Guardians at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes, SPNLA
RHP Shane Bieber (3-3, 3.01 ERA) takes the hill for the Guardians and LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.00 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers. Bieber won a Cy Young award in 2019 but suffered multiple injuries in 2021; he’s not yet back to his best. It will be Heaney’s first start since going onto the IL on April 21 with shoulder stiffness.
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1952 Carl Erskine throws a no-hitter against the Cubs in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory at Ebbets Field. A third inning walk to the opposing pitcher, which accounts for the only runner to reach base, may have been a result of skipper Chuck Dressen telling the 25 year-old right-hander to speed up his pitches due to an impending storm.
- 1963 At Yankee Stadium, the Mayor’s Trophy Game is revived, with the cellar-dwelling Mets beating the mighty Yanks, 6-2. Prior to leaving for the West Coast, the Dodgers would play the Bronx Bombers in the annual midsummer exhibition contest to raise money for sandlot baseball teams.
- 1972 At Three Rivers Stadium, Roberto Clemente hits a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to become the Pirates’ all-time RBI leader. The Pittsburgh right fielder’s three ribbies in the 13-3 drubbing of the Dodgers give the future Hall of Famer a total of 1,274 runs batted in for the Bucs.
- 1973 In different games, the Reds’ Pete Rose and Dodger Willie Davis both collect their 2,000th career hit. The Cincinnati infielder, known as ‘Charlie Hustle’, reaches the milestone with a single against San Francisco in the Reds’ 4-0 victory at Candlestick Park, and the L.A. outfielder, known as ‘3-Dog’, reaches the plateau in front of the home crowd with a two-run home run in the team’s 3-0 victory over Atlanta.
- 1990 Gary Carter breaks a National League mark when he catches his 1,862nd career game in the Giants’ 4-3 loss to San Diego. ‘The Kid’ surpasses Al Lopez, who had established the record for backstops in 1946 after playing 18 seasons in the Senior Circuit with the Dodgers, Braves, and Pirates. Ivan Rodriguez, Carlton Fisk, Bob Boone and the still-active Yadier Molina have since surpassed Carter.
Also of note: In 2003 during a College World Series contest against Stanford, a pitch strikes Cal State Fullerton shortstop Justin Turner on the left side of his face as he attempts to bunt. Adding insult to injury, the future Mets and Dodgers infielder also suffers a broken ankle on the play when he unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting hit by the 87-mph fastball thrown by Matt Manship.
Lineups when available.
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In Atlanta, Barves have swatted the Gnats 2-1. Kenley gets the W after escaping a serious jam.
In old friend confrontation, Joc singles off Kenley in the ninth at Atlanta.
Uuuuugh. Why was Alvarez in RF? He is an infielder. McKinstry is an outfielder. Thanks Dave.
Dodgers acquire outfielder Trayce Thompson from the Tigers.
There’s a known quantity. He played for the Dodgers in 2016-2017.
An injury-prone stopgap at best.
Better than McKinney if healthy – but that’s a big if.
Happy to have him back.
Should the Dodgers consider a flier on Lorenzo Cain?
No. He’s done for.
Mookie is really missed out there in right field.
I think you mean right field.
I retract this statement.
Bunting the guy over to tie on the road? Francona must know our xtra record.
Rox have extended their lead to 7-1 over the Pads in the sixth. Machado out of game with an ankle injury, now said to be a sprain (x-rays negative).
Rookie Jack Suwinski of the Bucs hits a walkoff, his third dinger of the game, in Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, at Coors, Rox have taken a 6-1 lead over the Pads in the fifth.
Bucs swatting the Gnats 3-2 after eight in Steeltown, but then their top reliever serves up a game-tying dinger.
Full text of what Koufax, Kershaw and Joe Torre said during the ceremony yesterday.
The AP had a good picture of Sandy and his family at yesterday’s statue dedication.
Link doesn’t work, Link.
Does now. Typo. Sorry.
We needed Scoop there.
Which way is the slough of despond? 15 LOB. Their offense has been sleepwalking for weeks.
What a wasted afternoon.
Our mediocre play continues.
This one’s on Kimbrel.
Ball one = strike one.
It wasn’t especially close.
You’re right. I saw with biased eyes.
I checked back in too soon. Not pretty.
Infuriating. Kimbrel couldn’t get it done.
Color me irked.
If ever JT needed to get on base…
Where were those pitches earlier, Kimbrel?
The Guardians are very good at situational hitting. Bunts. Sac flies. Etc.
I am disappointed in Kimbrel.
This is not what we needed to happen. Just a drag to let them get two in the 8th. Especially with the Gnats and Pads losing.
Kimbrel got robbed at the plate but he still has a way of messing up. He is not impressing me.
Kimbrel, Kimbrel, Kimbrel…
Needs to be better. Can’t walk a guy.
Got my pricey laundry done. Apartment living is expensive!
In happier news, Pads have lost to Rox.
Now that was a terrible throw. He shoulda ate it.
Trea extends his streak and gives us the lead.
Strike zone keeps expanding.
Ump show again…
Surprise me, JT!
Rox have added one in the seventh, and now lead Pads 8-1.
Colorado teams having a good week!
How about a Belli blast?
Just when it seems he’s got it going again…
Bags full of trouble.
HBP to one of baseball’s worst hitters.
Nice comeback by Brewster.
Bieber: Laguna Hills High School. UC Santa Barbara
Life has been good.
Will he stay in Cleveland? Angels or Dodgers would be his home teams.
Heaney picking up from where he left off.
Good timing on my part. Thanks Freddy
Belli very slow to get to that ball.
Here’s the video tribute the Dodgers aired prior to the statue unveiling.