Game 32, 2022

Phillies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: NBCSP, SPNLA

The Phillies hand the ball to Ranger Suárez (3-1, 3.68 ERA). He’ll face the Dodgers’ Julio Urías (2-2, 2.10 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1956 The Orioles, taking a gamble, purchase sore-armed Billy Loes from the Dodgers for a reported $25,000. The 26 year-old right-hander, who will be selected for American League All-Star team next season, will post a 21-30 (.412) record during his four years with Baltimore.
  • 1981 With a 3-2 win over Montreal in front of the largest Dodger Stadium crowd in seven years, rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela improves his record to 8-0. The 20 year-old southpaw, who has started the season with five shutouts and a minuscule ERA of 0.50, gets the victory when right fielder Pedro Guerrero hits a leadoff game-ending home run off Steve Ratzer in the bottom of the ninth inning at Chavez Ravine.
  • 2011 For the first time since 1914, the Dodgers are defeated after allowing just one hit, losing to the visiting Diamondbacks,1-0. Chad Billingsley, the hard-luck loser, gives up a leadoff double in the second to Stephen Drew, who scores the game’s only run when shortstop Jamey Carroll fails to cover the bag in an attempted pick-off play.

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69 thoughts on “Game 32, 2022

  1. Ever hear of Bill Bergen? He holds the record for the lowest single-season batting average in MLB history for a player with the minimum number of plate appearances to qualify for the title. Bergen, a catcher for Brooklyn, batted .139 in 1909. Max Muncy, who has the requisite number of plate appearances at this time to qualify for the batting title, is hitting .147. Bergen had an OBP in 1909 of .163; Muncy’s this year is .341 and he began play today with an MLB-leading 27 walks. Bergen, in 11 seasons, had a career batting average of .170. Muncy now has a career batting average of .235. Muncy is not in the starting lineup today; neither is Bergen.

  2. Win or lose tonight, Dodgers will remain in first place, but this would be an opportune moment to pick up another half game on both the Pads and the Gnats.

  3. Phillies are now a .500 team. We have played better against .500 or better teams this year.

  4. Ok. I’m ready for the Dodgers and Reds to switch identities back now.

  5. Well that’s that. Somehow we’ve lost four in a row and are still in first place. And no idea who is pitching tomorrow.

  6. This must be the latest in the season that the Angels have a better record than the Dodgers in more than a few years.

  7. Dodgers maybe can still get a participation ribbon at the end of this series.

  8. Hope the Phillies keep slugging like this when the head south to SD on Monday.

  9. Would have really sucked to have gone to this game. Basically over in the 3rd inning. Just have to gorge on comfort food.

  10. Roberis mishandling Urias as he did Anderson. He usually saves his brain freezes for the post-season.

    • They’re in a stretch of eight games in seven days and 31 in 30. For better or worse, starters have to eat some innings. His pitch count is fairly low.

      • I disagree. Pitch count is low with quick homers. Tonight’s game won’t do much for Urias’s self-confidence… Also, there are fresh arms in Double-A and Triple-A. Throwing ineffective starters back out there inning after inning is wrong.

    • Oh I have no doubt the Dodgers can tie the score. But less sure they can take the lead.

  11. On a happy note, the Dodgers will awaken tomorrow — that is if they decide to wake up — in first place in the NL West.

  12. First base was empty. So why not give Harper the chance for a three-run homer?. Roberts not having a good weekend.

  13. Two out and nobody on in the 1st. So why did they pitch to the torrid Harper? Oh, well, had everything else followed on the same course, he would have scored anyway.

  14. Great to see the Gnats blanked by the Redbirds. And after the Barves had an eighth-inning meltdown v. SD, the Pads responded with one of their own in the bottom of the inning. Kenley shoulda gotten out of the inning in the eighth, but the Barves’ bad defense burned him, then he got the win with an easy ninth.

  15. Gnats and Puds both lose. Playing with house money tonight. Cash it in Julio.