On this date in 2009, the Dodgers established a National League record for consecutive victories to open a season at home. Their 11-0 start surpassed the NL mark shared by the 1918 Giants, 1970 Cubs, and 1983 Atlanta Braves.
They defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-2. Eric Stults got the start for the Dodgers, going 5⅔ innings, allowing two runs and striking out four.
Manny Ramirez went 2-for-3, driving in three runs and scored a run of his own.
The Dodgers ultimately won their first 13 games at home, setting a major-league record. Here are how their first 13 at Dodger Stadium panned out:
- If you were lucky enough to RSVP in time, the list of participants in the Dodgers’ zoom call later today is pretty stacked
Here’s tomorrow’s #DodgersZoomParty participants! Send a video asking a question and it might be shown during the Zoom. https://t.co/FWeBPltMzA@ClaytonKersh22 @Cody_Bellinger @redturn2 @kikehndez @kenleyjansen74 @RossStripling @SteveGarvey6@Adrian_ElTitan and more! pic.twitter.com/63xWfEt9bt— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 3, 2020
- LA’s top catching prospect Diego Cartaya finds home base with manager Travis Barbary. Check out this piece from Jacob Unruh of ‘The Oklahoman’
- MLB prefers to have teams play as many games as possible in home parks for 2020 season. Given the current conditions and where we are on the calendar, it is likely Opening Day will be pushed back into June, July or later. MLB and the MLBPA are considering multiple plans to start the 2020 season, including a plan that involves dropping teams into one of three hubs (Arizona, Florida, Texas)
- Examining the Hall of Fame Cases for MLB’s Longest-Tenured Stars. Which current players have the best possible chance to make the Hall once they retire?
- Blake Snell of the Rays is the champion of the ‘MLB: The Show: Players League’