Game 69, 2023

White Sox at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), NBCSCH, SPNLA

RHP Dylan Cease (3-3, 4.38 ERA) pitches for the visiting Pale Hose and RHP Michael Grove (0-2, 8.28 ERA) gets the ball for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1938 In the first night game played in New York City, Johnny Vander Meer pitches his second consecutive no-hitter, beating the Dodgers at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, 6-0. Four days ago, the Reds’ southpaw held the Braves hitless in a 3-0 victory at Crosley Field.
  • 1951 The Cubs trade Andy Pafko along with Johnny Schmitz, Wayne Terwilliger, and Rube Walker to the Dodgers for Bruce Edwards, Joe Hatten, Eddie Miksis, and Gene Hermanski. The deal, which prevents the coveted ‘Handy Andy’ from going to the rival Giants, is the first of many to be made by Buzzie Bavasi, Brooklyn’s new general manager.
  • 1996 In the first inning of their 6-2 victory over the Braves, the Dodgers turn their first triple play in forty-seven years. After making a running, back-to-the-plate grab of Chipper Jones’s popup to short left with runners on first and second, Juan Castro throws to second baseman Delino Deshields to double up Marquis Grissom, then the ball is relayed to first baseman Eric Karros to get Mark Lemke, who was also running on the pitch.

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94 thoughts on “Game 69, 2023

  1. Miller could have started tonight on four days of rest. So why did they start Grove and his nearly 9 ERA?

        • Probably going to get up to 150 innings as is, so no desire to push him too much more and not have him in good shape for the playoffs.

      • No, we haven’t. Once in a great while a small mountain lion appears. Plenty of raccoons and squirrels. We’re out in the country, in unincorporated Carmel Valley, about a half-mile southeast of Monterey.

        • I was curious because there was an article that someone in San Rafael had a black bear rummaging through her garbage. I used to do a lot of hiking in Ventana and only saw rattlers.

          We have squirrels, and sometimes opossums, raccoons and skunks, in our backyard in Oakland.

          • Black bear visited DC last week over by Catholic University, not too far from me.

          • No, that is just down the block! A red panda escaped not too long ago from there.

          • When I lived in Mount Pleasant, I used to hear the bichos – especially when I walked downtown via Rock Creek. When I car camped in Asunción, I would hear roaring lions at night.

          • I hear the lions roar during afternoon feeding and holler monkeys at various times during the day

    • Would you’ve rather started him against the Gnats tomorrow? This is his regular turn, and the starting pitching is thin.

      • I’d rather they hadn’t started Grove again. Period. ANYONE would have been better than Grove. Call up someone from OKC or even Tulsa. Did Friedman really expect Grove to succeed tonight? Did you? This is ridiculous.

        • The only other healthy starter on the 40 man is Gavin Stone, who has ERA 14.40 in 10 mbl innings.

        • There’s nobody on the 40-man who can do better right now. It’s unfortunate, but Dodgers don’t have the depth they had last year, and Grove has shown flashes of talent.

  2. Fillies have trampled Snakes again, as old friend Kimbrel gets a 1-2-3 save (despite three pitch clock violations in the ninth).

  3. All in all this has been a well pitched game. Hopefully it won’t go into extra innings.

  4. Where have I seen this game before? Oh yeah – last night. Hoping for a different ending this time.