Game 22, 2019

Dodgers at Brewers, 5:10 PM PDT, TV: FS-WI, SPNLA

The visiting Dodgers send RHP Ross Stripling (1-1, 2.92 ERA) to the mound to face the Brewers’ RHP Jhoulys Chacín (2-2, 6.52 ERA). Stripling has been the most consistent of the Dodgers’ starters, and in his last start he went eight innings and gave up just four hits and one run, getting the win against these same Brewers. The opposing pitcher in that game? Chacín, who gave up six earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings and took the loss.

It might be a little hard to believe, but Chacín is only two years older than Stripling. The difference is that Chacin made his MLB debut in 2009 when he was just 21. He’s got a career W-L record of 76-77. Stripling didn’t get into a big league game until he was 26; his career W-L record is 17-21.

Verdugo’s throw in Thursday’s game tied the current season high for fastest throw from the outfield: 98.4 MPH.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1890 The Brooklyn Bridegrooms, who will later be known as the Dodgers, play their first National League game. The former American Association team loses to the Beaneaters, who will become known as the Braves in 1912, at Boston’s South End Grounds, 15-9.
  • 1938 During the first inning, both Dodgers’ Ernie Koy and Phillies’ Emmett Mueller homer in their first major league at-bats. The pair of rookies will collectively hit a total 42 home runs during their nine seasons in the major leagues.
  • 1956 In the first major league game ever played in New Jersey, the Dodgers begin their Jersey City home game experiment with a 10-inning 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Roosevelt Stadium. A sparse crowd of 12,214, limited by inclement weather, sees Brooklyn backstop Roy Campanella tie the score in the tenth inning with his 1000th career hit, a double down the left field line.
  • 1968 Nolan Ryan makes quick work of the Dodgers when he strikes out the side on nine pitches in the top of the third inning of the Mets’ 3-2 loss at Shea Stadium. The 21 year-old New York fireballer, who will also accomplish the feat with the Angels in 1972, strikes out 11 batters in 7.1 frames, including Claude Osteen, Wes Parker, and Zoilo Versalles, the victims of his immaculate inning.
  • 2000 Veteran hurler Orel Hershiser ties a major league mark, equaled by 19 others, hitting four batters in one game. Astro Richard Hidalgo also ties a modern major league record by getting hit three times in a game, twice by Hershiser and a third time by Dodger reliever Matt Herges.
  • 2002 Mariners’ third baseman Jeff Cirillo ties the major league record for consecutive errorless games at the hot corner by playing his 99th contest without a miscue. John Wehner, a journeyman infielder with the Dodgers, Pirates, and Marlins, established the mark during a span of eight-plus seasons.

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At bumsrap’s suggestion, I’ve added a link on the right under the “Blogroll” section called “Dodgers Affiliate Scores.” It allows you to see all the scores from every Dodger team from the big club down to the rookiest of rookie leagues for any date. Click it and look for the date box, then pick the date you want.

102 thoughts on “Game 22, 2019

  1. With every outing, Yu Darvish looks like one of the worst free agent contracts ever.

  2. That was a fun game to watch.

    I’ve been to Roosevelt Stadium, for a Poco/Beach Boys concert in the early 70’s. All things considered, I don’t think the 12,214 was all that sparse given the circumstances. They mention the weather, but Roosevelt only had 24,000 seats to begin with, so it was actually 50% full. Also, Brooklyn’s average attendance was only 15,700 in ’56. Plus, the thing I most remember about my trip there was how hard it was to get to the place, and I was coming from Jersey. The trip from Brooklyn would’ve been a nightmare – there’s really no easy way to do it, even now – so kudos to those that did make it.

    For some perspective, Brooklyn’s 15,700 per game attendance was the third highest in baseball in ’56 (after Milwaukee and the Yanks). By comparison, the average Marlins game was about 10,000 last year.

      • I saw Poco several times, and always enjoyed them, but Neil Young and Crazy Horse were far more memorable – saw them at a one-off at Contra Costa College in 1970.

    • Nice post. The Braves of the 1950s were really something, drawing over 25k a game that year in what was considered to be a minor league town. No doubt spurring thoughts of moving west for the Bums and the giants (they were getting only around 8k per game at the Polo Grounds). Almost a dynasty they were, with Aaron, Mathews, Adcock, Spahn, Burdette, Buhl, losing the NL pennant by 1 game in 56, winning the WS in 57, losing WS to Yanks in 58, and losing NL playoffs to the Dodgers in 59.

  3. Brewers’ announcers said that was the first time Hader has ever allowed a homer on an 0-2 count.

  4. Doc aggravates me again. Taylor? Really? I am doing everything I can to give mojo to Taylor.

  5. Scotty leaving his sinkers a bit high over the plate (if Gameday is to be believed).

  6. Never want to miss the first pitch when Dodgers are on the road against a righty.

  7. Today’s Dodgers-Brewers game is on MLBN, tomorrow’s is on Fox, and Sunday’s is on MLBN.

  8. LAT’d – Stat of the day: Eric Kratz got his first RBI of the season yesterday,
    tying him for the lead among Gnatcatchers with the Busted Poseur.
    Both are on a pace to finish the season with eight (8) RBI. Kratz,
    however, has done it in 22 ABs, while the Poseur has needed 56.