Game 73, 2022

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:30 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA

LHP Clayton Kershaw (5-1, 2.00 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers, facing LHP Kyle Freeland (3-5, 4.29 ERA). Kershaw is 11-6 lifetime at Coors with a 4.57 ERA in 145 innings. Freeland pitched against the Dodgers on Opening Day in April and took the loss when he gave up five runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1969 After ending an 11-game losing streak in their previous contest, the expansion Padres are the victims of a 19-0 shutout for the second time this season when Dodgers right-hander Don Drysdale equals the National League-record for the largest margin of victory in a shutout. L.A. will score more than half of their runs when they tally ten times in the third inning.
  • 2000 The Rockies draw their 20 millionth fan to one ballpark faster than any other team in major league history. Taking less than six years, Colorado eclipses the Dodgers’ mark of taking nine years in two stadiums to reach the milestone.
  • 2008 In Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers, without the benefit of a hit for the entire game, defeat the Angels, 1-0. The combined losing effort of Halo hurlers Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo isn’t considered officially as a no-hitter because the home team didn’t have to bat in the ninth (a nitpick if I ever heard one).

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90 thoughts on “Game 73, 2022

  1. Thoughtful of the Padpen to tank last night. The Snakes tied it on consecutive bases-loaded HBPs in the eighth, and then won it when Eric Hosmer had a brain freeze on a ground ball in the ninth.

  2. No more predictions from me. In fact, I plan on going AWOL for tomorrow’s game. G’night all.

  3. Muncy with a long home run would make one think his elbow isn’t hurting him. He swings hard all the time. What am I missing?

      • I expect so, but at what cost? This is a dilemma for Doc. And we are, by mandate, down to 13 pitchers while we were at 14 for awhile, even 15 or 16, I believe, before the roster size was reduced.

  4. A question: Forgetting the placement of the decimal point, which do you think will be lower at season’s end — Muncy’s batting average or Gonsolin’s ERA?

  5. With what’s going on in the world, I consider baseball my escape clause. Not so much tonight, yet.

  6. I fear he’s not long for this game except that, with the bullpen overworked, he may have to be.

  7. Kershaw has pitched in 31 MLB stadiums. His ERA of 4.57 at Coors before tonight is his highest except for the one time he pitched at Shea and allowed four earned runs in 3.2 innings.

  8. I have to jump off for a commitment. Bring this one home for us, okay? I will hope to woo-HOO later this evening.

  9. Well, we’ve made our dumb baserunning move early tonight. JT has been involved in many of them.

  10. Prediction: The Dodgers will be firing on all cylinders tonight and score at least 10 runs.

  11. Dodgers (45-27)
    Rockies (32-42)

    SP Clayton Kershaw L
    5-1 2.00 ERA 45IP 47K

    SS Trea Turner R
    1B F. Freeman L
    DH J. Turner R
    CF Chris Taylor R
    3B Max Muncy L
    2B H. Alberto R
    RF T. Thompson R
    LF Gavin Lux L
    C A. Barnes R

    0% Rain
    92° Wind 9 mph L-R