Game 142, 2022

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: BS Arizona, BS Arizona Extra, SPNLA

The Dodgers haven’t yet named a starter, but the D-Backs have. They’ll give the ball to RHP Zach Davies (2-4, 4.09 ERA).

Update: Michael Grove will start.

That’s an astonishing statistic: 60 times Kershaw has gone seven-plus innings without allowing a run. In a different era he’d have been pushing the shutout numbers that Sutton (52), Drysdale (49) and Koufax (40) put up for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1951 Preacher Roe wins his 20th game of the season when the Dodgers beat the Pirates at Forbes Field, 3-1. The 36 year-old southpaw will finish the season with a 22-3 record.
  • 2002 Chin-Feng Chen becomes the first Taiwan-born player to appear in the major leagues as he walks and scores as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers against the Rockies. The 24 year-old first baseman-outfielder played for the 1990 Taiwan team which won the Little League World Series.
  • 2008 Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, with his eighth-inning thievery in a 7-4 loss to the Braves at Shea Stadium, becomes the first player to have four straight seasons of 50 or more stolen bases playing for a New York area team, which also includes Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants. The accomplishment extends the infielder’s own record, as he is also the only Gotham major leaguer to achieve the feat for three consecutive years.

Also, in 1990 Mariner Ken Griffey and his son, Junior, become the first father and son to hit homers in the same major league game. The back-to-back blasts are given up by Angel hurler Kirk McCaskill.

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81 thoughts on “Game 142, 2022

  1. And the horrible extra-inning record (4-8) continues. Man, Kimbrel is unreliable this year, although the postgame crew says he missed up and in and the kid did a good job hitting it. They said the offense should have gotten a couple more runs in the top of the 10th when it had the chance.

  2. Back in Utah, which turns out to be blackout territory for the Snakes. Tomorrow’s Nevada again, which is blackout for the Dodgers.

  3. Did anyone notice that they had police guarding the pool last night. We really rocked their world when we celebrated in their pool.

  4. This is the first game this season that begins with both Muncy and Bellinger hitting over .200. Each entered play at .201. Correction to something I posted last night: This is my 68th season of rooting for the Dodgers, not my 58th. The decades just come and go at my age.