Game 81, 2022

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

Game 81 marks the mid-point of the season.

The Rockies hand the ball to RHP Jose Ureña (0-0, 3.52 ERA), while the Dodgers hand theirs to RHP Mitch Wbite (1-1, 3.93 ERA). Ureña hasn’t gone more than three innings in any start this year, and he’s only made four appearances altogether, all starts and all in April. He’s no rookie, though; he’s pitched six full years in the AL with Miami and Detroit. White has made 11 appearances this year, six of them starts. His K/BB ratio this season is a tidy 3 to 1.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1938 At Crosley Field, Yankees’ hurler Lefty Gomez is defeated for the first time in four All-Star starts as the NL wins the All-Star game 4-1. National League shortstop Leo Durocher becomes the first Dodger to start in an All-Star Game and gets a ‘bunt’ home run.
  • 1953 In his first major league start, 24 year-old right-hander Al Worthington throws a two-hitter, blanking the Pirates, 6-0. The Giants’ rookie, known as ‘Red’, will become the first National League freshman to throw consecutive shutouts at the start of a career, when he repeats the feat in his next outing, also blanking the Dodgers, 6-0.
  • 2000 Vin Scully, 72, is voted the No. 1 sportscaster of the 20th century by members of the American Sportscasters Association. The Dodger veteran broadcaster’s 51-year career has included play-by-play of 25 Fall Classics and a dozen All-Star Games.

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116 thoughts on “Game 81, 2022

  1. I’ve made some plays like the one Yglesias caught in slow pitch, but I was much younger then.

  2. The Paddles have the night off, but the Gnats have already fallen behind the Snakes, 1-0 in the first.

  3. Gnats closer having a Broxton inning in Phoenix, and now he comes out after 37 pitches, still with a two-run lead.

  4. I lost a little love for Trea after his playoff performance last year but I like him a lot now. It would be nice to have him back.

  5. The Gnats have somehow managed to take a lead over the Snakes in the ninth (not that SF is relevant any more…).

      • Hard for the ump to see but on the big screen from a different angle it really wasn’t that unclear. And we would have scored after that. Plus JT knew he wasn’t tagged.

  6. Good job Mitch. Defense let you down. Time for the offense to pick you up.