Game 101, 2022

Dodgers at Rockies, 12:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA

RHP Tony Gonsolin (11-1, 2.28 ERA) is coming off three consecutive poor outings: his last start before the All Star Game, one inning during that game and his first start after it. He gave up four runs on six hits to the Nats last Monday while pitching six innings. He and the Dodgers hope he rights the ship. He’ll face RHP Germãn Mãrquez (6-8, 5.45 ERA), who’s split his last two starts, losing the second one despite giving up just one run on seven hits in six innings.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1954 At Ebbets Field, using a borrowed bat, Joe Adcock hits four home runs in one game as well as a double which just misses by inches being his fifth round-tripper, in the Braves’ 15-7 victory over the Dodgers. The Milwaukee first baseman’s 18 total bases, collected on just seven pitches, set a major league record, surpassing the mark established in 1950 by Brooklyn’s Gil Hodges.
  • 1955 The Indians obtained Sal Maglie off waivers from the Giants, who release the 38 year-old right-hander because of his ailing back. The ‘Barber’, who will be used sparingly in Cleveland, will become a major cog next season in the Dodgers’ National League championship after being acquired by the team in May for $100.
  • 1983 Orioles Gold Glover Brooks Robinson, Giants ace Juan Marichal, ten-time American League All-Star infielder George Kell, and long-time Dodger skipper Walter Alston are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Marichal, the Dominican Dandy, becomes the first Latin player to be enshrined at Cooperstown.
  • 2004 Ten minutes prior to the trading deadline, Steve Finley gives the Diamondbacks permission to deal him to the Dodgers. The trade sends the four-time Gold Glove center fielder and backstop Brent Mayne to LA for minor league catching prospect Koyie Hill, flycatcher Reggie Abercrombie, and southpaw Bill Murphy, who was acquired in yesterday’s trade with the Marlins.
  • 2006 The Dodgers trade infielder Cesar Izturis to the Cubs for 300-game winner Greg Maddux. The last minute deadline deal, in which the future Hall of Famer waived his no-trade clause, gives the 40 year-old hurler an opportunity to go to a contender.
  • 2008 In a three-team swap, the much-anticipated departure of Manny Ramirez from Beantown is finally accomplished with the unhappy outfielder being traded to the Dodgers. Former Pirates player Jason Bay will now roam left field for the Red Sox, with Pittsburgh receiving outfielder Brandon Moss and pitcher Craig Hansen from Boston as well as getting third baseman Andy LaRoche and right-hander Bryan Morris from Los Angeles to complete the last-minute deal.

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92 thoughts on “Game 101, 2022

  1. With that victory, Dodgers once again pass Yanquis for baseball’s best record.

  2. From Dodgers Nation:

    It figures to be an exciting day for Outman. Although the 6’3″ outfielder is the 17th ranked prospect in the Dodgers system according to MLB Pipeline, he’s drawn rave reviews for his athleticism. Scouts believe he has the potential to be a plus defender at all three outfield spots at the big league level.

    Outman isn’t a high contact hitter (.225 average in 97 appearances in Triple-A this year), but has hit 21 home runs and stolen 11 bases in 90 minor league games this season.

    Considering the Dodgers history of developing prospects, coupled with Outman’s talent, there’s plenty of reasons to be excited for his Dodgers debut.

  3. 3 pitchers with double-digit wins at July 31. That’s pretty good, and especially surprising when none of them is named Kershaw.

  4. Dodgers now 8-5 vs. Colorado. The two teams meet in a six-game series at Dodger Stadium to end the season.

  5. Muncy making very hard contact the last couple days, even though results have been only so-so.

  6. I thought the Dodgers would break this wide open, but not quite yet it seems.

  7. Can you imagine this kid’s emotions? “I’m starting in the same lineup with Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner and I’ve got two hits in this game, which is more than any of those guys do.”

  8. That Colorado wall is apparently nasty. It roughs up even it’s own players.

  9. Wood and Gonsolin: Alex Wood started out 11-0 for the Dodgers in 2017 and had an ERA of 1.56 at that juncture, He went 5-3 the rest of the way to finish at 16-3 with a league-leading winning percentage of .842. His ERA at season’s end was 2.72.

      • And Urias is on another tear this season. He is 7-0 in eight starts since June 12 with only one bad start. His ERA has dipped slightly from 2.80 to 2.71.

    • I interviewed Alston once when I was a sportswriter for the Monterey Herald. It was probably in 1974. It was before a game vs. the Giants at Candlestick Park. He was not unpleasant, but he was quiet and a bit taciturn. But, then again, who was I?

  10. Dan Bankhead, the first African-American pitcher in modern MLB history — with Brooklyn in 1947 — also homered in his first at bat, on August 26, 1947. He pitched for the Dodgers for three seasons, but he never homered again.

      • Career batting average of .268 in 12 seasons, including five seasons of hitting at least .300. Had 15 homers and 109 ABs. Was used as a pinch-hitter 106 times. Here was his slash in 1955: .359/.395/.632/1.028. He went 20-5 on the mound. It was the only year that Brooklyn won the World Series.

  11. Betts starts the double play on a hard hit grounder. Looked like he has been playing second for a few games.

  12. Gonsolin is toast right now. Well maybe not toast completely but the bread is definitely heating up in the toaster. He needs a breather or something.

    • Struggling a bit, but also some bad luck – Rodgers’ infield cheapie in particular.

      • Not so much this game alone because of course Colorado, etc. I’m talking the last 3 or so starts.

          • Really? I definitely could be wrong, but I thought they were only doing that one time through. 6 man rotation only leaves 7 in the pen and I think they like to have 8.

          • It will be interesting to see who is in the rotation and who gets set down when Buehler, Treinen and May are activated. I think a six-man rotation is a distinct possibility.

          • I wouldn’t expect Buehler and May to go deep into games at first, but the Dodgers’ division lead is comfortable enough that they can experiment.

    • I think both Tony and Tyler are likely to regress toward their mean in the second half. Most pitchers don’t win every game they pitch for an entire season, but those two have each made their first halves brilliant.

  13. L.A.Dodgers who homered in their first major league at bat:
    Jose Offerman, 1990
    Gary Ingram, 1994
    Keibert Ruiz, 2020
    James Outman, 2022

  14. In Atlanta today, William Contreras of the Barves hit into a routine 7-5-4 DP.