Game 135, 2022

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, MLBN (out-of-market only), NBCS BA, SPNLA

The Giants haven’t yet announced who their pitcher will be this evening, whereas the Dodgers will send LHP Tyler Anderson (13-3, 2.68 ERA) to the mound.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1924 In a game that features a total of only six hits, the Brooklyn Robins beat Boston, 1-0, behind the strong two-hit performance of right-hander Bill Doak. The Braves Field victory is the team’s 15th consecutive win, establishing the longest winning streak in franchise history.
  • 1953 With Giants manager Leo Durocher yelling “stick it in his ear”, Ruben Gomez hits Carl Furillo, the National League’s leading hitter, on the wrist with a pitch. After taking first base, the Dodgers right fielder bolts into the opposing dugout to choke ‘Leo the Lip’, but in the melee, the knuckle on his little finger is fractured, putting an end to his season.
  • 1981 Fernando Valenzuela ties the National League’s rookie record for shutouts, blanking St. Louis, 5-0, for his seventh whitewash of the season. The Dodger lefty shares the mark with Irv Young (1905 Beaneaters), Grover Alexander (1911 Phillies), and Jerry Koosman (1968 Mets).
  • 1985 In a matchup of aces that lives up to its advanced billing, Dwight Gooden and Fernando Valenzuela hook up in one of the best pitchers’ duels in recent memory. New York beats Los Angeles at Chavez Ravine, 2-0, thanks to Darryl Strawberry’s two-run double on a day that the 20 year-old Mets right-hander strikes out 10 batters, throwing nine shutout innings, while the Dodgers southpaw pitches 11 innings without allowing a run.
  • 1996 Brett Butler returns to the Dodger lineup four months after having surgery for throat cancer. The 39 year-old center fielder scores the decisive run in the team’s 3-2 victory over the Bucs.

Also on this date in big league history, in 1995 Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game record, playing in his 2,131st straight game. When the game becomes official in the middle of the fifth inning, the new ‘Iron Man’ takes a victory lap around Camden Yards during the 22-minute standing ovation from the sellout crowd, including President Bill Clinton.

Lineups when available.

27 thoughts on “Game 135, 2022

  1. Gonsolin: 15 wins
    Urías: 15 wins
    Anderson: 14 wins
    Kershaw: 7 wins
    Buehler: 6 wins
    Heaney: 2 wins
    34 wins scattered among relievers and spot starters up and down from OKC and below

  2. Post-op #2 for Tommy John surgery, Walker Buehler has high hopes but also fears, he tells the LA Times.

    “According to data compiled by, Buehler is the 70th pitcher to undergo a second Tommy John surgery as a major leaguer.”

      • The results haven’t been great for most of them, although there have been some who went on to have good careers.

        The most promising example is Nathan Eovaldi, ex-Dodger and now Red Sox who had his second TJ surgery in 2016, came back to beat the Dodgers in the 2018 WS and got his first All Star invite this year.

        Two current Dodgers have had it twice: Daniel Hudson and Caleb Ferguson.

  3. Even Gameday barely works with the cell coverage and WiFi in eastern Nevada, so I give up for tonight.

  4. Baker, Nevada, a few miles from the Utah border, is part of the Bay Area according to MLBTV. Not yet sure whether the motel’s cables/sat might carry the game.