Game 79, 2022

Rockies at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA

LHP Kyle Freeland (4-5, 4.31 ERA) pitches for the visiting Rockies and LHP Julio Urías (6-6, 2.64 ERA) goes for the Dodgers. In his last start Freeland took advantage of his team’s rare success against Clayton Kershaw and got the 7-4 win. One day later Urías was the beneficiary of Germán Márquez’s bad day.

Ever wonder what a team eats on its flights? Here’s the Rockies’ menu from yesterday’s trip to LA:

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1884 In American Association action, Louisville right-hander Guy Hecker pitches complete games to win both ends of a doubleheader. The Youngsville, Pennsylvania native does not walk a single batter when he beats the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers at Eclipse Park, 5-4 and 8-2.
  • 1998 The National Baseball Facility of Ireland, considered the main home of the Irish National baseball team, officially opens in Corkagh Demesne Park in Clondalkin, West Dublin when U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Dodger owner Peter O’Malley played an instrumental role in the construction of the diamonds now known as the Fields of Dreams, which includes a regulation sized adult field and an international standard Little League field.
  • 2006 Nomar Garciaparra ties the major league record for being hit by a pitch in a game as he is plunked three times by three different Diamondback pitchers in a 10-4 Dodger victory. The LA first baseman is the first National Leaguer to equal the mark, both literally and figuratively, since the 2000 season, when Astros outfielder Richard Hidalgo got thwacked thrice in a game in April.

Lineups when available.

86 thoughts on “Game 79, 2022

  1. After five at the Litterbox, SD getting Paddled by Seattle again again, 4-1.

  2. In the old days, single-admission doubleheaders were routine on July 4th (and also Memorial Day and Labor Day):
    July 4, 1955 — All 16 teams played DHs except for Washington at Baltimore. Their second game was rained out. The Dodgers took two at Philadelphia, 11-2 and 6-3.
    July 4, 1962 — There were eight DHs. The only two single games were Milwaukee at St. Louis and Chicago at Cincinnati. The Dodgers took two from the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, 16-1 and 7-3. Koufax went the route in the first game despite having a 12-0 lead after five.
    Today — One DH scheduled–Cleveland at Detroit, day-night. Idle: Angels, Yankees, Phillies and Pirates.
    It’s been years, perhaps decades, since single-admission DHs were routinely scheduled. They were a lot of fun to attend when I was growing up.

  3. Mariners opening a can on the Puds. 7-0 in the 6th. D’Backs up 6-3 in the 7th.

  4. The old adage: beat the teams you are supposed to beat. With the most wins in the NL (tied with the Mets), the Dodgers should beat everybody. The Marlins know how to do it. Next to last in the East, they are 11-1 against the last place Nats (and 26-39 against everyone else).

    • The Fish are only two games behind the Gnats in the Mild Card standings. The Fillies passed SF yesterday, but they’re still 1.5 behind the Redbirds for the final spot.

  5. Seven pitches. Three outs. Not gonna do it fellas. We have an opportunity to gain on Padres
    and Gnats. Don’t waste it, okay? (Also, a hit would be nice.)

  6. Freeland is baffling us so far. We are striking out too much, and not just for this game.

  7. Come on, offense. You are swinging for the fences without trying to just get on.

  8. CT3 has now struck out in nine of his last 10 ABs. He singled in the other AB. Either the batting coach isn’t working with him or he refuses to cut down on his swing, particularly with two strikes.

  9. Snakes poisoned the Gnats 8-3, and Seattle now paddling the Pads 8-0 after 7-1/2. Seems like a good chance to pick up ground in the division.

  10. Not your normal fare for a flight, in that no vegan option provided. Also, a burrito as an appetizer is just weird.

  11. At the SD Litterbox, Paddles trail Seattle 7-0 in the sixth. In Phoenix, Snakes striking the Gnats after 6-1/2.

  12. The winners of eight of the last 16 MVP Awards (2014 through 2021) are playing with the Dodgers or the Angels:
    2014 — Trout and Kershaw
    2016 — Trout
    2018 — Betts
    2019 — Trout and Bellinger
    2020 — Freeman
    2021 — Ohtani
    Prior to 2014, the last Dodger to win the MVP Award was Gibson in 1988; before that, Garvey in 1974.

    • Piffle. It’s 3:10 HST. THAT’S the important time zone! 😉

      The Rockies take their time posting starting lineups. They still haven’t done so, so I haven’t updated the post with it. When I do I’ll fix the time.

  13. The Seattle Pilots have taken a 2-0 lead over the Paddles in the first. In Phoenix, BadGums surrendered two to the Gnats in the first, but Gnats’ Rodón gave it back immediately. Both starters looking shaky, with high pitch counts.

  14. The Seattle Pilots have taken a 2-0 lead over the Paddles in the first. In Phoenix, BadGums surrendered two to the Gnats in the first, but Gnats’ Rodón gave it back immediately. Both starters looking shaky, with high pitch counts.