Dodgers at Padres, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: BS San Diego, SPNLA
The Dodgers give LHP Julio Urías (17-7, 2.25 ERA) the ball to face the Padres’ RHP Joe Musgrove (10-7, 3.12 ERA). Urías leads the NL in ERA.
On this day in Dodgers’ history:
- 1924 Rogers Hornsby finishes the season with a .424 batting average to lead the National League. The Cardinal second baseman easily outdistances Zack Wheat, who finishes second in the race, batting .375 for the Dodgers.
- 1952 On the last day of the season at Ebbets Field, the Braves’ 77 years of representing Boston is extended by three innings when Eddie Mathews’ ninth-inning, two-out double ties the game. The contest is called due to darkness and ends in the 12th inning in a 5-5 tie with the Dodgers.
- 1955 In the bottom of the second inning, Elston Howard, in his first World Series at-bat, knots the score at 2-2 when he homers off Dodgers’ right-hander Don Newcombe. The round-tripper to deep left field at Yankee Stadium marks the first time a black batter has hit a home run off a black pitcher in the history of the Fall Classic.
- 1959 The Braves, who ended the National League regular season in a first-place tie with the Dodgers, lose Game 1 of the three-game series, 3-2, in front of a sparse crowd of 18,297 at County Stadium. Milwaukee will lose tomorrow’s game in L.A., spoiling their chance for a three-peat as NL Champs.
- 1966 At Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Larry Jaster throws a four-hitter, blanking Don Sutton and the Dodgers, 2-0. It’s the southpaw’s fifth shutout against LA this season, equaling a post-1900 major league mark held by the Senators’ Tom Hughes (against the Indians in 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Phillies (against the Reds in 1916).
- 1988 In his last start of the regular season, Dodger Orel Hershiser tosses 10 shutout frames to extend his streak to 59, breaking Don Drysdale’s record of 58 consecutive scoreless innings.
- 1997 With his 40th home run, catcher Mike Piazza sets a single season Los Angeles Dodger record. Duke Snider holds the franchise record, slugging 43 round-trippers for Brooklyn in 1956.
- 2003 At Turner Field in Atlanta, Jose Reyes becomes the second Mets player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in one game. Lee Mazzilli was the first when he went yard twice against the Dodgers in LA on September 3, 1978.
- 2006 At Coors Field in Colorado, James Loney collects four hits, including two homers, and drives in nine runs in the Dodgers’ 19-11 victory over the Rockies. The rookie first baseman, who had one homer and eight runs batted in in 93 previous at-bats with the team, ties the franchise RBI mark set by Gil Hodges in his 1950 four-homer game for Brooklyn and breaks the Los Angeles club mark held by Ron Cey.
Lineups when available.
Tonight’s #Dodgers lineup at Padres: pic.twitter.com/oPao6Sfthy
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 28, 2022
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— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 28, 2022
NPUT. My starting pitchers in the comment below appear to be wrong.
Gallo is just too inconsistent. So now we start off the game with 3 LOB.
Trea also had a major missed opportunity..
He swung at ball 3 against a pitcher that was having trouble throwing strikes
NIght game again tomorrow night. Darvish v. Heaney. I predict lots of strikeouts.
Dodgers Magic Number to clinch best record in MLB is now at 2. Any combo of Dodger wins and Astro loses equaling 2 will do it.
In a strange way, this was a very significant victory.
I agree. But I wonder why?
WD: Thanks for bringing your Adrenalin to this site.
I took the Hanser Alberto role tonight.
Almonte good. Phillips good. Vesia good.
Wow, do I feel good!
It’s a shame Julio didn’t get the win.
The era went down further.
Take that WinnipegDave. Mr. Dodgers don’t win enough in extras.
Hahaha. I must admit I switched to GameDay to make it less painful when we lost.
Ok. One more out to get. Please.
Let’s go Tommy Kandy Kahnle
3 outs to get.
Kimbrel in the 10th? Ha ha.
That’s dark humour my friend. Lol
Oh dear. Trea looked horrible and Will didn’t look much better.
I can’t believe what I just saw….
Dodgers have Mookie on base and Trea, Freddie and Will up. The Padres have the bottom of their order in the bottom of the 10th.
Should favour the Dodgers, but… it’s extra innings so does anything really favour the Dodgers?
Positive thoughts Dave. He says to himself.
Unless Trea does something positive, the Padres will intentionally walk Freddie.
I am happy to be wrong.
Profar, so good.
Mookie got some good wood on it but right to Profar.
We welcome you, WD. I think that the rest of us are numb.
Alrighty friends. I’m late to the party tonight.
But I’m here for 107!!
Party? What party?
Well granted so far there haven’t been much/any fireworks at this party.
More like a wake, but perhaps you can wake up the Dodgers.
Who was dropped from the roster when Almonte was activated?
Who ever it was – it was a good move!
Bickford went on the IL.
YA. Not just teen fiction.
Has anyone, or any Dodger, ever struck out five times in a game? I hope we don’t learn that tonight.
Aaron Judge has done it at least twice. There are quite a few who’ve struck out six times in a game (see chart). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a940bc671ae563ae2dbb6e0e089ac5e6f42601cd5027b154fe84b02024889f7a.png
8 players have struck out 6 times in a game! They were all extra innings games.
And here’s one memorable 5 k game involving the Dodgers:
On June 22, 2016, Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor recorded a platinum sombrero in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In a performance one sportswriter suggested might be “the worst game in baseball history”, Taylor went 0-for-5 with five Ks while leaving five men on base, and committed an error in the ninth inning that lost his team the game.
Joey Golden sombrero.
NY is a rough sports town, but I am beginning to see why Yankee fans booed Gallo unmercifully.
He’ll not be back in 2023.
That’s for sure.
“Where has all the offense gone, long time coming?”
Padres have picked them everyone
Could we see an Argentine in MLB? https://twitter.com/Argentinabeis/status/1575275024902225921?s=20&t=TfhFnjuUYcZjG__TaVaQOQ
Soto is hitting .239 as a Padre.
last 14 days
.326 .473 .558 1.031
I wasn’t aware of that. Thanks.
He is heating up for the playoffs
He’s .269/.433/.462 in his last 15 games, according to the stats site I just looked up. Hmmm.
Days vs games maybe?
How are you doing Scoop, by the by?
Good. Busy. Healthy. Running a nonpartisan mayoral campaign. Doing some free-lance writing. Decided not to umpire fall adult baseball after umpiring 81 games this season at various levels. Thanks for asking.
All good things! Glad to hear it. Any chance you’ll make it to a play off game? I haven’t bought any tix yet but I’m circling…
Probably not, unfortunately. Election Day is November 8. I hope that you get to go.
Exciting that you are running a campaign!
They are pitching around Freeman, who has walked five times last night and tonight.
Correction: RISP stands for Really Incomprehensible Sleepwalking Performances
This feels like a spring training game.
In positive developments, the Snakes have defeated the Trashtros, improving the Dodgers’ odds of home field advantage in the Series (though I’d prefer an NYY-LAD Series, which we haven’t had for a long time).
I just don’t want to meet the Mets in a five-game NLDS.
Or the Barves, but it’ll probably be one of them.
Did you see the documentary Tuesday?
We cut the cable years ago, so no.
RISP — Resulting In Stupefying Performances
Something’s gotta give, one way or other.
It’s the hat trick for Gallo.
Man, we are stranding another small country, as they said last night.
And Gallo up again…
He is not putting up a competitive at bat
Trea’s timing is way off.
Getting in playoff mode.
.228 .274 .287 .561 Career playoff line for Trea
We’ve stranded so many runners in the first game against the Padres plus two innings!
1-for-22 with RISP thus far in 12 innings in San Diego.
What’s the record for longest first inning without any runs scoring?
Urias has SD where he wants them
Musgrove got out of that one but his shoulder does not look right.
32 pitches or thereabouts
Kept rotating his right shoulder.
The legitimate record holder.
Good news for Almonte, not so good for Bickford.