Apr 26

Game 17, 2022

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: BS Arizona Extra, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

The Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin (1-0, 0.69 ERA) brings his gaudy ERA to Chase Field to face the Diamondbacks’ RHP Zach Davies (1-1, 5.02 ERA). Gonsolin took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Braves in his last start when Manny Piña broke it up with a leadoff single. Davies gave up two runs on two hits in five innings in his last start against the Nationals and got the win.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2001 After two and a half years in the post, Kevin Malone resigns as the general manager of the Dodgers. Despite having the league’s largest payroll, Los Angeles has failed to make the playoffs during his tenure.
  • 2008 Brad Penny’s 96-mph fastball is missed by Dodger batterymate Russell Martin and knocks out umpire Kerwin Danley. After the players are asked to leave the field, the home plate arbitrator, who lost consciousness briefly, is placed on a stretcher and leaves the Dodgers-Rockies game in an ambulance.
  • 2008 “We can’t tell you to survive the storms of life, we can tell you to dance in the rain, and you can do it. You really can do it. Very difficult, but possible.” – VIN SCULLY, delivering the commencement address at Pepperdine University. (Take note of the graduates’ headgear.)

    Vin Scully receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, the institution’s highest honor. The Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster delivers a stirring commencement address to the 2008 Class of Seaver College, telling the graduates that achieving dreams may be “very difficult, but possible”.