Game 111, 2022

Dodgers at Royals, 5:10 PM PDT, BSKC, SPNLA

The Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin (13-1, 2.30 ERA) heads for the Kauffman Stadium mound this evening. He’ll face the Royals’ LHP Daniel Lynch (4-7, 4.79 ERA). Gonsolin has won his last two starts and four of his last six. Lynch got no decision in his last start but won the one prior.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1984 Former Dodgers Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese, along with Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew, American League hurler Rick Ferrell, and perennial All-Star shortstop Luis Aparicio are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
  • 2021 The Romines become the first siblings to be battery mates since the Dodgers’ Norm and Larry Sherry (1960-62) when Andrew, an infielder by trade, takes the mound in a mop-up role, throwing the ball to his younger brother, Austin, in the Cubs’ 17-4 loss to the Brewers at Wrigley Field. The sons of Kevin, an outfielder with the Red Sox (1985-1992), join Jim & Ed Bailey (1959 Reds) and Bobby & Billy Shantz (1954-55 A’s), who also appeared in the same major league game as pitcher and catcher, playing at the same time in the contest.

In 2006 the Portland Beavers honor Rodney McCray, the former Vancouver Canadian who gain everlasting notoriety in 1991 when he literally ran through the right field plywood fence trying to catch Chip Hale’s fly ball in Portland’s Civic Stadium. The PCL team commemorates the memorable play with a bobble head promotion which features the moment of impact and renames the right field area of their current ballpark “McCray Alley.”

In a great moment of fan history, in 2014 Tim Pinkard, attending his first game at Minute Maid Park, catches two home run balls, both off the bat of the Astros’ DH Chris Carter. In the third inning of Houston’s 10-4 victory over Minnesota, the Springfield (VA) resident gets his first souvenir of the night when the ball rebounds off a sign in left field, and then in the fifth frame, against astronomical odds, catches the second round-tripper stroked by the same batter, which is a laser shot hit directly to his seat.

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160 thoughts on “Game 111, 2022

      • I believe that it was agreed not to discuss during the season at Trea’s request.

    • He needs to be re-signed and not given the opportunity to become a FA. The Dodgers can afford it. The club’s payroll will drop after this season with many players having expiring contracts.

      • Boras would want a mint before taking him off the market. Much rather that the Dodgers compete in the market against other teams.

        • Best SS in baseball, but there’ll be other good ones on the market – Swanson, Bogaerts, etc.

          • Second guy taken in 2019 draft out of HS and now in Bigs after only two years on the farm. Me thinks he is a core player in their rebuild, so no on the part of KC.

      • Trea has been awesome except in the playoffs. Maybe Boras should not wait for another playoff.

  1. It’s encouraging that Muncy’s back in the lineup tonight after his contusion – the word was that he couldn’t swing the bat the other day.

    I hope Barnes’s emergency isn’t too serious because Wolters is really a scrub. Rylan Bannon’s return to the Dodgers certainly didn’t last long.

      • Cartaya still in A ball. He needs to play every day. I suspect he might make his debut late next season.

      • Wolters is a vet, so no-brainer. Big jump for anyone from A ball to Bigs, but particularly for a 20 year old catcher.

        • When the Dodgers gave Barnes a two-year extension, that was a pretty good indicator of Cartaya’s anticipated readiness.

      • Service time considerations normally come into play for players where you delay bringing them up when you plan on having them in the Bigs for the whole year and don’t want the first one to count. What is certainly a consideration in this case is that he would have to be placed on the 40 man long before they need to, which would reduce their flexibility with other players that would be subject to Rule 5 draft.

  2. 11 game win streak. The boys are balling. LA Dodger record is 13. Dodger record is 15 by 1924 Brooklyn team.

  3. Correction: Dodgers have outscored the opposition 78-28 during this 11-game winning streak. (I had said 27.)

    • All of them I think.

      More seriously – at their current .703 winning percentage it would be 113 or 114 wins.

  4. When the reinforcements arrive, Mormont’s and Bickford will likely be the two departures.

    • That’s twice tonight. You established a long time ago that you don’t like Pillar, who had all of about a dozen at bats for the Dodgers season.

  5. Always nice to see the Sawx come from behind against the Yanquis (who are really tanquing).

  6. Tonight is Summer Fireworks night at the stadium in K.C. Dodgers got the show started early.

  7. Trea did better that at bat being down 0-2 in the count vs the last time being ahead 3-0.

  8. Fillies have beaten the Mutts in extras, so Dodgers can gain a game in race for top seed.

  9. Was just reading today how the Dodgers have won 118 games in their last 162 games played. Wowsers!

  10. KC is one of my fav AL teams. No I’m not a big Toronto fan. A franchise that tried to look like the Dodgers (at least in terms of uniforms) has my admiration.

  11. For what it’s worth, “Lynch” was Ernesto Guevara’s maternal surname. Che was partly Irish.