Game 72, 2022

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:40 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA

The Dodgers send LHP Tyler Anderson (8-0, 3.00 ERA) out to face the team he began his career with back in 2016. He’ll face the Rockies’ RHP Chad Kuhl (4-5, 3.95 ERA). When a pitcher is undefeated in the last week of June with an ERA of 3.00 there are few superlatives left to use about his performance. Kuhl had one bad inning in his last start but retired the last seven batters he faced, prompting praise from his manager.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1939 In front of 2,457 fans at Braves Field, the Dodgers, with Whit Wyatt pitching the first 16 frames, and Boston plays 23 innings in a game that ends in a 2-2 tie when plate umpire Babe Pinelli called the five-hour and 15-minute contest at 8:15 pm due to darkness. The same teams at the same field played 26 innings to a 1-1 tie in 1920.
  • 1940 To honor the lyricist of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, the Dodgers celebrate Jack Norworth Day at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field. The songwriter and his partner Albert Von Tilzer, who wrote the music, had never seen a game when they created the song in 1908.
    Carly Simon’s Take Me Out to the Ball Game illustrated by Amiko Hirao

  • 1980 Dodger southpaw Jerry Reuss, facing only 28 batters, no-hits the Giants at Candlestick Park, 8-0. Shortstop Bill Russell’s errant throw on Jack Clark’s grounder with two outs in the first inning deprives the 31 year-old left-hander from tossing a perfect game.
  • 2011 Citing MLB refusal to sign off on a transaction that would provide the team with $385 million, the Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court. Although there will be no disruption to the day-to-day status of the franchise, the Chapter 11 financing permits the Dodgers to use $150 million for daily operations and gives owner Frank McCourt time to seek a media deal that will ensure the club’s long-term financial stability.

Lineups when available.

89 thoughts on “Game 72, 2022

  1. Given the number of Angels coaches suspended following that brawl the other day, The Athletic’s daily newsletter writer had a good line:

    “At this point, might as well see if Shohei can just manage the team, too.”

  2. At Yanqui Stadium, Sean Murphy of the A’s just committed his second catcher’s interference of the inning.

  3. I’m assuming (hoping) that Tyler Anderson flew to Denver ahead of the rest of yesterday’s now jet-lagged heroes. To this point, game of the year – given yesterday’s ESPN blackout, I chose to watch the final three innings this morning and thought the Dodgers got very lucky on CT3’s double off Riley’s glove. If he’d let it go, it probably would’ve hooked foul.

    On an unrelated note, I passed up a last-minute opportunity to go to Candlestick in what turned out to be Reuss’s no-no in 1980.

    • Dullest and most forgettable but, after Sunday’s result, I can’t really complain.

  4. No Maddux – but first ever shutout by a Rockie pitcher in Colorado vs Dodgers ever.

  5. I do like David Price. He mostly gets the job done, and he doesn’t complain that he’s not being used the way he thinks he should be as a former Cy Young winner.

  6. Dodgers 9th will have to be at least twice as productive as last night’s. Seems like the right part of the order is coming up however…

  7. So, the Dodgers will be down to their last strike and then rally to win. That’s how this works, right?

  8. Kuhl is cracking. He is actually having to face at least 4 batters this inning!

  9. Tyler pitching a bit off and tired, despite getting here early. Joe and Co. discussing if it’s a byproduct of that 123 pitch one-hitter.

    • I think the most interesting thing for me was reading how disgruntled Caleb Ferguson was in regards to how his injury recovery was being handled. Don’t often hear that kind of dissatisfaction with how the team manages things.

  10. I recall quite liking Thompson his first go round with the Dodgers.
    Which meant that he performed reasonably well. Nice to have him back.

  11. Sure seem to be having a lot of trouble running the bases lately. How many runners have we had doubled up on balls caught by outfielders?

  12. I had to leave this chat room early yesterday, but I read everything last night. Thanks for the banter and the observations on what was a remarkable win by the Dodgers.

  13. Tyler prolly thinking “I left this hell hole, why did they drag me back!”

    • After last night, with a jet-lagged squad after a redeye, I can’t get too worked up about tonight. At worst, Dodgers lose half a game to the Pads.