Game 18, 2022

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 12:40 PM PDT, TV: BS Arizona, SPNLA

The Dodgers hand the ball to LHP Julio Urías (1-1, 3.00 ERA). He’ll face the D-Backs’ RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, 1.00 ERA). Urías’s first start was awful; he only got through two innings and gave up six runs. In his two outings since he’s given up one run on three hits. Gallen went four scoreless innings in his first start and five innings while giving up one run in his next. Today will be his third start.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1981 Fernandomania continues to explode at Chavez Ravine when Dodger rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela pitches his fourth shutout in five starts. The 20 year-old Mexican southpaw, who is batting over .400, beats the Giants, 5-0, and lowers his ERA to a microscopic 0.20.

  • 2004 At Dodger Stadium, Mike Piazza ties Carlton Fisk for the most career homers by a catcher as he hits Hideo Nomo’s sixth-inning pitch into the stands for his 351st round-tripper as a backstop. The homer, which was his 362nd overall, moves the Mets’ star past Yankees’ Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio on the all-time list.
  • 2007 On the night in which the ceremonial first pitch is thrown by his three sons, Trevor Hoffman is unable to hold on to a two run lead when the Dodgers score three in the ninth and eventually beat the Padres, 6-5. It’s ‘Trevor Time Desk Clock’ Night, and the usually reliable Padres closer blows the save, thanks to some shady defense, for the second consecutive game.
  • 2010 The suddenly streaking Mets win their sixth consecutive game with a doubleheader sweep of the Dodgers, 4-0 and 10-5. The victories mark the first time since August 28, 1971 that the club has taken both ends of a twin bill from L.A.

Lineups when available.

71 thoughts on “Game 18, 2022

  1. Why are there only 7.6 hits per game for each team? Fresh pitchers, for one thing. So says SI. Here’s a startling number:

    Juan Soto of the Nationals saw 46 different pitchers in his first 83 plate appearances. Ted Williams saw 73 pitchers in 606 plate appearances in the entire 1941 season.

  2. Really sucks having to live with this bad taste in my mouth for 2 days. Wish we were playing today. I’d rather jump right back on the horse.

    • On the bright side, the Gnats got blanked by the A’s at SF’s Software Stadium. Joc also pulled up lame with a groin injury, and he’ll be getting an MRI today.

  3. A bench that consists of one of our two catchers, Ríos and Alberto offers little oomph when one or more starters are struggling. We need to reduce our bullpen and get another couple of batters.

  4. A’s beat the Giants, 1-0, in San Francisco Wednesday night. Chad Pinder, the first batter of the game, hit a homer and that was that.

  5. Today’s game was aggravating but, when there’s a game like I this prefer it in the afternoon. If it’s a night game, the aggravation can disrupt my getting to sleep.

    • Sleep disruption is East Coast night game watching from the get-go and a loss is the pits.

    • Really mortifying. Hopefully it will light a fire under us against the Tigers. We do have competitors on our team. Jeeze – we looked weak.

  6. Replacing Albert with Alberto, whom I like, isn’t going to work in the long run.

  7. We’re suffering the hangover that I was worried about, although Gallen is no slouch.

  8. Not a single batter, at this moment, in the Arizona lineup is hitting above .200.

  9. P-U. What a stinker the Dodgers dropped last night. Looks like Dave is shaking up the lineup a bit today.

  10. Yesterday’s debacle was arguably the worst Dodgers game in many a year. I hope there is no hangover, and we are facing a fine pitcher. The Giants have passed us for first place.