Game 68, 2022

Dodgers at Reds, 9:35 AM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Ohio, SPNLA

The Dodgers send LHP Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.08 ERA) to make his third start after returning from the IL where he’d been with a sacroiliac injury. He’ll face the Reds’ rookie RHP Hunter Greene (3-7, 5.26 ERA), who made his MLB debut in April of this year.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1930 The Dodgers get twelve consecutive hits in a 19-6 win over the Pirates at Forbes Field. Two of the dozen hits in the eight-run sixth inning include a pair of homers hit by Brooklyn outfielder Babe Herman.
  • 1986 The Braves strand 18 runners on base, establishing a National League record. Enough Atlanta players do score to give the team a 6-5 victory over L.A. at Dodger Stadium.

Other notable events in baseball on this date include Ernie Shore’s near-perfect game in 1917, when he relieved Babe Ruth (ejected for arguing balls and strikes and possibly punching the umpire) and retired 26 consecutive batters.

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114 thoughts on “Game 68, 2022

    • Now 5-1/2 games behind the Dodgers, the Gnats have also fallen back in the mild card competition, trailing both the Beerboys and the Redbirds for the last spot.

  1. Reflecting on the Dodgers’ announcers, was Freddie thinking, “I was a Freeman for Karros”? OK, that was a big stretch.

  2. In Atlanta, the Barves are running up the score early on old friend Alex Wood. It’s 6-1 after two.

    • FA signed last November. Apparently ex-Rox teammate and ex-Dodger, Jake McGee suggested that he try to latch on with the Dodgers because the organization would help him get back on track. With the Dodgers, his FB velocity has increased by 2.5 mph and he now throws a sweeper that breaks twice as much as his slider did.

    • Picked up after the Rox cut him loose. He had one good year and two terrible ones in Denver.

  3. Joc Pederson just homered off Kenley Jansen with two outs and nobody on in the 9th. Giants still trail, 7-6.

  4. We own reds pitching.
    In 7 games this year:

    9, 3, 5, 9, 8, 8, 9 and maybe more

  5. I’m tired of Solano, but he’s allowed to keep it up tomorrow, against his former teammates.

  6. The Gnats have tightened it up a bit v. the Barves – now 7-4 after 6-1/2. On the bright side, that means Atlanta will probably have to use their high leverage guys in the pen again today.

    • Was about to post the same thing. Great pitch selection and execution, especially with Senzel.

  7. If you had told me at the start of the season that Lux would have the third-highest BA on the team coming into the All Star break I’d have been disbelieving.

  8. I was listening to the Giants’ post-game show last night after returning from umpiring a youth baseball game. The announcers were saying how losing a game like they did — allowing three runs in the bottom of the 9th to lose, 4-3 — would make it a tough bus ride back to the hotel and likely carry over to an early game today. So far, it has.

          • I lived for three years in Sylvania, just outside of Toledo. One of the things I loved was that at the westernmost edge of the Eastern Time Zone how late the sun set in the spring and summer, sometimes close to 10 p.m. That gave my daughter a lot of time to play in the evenings and then chase fireflies. We also could play catch long after dinner.

  9. Braves lead Giants, 6-1, after 2 1/2. Wood got no one out in the 2nd inning, He allowed all the runs and his ERA is now 5.05. Giants grounded into DPs in each of the first 3 innings.

    • Yes, what was JT thinking? Muncy would have scored on that fly anyway. Oh well, Bellinger brought in a run. In two innings, the Dodgers have two singles, a double, a walk and a sac fly for one run.

  10. Below is the video of the statue unveiling program for Koufax held in private ceremonies
    before the game on Saturday, which I attended. Koufax was introduced near the Dodger dugout and got a huge standing ovation, but I don’t think he stayed for the whole game. He looks great. He is 86.

    The program begins at about the 7:25 mark.