the Georgetown Hoyas. Patriots moved over to Atlantic 10 a couple of years ago. Final Four team in 2006!

          • I taught at GW for semester and, living in Mount Pleasant, I would pass Georgetown when I walked to work through Rock Creek Park.

  4. Just had a 5.2 shaker hit 15 miles north of us here in Puerto Escondido. Everything good at the house.