Game 86, 2022

Dodgers at Cardinals, 4:45 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Midwest, SPNLA, TBS

The visiting Dodgers send RHP Mitch White (1-1, 3.38 ERA) to the Busch Stadium mound to face the Cardinals’ LHP Matthew Liberatore (2-1, 4.74 ERA). White’s last seven appearances have all been starts, and his ERA has dropped fairly consistently since he left the reliever role. Liberatore is a 22-year-old rookie who made his debut on May 21 of this season; this will be his seventh MLB appearance.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1949 The first All-Star Game which includes black players is played at Ebbets Field. The Dodgers’ Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, and Don Newcombe represent the National League in an 11-7 loss to Larry Doby and his AL teammates.
  • 1966 The National League All-Stars edge the AL, 2-1, in a game played at the newly-built Busch Stadium when hometown favorite Tim McCarver scores the winning run on Dodger shortstop Maury Wills’s tenth-inning walk-off single, with Giants hurler Gaylord Perry getting the victory by tossing a scoreless ninth and tenth inning. The 105-degree weather, 113 degrees on the playing surface, results in nearly 150 people needing treatment for heat exhaustion.

This is notable: In 1949 the major league owners agree to install warning tracks made of cinder in front of outfield fences before the start of next season. The origin of the concept began at Yankee Stadium, where an actual running track, used in the ballpark’s track and field events, helped fielders know their proximity to the outfield fence when attempting to make a play. One wonders if that might have saved Pete Reiser’s career. Reiser “was taken off the field on a stretcher a record 11 times.”

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136 thoughts on “Game 86, 2022

  1. I’m sure Bellinger is more frustrated with himself than the fans are, but that would be REALLY frustrated, because he sure frustrates me. Nothing good can happen if you don’t put it in play.

    • I wonder if Belli will ever get back to a reasonable hitting level? Not talking MVP but maybe 120 OPS+ levels.

  2. On the bright side, the Pads seem likely to lose to the Rox, and the Dodgers have spoiled us lately.

  3. What happens when you don’t play small ball to bring in a run with bases loaded and no outs.

  4. I would take anything positive here between a walk (Muncy special) and a Grand Slam.

  5. Hey friends. I am back home from working at a kids camp last week and nice to see the Dodgers still rolling along. Now let’s have another comeback here.

      • And the Cardinals catcher waved sage to across the bats two games ago to “smudge” away any bad mojo and they’ve been hitting ever since.

  6. Having to face Goldie and Arenado is like being back in the West. Horrors!