Game 43, 2022

Dodgers at Nationals, 1:05 PM PDT, TV: MASN, SPNLA

LHP Julio Urías (3-3, 2.63 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers as they attempt to sweep the three-game series from the Nats, who’ll counter with RHP Erick Fedde (2-3, 4.08 ERA). Urías won his last start, giving up just two hits and no runs in five innings. Fedde last won on May 3; he’s had two no-decisions and a loss since.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1919 Casey Stengel, traded by the Dodgers in the off-season to the Pirates, calls time, steps out of the batter’s box to give the razzing Ebbets Field fans the ‘bird’. The Pittsburgh right fielder doffs his hat, allowing a sparrow to fly out, much to the amazement and amusement of the fans.
  • 2002 With four homers on Thursday (5/23), one on Friday (5/24), and two more on Saturday (5/25), Shawn Green becomes the first major leaguer to hit seven round-trippers in three games. The Dodger outfielder’s nine big flies in a week also breaks a National League record, established by Ralph Kiner with eight and tied by Ted Kluszewski and Nate Colbert.
  • 2002 Getting his 3,509th K, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson passes Walter Johnson to become seventh on the all-time career strikeout list. After fanning Shawn Green in the first to catch the ‘Big Train’, Dodger outfielder Brian Jordan swings and misses a 2-2 pitch in the second inning to become the ‘Big Unit’s’ historic victim.

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80 thoughts on “Game 43, 2022

  1. Dodgers (29-13)
    Nationals (14-30)

    SP Julio Urias L
    3-3 2.63 ERA 41IP 31K

    SS Trea Turner R
    1B F. Freeman L
    3B J. Turner R
    DH Edwin Rios L
    CF Chris Taylor R
    2B Max Muncy L
    LF Gavin Lux L
    RF H. Alberto R
    C A. Barnes R

    0% Rain
    67° Wind 7 mph R-L

  2. 0-for-7 with RISP, including twice failing with a runner on second and none out.

  3. Milwaukee, still batting, has scored twice in the top of the 7th and now leads San Diego, 2-1.

  4. From Tyler Kenner’s tribute to Roger Angell:

    The last time I spoke with him, on the phone last spring, he mentioned that his eyesight was failing but that he still tuned in daily to the games. One new wrinkle appalled him: the runner placed on second base to begin each extra inning.

    “It violates everything in baseball,” Angell said. “You put a runner on second who hasn’t earned it, you’re trying to shorten the game. Every effort now is to shorten the game instead of letting it go on. The man on second is the first in baseball history to never earn what he got.”

    it is always gratifying to find yourself in agreement with Mr Angell.