Bill Singer stands tall in NY

Bill Singer has the best game score in LAD history against the New York Mets while pitching in New York. You have to give Singer extra credit for this game score. He did it against the 1969 World Champion New York Mets.

I say that because six of the top eleven game scores came against the Mets when they were in their infancy 1965 and earlier.  Bill Singer did against the best team in the NL, the Miracle Mets of 1969.  Not against the team that was more famous for making players into beer light commercial actors like Marv Throneberry.

With at least 20 game scores of 80 or better that Dodgers have thrown some superlative games against the Mets in NY.  The list is loaded with some of the best pitchers in LAD history. The only outlier might be Tom Candiotti.

Player                         Date  Tm Opp  Rslt  IP H ER BB SO GSc
Bill Singer              1969-06-04 LAD NYM L 0-1 9.0 2  0  0 10  93
Sandy Koufax             1963-07-12 LAD NYM W 6-0 9.0 3  0  1 13  93
Clayton Kershaw          2015-07-23 LAD NYM W 3-0 9.0 3  0  0 11  92
Johnny Podres            1963-07-10 LAD NYM W 1-0 9.0 3  0  2 11  90
Don Drysdale          1963-08-18(1) LAD NYM W 7-0 9.0 3  0  0  8  89
Bob Welch                1983-05-22 LAD NYM W 5-0 9.0 2  0  5  9  87
Don Drysdale          1964-09-04(1) LAD NYM W 3-0 9.0 3  0  0  5  86
Burt Hooton              1975-08-09 LAD NYM W 2-0 9.0 3  0  2  5  84
Sandy Koufax             1965-06-12 LAD NYM W 5-0 9.0 5  0  1  8  84
Al Downing               1971-06-15 LAD NYM W 2-0 9.0 5  0  2  8  83
Don Drysdale             1965-04-12 LAD NYM W 6-1 9.0 4  1  1  9  83
Orel Hershiser           1993-04-27 LAD NYM W 4-1 9.0 3  0  2  5  82
Burt Hooton              1979-04-28 LAD NYM W 3-1 9.0 4  1  1  8  82
Don Sutton               1972-07-07 LAD NYM W 6-1 9.0 3  0  2  5  82
Don Sutton               1966-07-16 LAD NYM W 7-1 9.0 5  1  2 11  82
Don Drysdale          1964-06-07(1) LAD NYM W 6-1 9.0 6  1  0 10  81
Tom Candiotti            1995-05-25 LAD NYM W 3-0 9.0 5  0  2  5  80
Fernando Valenzuela      1987-08-25 LAD NYM W 3-1 9.0 4  1  8 13  80
Don Drysdale             1967-05-23 LAD NYM W 7-0 9.0 5  0  3  6  80
Don Drysdale             1965-06-11 LAD NYM W 2-1 9.0 4  1  1  6  80

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/4/2017.

You will notice no great games by Kuroda, Nomo, Ishii, or Maeda. With Yu Darvish set to take the hill tonight, he only has to put up a game score of 68 to pitch the best game by a LAD that was born in Japan.

Player                    Date  Tm Opp   Rslt  IP H ER BB SO GSc
Hideo Nomo          2003-05-07 LAD NYM  W 2-1 7.1 3  1  4  4  68
Kenta Maeda         2016-05-28 LAD NYM  W 9-1 5.0 2  0  2  3  64
Hideo Nomo          2002-08-16 LAD NYM  W 3-2 6.0 4  1  2  4  62
Kazuhisa Ishii      2004-08-29 LAD NYM W 10-2 6.0 4  1  2  2  60
Kazuhisa Ishii      2003-05-08 LAD NYM  W 6-1 6.0 5  1  3  3  58
Hideo Nomo          1995-08-20 LAD NYM  L 3-5 7.0 6  5  2 13  56
Hiroki Kuroda    2010-04-27(1) LAD NYM  L 0-4 6.0 5  2  3  4  55

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/4/2017.

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