This week on the podcast we look back at the first five games of the season (recorded on Tuesday morning), which captures the weirdness of the weekend at Coors Field plus Dustin May’s dazzling 2021 debut in Oakland.
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With the Dodgers in Oakland this week, we look back at Darren Hall, who pitched in relief for the Dodgers for three seasons (1996-98), and was the winning pitcher on June 13, 1997, the Dodgers first win in interleague play, in their second-ever interleague game, on the road against the A’s.
Hall had a very good season in 1997, posting a 2.30 ERA (169 ERA+) in 63 games, but his other two years with Los Angeles were marred by injuries to his elbow and rotator cuff.
Episode link (time: 51:34)