Game 114, 2023

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet-RM, SPNLA

LHP Ty Blach (1-1, 4.85 ERA) pitches for the Rockies and the Dodgers send out LHP Clayton Kershaw (10-4, 2.55 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1979 Dodger hurler Don Sutton sets a franchise record with his 50th shutout, blanking San Francisco at Candlestick Park, 9-0. The 34 year-old right-hander had previously shared the mark with Don Drysdale. (Ed. note: 50! In his twelfth year [now fifteenth] Clayton Kershaw has a career total of 15! In fact, Kershaw hasn’t thrown a complete game since 2017, which shows how the management of pitchers has changed.)
  • 1995 The first forfeit in the majors in sixteen years occurs when the fans for the third time during the night throw promotional souvenir baseballs onto the Dodger Stadium field. At the time of the decision to halt the game, Los Angeles is trailing the Cardinals, 2-1 with one out in the bottom of the ninth.

August 10 is a good day for pitchers: in 1971 at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, Juan Marichal records his 50th career shutout as the Giants blank the Expos, 1-0. The Dominican hurler’s ninth inning double helps to build the winning run.

Lineups when available.

48 thoughts on “Game 114, 2023

  1. Yippee for the Dodgers’ win, and yippee for being out of the hospital.

    Two small kidney stones and one larger stone in my gall bladder. Also aspirational pneumonia,, meaning food in the lung. Not heart.

  2. Klayton hasn’t pitched since June 27, but still leads the team in innings pitched. Team went 22-12 when he was out, despite starter ERA of 5.30.

      • One would think. That’s around .647 winning percentage. In the playoffs you have to play something like .571 to take home all the marbles. It isn’t a conventional winning formula that’s for sure.

  3. Are you okay, Link? Please stay safe over there. What a terrible time for those beautiful islands.