Game 137, 2022

Dodgers at Padres, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: BSSD, SPNLA

RHP Dustin May (1-2, 3.94 ERA) takes the mound at Petco Park for the Dodgers and RHP Mike Clevinger (5-6, 3.96 ERA) does the same for the Padres.

There will be three rules changes for MLB next season:

  • Pitch timer In an effort to create a quicker pace of play, there will be a 30-second timer between batters. Between pitches, there will be a 15-second timer with the bases empty and a 20-second timer with runners on base. At last check, the pitch timer had reduced the average time of game in MiLB by about 26 minutes.
  • Defensive shift limits The defensive team must have a minimum of four players on the infield, with at least two infielders completely on either side of second base. These restrictions are intended to increase the batting average on balls in play, to allow infielders to better showcase their athleticism and to restore more traditional outcomes on batted balls.
  • Bigger bases The bases, which traditionally have been 15 inches square, will instead be 18 inches square. Home plate is unchanged.

    Though this can have a modest impact on stolen-base success rate, the primary goal of this change is to give players more room to operate and to avoid collisions. This is especially important at first base, where fielders have an extra 3-inch advantage to stay out of harm’s way from the baserunner while receiving throws.

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1948 At the Polo Grounds, Dodger Rex Barney no-hits the Giants, 2-0. The Brooklyn 23 year-old right-hander had to endure a one-hour rain delay, as well as showers in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings to finish his gem.
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax’s perfect game against the Cubs bests Bob Hendley’s one hit effort, 1-0. The Dodger Stadium gem is the southpaw’s record fourth no-hitter.

    “And there’s 29,000 people in the ballpark and a million butterflies.” – Vin Scully’s description Of Koufax’s masterpiece.

  • 2013 Juan Uribe homers in each of his first three trips to the plate in the Dodgers’ 8-1 victory over Arizona. Los Angeles goes yard six times in the Chavez Ravine contest, falling two shy of the franchise record established in 2002.

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74 thoughts on “Game 137, 2022

      • Absolutely. His ERA this year is about 7. Why was he brought in? He certainly wasn’t auditioning for a spot on the postseason roster. This made no sense, particularly as we had an off-day yesterday. I know it’s tough to come in with a runner on second and none out, but still.

    • looked like the shortstop put his glove behind Trea not expecting Trea to get between his glove and the ball.

  1. Sedona AZ has the only McDonalds with teal arches. Miami might want to complain about San Diego wearing those colors which are as far away from mustard and brown as it gets.

  2. The Giants, In losing a doubleheader to the Brewers yesterday in Milwaukee (2-1 and then 4-2), went 7-for-60 at the plate (.117). It seems unfair (Yes, I know that I am violating the unwritten Rule 13; expressing sympathy for the Giants) that they would play an afternoon game in L.A. the day before that ended at about 4:25 p.m., shower, dress and then take a three-plus hour flight to Milwaukee (losing two hours in the process) and then have to play an afternoon DH (single-ticket admission, by the way). The Giants then followed that up with a day game today in Chicago, losing 4-2 and going 3-for-31, so that puts them at 10-for-91 (.110) for the three games.