Game 21, 2022

Tigers at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: BS Detroit, SPNLA

LHP Eduardo Rodríguez (0-1, 5.03 ERA) goes for the Tigers and RHP Walker Buehler (2-1, 2.55 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. This will be Rodríguez’s fifth start; he’s only made it to the fifth inning once in the previous four and he lost that game. Buehler pitched a complete game three-hit shutout in his last start.

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1906 At Brooklyn’s Washington Park, Philadelphia southpaw John Lush strikes out 11 batters en route to throwing a 6-0 no-hitter against the Superbas, a team that will become known as the Dodgers in 1911. There will not be another no-hitter by a Phillies pitcher until Jim Bunning’s perfect game against the Mets in 1964.
  • 1920 The longest game ever played ends after 26 innings in a 1-1 tie, with Brooklyn Robin right-hander Leon Cadore and the Braves hurler Joe Oeschger, also right-handed, both go the distance for their respective clubs. Boston third baseman Charlie Pick establishes the major league record for hitless at-bats in one game, going 0-for-11 in the marathon.
  • 1965 Tommy Davis, trying to break up a double play, dislocates and breaks his ankle sliding into second base in the fourth inning of the team’s 4-2 victory over the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The two-time National League batting champ will not play again this year until he appears as a pinch-hitter in the season finale.
  • 1972 Philadelphia starter Dick Selma goes the distance, three-hitting the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, 2-1. The victory is the fifth consecutive complete-game thrown by a Phillies starter, with Steve Carlton, Woody Fryman, Barry Lersch, and Bill Champion each finishing their game without help from the bullpen in team’s previous four contests.
  • 1974 Tom Seaver strikes out 16 Dodgers, giving up only three hits in twelve innings of work, but gets a no-decision when the Mets lose the Chavez Ravine contest in 14 innings, 2-1. Steve Garvey strokes a walk-off single to center field off Harry Parker, scoring Billy Buckner with the winning run.
  • 2000 The Braves establish a franchise-record 14th straight victory, with a 2-1 win at Dodger Stadium. Quilvio Veras’ third-inning homer proves to be the difference.
  • 2009 With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Duaner Sanchez walks Russell Martin, who checks his swing on a full count with the bases loaded, bringing home the winning run in L.A.’s 1-0 triumph over the Padres. The win keeps the Dodgers undefeated at home, extending their record at Chavez Ravine to 8-0 with their ‘walk-off’ victory.
  • 2012 With the final payment received on the record $2.15-billion purchase price, Frank McCourt’s turbulent era of the Dodger ownership comes to an end. The team’s new ownership group, fronted by Magic Johnson and incoming club president Stan Kasten, includes Mark Walter, chief executive of the Chicago-based Guggenheim Financial, who arranged the financing and holds a controlling interest in the franchise.

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121 thoughts on “Game 21, 2022

    • Facebook reminded me that today is by coincidence the 13th anniversary of the Dodger Thoughts night where Kim Ng was the featured guest, with Tommy Lasorda also making an appearance.

  1. The Nats gnow lead the Gnats 7-0 through six. Old friend Josiah Gray still rolling.

  2. Speaking of the need to finish off doormats, the Mets and Houston Colt 45’s (that was their name then) both joined the NL in the expansion of 1962. Here were the Dodgers’ records against each team in their first three years:

    1962: Mets 16-2, Houston 12-6
    1963: Mets 16-2, Houston 13-5
    1964: Mets 15-3, Houston 11-7
    Believe it or not, Houston finished in eighth place in 1962, five games ahead of the Cubs in the 10-team league. The Mets finished in 10th place in each of their first four season and, overall, in 9th or 10th from 1962 through 1968, which explains the word “Miracle” in front of the 1969 World Series championship team.

      • Thank you, OhioDodger. I love looking up stats — although I remember those seasons as a teenager — and I know you folks appreciate them. I also remember the game in which Tug McGraw beat Sandy Koufax. I was stunned.

          • The date was August 28, 1965 McGray was a rookie. It was his second and last win of the season. He finished 2-7. Koufax ended the year 26-8 and the Dodgers won the World Series against the Twins.
            In 20 games, all starts, vs. the Mets, Koufax was 17-2 with 14 complete games, held the Mets to a .170 batting average and had an ERA of 1.44 against them.

  3. Across the Bay, at Software Stadium, the Nats swatted Gnats starter Alex Cobb for five in the first. Just off the injured list, Cobb threw 40 pitches, giving up four hits and walking three. He didn’t finish the inning. Third basegnat Jason Vosler, who BALCO’d twice yesterday, chipped in with a key error.

  4. Have you heard of the City Connect uniform stylings? Seven MLB teams adopted them last season and seven more this year. Here’s a story which shows them. I didn’t realize, or perhaps I forgot, that the Dodgers were in last year’s tranche.

    Debut: Aug. 20, 2021, vs. Mets

    Design inspiration: The “Los Dodgers” are honoring the 40th anniversary of Fernandomania — the historic 1981 season by pitcher Fernando Valenzuela — in addition to the team’s connection to the Latin community. The team also took inspiration from the murals around Los Angeles, with spray-painted accents on the uniform sleeves.

    Fan reception: The Dodgers’ City Connect offering leaked early, and they received a largely negative reaction on social media due to the lack of differentiation from the team’s current uniforms.

    Verdict: Given how many consider the Dodgers’ uniforms the most beautiful and timeless in sports, the City Connect alternates fall flat because they did not deviate much from the tried-and-true formula. While every other team took some sort of design leap from their current home and away sets, the Dodgers failed to do so. Even the Cubs, whose uniforms many considered to be too safe, took a bigger risk.

  5. Washington changing pitchers. Bringing in Cishek – he of the over 7 era.

  6. Vesia is such a blast to watch pitch. He wears it all on his sleeve, in a good way.

  7. OhioDodger – you asked earlier which Dodger offence would appear today. Glad to report – the run scoring one!

    • Thankfully. I was hoping we would get the prolific offense today.

  8. Whither Cody? (or, Wither Cody?) — Bellinger is now in an 0-fo-21 slump with 8 Ks.

    • Need to bring up Kevin Pillar. Not sure what to do with Belli. I think he needs to go down to OKC.

        • They won’t do it – unless Belli is injured (or possibly “injured”). But I’d think about it.

          • I think Belli would have to agree to it and I don’t think his vanity would go for that. At least I don’t see the Dodgers having to sign him to a huge contract in the future. I would trade him the next time he gets on a hot streak.

      • Pillar is highly unllikely to ever play for the Dodgers. In any event, given Bellinger’s service time, he can’t be sent to the minors without his permission.

  9. The old friend battery of Josiah Gray and Keibert Ruiz is blanking the Gnats through three.

  10. Dodgers’ record (combined) vs.Colorado, Arizona and Detroit is 3-5 (.375). Dodgers’ record against everybody else is 10-2 (.833).
    Record of Colorado, Arizona and Detroit vs. everyone but the Dodgers is 24-31 (.436).

  11. Is Walker struggling because of his extra pitches last game? Or would the extra day rest take care of that?

  12. Washington scored five in the first against San Francisco. The Giants are now batting in the bottom of the frame.

  13. Injury and roster moves:

    The Dodgers recalled infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry and reliever Carson Fulmer and optioned right-hander Andre Jackson to triple A Oklahoma City before Saturday’s game. Jackson, who was called up a week ago but did not pitch for the Dodgers, threw 60 pitches in a four-inning simulated game Saturday afternoon, facing infielders Edwin Ríos and Hanser Alberto. … The team also placed right-handed pitcher Mitch White on the COVID-19 injured list. … Roberts said pitchers Andrew Heaney and Blake Treinen have not resumed throwing since being placed on the IL last month and there is no timetable for either player’s return. Heaney was placed on the IL with left shoulder discomfort on April 20. Treinen was sidelined two days later with pain in his right shoulder. While sidelined, Treinen went home to Walla Walla, Wash., where his wife, Kati, a junior college basketball coach, gave birth to a daughter.

  14. Walker Buehler at 653 career SO and 36th on all time Dodger list. Only 2,047 behind Kersh. Only needs 5 today to pass Jeff Pfeffer and Stan Williams for 34th place. I don’t have any recollection of either of these guys. Next up, Hyun Jin Ryu at 665 and 33rd place.

  15. So which Dodger offense shows up today? You never know with this bunch.