Dodgers at Rockies, 12:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA
RHP Tony Gonsolin (11-1, 2.28 ERA) is coming off three consecutive poor outings: his last start before the All Star Game, one inning during that game and his first start after it. He gave up four runs on six hits to the Nats last Monday while pitching six innings. He and the Dodgers hope he rights the ship. He’ll face RHP Germãn Mãrquez (6-8, 5.45 ERA), who’s split his last two starts, losing the second one despite giving up just one run on seven hits in six innings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers added RHP Chris Martin to the active roster and optioned RHP Jake Reed.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 31, 2022
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1954 At Ebbets Field, using a borrowed bat, Joe Adcock hits four home runs in one game as well as a double which just misses by inches being his fifth round-tripper, in the Braves’ 15-7 victory over the Dodgers. The Milwaukee first baseman’s 18 total bases, collected on just seven pitches, set a major league record, surpassing the mark established in 1950 by Brooklyn’s Gil Hodges.
- 1955 The Indians obtained Sal Maglie off waivers from the Giants, who release the 38 year-old right-hander because of his ailing back. The ‘Barber’, who will be used sparingly in Cleveland, will become a major cog next season in the Dodgers’ National League championship after being acquired by the team in May for $100.
- 1983 Orioles Gold Glover Brooks Robinson, Giants ace Juan Marichal, ten-time American League All-Star infielder George Kell, and long-time Dodger skipper Walter Alston are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Marichal, the Dominican Dandy, becomes the first Latin player to be enshrined at Cooperstown.
- 2004 Ten minutes prior to the trading deadline, Steve Finley gives the Diamondbacks permission to deal him to the Dodgers. The trade sends the four-time Gold Glove center fielder and backstop Brent Mayne to LA for minor league catching prospect Koyie Hill, flycatcher Reggie Abercrombie, and southpaw Bill Murphy, who was acquired in yesterday’s trade with the Marlins.
- 2006 The Dodgers trade infielder Cesar Izturis to the Cubs for 300-game winner Greg Maddux. The last minute deadline deal, in which the future Hall of Famer waived his no-trade clause, gives the 40 year-old hurler an opportunity to go to a contender.
- 2008 In a three-team swap, the much-anticipated departure of Manny Ramirez from Beantown is finally accomplished with the unhappy outfielder being traded to the Dodgers. Former Pirates player Jason Bay will now roam left field for the Red Sox, with Pittsburgh receiving outfielder Brandon Moss and pitcher Craig Hansen from Boston as well as getting third baseman Andy LaRoche and right-hander Bryan Morris from Los Angeles to complete the last-minute deal.
Lineups when available.
Today’s #Dodgers lineup at Rockies: pic.twitter.com/RCmI6GJCSf
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 31, 2022
Facts About Colorado:
🏔“America the Beautiful” was written about Pike’s Peak
❤️The name Colorado means “colored red” & inspired from the red silt of the Colorado River
🗺Colorado is 1 of 3 states with boundaries defined by lines of latitudes & longitudes
❗️Today’s lineup: pic.twitter.com/mPP8XQyAiD
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 31, 2022
With that victory, Dodgers once again pass Yanquis for baseball’s best record.
Outman presently has an OPS of 2.500.
He’s fun to watch!
From Dodgers Nation:
Here are some of his defensive plays:
In case you’re hanging on every move, The Athletic has a live blog going in a runup to the trade deadline.
Well, I give up. URL the same, doesn’t work.
Looking forward to seeing Outman swing the bat.
Now looking forward to his next at bat.
So is he.
3 pitchers with double-digit wins at July 31. That’s pretty good, and especially surprising when none of them is named Kershaw.
Dodgers now 8-5 vs. Colorado. The two teams meet in a six-game series at Dodger Stadium to end the season.
Three out of four in Colorado I’ll take it.
Kimbrel still has great stuff, but no command.
23 pitches already.
Last three pitches were great!
Is anything ever?
Finally got Grichuk!
James is not the first Outman to play in the majors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Outman
Outman must refer to making only 1 out / game.
Well, sure. Otherwise his name would be Outsman.
Kid done good!
A respectable debut.
Freeman (.323) has a batting average twice as high as Muncy (.161).
Muncy making very hard contact the last couple days, even though results have been only so-so.
I thought the Dodgers would break this wide open, but not quite yet it seems.
Can you imagine this kid’s emotions? “I’m starting in the same lineup with Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner and I’ve got two hits in this game, which is more than any of those guys do.”
What a thrill.
That Colorado wall is apparently nasty. It roughs up even it’s own players.
Daza is dazed.
Matt Kemp had a bad crash there some years agol
Just who I was thinking of!
Get him home Max!
Maynard G. Krebs
Wood and Gonsolin: Alex Wood started out 11-0 for the Dodgers in 2017 and had an ERA of 1.56 at that juncture, He went 5-3 the rest of the way to finish at 16-3 with a league-leading winning percentage of .842. His ERA at season’s end was 2.72.
Last year Urías was 12-3 and ERA 2.30 through July. Wound up 20-3 and ERA 2.96.
And Urias is on another tear this season. He is 7-0 in eight starts since June 12 with only one bad start. His ERA has dipped slightly from 2.80 to 2.71.
Grichuk gives one back!
Is Grichuk of Klingon ancestry, I wonder?
Not so far as I can tell. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8ebcda1d7a1c95037f43b5f2b3a03cf6629f2b9dd37fb777698d0feaefbb3802.png
Klingons are sneaky, though.
Thanks Rockies defence!
I interviewed Alston once when I was a sportswriter for the Monterey Herald. It was probably in 1974. It was before a game vs. the Giants at Candlestick Park. He was not unpleasant, but he was quiet and a bit taciturn. But, then again, who was I?
A humble member of the four estate?
That’s what I was thinking as well!
Dan Bankhead, the first African-American pitcher in modern MLB history — with Brooklyn in 1947 — also homered in his first at bat, on August 26, 1947. He pitched for the Dodgers for three seasons, but he never homered again.
Don Newcombe, on the other hand…
Career batting average of .268 in 12 seasons, including five seasons of hitting at least .300. Had 15 homers and 109 ABs. Was used as a pinch-hitter 106 times. Here was his slash in 1955: .359/.395/.632/1.028. He went 20-5 on the mound. It was the only year that Brooklyn won the World Series.
Once, at mid-season, Newk was tied for the team HR lead with Lou Johnson.
Betts starts the double play on a hard hit grounder. Looked like he has been playing second for a few games.
Count me sick of Grichuk.
Gonsolin is toast right now. Well maybe not toast completely but the bread is definitely heating up in the toaster. He needs a breather or something.
Struggling a bit, but also some bad luck – Rodgers’ infield cheapie in particular.
Don’t forget the game is in Colorado.
Not so much this game alone because of course Colorado, etc. I’m talking the last 3 or so starts.
Six man rotation from here on out though, right?
Really? I definitely could be wrong, but I thought they were only doing that one time through. 6 man rotation only leaves 7 in the pen and I think they like to have 8.
It will be interesting to see who is in the rotation and who gets set down when Buehler, Treinen and May are activated. I think a six-man rotation is a distinct possibility.
I wouldn’t expect Buehler and May to go deep into games at first, but the Dodgers’ division lead is comfortable enough that they can experiment.
I think both Tony and Tyler are likely to regress toward their mean in the second half. Most pitchers don’t win every game they pitch for an entire season, but those two have each made their first halves brilliant.
L.A.Dodgers who homered in their first major league at bat:
Jose Offerman, 1990
Gary Ingram, 1994
Keibert Ruiz, 2020
James Outman, 2022
And he hits it out, man!
He hit it out, man!
Wow. HR in your first big league AB. Way to go, kid!
Rook in the house!
All the way from Cape Horn! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db9ecc3e0b3da83cd9d82c77a39178c0bf69f442b9e0d92ac091440d9d782ab1.jpg
In Atlanta today, William Contreras of the Barves hit into a routine 7-5-4 DP.
Lamb now has 23 Ks in 60 ABs.
Is actually Mr. Consistent.
“America the Beautiful” should be the national anthem.
You’ll get no argument from me.
No arguments from me.
Not too religious for you?
It contains many admirable sentiments, and “Confirm thy soul in self-control” makes it a winner.
It’s the theme song of Manifest Destiny.
“Dog mend thine every flaw…”