Jun 14

Game 61, 2022

Angels at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, BS West, SPNLA, TBS (out-of-market only)

RHP Noah Syndergaard (4-4, 3.89 ERA) brings his “Thor” persona to Dodger Stadium. He’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Tony ‘The CatMan” Gonsolin (7-0, 1.58 ERA). Syndergaard lost the last two years to injury but is doing well in a comeback season. He’s allowed two or fewer runs in six of his starts, although his fastball is now hitting about 94 MPH instead of the 100+ MPH it once was with the Mets. Gonsolin remains a surprise to the rest of the league although perhaps not so much to the Dodgers.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1948 In front of a crowd of 12,622 at Ebbets Field, Jackie Robinson, who hits a third-inning two-run homer, and Cleveland’s Larry Doby, the only two African-Americans big leaguers, play against each other for the first time. In the Sunday evening charity exhibition game, the Dodgers best the first-place Indians, 6-2, raising $15,000 for the Brooklyn Amateur Baseball Federation, which benefits sandlot ballplayers in Flatbush.
  • 2003 After being activated from the disabled list by the Dodgers, first baseman Fred McGriff bats cleanup and goes 2-for-4 in his return against the Padres. It was the Crime Dog’s first trip to the DL during his 18-year career.
  • 2010 After just seven days in the major leagues, Stephen Strasburg is named National League Player of the Week. The Nationals’ right-handed flamethrower starts his career 2-0 with 22 strikeouts, second to only Karl Spooner, who fanned five more batters in his first two major league starts with the Dodgers in 1954.

Lineups when available.