Guardians at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Apple TV only
RHP Zach Plesac (2-4, 4.70 ERA) pitches for the Guardians in their first time playing the Dodgers since the team was renamed. He’ll face LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.12 ERA), who took the loss in his last start despite giving up just two runs in four innings when the offense got 13 hits but was 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position. Plesac may not have the best record in the league right now, but he can surely field his position, as this play from his last start shows:
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) June 11, 2022
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1915 Cubs right-hander reliever George Washington Zabel, called into the game with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, throws 18 and 1/3 innings of the Cubs’ 4-3 victory over the Robins at Chicago’s West Side Park. ‘Zip’, establishing the major league record for the longest relief stint in one game, beats Brooklyn starter Jeff Pfeffer, who tosses a 19-inning complete-game. (Pfeffer won 113 games for Brooklyn and lost only 80 in a nine-year career with the Robins.)
- 1956 Joe Adcock’s ninth-inning home run off Brooklyn right-hander Ed Roebuck, his second round-tripper of the game, proves to be the game winner in the Braves’ 5-4 victory over the Dodgers. The blast to left field, which clears an 83-foot wall at the 350-foot mark, is believed to the only homer ever to land on the roof at Ebbets Field.
- 1956 Fred Haney, named yesterday to replace Charlie Grimm, wins two games in his managerial debut with the Braves when the team sweeps a doubleheader against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 5-4 and 3-1, starting a streak of 11 consecutive victories. The club’s former coach will compile a 341-231 (.596) record, guiding Milwaukee to two pennants and a world championship during his four seasons at the helm.
- 1976 At Shea Stadium, Dave Kingman hits a walk-off homer to give the Mets a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers. Sky King’s game-ending blast comes off Charlie Hough in the 14th inning.
- 1992 Dodger farmhand Mike Piazza, believing he was low balled in his contract negotiations, takes exception to the team giving a reported bonus of $500,000 to top draft pick Ryan Luzinski, a 220-pound catcher from Holy Cross High in Delran, New Jersey who will never play in a major league game. Next season, Piazza will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year, and will hit .331 in seven seasons for LA.
One more item from the history books: on this date in 1962 Met Marv Throneberry’s apparent first inning triple becomes an out on an appeal play for missing second base in an 8-7 loss to San Francisco at the Polo Grounds. When New York manager Casey Stengel questions the call, he is told by the umpire, according to legend, “Don’t bother arguing Casey, he missed first base, too.”
Lineups when available.
Looking for our 5th in a row tonight!#ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/8wkpB1iNa7
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) June 17, 2022
T. Turner SS
J. Turner 3B
Kershaw P https://t.co/xDsnCCpi2p
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 18, 2022