Game 76, 2022

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports San Diego, SPNLA

LHP Blake Snell (0-5, 5.60 ERA) takes the mound for the Friars and RHP Tony Gonsolin (9-0, 1.58 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers. Snell’s record is startlingly bad for a former Cy Young winner (2018 while with the Rays). On the other hand, against the Dodgers he’s been very good over his career:

  • 1-0, 1.75 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in six regular season starts (25.2 innings)
  • 0-0, 2.70 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 18 strikeouts in two World Series starts (10 innings)

Gonsolin was on the hook to lose his last start despite giving up just one run in 5 2/3 innings. Fortunately for him the Dodgers came back to tie the game against the Braves and then won it in the 11th inning.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1968 Bob Gibson’s scoreless inning streak ends abruptly at 47 with a questionable call when the official scorer rules a wild pitch, and not a passed ball, allowed Len Gabrielson to score in the first inning of the Cardinals’ 5-1 victory over the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. Without the hometown decision, the Redbird right-hander, who will blank San Francisco in his next start, would have been within three innings of breaking the mark of 58 scoreless frames established in June by Don Drysdale, tonight’s losing pitcher.
  • 2011 Dee Gordon, in the seventh inning of a 5-0 inter-league victory over the Angels in Anaheim, steals second and third base, and then completes the stolen base cycle by swiping home. The Dodger shortstop becomes the 40th major leaguer to accomplish the trifecta in the same frame.

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112 thoughts on “Game 76, 2022

  1. I don’t get it Doc. Lux should be in the lineup over Trayce or Muncy.
    I guess the computer doesn’t like Lux against Snell?
    Let’s see here. Against lefties this year…
    Trayce – .118/.118/.118/.235 That’s 2 singles in 17 AB’s in case you’re wondering
    Muncy – .148/.281/.278/.559
    Lux – .306/.370/.367/.738

    • Gather he is giving Lux a day off, rather than it being a question of match ups. Probably come off the bench if need be.

    • Crazy that the Yanks are 35 games over .500. Not used to a MLB team doing that much better than the Dodgers over the last 5 or so years.

  2. With pitch count, might get 7 out of him tonight. Hasn’t done that yet this year.

  3. O for 5 RISP. All strike outs. At least two with runner at 3rd and less than 2 outs. Not gonna cut it.

  4. Dodgers 3 true out coming it tonight: 1 home run, 4 walks and 11 strikeout – so far.

  5. Squandering scoring opportunities early usually comes back to bite you in the rear.

  6. Dodgers are 19 games over .500, which ties for their season high. First time was at 33-14.

  7. Dodgers are 19 games over .500, which ties for their season high. First time was at 33-14.

  8. On Gibson, following the blanking of SF, he had four more complete games in July: two more shutouts and two one run games.

  9. Padres (46-32)
    Dodgers (47-28)

    SP Tony Gonsolin R
    9-0 1.58 ERA 74IP 69K

    SS Trea Turner R
    1B F. Freeman L
    DH Will Smith R
    3B J. Turner R
    2B Max Muncy L
    LF Chris Taylor R
    RF T. Thompson R
    CF C. Bellinger L
    C A. Barnes R

    0% Rain
    74° Wind 7 mph Out