Game 58, 2023

Yankees at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA, YES

RHP Luis Severino (0-0, 1.59 ERA) goes for the Yankees and LHP Clayton Kershaw (6-4, 3.32 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. This is just the third appearance for Severino this year; he’s had a lat strain since spring training. Kershaw’s had three uncharacteristically poor starts in a row.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1995 Hideo Nomo, limiting the Mets to one run on two hits in 8+ innings of work, picks up his first major league win, a 2-1 decision at Dodger Stadium. L.A. signed the 26 year-old former Japanese All-Star in the off-season.
  • 2021 On the date that marked the beginning of his streak in 1925 and his death of ALS 16 years later in 1941, MLB celebrates the inaugural Lou Gehrig Day, continuing a tradition that began a few seasons ago with the reading of his “I am the luckiest person on Earth” speech. In addition to raising money to find a cure for the dreaded disease, every team will display “4-ALS” logos highlighting the Hall of Famer’s jersey number with players, managers, and coaches wearing a special commemorative patch on their uniforms.

In another game of note, in 2010 after retiring 26 consecutive Cleveland batters, Tigers starter Armando Galarraga appears to have hurled the season’s third perfect game when the throw from the first baseman to the pitcher, covering the bag, clearly beats the batter-runner for the final out. Umpire Jim Joyce emphatically calls Jason Donald safe. After seeing the replay, the first base arbiter tearfully admits his error, apologizing to the 28 year-old Venezuelan pitcher for his blown call.

Lineups when available.

150 thoughts on “Game 58, 2023

  1. Bick won’t be around after the All Star break and we get some relievers off the IL.

  2. Cubbies leading Pads and old friend Dean Kremer leading the Gnats for Baltimore, but Barves not yet doing their part against the Snakes. All games close.

  3. In Mike Lupica’s story about the renewal of the longtime rivalry between the Yankees and the Dodgers is this nugget:,

    The game they will play on Friday night at Dodger Stadium will open the 17th regular-season series they have played. The Yankees have won eight, and the Dodgers have won eight.

    Then they spoil it by mentioning the World Series record (Yankees 8, Dodgers 3).

  4. Freddie’s hit streak in jeopardy. Need the team to keep hitting to give him another at bat.

    • I knew you played but I don’t think I knew you played third. Did you play other positions regularly as well or mostly third?

        • I stopped playing at the little league level. But third was my favourite as well.

        • I’ve played more shortstop than any other position and played third eventually. I liked 3rd a lot more than I thought I would.

  5. Klayton’s getting the benefit of some borderline strikes, to say the least.

  6. When the game began, Severino’s ERA was less than half Kershaw’s. Now it’s almost double.