Best game scores against Cardinals at Dodger Stadium

Top games scores by LAD pitchers against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Wow, this seems like a lot. My cutoff point was 80, and a plethora of Dodger pitchers made the cut. Over 30 of them. Fernando leads the way with his “throw your sombrero to the sky” no hitter.
Some notes on the names;

  • Some unusual names here belong to Mike Morgan the teen-age sensation. Morgan was drafted at age 18 in 1978 with the 4th pick and pitched in the major leagues the same season.  It wasn’t until he turned 29 with the Dodgers that he started having above average success as a pitcher.
  • Terry Adams the relief pitcher turned starter. Adams had made over 250 relief appearances before the Dodgers turned him into a starter in 2001. In 2001 he was the 3rd best starter in the Dodger rotation.
  • Fernando must have loved pitching against the Cardinals, three of the six highest games scores belong to Fernando.
  • Sandy Koufax had six games scores >= 80
  • Don Sutton had five game scores >= 80
  • Clayton Kershaw only one time but it was the 3rd best at 89.
  • Only three pitchers in the 21st century made the cut, Kershaw / Adams / Billingsley
Player                         Date   Rslt   IP H ER BB SO GSc
Fernando Valenzuela      1990-06-29  W 6-0  9.0 0  0  3  7  91
Don Drysdale             1965-05-25  W 2-0  9.0 1  0  0  6  91
Sandy Koufax             1963-07-03  W 5-0  9.0 3  0  0  9  90
Clayton Kershaw          2015-06-06  W 2-0  8.0 1  0  2 11  89
Sandy Koufax             1963-08-21  W 2-1 12.0 9  1  2 10  88
Mike Morgan              1990-04-24  W 3-0  9.0 3  0  0  6  87
Fernando Valenzuela      1985-07-20  W 3-0  9.0 3  0  1  7  87
Fernando Valenzuela      1981-09-06  W 5-0  9.0 4  0  1  8  86
Al Downing               1973-05-06  W 3-0  9.0 2  0  2  5  86
Sandy Koufax             1965-09-25  W 2-0  9.0 5  0  3 12  86
Sandy Koufax             1962-06-18  W 1-0  9.0 5  0  0  9  86
Chad Billingsley         2011-04-17  W 2-1  8.0 3  0  2 11  85
Don Sutton               1970-06-11  W 2-1 10.0 6  1  0  9  85
Sandy Koufax          1964-08-16(1)  W 3-0  9.0 7  0  1 13  85
Fernando Valenzuela      1986-05-03  W 3-0  9.0 5  0  1  8  84
Don Drysdale             1964-06-11  W 5-0  9.0 4  0  1  6  84
Alejandro Pena           1984-07-07  W 3-0  9.0 4  0  1  4  82
Bob Welch                1982-05-23  W 5-0  9.0 5  0  2  7  82
Bill Singer              1972-08-23  W 3-0  9.0 4  0  3  6  82
Sandy Koufax             1964-06-12  W 3-0  9.0 4  0  3  6  82
Don Drysdale             1965-09-26  W 1-0  9.0 5  0  0  4  81
Don Drysdale             1963-07-02  W 1-0  9.0 5  0  1  5  81
Terry Adams              2001-09-01  W 3-1  8.0 3  0  1  7  80
Ramon Martinez           1992-07-09  W 2-1  8.0 3  0  4  8  80
Don Sutton               1977-08-28 W 11-0  9.0 6  0  0  5  80
Don Sutton               1976-04-29  W 4-0  9.0 5  0  1  4  80
Don Sutton               1974-08-24  W 3-0  9.0 7  0  1  8  80
Andy Messersmith         1974-06-11  L 0-1  9.0 4  0  1  4  80
Andy Messersmith         1973-07-12  W 4-0  9.0 7  0  0  7  80
Don Sutton               1971-06-23  L 1-3  9.0 3  1  4  7  80
Sandy Koufax             1964-04-14  W 4-0  9.0 6  0  0  5  80
Johnny Podres            1962-09-30  L 0-1  9.0 5  1  0  7  80

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Generated 5/23/2017.

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