Dodgers at Giants, 6:45 PM PDT, TV: NBCS BA, SPNLA
LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.47 ERA) makes his fifth start of the season, his second after coming off an extended stay on the IL. His first was last Wednesday; he went 4 scoreless innings, gave up just one hit and struck out four while walking three. He’ll face RHP Logan WEbb (9-4, 2.91 ERA), who went 2-2 in July with a 2.58 ERA but lost his last start to the D-Backs, giving up four runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Turn your speakers up, there is pure joy in this voice.
POV: You're @james_outman's fiancée recording his first MLB homer in the stands. pic.twitter.com/FFNL9YVH2v
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 31, 2022
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1906 After pitching 10 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, Harry McIntire yields a single to Pirates second baseman Claude Ritchey. The Dodgers and McIntire lose the game in the 13th on an unearned run, 1-0.
- 1924 Dazzy Vance strikes out seven consecutive batters to establish a major league record when the Brooklyn Robins defeat the Cubs at Ebbets Field, 4-0. The future Hall of Famer, who will compile a 28-6 record for the Brooks this season, will lead the National League in strikeouts with 262.
- 1957 Gil Hodges, in a 12-3 win over the Cubs, hits his 13th and last career grand slam in Brooklyn Dodger history. The first baseman’s bases-loaded shot off Dick Littlefield establishes a new National League record, previously shared by Rogers Hornsby and Ralph Kiner.
- 2011 After popping out in a pinch-hitting appearance, Craig Counsell remains without a hit in his last 45 at-bats, tying the longest single-season hitless streak by a position player in history, established by Brooklyn backstop Bill Bergen in 1909. The major league record is 0-for-70, established in 1970 by Bob Buhl, a pitcher who toiled with the Braves and Cubs that season. Counsell and Bergen’s record for position players has since been surpassed by the Orioles’ Chris Davis, who got it up to 54 straight hitless ABs in 2019 before getting a hit on April 13.
- 2015 Clayton Kershaw strikes out Mike Trout looking with a wicked curveball, marking the first time that reigning MVPs have faced one another in a major league game. The interleague contest between the two LA teams ends with Dodger southpaw keeping the Angel outfielder 0-for-3 while hurling eight innings in the team’s 3-1 victory over the Halos at Chavez Ravine.
Lineups when available.
Tonight’s #Dodgers lineup at Giants: pic.twitter.com/QiYKXR1YNz
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 1, 2022
Big-time battle in The Bay
⏰: 6:45 p.m.
#SFGameUp | @CocaCola pic.twitter.com/ft7Mq2bgUL
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) August 1, 2022
Link to SI which links to a Q&A with our new DH/PH Joey Gallo about his time with the Yankees.
The Jake Lamb Era is over.
So is the Mitch White Era.
Dodgers trade for… Joey Gallo?!
Are they channeling their inner Colorado Rockies?
Past history — Thome, Pujols
Big PH bat, I guess.
A chance to reboot and prove himself, it sounds like. I am curious to see how it will pan out!
This one’s a head-scratcher.
I don’t get it. Could be the end for Jake Lamb.
Sounds like Soto to the Padres. I’m okay with that. I’m more interested in us getting bullpen or even starter help…
Apparently a holdup with Eric Hosmer, who’s vetoed a trade to the Nats (gnot the Gnats).
Hosmer going to Red Sox with Puds paying most of his salary thru the 2025 season..
I agree. Bullpen especially. And more important to resign Trea.
Outman is an OBP machine, but his OPS has slipped to 2.457.
No “d” in giants
No “d” in “Gnats” either, but there is one in https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db5f7ab34da040789683b4b1bbc1d37cec410a65a010fee73b62d867038c2665.png
I hate HBPs (unless it’s someone who really deserves it). Especially leading off an inning.
Fortunately no Steiner tonight, but on the muted Gnatstream I still have to watch the homer hacks Krukow and Kuiper. Video badly synched with both English and Spanish-language Dodger broadcasts.
Here’s Turner’s catch of that last out, and listen to Jessica admiring the look on his face.
Another sweet Trea slide.
Good start to August.
Everything he does is graceful.
One more, Bickford.
Paddles hung on to beat the Rox, so lead should remain at 12 games.
This kid! I don’t expect him to keep it up, but holy cow is it fun to see. It’s kinda like Puig’s first week.
Nobody has ever kept anything like that up.
Here’s a recap.
You can’t get him out, man!
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Outman lives up to his name!
Wilmer is Out, Man!
David Price was once an elite starter but, for the Dodgers, he’s now a mop-up guy.
Yep. Not too unusual.
I expect this is his last season.
In the past might have been a LOOGY somewhere for cheap, if he wanted to hang on.
I am a big fan.
Excluding Bauer, has the highest salary on the team (Bosox pick up half of the $32million)
I prefer him to Soto (if we must choose between them).
Soto is 6 years younger however. That’s the mind blowing part to me. Trea’s going to be through his prime in several years. Soto has only just begun.
True, but Trea’s extremely athletic by any standard. I expect he’ll age well, and he plays a more important position (I’ve seen Soto look pretty shaky in RF, and slow to get to balls).
The sensible thing for Soto would be to put him in LF and just let the man hit.
And keep Trea around as well.
Joey K Bart has failed to deliver in three straight ABs.
Wilmer’s likely to be in another uniform tomorrow.
Which one, do you think?
Some team that needs a RHH utility player.
Hiked, cooked and ate as I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this game, once we got through the first inning.
Okay Martin, show yer stuff.
He’s had dinger issues.
Bite your tongue!
I had forgotten he was the pitcher who gave up the Belli HR in the Game 7 NLCS playoff game in 2020.
Freddy getting the runaround.
Smith getting jiggy with it!
¡Llega con doblete!
Max has really upped his game in the hot corner.
He’s a solid defensive player anywhere in the infield (though he’s never played SS in the majors).
OPS has slipped to 2.433.
Beat me to it!
They’re aiming at him already.
Max still with the good eye.
This could be a bullpen game. Fortunately, Dodgers got through Denver without burning theirs.
Heaney is likely on a pitch count of what 85? First game back went 71 before being pulled.
Reportedly Doc said 75-80.
Webb has surpassed Heaney in pitch count.
And hits and runs
True, but he started efficiently.
Gonzalez should have caught that. Glad he didn’t, but.
Will! He got good wood on that one.
Webb not happy with the shift.
After Crawford, Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone Boy is the most loathsome of the current Gnats.
I’d love a laugher tonight, but Heaney’s not likely to go very long.
You may get your wish after all!
James living down his name.
Not a good read on that, however
No harm as he scores.
Perhaps he should become a two-way player, then.
Just hit it out man.
Outman keeps the good vibes going.
I doubt Heaney is long for this game.
Maybe longer than Webb though.
Joey K Bart fails to do so.
Oh yeah. Max vs SF is always fun.
Go get it off the top of the wall.
Slater had a shot, but misjudged it.
¡Esa pelota nunca volverá!
BB or K?
There are three true outcomes.
I should have added that option.
Parade of lefties begins.
¡Desfile de zurdos!
Heaney got robbed on ball three.
Regardless of the outcome, bunting with two out and runner in scoring position is stupid.
What if it causes the other team to use and lose their challenge?
I’m sure he had that in mind when he bunted.
Hopeful that the Dodgers can keep their hot July rolling into August. Especially against San Fran and San Diego.
Paddles have probably improved themselves with acquisition of Hader (though he’s been shaky lately).
‘Stralian sailors know those cities/ports as San bloody Fran f*ing Cisco and San Cally Ding Dong.
I’ve found a workaround so I can watch this series – taking a free seven-day trial on a streaming service (after which I’ll cancel).
You might be interested in this site for cable-cutters called hotdog.com.
I’m using one of the listed services, but only until the end of this series.