Aug 18

Game 121, 2023

Marlins at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Florida, SPNLA

Miami sends its former Cy Young winner RHP Sandy Alcantara (5-10, 4.09 ERA) to the hill to face Los Angeles’s RHP Tony Gonsolin (8-4, 4.24 ERA). Each pitcher has had a disappointing year after scintillating seasons in 2022.

Due to Hurricane Hillary’s forecast track, MLB has rescheduled the three games scheduled for Sunday in Southern California to be parts of split doubleheaders on Saturday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Sunday home game vs. the Miami Marlins has been rescheduled for a split doubleheader with starts of 12:00 p.m. (PT) and 6:10 p.m. (PT) on Saturday.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1959 Long time baseball executive Branch Rickey is named president of the newly formed Continental League. The 77 year-old former Dodger general manager is currently serving as an advisor with the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Editor’s Note: Here’s a pretty good book about the Continental League)
  • 1982 In the second longest game in franchise history, the Cubs lose to the Dodgers, 2-1. The Wrigley Field contest, which is played over two days, takes a Dusty Baker sacrifice fly and 21 innings to complete.

On this day in 1967 Jack Hamilton of the Angels threw a fastball which shattered Tony Conigliaro’s left cheekbone. The 22 year-old Red Sox slugger missed the rest of 1967 and all of the following year and never came close to the Hall of Fame potential displayed during his first three seasons.

Lineups when available.