Game 62, 2022

Angels at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: BS West, SPNLA

LHP Reid Detmers (2-2, 3.83 ERA) is on the bump for the Angels while LHP Tyler Anderson (7-0, 3.07 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers. Detmers was the 10th pick in the first round of the 2020 draft; he made his major league debut in August of 2021. He’s made ten appearances this season, all starts. Anderson has, with Gonsolin, been a very pleasant surprise for the Dodgers, who’ve needed all the help they could get in the rotation with Kershaw’s and Heaney’s absences, and the Tony and Tyler show has given it to them.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1938 In the first night game played in New York City, Johnny Vander Meer pitches his second consecutive no-hitter, beating the Dodgers at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, 6-0. Four days ago, the Reds’ southpaw held the Braves hitless in a 3-0 victory at Crosley Field.
  • 1951 The Cubs trade Andy Pafko along with Johnny Schmitz, Wayne Terwilliger, and Rube Walker to the Dodgers for Bruce Edwards, Joe Hatten, Eddie Miksis, and Gene Hermanski. The deal, which prevents the coveted ‘Handy Andy’ from going to the rival Giants, is the first of many to be made by Buzzy Bavasi, Brooklyn’s new general manager.
  • 1996 In the first inning of their 6-2 victory over the Braves, the Dodgers turn their first triple play in forty-seven years. After making a running, back-to-the-plate grab of Chipper Jones’s popup to short left with runners on first and second, Juan Castro throws to second baseman Delino Deshields to double up Marquis Grissom, then the ball is relayed to first baseman Eric Karros to get Mark Lemke, who was also running on the pitch.

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193 thoughts on “Game 62, 2022

  1. As they did yesterday, the Cubbies have blown their lead, thanks largely a starting pitcher who makes Ryne Duren look like a control artist – five walks and no K’s. Of 86 pitches, only 45 strikes.

  2. At Wrigleyville, Cubbies have taken a 4-2 lead over the Pads in the third. Pads pitcher Weathers walks in two runs.

  3. Anyone know? Have the Dodgers ever previously had two pitchers start out 8-0 in the same season?

        • I looked at the 1981 game logs. On the conclusion of play on May 17, Fernando Valenzuela was 8-0 and Burt Hooton was 6-0. Valenzuela lost his first game on May 18 to drop to 8-1. Hooton would reach 7-0 on May 25 before losing for the first time on May 30.

          • I have fallen into the statistical trap. In 2017, Alex Wood started out 11-0, not losing his first game until July 21. The other starting pitchers all lost their first games early in the season. Among the relievers, however, on July 21, Kenley Jansen was 4-0 then and would finish the season at 5-0; Josh Fields was 5-0 on July 21 and would finish with that W-L record; Brandon Morrow was 2-0 on July 21 and finished the year at 6-0.

  4. I guess the Angels were due to score. But couldn’t they have waited one more inning?

  5. and now the live look in has stopped with the lovely message ‘thanks for watching’

  6. I expect that if Tyler takes the mound now he will be pitching on a combination of heart, history, adrenalin and fumes.

    • I suspect when he pitched fewer innings it was because he was getting into trouble or losing command.

  7. Well, in other news, the Dodgers have doubled their runs, their hits and their errors from last night.

  8. Anderson has thrown over 100 pitches many times in his career but, until tonight, never more than 107.

  9. Anderson might be one inning too far away from doing what he wants tonight.

    And maybe it’s a moot point now? Or will that be an error?

  10. Anderson might be one inning too far away from doing what he wants tonight.

    And maybe it’s a moot point now? Or will that be an error?

      • Yep. Certainly won’t be the first time. And if one was to rank the degree of difficulty of those various decisions – this one has got to be one of the easier ones…

          • Well – without breaking Rule 9 – this one doesn’t involve a big name like Kershaw, Anderson already has a higher pitch count than some other pitchers in similar situations (iirc), and he has already allowed some base runners.

          • I’m thinking he is not a max effort pitcher. he hasn’t been pitching under stress, and he could be allowed to cruise until he looks stressed.

  11. Just tuning in. My in-laws arrived in town for a visit and have just gone off to bed.
    Angels are proving to be a healing balm for the Dodgers – so far anyways.

  12. It takes three very good starters maybe four to get to the World Series and win. Wouldn’t be something if those three starters were Anderson, Gonsolin, and Heaney.

    The Pitching coaches should get the hitting coaches share of the playoff money if that happened, speaking sarcastically.

  13. Does anyone think the $30M Cuban player the Dodgers signed, dismissed, and now doing pretty good in the minors, Alvarez, will ever be a Dodger?

    • Would have to leapfrog a bunch of good arms, but who knows? The FA must think he has a chance, otherwise why welcome him back into the system after he bailed.

  14. Trea having another good year and now seems to be adding more long ball like he did last year

      • Yeah. He was envious of how Tyler seemed to make it look easy throwing his change up for GB outs. Says he keeps trying to throw one, but can’t seem to get the hang of it.

  15. Angels (29-34)
    Dodgers (38-23)

    SP Tyler Anderson L
    7-0 3.07 ERA 58.2IP 55K

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

    0% Rain
    71° Wind 6 mph Out

  16. With one below and 2 hovering around the Mendoza line, combined with all the injuries to the pitching staff, its amazing we are still leading the division

    • If Muncy, JT, and Belli don’t start producing, we won’t be. At least two of them need to start producing.

  17. Gonsolin should appear on the ERA leaderboards, but he often doesn’t for this reason: “For a pitcher to qualify for the leaderboards of ERA and other rate stats, like WHIP, they need to have thrown at least one inning per team game played.”

    So today he needs to have pitched at least 61 innings. He’s pitched 63.1. But if he has a short outing next time he may fall short again.

    Keep pitching into the 7th or better, Tony!

    • Come the end of the season, Gonsolin may have to pitch 9 innings on thee days’ rest to qualify. LOL.

    • He’s there today. First in ERA and wins, second in WHIP, first in batting average against, but only 60th in IP.