Jul 03

Game 78, 2022

Padres at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally SD, SPNLA

LHP MacKenzie Gore (4-3, 3.34 ERA) takes the ball for the Padres and LHP Clayton Kershaw (5-2, 2.94 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers. Gore is a rookie who debuted on April 15 of this year. He won his first two starts in April but is 2-3 since. He’s got 14 walks and 18 strikeouts in June, which is not a recipe for success. Kershaw’s last start was his worst of the year; he gave up six runs on nine hits in just four innings and saw his ERA jump nearly a full run, from 2.00 to 2.94.

This date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1925 Milt Stock sets a National League mark by having his fourth consecutive four-hit game, going 16-for-23 during the span to compile a .696 batting average. The 31 year-old second baseman’s offensive output, which includes three singles and a triple, helps the Robins beat the Giants at Ebbets Field, 6-3.
  • 1949 En route to a 16-0 shutout of the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds, starting pitcher Monte Kennedy hits a grand slam. Another 51 seasons will pass by before another Giants hurler hits a four-run homer when Shawn Estes accomplishes the feat in 2000.
  • 1958 In their 35th home date in L.A., the transplanted Dodgers reach the one million mark in attendance. Last season, the team drew only 1,028,258 fans, playing in Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field.
  • 2013 Yasiel Puig becomes the first player to be named Player of the Month for the first month he plays in the major leagues in the 55-year history of the award. The Dodger outfielder played in 26 games in June, compiling a .436 batting average, with his 44 base hits being the second-most ever by a first-month player, only behind Joe DiMaggio’s total of 48 in 1936.

Lineups when available.