Game 55, 2023

Nationals at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: MASN, SPNLA

RHP Trevor Williams (2-2, 4.32 ERA) pitches for the Nationals and RHP Bobby Miller (1-0, 1.80 ERA) does so for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1905 According to legend, Dodger hurler Elmer Stricklett introduces the spitball, helping Brooklyn to beat the Giants, 4-3. Prior to the 1921 season, the spitball will be totally banned, except for 17 existing spitballers who are allowed to keep throwing the slippery pitch legally until they are retired, including Burleigh Grimes, who will be the last player to legally throw a doctored pitch before retiring in 1934.
  • 1928 At Ebbets Field, Bill Terry hits for the cycle to pace the Giants to a 12-5 victory over the Robins (Dodgers). The New York first baseman is the first player in major league history to include a grand slam as part of the cycle.
  • 1956 In a 10-1 loss to the Dodgers at Forbes Field, Dale Long is held hitless by Don Newcombe, ending his consecutive-game home run streak. The Pirates’ first baseman had established a new major league mark by homering in the last eight Pittsburgh contests.
  • 1979 At Dodger Stadium, Dusty Baker, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Garvey, Gary Thomasson, Derrel Thomas, Joe Ferguson, and Davey Lopes set a team record by hitting seven home runs as the Dodgers crush the Reds, 17-6.
  • 2000 At the age of 104, Fred Roberts, the oldest living Dodger fan, makes his first visit to Dodger Stadium. Wearing a jersey with the number 104, the World War I veteran cheers as Shawn Green’s sixth inning grand slam helps to beat Al Leiter and the Mets, 4-1.

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54 thoughts on “Game 55, 2023

  1. Some one needs to tell the Dodger pitchers to not leave the ball in the middle of the plate. It killed Stone. Down and away or up and in.

  2. We are going to need the Super Star Betts to make it through this stretch. Dodgers will go as Betts goes.

  3. It is time for some of Thompson, Taylor, Peralta, Barnes, Heyward, and Outman to step it up.
    Not very optimistic about Syndergaard.

    Stone and Outman may need a trip to OKC.

  4. Dodgers just need to tread water until some players get healthy and we can address our needs at the trade deadline. Arizona is for real and the Puds will not continue to be this bad. Gonna be a dog fight till the end. I think we will fare better if we have to battle till the end instead of a cake walk.

  5. Yesterday, MLB showcased two of baseball’s best teams on a fringe streaming service at a ridiculous hour. Today, on a major national holiday, eight teams have a bye.

    I wonder what’s wrong with this.

      • I went to scheduled Dodgers vs Reds doubleheaders back in the 70’s at old River Front Stadium. Only cost $5.50 for a decent seat.

        • My favorites were summer twi-night doubleheaders at Dodger Stadium when I was a teenager and old enough to drive. It was a single ticket — $1.50 for general admission — the first game began at 6, both games were nine innings, and I would eat several Dodger Dogs over the course of five or six hours. Always kept score. The Reds and Dodgers played several of them.

          • My first Dodger Stadium experience was a Sunday doubleheader on September 11, 1966. Sandy blanked the not-yet-Trashtros 4-0 in game one, while Joe Moeller, Bob Miller and Phil Regan combined for a 1-0 shutout in game two. Roseboro drove in the only run with a pinch single in the seventh.

          • Yep Scoop. Those were the days. If I recall correctly, the Reds-Dodgers double headers were twi-niters on Friday. Wish we had Dodger Dogs.

  6. Barves have lost 7-2 in Oakland, so Dodgers are poised to regain NL’s best record by half a game.

  7. Anyone have word on the nature of Muncy’s injury and his likely return date?