Game 57, 2023

Nationals at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: MASN 2, SPNLA

LHP Patrick Corbin (4-5, 4.88 ERA) takes the hill for the Nationals and RHP Noah Syndergaard (1-4, 6.27 ERA) does so for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1937 In Game 1 of a Memorial Day doubleheader, Carl Hubbell’s consecutive-game winning streak, compiled over two seasons, ends at 24 when the Dodgers, led by Babe Phelps’ 5-for-6 performance, defeat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 10-3. ‘King Carl’ is honored between games when the southpaw is presented with the National League’s 1936 MVP Award by Babe Ruth.
  • 1948 Tommy Lasorda, best known as the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame skipper, strikes out 25 batters and collects the game-winning hit when the Schenectady Blue Jays defeat the Amsterdam Rugmakers, 6-5, in 15 innings. The promising southpaw, who goes the distance in the CanAm minor-league contest played in McNearney Stadium, believes he probably threw more than 300 pitches during the game.
  • 1965 For the first time in history, an all-switch-hitting infield starts a big league game. In the nightcap of a twin bill, the Dodgers, with Wes Parker at first base, Jim Lefebvre at second, Maury Wills at shortstop, and Jim Gilliam at third, lose to the visiting Reds, 6-1.
  • 1968 Don Drysdale’s shutout streak stays intact when home plate umpire Harry Wendelstedt rules that Dick Dietz, who is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, did not make an attempt to get out of the way of the right-hander’s delivery. The Giants catcher finishes the at-bat by popping up, and the next two batters also make outs to give ‘Big D” his fifth straight shutout, tying a major league established by White Sox hurler Doc White in 1904.
  • 2001 The Red Sox finally beat the Yankees in their eighth attempt, and for the first time in over a year since Pedro Martinez scoffed at the ‘Curse’. The right-hander was 7-1 with a 1.44 ERA when he said, “Wake up the Bambino and let me face him — I’ll drill him in the “%#$,” but after the comment he managed only seven more winless starts, making it first time he did not win in seven straight starts since the first seven major league appearances as a rookie with the Dodgers.
  • 2012 With their 6-2 victory, the Brewers beat LA at Chavez Ravine for the fourth consecutive day, making the Brew Crew the first visiting team to sweep a four-game series since the Rockies accomplished the feat in August, 1993. The victories also mark the first time the franchise has ever swept the Dodgers.

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64 thoughts on “Game 57, 2023

  1. Tough loss yesterday. Thor was not good but if Vargas makes a decent throw in the 5th inning they get the DP and Syndergaard is out of the inning with no runs scored. Graterol totally crapped himself. He is not a high leverage pitcher at this point. And, the offense wasted opportunities to blow the game open. 2 for 14 RISP, 11 LOB, 9 SO.

  2. Next up, one of two ancient enemies. The Yankees, 7:10 PM PDT Friday night. Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN is between the two as well.

  3. Corbin using the old Sutcliffe approach, keep walking guys until you find one that you can get out.

  4. Jeez, show up late and miss the action with Mookie and the gang. Make it stand up Thor

  5. What a stinker. 2 for 14 RISP, 11 LOB, 9 SO. Starting pitching sucked. Bullpen meltdown. A very poor overall effort.

  6. Coming into today’s game Jason had OPS .830 compared to Mookie .845!

  7. This Syndergaard experience has to stop. He is finished, kaput. I don’t care if we have to bring up a pitcher from Double-A.

    • Probably needs to already be on the 40-man, otherwise things are going to start getting tough as guys come off of the IL.

  8. Bite my tongue, pardon me, I apologize, I ask for mercy, but . . . I’d take the unsigned Bumgarner over Syndergaard.

  9. Syndergaard’s 3 innings: 3 runs (all earned), 3 singles, 2 homers, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts.

  10. Meanwhile, at Software Stadium, the Bucs have taken a 6-2 lead over old friend Alex Wood and the Gnats in the fourth.

  11. I know that the pitching staff is plagued by both short-term and long-term injuries, but how much longer can Syndergaard stay in the rotation?

  12. The Dodgers have scored 83 runs in their last 13 games (7-6). That’s an average of 6.4 runs per game. And we’re off to a good start in that category today. But with Syndergaard on the mound, we may need double figures.