NLDS Games Two, 2023

Phillies at Braves, 3:07 PM PDT, TV: TBS

RHP Zack Wheeler pitches for the Phillies and LHP Max Fried goes for the Braves. Preview here. The Phillies lead the series 1-0.

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 6:07 PM PDT, TV: TBS

RHP Zac Gallen takes the mound for the D-Backs and RHP Bobby Miller does so for the Dodgers. Preview here. The Diamondbacks lead the series 1-0.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1949 During the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 10-8 loss to the Yankees in Game 5, officials turned on the Ebbets Field lights, making it the first time a World Series game occurs under artificial lights. The first scheduled Fall Classic night game happens when the Pirates host Baltimore for Game 4 at Three Rivers Stadium in 1971.
  • 1966 For the second consecutive day, the Orioles win a World Series game, 1-0, in a contest decided by a home run when Frank Robinson takes a Don Drysdale pitch deep over the left-field fence in the fourth inning. With the lone run scored on a homer, for only the fifth time in the history of the Fall Classic, and the complete-game shutout thrown by Dave McNally, Baltimore completes a four-game sweep over the Dodgers.

On this day in broader baseball history:

  • 1934 At Detroit’s Navin Field Commissioner Landis makes Joe Medwick leave Game 7 of the World Series for ‘his own safety.’ The Tiger fans, upset with his aggressive slide into third baseman Marv Owen, respond by hurling fruit at the outfielder during the Cardinals’ 11-0 series-clinching victory.
  • 1996 Derek Jeter, with the Yankees down 4-3 in the eighth inning, ties the game with a fly ball to right field ruled a home run by umpire Rich Garcia, despite the protest of spectator interference that prevented the ball from being caught by outfielder Tony Tarasco and the Orioles manager Davey Johnson. Video replay clearly shows 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reaching over the fence and bringing the catchable live ball into the stands, forever changing the outcome of Game 1 of the ALCS and, many believe, of the series.

279 thoughts on “NLDS Games Two, 2023

  1. Remember how the Braves won 14 consecutive division titles and only one World Series in the 1990s and 2000s? I’m beginning to think that’s gonna be the Dodgers.

  2. May not be our year, my friends. Somehow I have loved the year and this team so much I can’t get too upset. I’m not my usual crazy person so far this post-season. Mostly I just hated seeing Kershaw so crushed. I know this game and this series is far from over, so this is more of an observation than anything else. Talk to me when we’ve evened the series!

  3. If these two games were boxing matches, we got knocked down in the first round in each bout and never could recover.

  4. The smallest of consolations. When we bat for the first time on Wednesday, we won’t be trailing.

  5. Nauseous again this postseason, everything their manager has done has worked everything our manager has done has not.

    • Except it really was the players that didn’t get the job done (yet) tonight. Hard to blame Doc for starting Bobby Miller – who gave up the crucial 3 runs.

    • It’s a repeat of last year all over again. It’s like they got the book on the Dodgers moves and the FO and Dave shrug their shoulders and do the same thing. Doesn’t help when our big guns fail to show up on the big stage.

        • Yes our starting pitching is not very good. But it is a mystery to me why our high powered offense can’t carry it into the post season. Not only now, but last year.

  6. Seems like deja vu all over again. When will the Dodgers front office realize that a 100 win search with no World Series victory is a failed season

  7. Many of the Snakes impress me, but I can loathe Gurriel because his brother was a Trashtro.

  8. I like the bottom of the order to get on here. Looking at you James and Miguel. Or David.

  9. You know, I know that home field advantage is supposed to be a good thing… but sometimes I wonder if your offense is stronger than your pitching, then it might work against a team.