Game 50, 2023

Dodgers at Braves, 4:30 PM PDT, TV: BS South, SPNLA, TBS

The Dodgers have brought up one of their best pitching prospects to start this game. RHP Bobby Miller was 1-1 with a 5.65 ERA at Oklahoma City. He’s only made four starts there and gone just 14 1/3 innings. He spent all of April at the Arizona Complex League, which is Rookie level. He’ll face the Braves’ RHP Spencer Strider (4-1, 2.96 ERA), who got eight first-place votes for Rookie of the Year last season, finishing second in the voting to his Braves teammate Michael Harris.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2002 Shawn Green hits four home runs in one game to become the 14th player in major league history, the second this month, to accomplish the feat. The Dodger right fielder’s 6-for-6 performance in Milwaukee’s Miller Park, which also includes a single and double, breaks Joe Adcock’s 1954 mark for total bases by one, with a total of 19. In the same game the Dodgers set a franchise mark when the team hits eight homers in one contest, bashing the Brewers, 16-3. Shawn Green’s four round-trippers accounts for half of the record-breaking barrage with Brian Jordan, Hiram Bocachica, Adrian Beltre, and Dave Hansen also contributing four-baggers in the Miller Park contest.

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68 thoughts on “Game 50, 2023

  1. 3-3 on this 10 game road trip – which feels a whole lot better than the 1-3 they were at coming into Atlanta.

    • My baby, he don’t talk sweet
      He ain’t got much to say
      But he loves me, loves me, loves me
      I know that he loves me anyway
      And maybe he don’t dress fine
      But I don’t really mind

      ‘Cause every time he pulls me near
      I just wanna cheer

      Let’s hear it for the boy
      Let’s give the boy a hand

  2. Was in the air flying back from Mexico and just now tuned in. Still feeling a mile high!

  3. Arizona keeps winning. But the teams they have played this month included Washington, Miami, Pittsburgh, San Fran and Oakland. You should win a bunch a games playing those teams.

  4. Braves seem to have a preponderance of players starting with an A or an O on their team. I have a bit of a time keeping my Ozuna’s, Acuña’s, Albies’ and Arcia’s straight in my mind.

    • To my point: That DP that Rojas just hit into went Ozzie Albies to Orlando Arcia to (M)att Olson.

  5. I see the Rays took one on the chin today by losing a squeaker to the Jays. Final score 20–1.

  6. 95 pitches for the young man. Probably done for the evening. He did a very good job. Hold ’em off, bullpen. The kid deserves the W.

  7. Muncy has had somewhat of a feast or famine season thus far. Including his first AB tonight, he is now 1-for-14 with 7 Ks and no walks in his last five games.

  8. Miller fared better in the first inning today than Stone did yesterday. I expect that both rookie pitchers had butterflies. That was a great win yesterday. I left this site early to watch the Lakers game.

    • I went back and forth between the Lakers and Dodgers as I did throughout the playoffs. Playoffs gives us solid hustle for 4 quarters and not just the fourth.

    • I am not watching, but that is truly odd to do that in the top of the 1st.

      • If they’d been playing normal depth, Mookie would’ve scored on the groundout.

        • Meaning that Smith’s grounder wouldn’t have gone through for a single?

          • The shortstop probably would have been able to get to it and throw Smith out at first but would have had no chance to get Mookie at home. Up or back, the Dodgers would have scored.

            With the infield in, Smith clearly was just trying to make contact. A smart at bat. He might have made a bigger swing with the infield back.

          • Counter-factual history here, but it might well have been a groundout to short.