Game 44, 2022

Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: BS Arizona, SPNLA

RHP Mitch White (1-0, 6.17 ERA) makes his second start and seventh appearance overall for the Dodgers tonight. He’ll face RHP Humberto Castellanos (3-1, 4.29 ERA) of the D-Backs. Castellanos has been neither fish nor fowl in his big league career; he’s made 31 appearances in his two-plus years in the majors, 14 of them starts.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2015 Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of four-hit ball and the Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning on doubles by Howie Kendrick, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis and went on to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0.

Also, a very famous game took place on this date in 1959: Pirates’ hurler Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings but loses 1-0 to the Braves in the 13th inning. The heart-breaking winning run scores on a Don Hoak error, a sacrifice, a walk, and a two-bagger by Joe Adcock. To add insult to injury,

In 1991, the Committee for Statistical Accuracy in Baseball announced that a no-hitter would be redefined as “a game in which a pitcher or pitchers complete a game of nine innings or more without allowing a hit,” meaning Haddix’s gem no longer qualified. When he was made aware that one of the greatest games ever pitched no longer had a place in the record books, his response was simple: “It’s OK. I know what I did.”

Lineups when available.

105 thoughts on “Game 44, 2022

  1. For those complaining about offensive shortcomings: Last year Marcus Semien hit 45 dingers for Toronto and signed a massive free agent contact with Texas. Through 41 games so far this season, he has zero. That’s right, zero.

  2. Both teams into their bullpens.

    LA’s second pitcher of the night had half the era of their starter.

    AZ’s second pitcher of the night had double the era of their starter.

  3. Fabian Ardaya

    Dave Roberts said they’re contemplating an IL stint for Max Muncy. Banged his left elbow (the one he hurt last year) in DC. Kevin Pillar is here on taxi, but no decision made yet.

  4. Just now seeing Klayton makes me wonder if this is his last season. Imagine he is tired of having to go through this injury/rehab thing year after year.

  5. Joc’s slash line is now .260 .331 .606 .936 with a 161 OPS+
    Be nice to have him at DH.

  6. Texas Gov decided to cancel his appearance at NRA convention. He will send pre-recorded remarks instead. As Glenn Frey would say–The Heat Is On.

  7. I’ve been fast forwarding and finally caught up. Fun to read the comments (future comments) while getting to live game. Family didn’t help me as conversation kept me on pause a lot.

  8. The Committee for Statistical Accuracy in Baseball doesn’t seem to be focused on the performance of a pitcher. If you throw 9 innings of perfect or no hit ball, but your offense can’t score it says more about them than you. Also, the idea that combined efforts are considered to be no-nos is weird to me.

    • I’m still waiting for the combined perfect game. I was hoping Kershaw and the pen could get one vs Minnesota earlier this year. It would be the first in MLB history I believe.

      • Perfect futility on the part of the opposition offense rather than the perfection of an individual pitcher and his teammates on defense (Hi Hanley!).

  9. Old friend Kyle Farmer – then a catcher, now a SS! – went for 4-for-4 with 2 HR and 5 RBI with the Reds tonight. Tomorrow he gets to face the Gnats.

  10. Reds with a nice little comeback win tonight. They were down 3-0. They won 20-5.

  11. These really are salad days for the Dodgers. Or whatever the expression is that implies good times.

  12. Dodgers (29-14)
    Diamondbacks (23-22)

    SP Mitch White R
    1-0 6.17 ERA 11.2IP 13K

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


    LOS ANGELES – Gil Hodges, an integral member of the 1955 and 1959 Dodgers World Championship teams, will have his number “14” retired by the Dodgers on Saturday, June 4th during pre-game ceremonies prior to the 7:10 p.m. game against the New York Mets.