Jul 21

Game 91, 2022

Giants at Dodgers, 7:09 PM PDT, TV: ESPN

LHP Carlos Rodón (8-5, 2.66 ERA) takes the mound for the visiting Giants and RHP Mitch White (1-2, 4.20 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. Rodón was picked to replace Josh Hader of the Brewers in the All Star Game but then decided the split nail and blood blister on the middle finger of his left hand needed rest, so he declined the opportunity to play (and was replaced by the Dodgers’ Tyler Anderson). This will be White’s ninth start this season; he’s gotten past the fifth inning just once.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1930 Harvey Henrick’s ninth-inning three-run round-tripper off the bench gives the Dodgers a dramatic 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Redbirds at Ebbets Field in the first game of a twin bill. Redbirds George Puccinelli and Jim Bottomley and Brooklyn’s Hal Lee also homer appearing as pinch-hitters in the game.
  • 1956 In a 13-6 defeat to the Cubs, Dodgers’ shortstop Pee Wee Reese becomes one of five active players to collect 2000 hits, and teammate Junior Gilliam sets a major league record by handling 12 assists at second base.
  • 1963 The usually mild-mannered Dodger manager Walter Alston is thrown out of both games of a doubleheader when the Braves sweep a twin bill from Los Angeles for the first and only time in Milwaukee, 7-2 and 13-7. To make matters worse, the manager has beer thrown in his face by a hometown fan as he leaves the second game. (My thanks to Lee for sharing this entry. He attended the game at County Stadium as a ten year-old. -LP)
  • 2003 At Dodger Stadium, Vladimir Guerrero hit his 226th career home run, breaking Andre Dawson’s club record. The Expos’ right fielder hits his milestone round-tripper off Odalis Perez, a 454-foot blast over the left field wall.

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