Game 11, 2022

Braves at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: BS South, SPNLA, TBS (out-of-market only)

The visiting Braves give the ball to LHP Max Fried (0-2, 5.73 ERA). He’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.38 ERA). Fried’s first two starts have been pretty bad: he gave up eight hits and five runs to the Reds on April 7 and seven runs and three hits to the Nats a week later. Buehler won his first start, going five innings, and had no decision in his second, in which he went 5 2/3 innings.

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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84 thoughts on “Game 11, 2022

  1. In the third inning at NY, the Mutts have taken a 3-0 lead over the Gnats and Steroids Boy.

  2. I guess Belli being a lefty is getting the night off because Atlanta is starting a lefty. I think I would start Belli in CF, Taylor at 2nd, and give Muncy, also a lefty, the night off.

    • If you’d told me that 10 days into the season Bellinger would have twice as many hits as Max (10 – 5) I’d have thought you were hallucinating.

    • We’re not so good against lefties so far this year.

      .579 OPS vs L
      .811 OPS vs R

  3. Rox come from behind to beat the Fillies. Still not the over-achievers the Gnats are, though.

  4. Buehler wasn’t sharp tonight and also ran into some bad luck. Still kept us in the game. Time for the offense to show up.

  5. Padres going to have Motorola ads on their uniforms next season. And so it begins…

  6. Buehler is not super sharp tonight but he is still so good that he is minimizing the damage so far.

  7. Seems that the Dodgers don’t fare so well the first time thru the order this year.

  8. Gnats lose first game of doubleheader. Facing Scherzer in the nightcap. Go Mets.