Game Four, 2022

Dodgers at Twins, 4:40 PM PDT, TV: BSN, SPNLA

The Dodgers’ LHP Andrew Heaney makes his first start of the year. He’ll face RHP Chris Archer, who’s doing the same. Heaney was a Dodger in 2014, coming to them with Chris Hatcher, Austin Barnes, and Enrique Hernández from the Marlins in exchange for Dan Haren, Dee Gordon, and Miguel Rojas. Five hours later the Dodgers traded him to the Angels, receiving Howie Kendrick in return. This is Archer’s first season with the Twins; he was 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 19 innings with the Rays last year.

On this day in Dodgers history:

  • 1906 At Brooklyn’s Washington Park, Boston Beaneater rookie Johnny Bates becomes the first modern player to homer in his first major league at-bat. The 23 year-old outfielder connects off Harry McIntire in the top of the second inning in the team’s 2-0 Opening Day victory over the Superbas.
  • 1962 Pete Richert, making his major league debut, comes out of the bullpen and strikes out the first six batter he faces, a major league record. The rookie southpaw fans four in the third inning in LA’s 11-7 comeback victory over the Reds at Dodger Stadium.
  • 1976 The game against the Padres is rained out at Dodger Stadium for only the second time in the 14-year history of the ballpark. The washout ends a streak started in April 1967, covering a span of 724 straight contests, with subsequent postponements coming much sooner when inclement weather cancels two consecutive home dates in September.

Lineups when available.

101 thoughts on “Game Four, 2022

  1. Cotton was once considered a possible Dodger starter. He was traded to Oakland on August 1, 2016, with Grant Holmes and FRANKIE MONTAS to the A’s for Rich Hill and Josh Reddick.

  2. We’re going out for an early dinner (8:30 p.m. Argentine time), down the block, but should check back in a bit later.

  3. To those of you in the Central and Eastern time zones, it’s past time for the American pastime.

  4. If the game doesn’t resume, do they go to the last completed inning, meaning it’s a 1-1 tie? Or does the game pick up in the bottom of the 8th before tomorrow’s regularly scheduled game?

    • Seager was robbed of a 3 run HR – which obviously made a big difference in today’s game. But yes the Rockies have started off well.

  5. Watching this game on my laptop, while my son has the Minnesota – LA basketball game on the tv. They may be playing across the street from each other in real life, but they are both in my living room…

  6. Nice hit CT3. Now Lux needs to find a way to bring him home with 2 outs.
    Maybe they will pitch around Lux in order to face Betts.

  7. When the Dodger schedule came out I wondered about heading down to catch this series. I’m quite glad I didn’t.

    • I would. Let him pitch the home opener in warm weather. Throw a bullpen game tomorrow.

  8. After a delicious dinner of spinach gnocchi, I’m ready to see some Dodgers offense.

    • Super, super early in the year – and this game – but it seems like our best pitchers have been the back end of the rotation and the bottom of the lineup.

  9. Buxton is certainly fleet of foot. Nice running catch of Muncy’s fly ball.

  10. Watching the game while bracing for the northern part of the storm that is bringing rain to Minneapolis. Except instead of rain we are preparing for the biggest snow storm in 25 years.

      • Any time of year. The weather warms up in spring and so it’s a common time of year for snow storms. Some predictions suggest we could get up to 80 cm over the course of the storm.

        • Being from the South, “having to warm up to snow”always had a strange ring to it

          • Celsius scale makes sense for water, but less so for humans. When it is zero, it’s kinda cold. When it’s 100, one is dead.

          • It’s the mathematician in you. None of the rest of us understand negative numbers.