Game 144, 2022

Dodgers at Giants, 6:05 PM PDT, TV: NBCS BA, SPNLA

National League ERA-leading LHP Julio Urías (16-7, 2.30 ERA) takes the mound at Oracle Park for the Dodgers. He’ll face the Giants’ RHP John Brebbia (6-1, 2.83 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1912 Casey Stengel of the Dodgers makes an impressive major league debut against the Pirates. The likable Brooklyn outfielder from Kansas City collects four hits, drives in two runs, and swipes a pair of bases.
  • 1963 Dodger ace Sandy Koufax tosses a four-hitter, blanking St. Louis at Sportsman’s Park, 4-0. The southpaw’s scoreless effort establishes a National League record for shutouts thrown by lefties in a season with 11, five shy of Grover Cleveland Alexander’s major league mark set in 1916 with the Phillies.
  • 1981 Dodgers southpaw Fernando Valenzuela ties White Sox freshman Ewell Russell’s 1913 rookie record when he hurls his eighth shutout of the season, blanking Atlanta on three hits. The 20 year-old Mexican’s 2-0 victory breaks the previous National League mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905), Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911), and Jerry Koosman (Mets, 1968).
  • 1996 Dodger right-hander Hideo Nomo no-hits the Rockies, 9-0, at Coor Field, becoming the only big league hurler to accomplish the feat in the thin air of Denver. Tornado Boy’s performance in Colorado is the best-attended no-no and is the only hitless game with a paid attendance of more than 50,000 fans.

  • 2010 Joe Torre, who will compile a 2326-1997 (.538) managerial record during his 30 seasons as a skipper with the Mets, Braves, Cardinals, Yankees, and Dodgers, announces he will be retiring at the end of the month. Los Angeles immediately hires the team’s hitting coach Don Mattingly to replace the 70 year-old.
  • 2014 Jacob DeGrom strikes out the first eight batters he faces in the Mets’ 6-5 loss in Miami, tying the modern-day major league mark to start a game. The Amazins’ rookie right-hander now shares the record with Jim Deshaies, who struck out the first eight Dodgers he faced with the Astros in a 1986 contest.

A whole lot of interesting things happened on this date in baseball history; take a look.

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102 thoughts on “Game 144, 2022

    • I’m sure if he is pitching well he will go a bit longer than May did last night – but maybe only to the 6th.

    • Not impossible – but not too likely. My guess is between 110-112 wins. They will only keep the foot on the gas peddle for so long before resting guys, etc.

  1. I have been quite moved these last few days watching the constant stream of people paying their final respects to the Queen. The BBC livestream has been playing in the background on my phone quite often…

  2. Dodgers looking to gain a game on the team closest to them in the standings – the Astros. Hadn’t really realized that they were only about 4 games behind.

  3. So I guess JT’s team option contract next year will be picked up? He will make 16M – or else be bought out for 2M.

  4. Forgot that Urias is probably used to long innings as the Dodgers tend to score lots of runs when he pitches!

  5. If, in this inning, Lux and Mookie become the 8th and 9th Dodgers to get hits tonight – this game will be well in hand.

    • Usually have to get to him early. He has had a couple of high and wide fastballs but overall he is doing well.

  6. Tonight, it appears, will be a blackout rather than a rainout at Software Stadium. It’ll be a windy one, though.