Game 107, 2022

Padres at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: BSSD, SPNLA

The Padres send RHP Mike Clevinger (3-3, 3.13) to the hill to face the Dodgers’ LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.77 ERA). In Clevinger’s last start he went seven innings, gave up five hits and one run and got the win. That was pleasant for him and his team, since in July he was 0-3 with a 4.07 ERA. Heaney’s been working his way back up to full strength after several months on the IL; in his first two starts since coming off it he’s gone four innings each time, holding the Nats scoreless and then surrendering one run on four hits to the Giants.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1981 The players approved a split-season format necessitated by the seven-week strike. The Yankees, A’s, Phillies, and Dodgers are declared the first-half champions and will be automatically qualified for the divisional series.

Great moments in labor-management relations: In 1908 Detroit outfielder Ty Cobb gets married, having departed the Tigers three days ago to participate in the ceremony without the team’s permission. The 21 year-old Georgia Peach’s six-day defection during a pennant race will be described by club co-owner Frank Navin as the most arrogant act he had ever heard of in baseball. (Note: The Tigers got to the World Series anyway. They lost to the Cubs, the last time the Chicago team would win a World Series until 2016.)

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40 thoughts on “Game 107, 2022

  1. FYI:

    He is feeling the discomfort on the left side of his lower back, the opposite side from where he had inflammation in his SI joint earlier in the season. Dave Roberts said Kershaw has had “similar sensations” in the past, and his history and familiarity with it (and epidurals) is giving the Dodgers confidence Kershaw won’t have to miss a significant chunk of time. An MRI on Friday didn’t reveal anything different than what was already known about his back from his last MRI earlier this season.

  2. I want the Dodgers to win at least the next three games so they’ll be playing .700 ball.

    • I wouldn’t want to walk a cardboard cutout either. Referring to how he stands at the plate.

  3. The Dodgers are 73-33, 13 1/2 games ahead of second-place San Diego. Last year, after 106 games, they were 63-43, three games behind first-place San Francisco.

  4. With my free week of streaming, I’m actually watching the A’s play for the first time this season. Hoping the Gnats get swatted, but it’s hard to take them seriously at this point. Old friend Dave Stewart is the color commentator.