Game Three, 2022

Dodgers at Rockies, 12:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA

LHP Julio Urías makes his first start of the season for the Dodgers. He’ll face the Rockies’ RHP Antonio Senzatela, who’s doing the same.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1947 During the sixth inning of an exhibition game against their minor league team at Ebbets Field, the Montreal Royals, Dodgers’ president Branch Rickey issues a brief statement to the press. The two sentences will forever change the game when the team announces “The Brooklyn Dodgers today purchased the contract of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson from the Montreal Royals. He will report immediately.”
  • 1962 In front of 52,564 fans, Reds infielder Eddie Kasko doubles off of Johnny Podres in the first ever at-bat at Dodger Stadium, and Duke Snider’s single in the bottom of the second accounts for the home team’s first hit. After playing their first four seasons at the LA Memorial Coliseum, the team drops a 6-3 decision to the Reds in the debut of the new $22 million ballpark in Chavez Ravine, financed with a low two-percent interest loan from the Union Oil Company in exchange for exclusive rights to advertise within the stadium.
  • 1962 Wally Post hits the first home run in Dodger Stadium history, a two-out, three-run shot in the seventh inning off Johnny Podres that proves to be the difference in the Cincinnati’s 6-3 victory. The left fielder’s round-tripper to center field is a fair ball, unlike some others hit in the ballpark where the foul poles are discovered to be positioned in foul territory, requiring special permission from the National League to be recognized as fair during the first year in the team’s new home in Chavez Ravine.
  • 1976 After being granted his free agency in a landmark case which will forever change baseball, Andy Messersmith becomes one of the first major leaguers to use his new status to sign with a team of his choice. The former Dodger right-hander comes to terms with the Braves and will post a 16-15 record during his two-year tenure for his new club.
  • 2012 Vin Scully misses the Dodgers’ home opener for the first time in 35 years when doctors order the 84 year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster to rest as he recovers from a bad cold. The last time the team’s play-by-play announcer was absent from the season’s first home game he was calling the first round of the Masters in 1977.


72 thoughts on “Game Three, 2022

  1. Weather for Minneapolis calls for 40 degree temps and rain. Kersh scheduled to pitch on Wednesday. I would not pitch him in that weather with his back and elbow issues. Why in the heck didn’t they build a stadium with a retractable roof there? Should figure a way to retrofit one.

    Also should have built a dome in Denver. Control the environment so it plays closer to sea level.

    • I attended a game in Minneapolis in their old bubble roof stadium. I think it finally collopsed.

    • They need to remove the domes that now exist, and eliminate artificial turf. Diverse playing conditions are part of what makes baseball so interesting.

  2. I missed the error by Bryant. Can you someone please describe it for me?…And Winnipeg Dave, thanks for putting me at first base in your lineup. In that way I don’t have to cover much ground.

  3. Get him out of there Dave. Put Price in and see what he’s got. Nothing to lose at this point.

  4. I’m ready for a better effort by the team today. Last night was ineptness on all fronts except the pitching. Pitching was good enough to win.