Game 53, 2022

Mets at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), SNY, SPNLA

LHP David Peterson (2-0, 3.03 ERA) pitches for the Mets and RHP Walker Buehler (6-1, 3.22 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. Peterson lost the last half of the 2021 season to a broken toe which needed surgery. Buehler has not yet rounded into his usual form, good win-loss record or no.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1957 At a seventy-five minute show-down meeting at City Hall with Walter O’Malley and Horace Stoneham, the club presidents of the Dodgers and Giants, respectively, Mayor Robert Wagner is told by the owners neither club has a commitment to move out of New York – and none to stay in the Big Apple. The teams, who have been given permission by the National League to explore the possibility of moving their franchises to the West Coast, are assured by His Honor that the city will be of assistance in replacing the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, the aging ballparks the clubs call home.
  • 1964 At Connie Mack Stadium, Sandy Koufax throws his third no-hitter in three years, blanking the Phillies 3-0. The Dodgers’ southpaw, who will add a perfect game to his resumé next season, joins Bob Feller as the only other modern major leaguer to pitch three career hitless games.
  • 1968 Don Drysdale, pitching his sixth consecutive shutout, defeats the Pirates, 5-0. The Dodger right-hander will extend his major league record scoreless streak to 58.2 innings before yielding a run in his next start. Later that evening at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Robert Kennedy, giving his victory speech for his win in the California primary before being fatally shot, tells his followers in the packed ballroom, “I’d like to express my high regard to Don Drysdale, who pitched his sixth straight shutout tonight.”
  • 1972 The Dodgers retire Roy Campanella’s uniform number 39. Campy, who won the MVP three times catching for Brooklyn in the fifties, joins Jackie Robinson (42) and Sandy Koufax (32) to be honored in this manner.
  • 1976 In an 11-0 victory at Dodger Stadium, Mets right fielder Dave Kingman hits three home runs. Sky King’s two-run dinger and two three-run round trippers drive in eight runs, a new club record.
  • 1990 En route to a 6-0 complete-game victory, 22 year-old Dodger right-hander Ramon Martinez limits Atlanta to three hits. Pedro’s older brother, who will finish the season with a 20-6 record, strikes out 18 batters during the contest.
  • 1998 The Dodgers trade the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year Hideo Nomo (2-7 with a 5.05 ERA) and reliever Brad Clontz to the Mets for pitchers Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael.

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91 thoughts on “Game 53, 2022

  1. View from the living room window of this apartment I’m temporarily inhabiting while we finish emptying the house I’ve lived in since 1978. Hopefully the house sells quickly so I can afford a new one (slightly smaller than the 2,600 sf the current one is, with no high-maintenance and costly pool).

    Edited: see above photos.

  2. The Mutts are not making soft contact, but it worked in Ferris’s favor that time.

  3. Beerboys flopped again against the Pads today but, in Miami, the Gnats blew an early 4-0 lead and Fish walked off on a sac fly. Pinch-running prospect Joey Bart K’d twice in 3 ABs, and made a clutch throwing error.

    • Giants’s reliever Tyler Rogers’s 9th inning — infield single, hit batter, balk and the sac fly. His ERA is now just above 6.

      • I like those numbers. His twin brother, who blew one big in Milwaukee two nights ago, somehow managed to hold on to a four-run lead today.

    • I was listening in our kitchen to the radio on which my mother loved to listen to the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday mornings while she ironed.

      • In Tacoma, I had to wait until after dark for KFI’s signal to come in and, at this time of year, that was around 9:30.

  4. I did not know that six-run rule, but the Dodgers staff apparently didn’t either.

  5. Correction: Taylor has 65 Ks, not 67.Also, his OPS plus is 127, which is good.

    • Joey Bart of the Gnats now has 49 K’s in 90 ABs (.544). OPS+ of 75. He’s their “top prospect.”

        • The Barves will soon displace them in the last mild card spot, so the Gnats can afford to let him embarrass himself or shuttle him to Sacto.

    • .806 OPS is pretty good, and his defensive versatility is a huge plus. I’d be more concerned about Buehler.

      • Taylor takes the same ferocious swing regardless of the count and plays virtually every day. Buehler pitches one of every five games, but I am concerned about him as well.

        • Buehler is ostensibly an elite starter, and his under-performance is a major cause for concern.

    • Maybe more circulation in his legs by wearing relaxed fit instead of slim fit.

  6. I’ve been snoozing and watching baseball I don’t care about all day. Finally, my team!

  7. I get that the Dodgers don’t retire numbers until the player makes it to Cooperstown, but it sure makes for some long delays. Hodges should have been in the Hall 50 years ago.

  8. Mets (35-19)
    Dodgers (35-17)

    SP Walker Buehler R
    6-1 3.22 ERA 58.2IP 49K

    RF Mookie Betts R
    1B F. Freeman L
    SS Trea Turner R
    DH J. Turner R
    LF Chris Taylor R
    3B H. Alberto R
    CF C. Bellinger L
    C A. Barnes R
    2B Gavin Lux L

    0% Rain
    66° Wind 6 mph Out