Game 152,2023

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), NBCS BA, SPNLA

The Giants’ LHP Kyle Harrison (1-1, 5.18 ERA) makes his sixth career MLB appearance, all of them this year. He’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Emmet Sheehan (3-1, 5.44 ERA), who’s making his 12th career big league appearance, also all this season.

Tonight will be the major league debut of the Giants’ hot prospect Tyler Fitzgerald. The Giants’ Twitter feed has been documenting every step he’s taken today, from arrival at the stadium to going up the dugout steps.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1934 “If I’da known he was gonna throw one, I’da thrown one, too.” – Dizzy Dean, after his brother threw a no-hitter in the nightcap of a double-header. In the second game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field, 22 year-old Cardinal hurler Paul Dean, called Daffy by his teammates, becomes the fifth rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating the Dodgers, 3-0. His brother Dizzy held Brooklyn hitless until the eighth inning in the opener, settling for a two-hitter in the team’s 13-0 blanking of the Bums.
  • 1952 In front of the second largest crowd this season, with many of the 8,822 fans rooting for the Dodgers, the Braves play their final home game in Boston. Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella hits the last home run at Braves Field in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee-bound club.
  • 1963 When first base umpire Doug Harvey tosses skipper Danny Murtaugh and coach Frank Oceak, Gene Baker takes over the club’s reins in the final two innings, becoming the first black to manage a major league team. The former Kansas City Monarchs, Chicago Cubs, and Pirates infielder’s historic moment is spoiled when Willie Davis hits a three-run walk-off home run, giving the Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Bucs in the Chavez Ravine contest.
  • 1969 In a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the tenth inning at Candlestick Park, LA’s Pete Mikkelsen quickly retires the first two Giants batters, but then is ordered to intentionally walk Willie McCovey, who is 4-for-4 in the game. The Dodger reliever proceeds to issue free passes to the next two hitters unintentionally, loading the bases, and then loses the game when shortstop Maury Wills boots pinch-hitter Jim Davenport’s ground ball.

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152 thoughts on “Game 152,2023

  1. Of the last 11 regular season games six, including tonight’s ,will be blackouts. The exceptions are four with the Rox in Denver, and one that’s on Apple TV tomorrow night (I have a year’s free subscription that expires on Saturday).

  2. If this was the playoffs, Sheehan would be gone already. As it is, this could be his last batter.

      • When I was a kid I always used two hands. That prevented the dinosaurs from knocking the ball out of my glove.

    • It’s been a while since I have had the opportunity to catch one but no, I use the glove only but my bare hand would not be too far away. I had to help my kids when their coach was trying to get them to use two hands. They would get the bare hand in the way. Ever since gloves were more than a pad it is safer to just use the glove.

  3. Sheehan wants a Jumbo Jack* all to himself.

    *Yes WBB. We know you wouldn’t eat one (all together now) “even if they paid me”.

  4. If Freddie had hit that to a slightly different part of the park, it would’ve been number 57.