HOF Don Sutton is on top of this LAD leaderboard

The best game ever pitched at Dodger Stadium against the Expo/National baseball franchise using game score as the criteria was performed by HOF Don Sutton back in 1975.  Don had to throw 11 innings to get that game score of 89.

Clayton Kershaw and Derek Lowe are the only two LAD who have produced a game score >= 80 against the Washington Nationals.

There are no unlikely names on this list as every one of these pitchers were all solid pitchers for the Dodgers. Sutton, Messersmith, Fernando, Leary, Reuss, Kershaw, Lowe, Rau, Hooten, and Astacio.

Remember the franchise didn’t come into existence until 1969 so Koufax, Drysdale and company never got a shot to pitch against them.

Player                         Date Opp   Rslt   IP H ER BB SO GSc
Don Sutton               1975-08-24 MON  L 3-5 11.0 4  1  3  9  89
Andy Messersmith         1975-06-09 MON  W 4-0  9.0 4  0  3 12  88
Fernando Valenzuela      1986-05-20 MON  W 4-0  9.0 2  0  1  6  88
Tim Leary                1988-08-21 MON  W 4-0  9.0 6  0  0 12  87
Jerry Reuss              1982-07-20 MON W 10-1  9.0 4  0  0  8  85
Doug Rau                 1979-05-11 MON  W 7-0  9.0 1  0  4  4  85
Clayton Kershaw          2013-05-14 WSN  W 2-0  8.2 5  0  1 11  84
Clayton Kershaw          2015-08-12 WSN  W 3-0  8.0 3  0  0  8  84
Orel Hershiser           1988-08-19 MON  W 2-0  9.0 5  0  1  8  84
Orel Hershiser           1985-09-03 MON  W 4-0  9.0 4  0  1  6  84
Tim Leary                1988-05-19 MON  W 2-0  9.0 7  0  0 10  83
Derek Lowe               2008-07-26 WSN  W 6-0  8.0 1  0  1  4  83
Andy Messersmith         1974-04-26 MON  W 7-1  9.0 3  1  3  7  81
Jerry Reuss           1980-08-31(1) MON  W 2-0  9.0 4  0  1  3  81
Burt Hooton              1978-08-28 MON  W 4-0  9.0 4  0  1  3  81
Pedro Astacio            1994-07-05 MON  W 2-1  8.0 2  1  2  8  80
Don Sutton               1978-06-18 MON  W 5-0  9.0 6  0  1  6  80

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/21/2018.

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