Game 95, 2022

Nationals at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: MASN2, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Paolo Espino (0-3, 3.57 ERA) takes the ball for the Nationals and Tony Gonsolin (11-0, 2.02 ERA) gets it for the Dodgers. In three career appearances (one start) against the Dodgers, Espino does not have a decision with a 3.68 ERA. He’s appeared in 27 games this season, seven of them starts. Gonsolin had a rough All Star Game showing; he and his team hope that was an aberration.

The worst All-Star game ever? So thinks Ken Levine, ex-broadcaster and comedy writer.

Ken Rosenthal notes at The Athletic:

…while the Giants-Dodgers rivalry remains among the most intense in the game, it does not preclude former teammates — and their wives — from remaining close. On Friday, two Dodgers wives, Ellen Kershaw and Nicole Barnes, helped host a baby shower in Los Angeles for two Giants wives whose husbands used to play for the Dodgers, Suzanna Wood and Kelsey Pederson.

Suzanna and Alex Wood are expecting their first child in September. Kelsey and Joc Pederson are expecting their third in October.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1962 At Sportsman’s Park, Stan Musial surpasses Giants’ legend Mel Ott as the National League’s all-time RBI leader. ‘Stan the Man’s’ two-run home run off Don Drysdale in a 5-2 loss to the Dodgers gives the Cardinals’ right fielder 1,862 career runs batted in with the Redbirds.
  • 2017 The Dodgers defeat the Minnesota Twins to run their record to 70-31. Kenta Maeda gets his ninth win of the season and Josh Ravin posts his first save.

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79 thoughts on “Game 95, 2022

  1. From the LA Times: If you want Soto, says one MLB official, retool your entire farm system. The Nats want every top prospect you’ve got.

    “They basically want your top six prospects,” said a major league official who requested anonymity to speak freely on the matter. “That’s the ask. You’re looking to get a player with two-plus years of control, arguably the best hitter in the game, [but] you basically now have to be willing to retool your entire farm system.

    For the Dodgers, the list could include six of these seven players: catcher Diego Cartaya, right-hander Bobby Miller, infielder Miguel Vargas, second baseman Michael Busch, right-hander Ryan Pepiot, outfielder Andy Pages, and right-hander Gavin Stone.

    The price would be reduced if the Nationals insist on attaching a bad contract to Soto the way the Boston Red Sox hitched David Price to Mookie Betts, another superstar outfielder, in their trade with the Dodgers in February 2020. The Nationals’ likely candidate in that scenario is Patrick Corbin, a left-hander with a 5.66 ERA over the last three seasons and nearly $60 million left on his deal over the next two years.

  2. I know that we’re not in the same division, but that cuts our lead over the Nationals to 32 1/2 games.

  3. We need Cody to get on now and for Trayce to hit his second homer of the game.

    • Given our ability to come back, we have come to feel like we are always in a game.

  4. Trace can play centerfield.

    Oh, put me in coach, I’m ready to play today
    Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today
    Look at me, I can be centerfield

  5. The Pads have already lost and meanwhile, in Phoenix, the Gnats are headed for their fifth straight – 5-0 Snakes in the sixth.

    • The 2016 team, 92 wins, was supercharged with adding Belli and CT3 to the lineup, adding Hill and Wood stepping up as starters, and beefing up the pen.

  6. Now it says that San Diego trails Detroit, 8-1, in the 4th. I’m confused.