All the Dodgers scored yesterday were two runs. But the Dodger pitchers held the Cardinals to only one run. Behind 1-0 in the ninth inning, Aaron Miles tripled in the tying run after Juan Rivera was hit by a pitch to open the inning. Moments later, Miles scored on hard grounder to Raphael Furcal.
Jerry Leiber, who along with his partner Mike Stoller wrote “Is That All There Is” and dozens of other hits died Monday. The songwriting duo, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, wrote many of the songs that were such a big part of the musical culture in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.
If two runs is all there is from the Dodgers offense, they won’t win many games. Only with great pitching can they expect to win when scoring such a low amount of runs.
This Day in Dodgers History
August 23, 1989 – The second-longest shutout in big league history ends when Rick Dempsey hits a home run in the top of the 22nd inning giving the Dodgers an eventual 1-0 victory over the Expos at Olympic Stadium. The Astros blanked the Mets for 24 frames en route to a 1-0 win at the Astrodome in 1968.
August 23, 2000 – Team president Bob Graziano apologizes to a female couple who were asked to leave Dodger Stadium on August 8th because the two shared a kiss during a game. The pair felt the action of the eight security guards was discriminatory because the couple’s friends, a man and a woman, also kissed but were not ejected.