Game 112, 2022

Dodgers at Royals, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: BSKC, SPNLA

LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.64 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and RHP Brad Keller (6-12, 4.45 ERA) goes for the Royals. This will be Heaney’s fourth time taking a regular turn in the rotation since coming off the IL. He has yet to get further than 4 2/3 innings deep into a game in that time, but his ERA has dropped in each one. Keller has been a workhorse for the Royals; his 21 starts is just short of ranking in the top ten in all of baseball. Unfortunately for him, his twelve losses lead MLB.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1910 In a game which features each team having 38 at-bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit batsman, and 1 passed ball, the Pirates and the Superbas (later to be known as the Dodgers) play to what else – an 8-8 tie.
  • 1951 Any fan who shows up with a musical instrument during the Dodgers’ Musical Depreciation Night is admitted free to the Ebbets Field contest against Boston. With an assortment of trumpets, trombones, zithers, tubas, accordions, bugles, flutes, various type of drums, violins, mandolins, assorted horns, a glockenspiel, a washboard, and a piano, 2,426 fans, which is about 10% of the total crowd, take advantage of the team’s unusual promotion.
  • 1965 Dean Chance establishes an American League record when he fans to extend his streak to 11 consecutive plate appearances with a strikeout. The Angels’ right-hander falls one shy of the major league mark set by Sandy Koufax, who whiffed in 12 consecutive plate appearances in 1955.
  • 1982 At Chavez Ravine, Dodger second baseman Steve Sax steals his 41st base to set a franchise record for rookies when he swipes second base in LA’s 6-1 victory over San Francisco. The eventual National League Rookie of the Year, the fourth consecutive Dodger to win the award, will extend the record to 49.
  • 2006 LA’s Greg Maddux and SF’s Jason Schmidt hook up in a classic West Coast pitcher’s duel, reminiscent of match-ups of Koufax and Marichal, as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 1-0, thanks to Russell Martin’s 10th inning walk-off home run. When Giants slugger Barry Bonds lines into a double play in the first inning, it marks the only time in baseball history a 300 game winner pitches to a batter with over 700 homers.
  • 2007 For the first time in 1,303 games, Nomar Garciaparra of the Dodgers is ejected from a game. The 12-year veteran infielder, who is tossed by home plate umpire Tom Hallion for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning, is restrained by first base coach Mariano Duncan when he continues to shout and points his bat toward the umpire.

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116 thoughts on “Game 112, 2022

  1. Washington beat the Padres, 4-3. San Diego manager Bob Melvin was ejected. He must be incredibly frustrated. Padres are now 17 games behind the Dodgers.

  2. Gallo, starting in left field and batting eighth, ahead of Bellinger, is 4-for-15 as a Dodgers with a double, home run and three RBIs. He has struck out eight times and has not walked.

  3. Not that it’s all that important, but the Nats (gnot the Gnats) have taken a 4-3 lead over the Pads after seven.

  4. Kimbrel ha appeared in 42 games for the Dodgers this year. In only 10 of them, has he gone 1-2-3. He has gone 10 straight games without a clean 1-2-3 inning.

  5. Great story from Kiersten finding her great great grandfather in the Negro League Museum.

  6. It’s interesting that Gallo draws so many walks, because he has a really big strike zone.

  7. Meanwhile, in DC, the Paddies loaded the bases in both the first and second against the washed-up Aníbal Sánchez, and failed to score. Sánchez has thrown 51 pitches and lowered his ERA to 7.00.

  8. Numbers: Heaney dropped his 2022 ERA from 0.64 to 0.62 in that inning and the Dodgers raised their team batting average from .261 to .262.

  9. “You know how you can tell that God is a baseball fan?” Tommy Lasorda would say as he began a talk. “Because the Bible starts, ‘In the ‘Big Inning’”… Welcome to the Big Inning.