Game 59, 2023

Yankees at Dddgers, 7:15 PM PDT, TV: Fox

The Yankees give the ball to RHP Gerrit Cole (6-0, 2.93 ERA); the Dodgers hand theirs to the newly-activated RHP Michael Grove (0-1, 8.44 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1969 Tom Seaver strikes out 14 batters in eight innings en route to the Mets’ 5-2 win over LA at Shea Stadium. The victory, fueled by Ed Kranepool’s two home runs, improves the second-place team’s record to 24-23, the latest they have been above .500 in franchise history.
  • 1989 In a 22-inning game played at the Astrodome, Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez’ run-scoring single plates Bill Doran to end the contest at 2:50 a.m., seven hours and 14-minutes after it started. The longest game in National League history features L.A. center fielder John Shelby going 0-for-10 and southpaw Fernando Valenzuela finishing the game at first base.

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69 thoughts on “Game 59, 2023

  1. Not going to win many games when Betts, Freddie, Muncy, and Will are 2 for 14 with 5

  2. Robo-Umps can’t get here soon enough. Two clear balls to Muncy called strikes.

  3. Box score for Devil Rays and Sawx first game indicates that Quique has 13 errors on the season. How is that possible?

  4. Smith’s approach gets him base hits whereas Taylor’s approach is so single minded.

  5. Interesting how a pitcher can breeze through a lineup piling up strikeouts and getting weak contact and still be plagued by two swings.

  6. Perfect pitch to OUtman for the K. Joe just said James has to lay off the high pitch as that is the one he is struggling with and then Cole, right on cue, throws one above James shoulders and then breaks down into the strike zone.

  7. Tougher pitching matchup than yesterday, but Cole wasn’t great his last time out.