Dodgers at Giants, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: NBCS BA, SPNLA
LHP Julio Urías (3-5, 2.78 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers in an attempt to avert a sweep of the three-game series by the Giants. He’ll face LHP Carlos Rodón (4-4, 3.51 ERA), who didn’t make it into the fifth inning in his last start, mostly because the Rockies he faced fouled off “33 of the 98 pitches they saw. It was particularly noteworthy with Rodón’s go-to fastball; he threw 56 of them and got 20 foul balls to just two swinging strikes.”
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1940 In a trade which stuns the baseball world, the Dodgers obtain Ducky Medwick and pitcher Curt Davis from the Cardinals for outfielder Ernie Koy, pitcher Carl Doyle, two minor leaguers, and $125,000. The deal to acquire the 1937 Triple Crown winner, which is engineered by GM Larry MacPhail, signals the emergence of Brooklyn as a serious contender.
- 1941 The Braves break up the Waners’ brother act, sending Lloyd, known as ‘Little Poison’, to the Reds for pitcher Johnny Hutchings. ‘Big Poison’ Paul, the older sibling, was signed as a free agent with the team after being released by the Dodgers last month.
- 2005 Hee-Seop Choi homers in his first three at-bats in the Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over Minnesota. The southpaw-swinging first baseman’s solo shot in the sixth off Brad Radke, who also gave up the infielder’s first two home runs, proves to be the difference in the Chavez Ravine contest.
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