Tag Archives: Don Sutton

Claude Osteen turns 80 today, almost 54 years after he saved a Dodger World Championship

Claude Osteen will turn 80 today, and hopefully is living comfortably in Tennessee. The lefty with the nickname of “Gomer” was a mainstay in the Dodger rotation from 1965 until 1973 but for anyone who lived through his era, he will always be remembered as the guy who pitched a brilliant game three in the …

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My first Brother in Arms game

Reading Jon Weisman’s Brother in Arms was like reading my own history with the Dodgers. It took a few chapters to get there but once Jon reached Don Sutton I was with the man who started my Dodger chapter at Dodger Stadium. When I came to Los Angeles in the spring of 1970, Don Sutton …

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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 …

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LAD first half leadersboards – sOPS+ against

If you thought Alex Wood was having a season that could be used in the same breath as Sandy Koufax and Clayton you are correct. 12 LAD seasons from a pitcher with a first half sOPS+ against of 50 or less. Kershaw and Koufax have had six of them. Alex Wood joins Jerry Reuss as …

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Big and Little D dominate 1 – 0 loser list

I was right about Don Sutton leading the Dodgers in losing 1 – 0 games but he had company from his big brother Don Drysdale. They both did it a staggering nine times. This points to two things. They were both incredible pitchers, and they both pitched for some bad offensive teams. The list below …

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Kershaw cracks top gamescore against Dbacks at home

Clayton Kershaw once again played with a no-hitter but had to settle for just another victory.  The final score of 4 – 3 does not properly reflect his dominance last night in which he put up a game score of 82. That game score put him on the leaderboard of Dodger pitchers with a game …

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Scherzer joins Seaver/J. R. Richard

Only three pitchers have ever struck out at least fourteen Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Tom Seaver was one of the greatest ever. J.R. Richard was one of the most intimidating pitchers of his era.  Max Scherzer can sit easily in that company. I don’t know about you, but I’m way more impressed by a pitcher who pitches twelve innings …

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Don Sutton sits on top but this will be about Doug Rau

Don Sutton has the highest game score against the Washington National franchise at Dodger Stadium. It was a crazy game as Little D went eleven innings and they lost 3 – 5 even though he only gave up one earned run.  The Expos scored three runs in the top of the 14th to win the …

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Koufax perfect game rides on top

The highest game score by a LAD pitcher against the Cubs at Dodger Stadium is, of course, the perfect game by Sandy Koufax. I like this list because it has some names on it that had been missing in my other game score leaderboards.  Like Hiroki Kuroda, Bill Singer, Tim Belcher, Ricky Nolasco, Rick Honeycut, …

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Best K games against Cardinals at Dodger Stadium – The Lefties own it

This isn’t a surprise, to be honest I expect Kershaw and Koufax to be at the top of this list every time. Which is why it was refreshing to see Nomo and Fernando hit the top now and then to change things up. This list really is a who’s who of LAD pitching mountaintop. Good …

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