Thursday, June 27, 2024

Post-Game 82 Thread: Raise A Glass (of, for) Stone


Dodgers earn the series sweep on the back of Gavin Stone: 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 Ks.

That was the Dodgers' first complete game shutout since Walker Buehler did it against the Diamondbacks on April 25, 2022.


Stone's shutout was the first by a Dodgers rookie since Hyun Jin Ryu threw one against the Angels on May 28, 2013. It was the Dodgers' first shutout since Walker Buehler's against the D-backs on April 25, 2022.

Shohei Ohtani's heroics earlier in the game, in which his leadoff home run set the franchise record for games with a consecutive RBI (10), were almost overshadowed by Stone's incredible pitching performance. But Ohtani's exploits were also overshadowed by the Dodgers' batboy, who made an incredible barehand save:

Hilarious, looking at interpreter Will Ireton in the background of that shot, as he is totally agape.

Also, note that Austin Barnes (in the on-deck circle) was still very late on his swing. Just like his ABs.


Steve Sax said...

Also: Cubs @ Giants, Cubs had a 3-0 lead but it's tied up now in the sixth.

Steve Sax said...

SF loses to Chicago in the 10th.

AZ loses to Minnesota.

Steve Sax said...

MLB standings going into Friday's games:

Dodgers 51-31
Padres 44-41 (8.5)
Snakes 39-42 (11.5)
Giants 39-43 (12.0)
Rockies 27-53 (23.0)