Game 119, 2023

Brewers at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin, SPNLA

LHP Wade Miley (6-2, 2.90 ERA) pitches for the Brewers while LHP Clayton Kershaw (10-4, 2.51 ERA) does so for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1950 At the Polo Grounds, Hank Thompson’s two inside-the-park home runs off Don Bankhead and Carl Erskine contribute to the Giants’ 16-7 drubbing of the Dodgers. The 24 year-old third baseman will hit 129 round-trippers in his 9-year career, three of which will be of the inside-the-park variety.
  • 1964 St. Louis outfielder Curt Flood collects eight consecutive hits during a doubleheader against Dodgers pitching. The Cardinals split the twin bill in Los Angeles, losing the opener to Sandy Koufax, 3-0, but take the nightcap when Curt Simmons tosses a six hitter to give the Redbirds a 4-0 victory.
  • 2020 Keibert Ruiz becomes the seventh player (there have now been eight — James Outman did it this season) in the 131-year history of the Dodgers to homer in his first major league at-bat and the first since Garey Ingram accomplished the feat in 1994. On his first swing, the 22-year-old Venezuelan catcher deposits Julio Teheran’s 1-1 fastball over the right-field fence in the team’s 8-3 victory at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Babe Ruth died in New York City on this day in 1948.

Lineups when available.

54 thoughts on “Game 119, 2023

  1. Old friend Luke Raley hit an inside-the-parker today as Devil Rays stung Gnats 6-1. He’s hitting .257 with 17 dingers and an .857 OPS.

    Many years ago, I met Garey Ingram and some other Dodger minor leaguers at the De Anza Hotel in Calexico, following a frigid winter league game in Mexicali.

  2. I thought there might not be anything worse than the Jeter commercials, but Kia is certainly trying.

  3. Rojas has really improved offensively. I remember when, not too long ago, he was hacking up there.

  4. #Dodgers Lineup vs #Brewers LHP, Wade Miley:

    Betts RF
    Freeman 1B
    Smith C
    Martinez DH
    Rosario 2B
    Muncy 3B
    Hernandez CF
    Taylor LF
    Rojas SS

    Clayton Kershaw P

  5. Division race it over for all practical purposes. Now we need to focus on getting our pitching in order for the playoffs. Pitching and defense win championships. It will come down to Urias, Kersh, and Miller. If they perform, we will go far.

  6. Rays beat the Giants, 6-1, and the DBacks beat the Rockies, 9-7, in afternoon baseball today.