Rockies at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA
LHP Kyle Freeland (4-5, 4.31 ERA) pitches for the visiting Rockies and LHP Julio Urías (6-6, 2.64 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. In his last start Freeland took advantage of his team’s rare success against Clayton Kershaw and got the 7-4 win. One day later Urías was the beneficiary of Germán Márquez’s bad day.
Ever wonder what a team eats on its flights? Here’s the Rockies’ menu from yesterday’s trip to LA:
2 series W’s for the homestand ✅
Happy Flight ✅
That means…menu time!
Who’s hungry? 😎🍝🥩🥗 pic.twitter.com/mT6OnjMkG0
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 4, 2022
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1884 In American Association action, Louisville right-hander Guy Hecker pitches complete games to win both ends of a doubleheader. The Youngsville, Pennsylvania native does not walk a single batter when he beats the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers at Eclipse Park, 5-4 and 8-2.
- 1998 The National Baseball Facility of Ireland, considered the main home of the Irish National baseball team, officially opens in Corkagh Demesne Park in Clondalkin, West Dublin when U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Dodger owner Peter O’Malley played an instrumental role in the construction of the diamonds now known as the Fields of Dreams, which includes a regulation sized adult field and an international standard Little League field.
- 2006 Nomar Garciaparra ties the major league record for being hit by a pitch in a game as he is plunked three times by three different Diamondback pitchers in a 10-4 Dodger victory. The LA first baseman is the first National Leaguer to equal the mark, both literally and figuratively, since the 2000 season, when Astros outfielder Richard Hidalgo got thwacked thrice in a game in April.
Lineups when available.
America's Pastime on America's Birthday🇺🇸⚾️
(corrected 😉 ) pic.twitter.com/UGLBBvRtLj
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 5, 2022
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 4, 2022