Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: BS Arizona, BS Arizona Extra, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA
LHP Tyler Anderson (14-3, 2.73 ERA) takes the Chase Field mound for the Dodgers and RHP Ryne Nelson (1-0, 0.00 ERA) does so for the D-Backs. This will be Nelson’s second big league start; he went seven scoreless innings against the Padres a week ago and got the win.
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1930 The last major league bounced home run is hit by Dodger catcher Al Lopez at Ebbets Field as the NL joins the American League, which had enacted the rule change in 1929. The player who hits the ball over the wall on a bounce will now be awarded a ground-rule double.
- 1932 In the bottom of the ninth, Johnny Frederick hits his major league record-setting sixth pinch-homer of the season, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the Cubs. The Brooklyn outfielder’s major league mark will not be broken for 68 years until another Dodger, Dave Hansen, strokes seven round-trippers coming off the bench in 2000.
- 1953 The Dodgers clinch a pennant at the earliest date ever in baseball history with a 5-2 victory over the Braves at County Stadium. Carl Erskine gets the win when Brooklyn, who clinches consecutive titles for the first time in franchise history, goes up 13 games up on Milwaukee with 12 left to play.
- 1962 One game behind the front running Dodgers, the Giants lose Willie Mays, their All-Star center fielder, when he is hospitalized for nervous exhaustion. The ‘City by the Bay’ will drop six games in a row, but will recover along with ‘Say Hey Kid’ in time to beat Los Angeles in a playoff to win the National league pennant.
- 1963 In a pregame ceremony with his former Dodgers teammates, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe, and Ralph Branca in attendance, Duke Snider is honored by the Mets with a special ‘night’ at the Polo Grounds, which coincidentally marks the last time the Giants, now located in San Francisco, will ever play in their once long-time home in Harlem. The ‘Silver Fox’, obtained by the last-place expansion team in April, has recently requested to be traded to a contender.
“I look up into the stands, and it looks like Ebbets Field. The Mets are wonderful, but you can’t take the Dodger out of Brooklyn” – DUKE SNIDER, – addressing the Mets fans on his special night at the Polo Grounds.
- 1995 During a WGN pre-game radio broadcast at Wrigley Field, Cubs announcer Harry Caray remarks to the team’s skipper Jim Riggleman, “Well, my eyes are slanty enough, how ’bout yours?”, referring to Hideo Nomo, the Japanese rookie hurler scheduled to start for the Dodgers. The veteran announcer, known for not backing off for his on-the-air off-handed comments, does issue an apology, calling the incident “unfortunate.”
- 2000 On the same date the mark was established 68 years ago, Dave Hansen breaks Johnny Frederick’s 1932 record for pinch-hit home runs in a single season with his seventh round-tripper coming off the bench. The Dodger pinch-hitter’s historic homer, a seventh-inning three-run blast off Diamondback right-hander Curt Schilling, isn’t enough to prevent the team’s 5-4 loss to Arizona at Bank One Ballpark.
Lineups when available.
Tonight’s #Dodgers lineup at D-backs: pic.twitter.com/LTdq4iESui
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 12, 2022
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— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 12, 2022
C’mon, Cody. Get that average back up to .200.
There he goes.
Three hits in his last five at bats and he has put Mario Mendoza in the rear view mirror.
Some objects may be closer than they appear
Bumsrap, meet WinnipegDave.
Thanks for playing the straight man
My pleasure. Just call me Ed Sullivan.
(Caveat: Objects closer than they appear.)
Remaining games for the Dodgers (23):
Home (14): Rockies 6, D’backs 5, Cardinals 3. Dodgers end with 6 home games vs. Rockies.
Away (9): D’backs 3, Giants 3, Padres 3.
Do you have any fires near you this year? Last year, as I remember. they got close to you.
No, we’ve been fortunate. Thanks for asking. Two years ago one of the fires came to within about a mile-and-a-half of our house and we evacuated for about five days. We have friends who have a 1,000-acre cattle ranch about 40 miles away and we stayed with them. Last year nothing came close at all. After the fire in 2020, we rented storage space about 12 miles west of us and took a lot of possessions there, including family photos, videos, and memorabilia, my wife’s art work, and my baseball card collection. I started collecting in 1955; my parents never threw away the cards. Unfortunately, I do not have a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card. Did you see where one in mint condition sold for $12.6 million a couple of weeks ago? If I did, I’d treat all of you to the World Series. I do have a very battered 1953 Mantle card that I actually found when I was a little boy.
I started collecting cards in 58. I sold them in bulk at a card show for $1650 in 1987 or 88 and bought a canoe and a roof rack for my suburban. We really enjoyed that canoe in Oregon and sold it before moving to AZ. We took a lot of camping trips in that suburban too. Fires are bad.
How the Dodgers have reached their 96-43 mark:
Vs. NL West (41-15): D’backs 9-2 Padres 12-4, Giants 12-4, Rockies 8-5.
Vs. NL Central (21-9): Cubs 7-0, Reds 7-0, Cardinals 2-1, Brewers 4-3, Pirates 1-5.
Vs. NL East (19-14): Marlins 6-1, Braves 4-2, Nationals 3-3, Mets 3-4, Phillies 3-4.
Vs. AL Central (11-5): Twins 4-0, Royals 2-1,Tigers 2-1, White Sox 2-1, Guardians 1-2.
Vs. AL West (4-0): Angels 4-0. No games against any other AL West clubs.
Vs. AL East: No games against any team.
Anderson is now fourth in wins in the NL with 15. Gonsolin and Urias are tied for second with 16. Kyle Wright of the Braves leads with 17.
Play offs for Dodgers starts on my birthday.
Wishing you, in advance, a rewarding and Happy Birthday.
That game was under two hours, 40 minutes.
Next year with the rule changes a game like this might be under 2 hours
A tidy victory combining timely late-inning hitting with superb pitching.
A very well played game.
Bick wants to make the post season roster.
Looking more like Phil than Mary lately. (I know how she spelled her last name, but I won’t be picky.)
Back to the time milk was delivered, well, maybe before the time.
Yes, and this was a night for MOO-kie.
Back to the time ice was delivered.
Playoff schedule. One day (Oct 10) between end of 3-game Wild Card series and start of Division Series.
So the Mets, or anybody else, would not have their No. 1 pitcher available for Game 1 of the NLDS even if they won the Wild Card in two games. It would also throw a monkey wrench into that team’s rotation.
Dodgers.com site posted this about Gonsolin at 5:51 p.m. West Coast time today:
RHP Tony Gonsolin (right forearm strain)
Expected return: TBD
Gonsolin came out of a Sept. 11 bullpen session “OK,” according to manager Dave
Roberts, who said the right-hander was still feeling some soreness after
throwing. Gonsolin is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on
Sept. 14 at Chase Field, and Roberts said he still believes at this time
that Gonsolin will be an option to pitch in the postseason.
“Right now, I’m still confident,” Roberts said. “But obviously, every day,
every event that goes by that is not at full strength, it’s a little
less confident.” Gonsolin was placed on the 15-day injured list
with a right forearm strain on Aug. 29, retroactive to Aug. 26, after
experiencing some tightness following his start on Aug. 23. He underwent
an MRI on Sept. 2, the results of which were “as good as we could have
hoped,” per Roberts. (Last updated: Sept. 12)
Icing meet cake
Mookie won’t win the MVP award, but dang, he is having one great season.
Who’s the favorite, Riley or Goldschmidt?
I’d put Freeman in the mix, particularly if he wins the batting crown.
If Goldschmidt wins the Triple Crown, it would be his, but if not I think it would be wide open.
Goldschmidt, you think?
Mookie!!! And good on Cody as well. If he gets going..?
Belli not going to let Gallo take his place.
Nor mario for that matter
More runs would be nice.
As you requested.
The Mookman delivers.
Like when we were kids, the mookman delivers the mook early in the morning
The good old days.
We’d bring in the milk bottles from the back steps.
And mom made us kids hide and be quiet when the Fuller Brush man came knocking so he thought no one was home…
And mom made us kids hide and be quiet when the Fuller Brush man came knocking so he thought no one was home…
Outstanding performance by Anderson.
If Muncy gets a hit here, he also heads into .200 territory.
Was that a five-pitch inning for Tyler?
Really hoping the Braves overtake the Mets. Make Scherzer and DeGrom pitch in a wild card playoff.
Except if the Mets end up in the Wild Card series and win it, we would play them. How much time off would there be between the Wild Card series and the NLDS?
I’m not sure how much time off there is.
WC runs Oct 7-9 and Division starts Oct 11, so that would be a favorable scenario.
Bottom of the order getting it done tonight.
Way to go Cody… Woot!!
His first XBHit this month and his second and third September “ribbies.”
Thompson with the sac fly to give the Dodgers the 1-0 lead. Let’s go for more though.
Ok Dodgers. Break this one open.
Great chance here, Dodgers.
Cash in the ducks Trayce.
That was crazy.
Should have been a DP. Definitely shouid have had at least one out. Got none.
Let’s go JT.
Max gets it started with a double.
Noice pitching by TA tonight.
Last pitcher I remember named Ryne was Duren, who wore very thick glasses and threw very hard. He occasionally threw a ball to the backstop while warming up just to worry hitters. Pitched primarily for the Yankees and Angels in the 60s, almost always in relief.
Did Ryne Sandberg ever pitch in a mop-up job? I guess maybe not.
Link: Your description and accounts of Ryne Duren are spot on. He hit Carl Furillo with pitch in the 1959 benefit game at the L.A. Coliseum for Roy Campanella, breaking a rib. My dad took me to the game. I still have the multi-colored ticket.
I remember watching a game in the 60s where Ryne was allowed to hit late in the game with runners in scoring position in an Angels vs Yankees game and he actually won the game with a hit.
Close. But no cigar.
Time for Freddie to break the scoreless tie.
I would take that option. But Arizona won’t. They walk him.
I feel good about Will in this spot. It’s the first time that Nelson has been pressured.
Tyler Anderson is a free agent after this season. Someone is going to pay him a lot of money on a multi-year deal. I’d like it to be the Dodgers, but I wouldn’t go more than three years. He turns 33 on December 30. Except for his rookie season, 2016 with Colorado, this is the first time his ERA has ever been below 4. The most games Anderson had ever won previously was 7 last year, when he pitched for two teams. Pitching coach Mark Prior knows what he’s doing.
Dodgers look asleep at the plate tonight. So far anyways.
Funny seeing Trayce out there in RF
Ok. Need another DP here please
Or a triple play also works.
For a guy making his second MLB start, this Nelson looks pretty good.
I thought the Dodgers didn’t go crazy celebrating yesterday. Not only do we find out today they haven’t clinched a playoff spot yet – they are playing like they forgot how to hit pitches.
Sure would be nice if one of Gallo or Belli gets hot.
I’m also hoping Lux will come back and get his bat going again too.
I think Gallo’s status on the postseason roster is very much in doubt.
If Gallo and Belli are performing the same, Belli will get the nod.
I agree. It would be great if they both started hitting, but I don’t see that happening. Perhaps one will.
Yep. Gonna need him in the post season.
Hello Hello Hello
The same Al Lopez listed in the 1930 notes above managed the White Sox against the Dodgers in the 1959 World Series. The Dodgers won in six games. Lopez was also the manager of the powerful 1954 Indians, who went 111-43 for an all-time American League winning percentage of .721, but were swept by the New York Giants in the World Series,