Game 49, 2022

Pirates at Dodgers, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet PIT, SPNLA

The visitors hand the ball to RHP Mitch Keller (1-2, 5.57 ERA); he’ll face the Dodgers’ LHP Julio Urías (2-3, 2.39 ERA). Keller lost his first five starts before winning two weeks ago. Urías went six innings against the Pirates on May 9, gave up eleven hits but just two runs and still took the loss.

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1937 In Game 1 of a Memorial Day doubleheader, Carl Hubbell’s consecutive-game winning streak, compiled over two seasons, ends at 24 when the Dodgers, led by Babe Phelps’ 5-for-6 performance, defeat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 10-3. ‘King Carl’ is honored between games when the southpaw is presented with the National League’s 1936 MVP Award by Babe Ruth.
  • 1948 Tommy Lasorda, best known as the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame skipper, strikes out 25 batters and collects the game-winning hit when the Schenectady Blue Jays defeat the Amsterdam Rugmakers, 6-5, in 15 innings. The promising southpaw, who goes the distance in the CanAm minor-league contest played in McNearney Stadium, believes he probably threw more than 300 pitches during the game.
  • 1965 For the first time in history, an all-switch-hitting infield starts a big league game. In the nightcap of a twin bill, the Dodgers, with Wes Parker at first base, Jim Lefebvre at second, Maury Wills at shortstop, and Jim Gilliam at third, lose to the visiting Reds, 6-1.
  • 1968 Don Drysdale’s shutout streak stays intact when home plate umpire Harry Wendelstedt rules that Dick Dietz, who is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, did not make an attempt to get out of the way of the right-hander’s delivery. The Giants catcher finishes the at-bat by popping up, and the next two batters also make outs to give ‘Big D” his fifth straight shutout, tying a major league established by White Sox hurler Doc White in 1904.
  • 2001 The Red Sox finally beat the Yankees in their eighth attempt, and for the first time in over a year since Pedro Martinez scoffed at the ‘Curse’. The right-hander was 7-1 with a 1.44 ERA when he said, “Wake up the Bambino and let me face him — I’ll drill him in the “%#$,” but after the comment he managed only seven more winless starts, making it first time he did not win in seven straight starts since the first seven major league appearances as a rookie with the Dodgers.
  • 2012 With their 6-2 victory, the Brewers beat LA at Chavez Ravine for the fourth consecutive day, making the Brew Crew the first visiting team to sweep a four-game series since the Rockies accomplished the feat in August, 1993. The victories also mark the first time the franchise has ever swept the Dodgers.

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81 thoughts on “Game 49, 2022

  1. Tío Albert just walked off (sac fly, actually) v. the Pads. Gnats have taken a 5-4 lead in the 11th as pinch-running phenom Joey Bart (3 K’s in 4 ABs tonight) scored on a cheapie.

    • Might not be tomorrow, but probably not far off. Might as well give the AAA kids a shot.

  2. Hey y’all. Missed yesterday entirely and late to the game tonight, but let’s go Dodger! Got a little something going here maybe?

  3. Hey y’all. Missed yesterday entirely and late to the game tonight, but let’s go Dodger! Got a little something going here maybe?

      • Yes. I was not disappointed to miss it after looking at the final score and reading about the game.

  4. Fillies blew agnother one to the Gnats – GIPD’d at least twice with bases loaded, and left bags loaded in the 11th as well.

  5. Thank goodness for Anderson and Gonsolin and maybe Heanley in a few weeks. Buehler and Urias not yet pitching like Aces.

  6. Cards lead the Padres, 2-0, after 5 1/2 innings. Wainwrilght has a one-hitter and has fanned 9.. Manny Machado and Bob Melvin were ejected after Machado was called out on strikes to end the top of the 6th.

    • It sure didn’t take you long to resume your attack on Pillar. It was the first posting today. You’ve made your point repeatedly. It’s tiresome. What’s the over/under on how many times you will go after Pillar today? Perhaps it’s time to move on?

      • There are reasons he had to go to the minors after failing to stick with five other teams.

        • I am not arguing how good/bad Pillar is, but just that we understand how you feel about him.