Dodgers at Pirates, 3:35 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet PIT2, SPNLA
LHP Julio Urías (2-1, 1.88) pitches for the visiting Dodgers today at PNC Park; he’ll face LHP José Quintana (0-1, 3.38 ERA). Urías’s 1.88 ERA is slightly higher than the combined ERA for all Dodger pitchers; that’s 1.83. Quintana has only given up as many as three runs in one of his five starts; he’s gone as many as five innings in three of them.
This is pretty good company to be in.
Lowest ERA in 1st 100 starts, pitchers to debut since mound lowered (1969):
Dwight Gooden: 2.28
Ron Guidry: 2.48
Vida Blue: 2.55
Walker Buehler: 2.70
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 9, 2022
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1947 Philadelphia manager Ben Chapman, who admits he had been ‘kinda loud’ in leading his team in verbally abusing Jackie Robinson with racial slurs during yesterday’s game, sends word to the Brooklyn clubhouse that he would like to make amends by posing with the Dodger first baseman for the newspaper photographers. The orchestrated gesture, which Robinson agrees to, admitting later that is one of the hardest things he ever had to make himself do, is prompted by the bad press created by the Phillies manager’s intolerance and the wrath of Commissioner Chandler.
Also on this day: In 2015 with runners on second and third, the Pirates turn the first recorded 4-5-4 triple play in baseball history, recording all three outs entirely on the left side of the infield. The oddity occurs when Yadier Molina lines out to second baseman Neil Walker (1), who throws to third baseman Jung Ho Kang to double up Jhonny Peralta (2), who had strayed too far off the third, and then fields the third baseman’s return throw to triple up Jason Heywood at second base (3).
Lineups when available.
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Back at home.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 9, 2022