Game 24, 2024

Mets at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA, WPIXX

RHP Adrian Houser (0-1, 4.70 ERA) pitches for the Mets and RHP Tyler Glasnow (3-1, 3.72 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1925 No games are played in the National League due to the funeral for Dodger owner Charles Ebbets, who died three days ago. Edward McKeever, who became president of the Brooklyn club upon the death of the owner, contracts pneumonia at the services for his business partner and will be dead in eight days.
  • 1948 Returning after serving his one-year suspension from baseball, Dodger manager Leo Durocher uses 24 players in a 9-5 loss to the Giants. The controversial ‘Lip’ had been suspended last April by commissioner Happy Chandler for an assortment of actions deemed detrimental to baseball.
  • 1967 For the first time since LA opened their stadium in Chavez Ravine in 1962, the team is rained out at home. The postponement of their scheduled game against St. Louis ends a streak of 737 consecutive contests at Dodger Stadium without a washout.
  • 2000 In Cincinnati, the Dodger/Red game is delayed for 27 minutes due to the umpires’ equipment being accidentally shipped to New York. Replacement gear is secured from a downtown store, but due to heavy traffic, a police escort is needed to get the goods to Cinergy Field.
  • 2016 Jake Arrieta tosses a no-hitter in the Cubs’ 16-0 rout over the Reds at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park. The Chicago right-handed ace becomes only the second pitcher, joining Johnny Vander Meer, who threw consecutive no-hitters in 1938, ever to go unbeaten between no-hit games, having not recorded a loss in his last 17 regular-season starts since he threw a no-no against the Dodgers last season.

You know, fans say the Cubs’ trade of Lou Brock to the Cardinals for Ernie Broglio was possibly the worst trade ever, but I think this one comes very close: in 1966 the Phillies obtain Larry Jackson and Bob Buhl from the Cubs in exchange for future Hall of Fame hurler Ferguson Jenkins, outfielder Adolfo Phillips, and first baseman/outfielder John Herrnstein. The pair of right-handers will post a 47-53 record collectively for Philadelphia as Chicago’s new moundsman will win twenty or more games for six consecutive seasons starting in 1967.

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88 thoughts on “Game 24, 2024

  1. What the Dodgers did in the 6th today reminds me how Tommy Lasorda, as the keynote speaker, started his presentation at a conference in Monterey many years ago:
    “Do you know how you can tell that God is a baseball fan?” Pause. “Because the bible begins, ‘In the big inning.’ “

  2. Those watching MLBTV should note that you can also watch Dodgers’ minor league affiliates. Until the Dodger game starts, I’m watching the Tulsa Drillers play in Wichita (whose ballpark is called Riverfront Stadium). The “Wind Surge” were once the Denver Bears and then the New Orleans Zephyrs before relocating to Kansas.

    • If the Manager expects his players to keep playing then he has to keep trying as well.

    • Impressive given 0.053 AVE. I think B*nds holds the record in 2004 with .257 differential between AVE and OBP.

  3. But yes, I always want In-n-Out. The first one located in Washington is being built in my home town.

  4. Before today’s game:
    …Betts, Ohtani, Freeman and Smith hitting a combined .335 with 12 homers, 55 RBIs and 66 Ks in 340 at bats (19.4 percent). They also have 52 walks.
    …The rest of the team hitting a combined .199 with 14 homers, 56 RBIs and 155 strikeouts in 442 at bats (35.1 percent). They also have 42 walks.
    Heading in the same directions thus far today. Mind you, I am not complaining,

    • I am totally unimpressed with Teoscar Hernandez. And Muncy drives me crazy. Both strike out too much.

  5. With Ohtani’s dinger and yesterday’s ten BB, Dodgers are now the three true outcome team of the NL.

  6. Mets (12-8)
    Dodgers (12-11)

    SP Adrian Houser R
    0-1 4.70 ERA
    SP Tyler Glasnow R
    3-1 3.72 ERA

    SS Mookie Betts R
    DH S. Ohtani L
    1B F. Freeman L
    C Will Smith R
    3B Max Muncy L
    LF T. Hernandez R
    CF James Outman L
    RF Andy Pages R
    2B Gavin Lux L