Game 123, 2022

Brewers at Dodgers, 6:00 PM PDT, TV: BSW, SPNLA

RHP Adrian Houser (4-8, 4.72 ERA) goes for the Brewers and LHP Andrew Heaney (1-1, 1.77 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers. Houser is coming back from an elbow injury; he had three rehab starts at AAA Nashville, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out 10 batters over 8.2 innings. Heaney’s last start was against the Brewers and it wasn’t good. He gave up five runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1941 During a double-header against the Cardinals, a rag-tag group of five ‘musicians’, dubbed the Dodger SymPhony by announcer Red Barber, makes their Ebbets Field’s debut. This band, in which none of the members can read music, performs their zany antics at all evening and weekend games.
  • 1955 A telegram sent to Brooklyn president Walter O’Malley by the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce offers the team “thirty acres or more of dry flat land in open country in the heart of Long Island’s densest Dodger fan concentration.” The village’s attempt to attract the fleeing franchise to the south shore of Suffolk County will not materialize, and the club, after exploring many different venues as an alternative to Ebbets Field, will leave the East Coast in 1958 to play in Los Angeles.
  • 1957 The Dodgers, in a 13-3 loss to Milwaukee at Ebbets Field, use eight pitchers in one game, tying a major league record. Johnny Podres gives up three home runs in the fourth frame when Nippy Jones, Hank Aaron, and Andy Pafko all go deep off the Brooklyn starter.
  • 1960 During a dull game, Vin Scully, the play-by-play voice of the Dodgers, knowing that many fans in the stands follow the game on transistor radios, asks his listeners to help him surprise third base umpire Frank Secory. His ballpark audience responds when the veteran broadcaster tells them, “Let’s have some fun. As soon as the inning is over I’ll count to three, and on three everybody yell, ‘Happy birthday, Frank!'”
  • 1974 Davey Lopes steals five bases, tying a National League record established in 1904 by Giants first baseman Dan McGann. The Dodger second baseman’s quintet of stolen bags adds to the team’s franchise mark of eight stolen bases in their 3-0 victory over the Redbirds at Chavez Ravine.
  • 1975 Davey Lopes steals his major league record 38th consecutive base, but the streak will be stopped by Montreal backstop Gary Carter when he attempts to swipe another base in the Dodger Stadium contest. The second baseman will be thrown out in the 12th inning of the team’s 5-3 loss in fourteen innings.
  • 2014 Joc Pederson becomes the fourth player in the history of the Pacific Coast League to have a 30-30 season, and the first to accomplish the feat in 80 years, when he steals his 30th base for the Isotopes. The 22 year-old Albuquerque slugger, who has 32 home runs and a .432 slugging percentage in 116 games this season, will join the Dodgers when rosters expand next week.

Lineups when available.

71 thoughts on “Game 123, 2022

  1. In day games, Gnats got clawed by Tigers, Pads got grounded by Guardians. Magic number over SD is 20, over SF just 16.

    • Perhaps Doc wants to see if Taylor can find something. He has fanned 24 times in 48 at bats since returning, for an even .500. Overall this season, he has struck out 125 times in exactly 300 at bats. That’s 41.7 percent. In 2018, he led the NL with 178 Ks in 536 at bats, a 33.2 percentage.

        • I guess with such a big lead, Roberts can afford to try different things. It is important, however, for the postseason home field advantage(s), that the Dodgers finish with the best record in MLB. However, I simply do not understand that the message cannot get to Taylor to cut down on that big swing, particularly with two strikes.

          • Bellinger, who also fans too frequently, has struck out 120 times in 401 at bats this season. That is 29.9 percent, far better than Taylor’s ratio.

          • Both coming back from injuries, Taylor more recently. It’s unsurprising he might be a bit rusty.

          • I totally agree Scoop. I too am at a loss as to why he doesn’t change his approach, especially with 2 strikes.

    • Not routine, but makable. His throw from LF yesterday brought him some credibility, at least.

  2. Freddie with a productive out to get Trea to 3rd for Max. Thats the way to scratch out a run.

  3. This lineup is a whole lot different than Neuse, Peters, Raley, Reks and McKinney in there.

  4. Home plate to 1st Base, according to Statcast:

    4.14 – Trea Turner
    4.19 – Gavin Lux
    4.26 – Cody Bellinger
    4.35 – Chris Taylor
    4.46 – Max Muncy
    4.48 – Mookie Betts
    4.48 – Trayce Thompson
    4.49 – Freddie Freeman
    4.50 – Will Smith
    4.55 – Hanser Alberto
    4.57 – Joey Gallo
    4.62 – Edwin Rios
    4.68 – Austin Barnes
    4.86 – Justin Turner

  5. Muncy should take some time to get to the plate, maybe take the first pitch to give Betts a breather

  6. Brewers (65-57)
    Dodgers (85-37)
    SP Adrian Houser R
    4-8 4.72 ERA 76.1IP ,57K ,40BB
    SP Andrew Heaney L
    1-1 1.77 ERA 35,2IP 52K 11BB

    RF Mookie Betts R
    SS Trea Turner R
    1B F. Freeman L
    2B Max Muncy L
    3B J. Turner R
    LF Joey Gallo L
    DH Chris Taylor R
    CF C. Bellinger L
    C A. Barnes R

    0% Rain
    80° Wind 7 mph Out