Game 15, 2022

Dodgers at Padres, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: BS San Diego, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

No matter what position in the rotation these pitchers have, they’re aces. Today LHP Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 3.00 ERA) goes for the Dodgers while LHP Sean Manaea (2-1, 1.42 ERA) takes the ball for the Padres. Kershaw started out the year with seven innings of perfection before being pulled from the game, and his second start was good until the sixth when he gave up a home run, a single and double and came out. Then the bullpen let those two runners score. In Manaea’s three starts he’s given up just three runs.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1958 At the Los Angeles Coliseum, Gene Fodge picks up his only major league victory when the Cubs beat the Dodgers, 15-2. Outfielder Lee Walls carries the day with three homers and eight RBIs.
  • 1962 Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax ties his major league record, a mark he shares with Bob Feller, when he strikes out 18 batters in a nine-inning contest during the team’s 10-2 rout of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In 1938, nineteen year-old right-hander Bob Feller established the record, whiffing 18 batters in the Indians’ 4-1 loss to the Tigers at Cleveland Stadium.
  • 1965 Casey Stengel wins his 3,000th game as a manager when his Amazin’ Mets score three runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat San Francisco at Candlestick Park, 7-6. The ‘Old Perfessor’, who served as the skipper for the Dodgers, Braves, and Yankees, won more than a third of his games (1,149) during his 12-year tenure with the Bronx Bombers.
  • 1998 Dodger backstop Mike Piazza ties a major league record, hitting his third grand slam of the month. The blast highlights a nine-run second inning which leads Los Angeles to a 12-4 victory over the visiting Cubs.

Also, in 2003 Chase Utley gets his first major league hit, blasting a third inning grand slam off Rockies starter Dennis Cook. The rookie second baseman’s big fly to right field contributes to the Phillies’ 9-1 victory at Veterans Stadium.

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97 thoughts on “Game 15, 2022

  1. From Houston Mitchell’s Dodger Dugout newsletter this morning:

    for the boneheads who wrote in to tell me women shouldn’t be broadcasting sports, Mendoza won a gold medal as part of the 2004 Olympic softball team, was MVP of the softball and basketball teams at Camarillo High and won several honors while playing softball at Stanford. In 2020, she became the first female World Series analyst on any national broadcast platform while working for ESPN radio. So if you still think women shouldn’t be broadcasting sports, the unsubscribe button is at the bottom.

    Good for him.

    He also said by the third game she seemed completely comfortable with Davis. I like her more than I do Karros, I gotta say.

  2. Angel Hernandez having his usual crummy day behind the plate. The league needs to make him go away.

  3. Now that the game is over, I’ll plug the show “Beautiful, the Carole King Musical.” I saw it yesterday. If you’re old enough to remember her songs, you’ll enjoy the production. If it turns up anywhere near you, spend the money and go see it.

  4. Checking the box, wow Belli! Only Freddie has a higher OPS among the regulars. Good to see Justin with a couple of hits as well.

  5. Good outing from Kershaw. He’ll get the k record next time. At home vs Detroit looks good.

  6. Kersh needs 7 SO to pass Don Sutton as all time Dodger SO leader. Hopefully Mookie, Max, Freddy, and Justin have a better day today than they had last night. Go Dodgers! !

    • The kount down for Kershaw k’s is on. When Kershaw does get the franchise record he will have the 5th highest total for a franchise leader:

      1. Walter Johnson (Twins*) – 3509
      2. Bob Gibson (Cards) – 3117
      3. Steve Carlton (Phils) – 3031
      4. John Smoltz (Braves) – 3011
      5. Don Sutton (Dodgers) – 2696
      6. Mickey Lolich (Tigers) – 2679

      *Twins, but really Washington Senators.

  7. Point of interest from The Athletic as Miguel Cabrera got his 3000th hit yesterday:

    It could be years before another player eclipses 3,000. The next-closest active hitter is Robinson Canó, who is 369 hits away at age 39. No player under the age of 38 has even 2,000 hits, with Jose Altuve the top under-35 player at 1,783. If you’re wondering about Mike Trout, he has 1,431 at age 30. (Taking a ton of walks is great for your team, but makes milestones like this one challenging.)

    • Respond here if you like, folks, but be sure you do so at Jon’s post so he can get an accurate headcount.

      Man, I don’t know where I’m going to be in the moving process, but I’m tempted to try to do this.

      • I would love to go. I would need to convince the family that this is the summer to go to LA – and then start saving up some loonies and toonies to cover some expenses.
        So – a definite maybe?