Game 37, 2022

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: BS Arizona, SPNLA

In the final game of the home stand RHP Zach Davies (2-1, 3.57 ERA) takes the ball for the D-Backs and RHP Walker Buehler (4-1, 2.81 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1929 In the doubleheader played at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the teams combine to score a record fifty runs when the Dodgers outlast the Phillies, 20-16, before dropping the nightcap to the home team 8-6. In the opener, Brooklyn’s Johnny Frederick crosses the plate five times, giving him the major league mark of scoring eight runs in two consecutive games.
  • 1931 Dodgers’ outfielder Babe Herman hits for the cycle for the first of two times this season. In 1933, as a member of the Cubs, he will again hit for the cycle, making him and Bob Meusel the only major leaguers to have accomplished the feat three times since 1900.
  • 1942 Night games in New York are banned for the duration of WW II, leaving fans in the dark about the status of the All-Star Game scheduled to be played at the Polo Grounds on the evening of Monday, July 6. The prohibition of nighttime tilts, announced by NYC Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine, will change the starting times for 28 contests involving the Dodgers and Giants. (The first night game at Yankee Stadium will be played in 1946.)
  • 1998 With a 6-3 victory over the Orioles, the Devil Rays become only the second expansion team in major league history to sweep an away four-game series. The 1993 Colorado Rockies, who did it against the Dodgers, is the other team to accomplish this feat.

Another historical note: In 2004 At the age of 40, southpaw Randy Johnson becomes the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game when the Diamondbacks beat the Braves, 2-0. The ‘Big Unit’ joins Cy Young, Jim Bunning, Hideo Nomo, and Nolan Ryan as the only hurlers to throw no-hitters in both leagues and creates the longest time span between no-no’s, having first accomplished the feat against the Tigers in June of 1990.


76 thoughts on “Game 37, 2022

  1. Fillies folded for the Friars today, so Dodgers lose half a game off their lead.

    • I haven’t been to a whole lot of games in person in my life other than about 40 one season in Hawai’i, but that’s never happened to me. Not once have I gotten a game ball. I envy you!

      • It was surreal. Seriously, Link, I almost cried! Hard to explain, but I’ve been having a little bit of a rough time with some family stuff and this was just so uplifting. And I adore Dino – his irrepressible energy. A special day for sure.

      • That was presumably the Hawai’i Islanders in the PCL? In Tacoma, in 1963, I saw the legendary Bo Belinsky pitch for them.

    • I try to sit as close as I can to the players. Prices being what they are that usually means by the pen. Had some great interactions last year with El Mariachi. Other years with Petey and Kuo.

    • Gonzo once threw us a ball because we were cheering so loudly for the team in Nationals Stadium. Had the same emotional reaction.

  2. The Boys are on their way back East. Looking forward to seeing them in DC!

  3. Meanwhile, in Filadelfia, the Fils have taken a 1-0 lead v. a shaky Blake Snell (first outing of the year).

  4. Up until May 4, Varsho was purely in CF. Since then exclusively at catcher, apart from occasional DH.

  5. Walker hasn’t gotten those sorts of calls, Willie says under his breath.

    • I have come to the conclusion that the umps will make 5 to 9 bad calls per game. From watching the games and perusing the umpire report cards that seems to be the norm. Just gotta hope it all evens out.

  6. Rox have now taken a 5-3 lead over the Gnats in the bottom of the eighth.

  7. Counting his two strikeouts in his first two ABs today, Joey Bart, catcher for the Giants, has now fanned 36 times in 67 at bats. That’s a higher strikeout percentage than Sandy Koufax, who was a very poor batter but not a bad pitcher.

    • That’s a .537 percentage, which should buy him a ticket back to Sacto.

      I remember watching on TV when Koufax homered off Warren Spahn in Milwaukee.

  8. The Dodgers are 24-12 and have already used 26 pitchers this year, including Alberto. Anderson, Buehler, Gonsolin and Kershaw have won four games each. The other 22 pitchers have combined to win eight games.
    Hudson and Urias have each lost three games. The other 24 pitchers have combined to lose six games.

  9. Diamondbacks (18-20)
    Dodgers (24-12)

    SP Walker Buehler R
    4-1 2.81 ERA 35K

    RF Mookie Betts R
    1B F. Freeman L
    SS Trea Turner R
    C Will Smith R
    3B Max Muncy L
    DH J. Turner R
    CF C. Bellinger L
    LF Chris Taylor R
    2B Gavin Lux L

    0% Rain
    75° Wind 8 mph Out