Aug 07

Game 111, 2023

Dodgers at Padres, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA, various (see Game 108 post for channels)

RHP Tony Gonsolin (6-4, 4.11 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and RHP Seth Lugo (4-5, 3.54 ERA) does so for the Padres.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2003 Fireballer Eric Gagne ties the single-season record for consecutive saves to start a season, established in 1995 by Jose Mesa of the Indians. The Dodger closer strikes out the Reds’ side in the ninth inning for his 38th save this season and 46th consecutive regular-season save overall.

In other baseball history, in 1972 the Baseball Hall of Fame inducts pitchers Sandy Koufax (1st year of eligibility, 86.9% of the vote), the author of four no-hitters, and three hundred game winner Early Wynn (4th year, 76.0%). Yogi Berra (2nd year, 85.6%), who retired as the AL leader for catcher putouts with 8,723 and owns more World Series Championship rings than anyone else who’s ever played the game, is also enshrined in Cooperstown.

We saw part of this during Sunday’s game; here’s the full 12-minute conversation between ESPN’s Karl Ravech, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman.

Lineups when available.