Game 77, 2022

Padres at Dodgers, 4:15 PM PDT, TV: FOX

The visiting Padres send RHP Yu Darvish (7-3, 3.26 ERA) out to do battle with the Dodgers’ LHP Tyler Anderson (8-1, 3.23 ERA). Darvish has a 1.61 ERA over his last four starts. He got no decision in the last one, giving up seven hits and three runs over six innings to the Phillies, who came back to win against the Padres’ bullpen. Anderson took his first loss of the year in his last start, giving up ten hits and four runs in six innings to the Rockies.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1962 Johnny Podres ties a major league mark record, striking out eight consecutive batters in LA’s 5-1 victory over Philadelphia. The 29 year-old southpaw’s streak begins with the third out in the top of the fourth frame and ends after the first out in the seventh inning of the Dodger Stadium contest.
  • 1995 Dodger right-hander Hideo Nomo, who is leading the National League in strikeouts, becomes the first player from Japan to be selected for the major league All-Star game. As the starter for the Senior Circuit, the 26 year-old rookie tosses two scoreless innings in the National League’s 3-2 victory over their American League rivals at The Ballpark in Arlington.
  • 2019 The Dodgers overcome a 4-3 deficit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning when the Diamondbacks’ bullpen walks five consecutive batters, including Cody Bellinger’s base-on-balls forcing in the winning run. The last time the Chavez Ravine club got a walk-off win with a walk was when Bellinger drew the fourth consecutive free pass issued by the Royals relievers, plating the winning run in a 5-4 extra-inning victory in 2017.

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106 thoughts on “Game 77, 2022

  1. At Filly today, the Redbirds went back-to-back-to-back-to-back in the first but, despite that power surge, it’s now tied 5-5 in the third. At SF’s Software Stadium, meanwhile, Gnats trail Chisox 3-1 after four. Joc absolutely butchered a fly ball into a two-run double.

    • Unexpected excellence – he’s earned a spot that nobody anticipated he would have.

  2. Guessing Yu is done for the day. If Melvin waves a white flag and opts for the backend of his pen, we could see a bunch more runs.

  3. I think Justin may be back.
    We will have to wait longer for Muncy.
    Kaylor is being Kaylor.

    • And yet I still don’t despair when he comes up to bat, unlike that AJ Pollock year of pain!

      • It was actually 5 games in the 2019 NLDS, when he struck out 11 times. In 3 years he produced OPS+124. In his last playoff series with the Dodgers in 2021, he was one of the few Dodger hitters to show up against the Braves with OPS 1.190.

        • I thought he had two bad playoffs. Last year he did well and they traded him.

        • Yeah I had to completely change my brain his last year here. I always liked him, but I haaated that sequence of seemingly automatic outs.

  4. Taylor is 1-for-8 in this series with 7 Ks, but his throw to home to complete the DP on Friday night may have been the most important moment in these two-plus games thus far.

    • Grisham hasn’t yet learned that he can’t run on CT3 (who, by the way, has fouled off lots of pitches in both ABs today).

  5. Voit’s obviously not a burner, but it was still shocking he didn’t even try to score on the base hit with two out.

  6. When somebody went deep on our slow pitch team, we used to call him a rally-killer.