Game 51, 2023

Dodgers at Braves, 4:20 PM PDT, TV: BS South, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 1.13 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers and RHP Bryce Elder (3-0, 2.06 ERA) does so for the Braves.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1941 ‘Big Poison’ Paul Waner is signed by the Braves after being released by Brooklyn. The former Dodger joins his brother ‘Little Poison’ Lloyd on the Boston roster.
  • 1947 Carl Furillo hits a three-run homer as a pinch-hitter in the first frame of the Dodgers’ 4-3 ten-inning loss to Philadelphia at Ebbets Field. The unusual substitution occurs when Phillies manager Ben Chapman uses his right-handed starter Al Jurisch to pitch only to Brooklyn’s first two hitters, Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson, and then brings in southpaw Oscar Judd, who had been warming up from the start of the game, to face the next three lefty hitters, Pete Reiser, Dixie Walker, and Gene Hermanski, the batter replaced by Furillo.
  • 1973 In a 19-inning marathon, LA outfielder Willie Davis collects six hits in a 7-3 loss to the Mets at Dodger Stadium. The two clubs establish a National League mark by hitting into a combined nine double plays.
  • 2000 Sixteen Dodger players and three coaches are suspended by the commissioner’s office for going into the stands during the Wrigley Field scuffle with fans on May 16. The suspensions totaling 60 games for players and 24 games for coaches are the harshest penalties ever handed down by major league baseball.

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69 thoughts on “Game 51, 2023

  1. 1 for 10 RISP, 10 LOB. Offense lost this one. Muncy batting clean up killed us tonight.

  2. Promising start in the NL West today. The Gnats went into full meltdown mode, and the Snakepen melted down when it really counted (with help from old friend Trea, who hit a game-tying HR with two out in the ninth).

    In other news, Dodgers now lead the NL in run differential.

  3. Oh well. Three great games. We out-hit them but couldn’t get the runners across. That’s on us.

  4. Leave them with a smile Freddie. Your smile that is after hitting one out of here.

  5. Pads have lost to the Nats (gnot the Gnats), so the Rox are presently only the NL West team leading today.

    • Most loathsome Barve – a domestic abuser and unapologetic catcher-basher.

  6. Muncy has lately been emulating Thompson and Taylor in the K department.

  7. Nice to get the game tied again. Dodgers probably could scored a run in first inning except the the 10th man on defense.