For nearly 50 years, Sandy Koufax‘s perfect game against the Chicago Cubs stood alone. No pitcher faced the Cubs without allowing a hit between Sept. 9, 1965 and today, when Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels did so at Wrigley Field.
Hamels, whom the Dodgers have been linked to in trade rumors, walked two batters en route to throwing the third no-hitter this season. Here was the final out:
NEW YORK — Pitcher Zach Lee, the Dodgers’ first-round draft pick in 2010 who was enjoying an outstanding season at Triple-A, will be recalled to start tonight’s game against the Mets at Citi Field.
Lee has only spent one day on the Dodgers’ active roster, last Saturday in Washington D.C. when teams were allowed to carry 26 players for one game. Lee didn’t pitch and returned to Oklahoma City the next day.
In 12 starts at Triple-A, Lee was 7-3 with a 2.36 ERA. He last pitched on Monday, July 20, allowing two runs on four hits in 7.0 innings and has combined to go 9-3 with a 2.29 ERA, a .227 opponents’ batting average and a 1.00 WHIP in 14 minor league appearances this year with Oklahoma City, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers.
A corresponding roster move will be announced later.
NEW YORK — Ian Thomas and Justin Turner might have had a chip on their shoulder when they took the field Friday for the Dodgers’ 7-2 win over the Mets. The box score is here.
The Dodgers’ team photographer has a couple good Randy Johnson stories that you’ve probably never heard before.
Colleague Tom Hoffarth suggested some possible Angels-Dodgers trades and hypothesized what an AT&T-DirecTV merger means for SportsNet LA.