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.
In a late change, Jordan Hicks will serve as the opener for the Cardinals tonight in their series opener against the Dodgers. Matthew Liberatore will be available as a long reliever. https://t.co/pGNgyueLE0
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) July 12, 2022
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.”
Lineups when available.
Today’s #Dodgers lineup at Cardinals: pic.twitter.com/D87n3Eivav
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 12, 2022
Hicks gets the start for Game 1 vs. the Dodgers! pic.twitter.com/6tdXiPa0kQ
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 12, 2022
Rox have taken a 4-1 lead over the Paddles after six.
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.
Lars Nootbaar is definitely one of the best names in MLB.
It’s a name that can get you in Dutch.
I would have Lux at 2nd base batting 9th. Bellinger 7th and Barnsy 8th.
Lux getting day off after 9 straight starts is not unreasonable.
He will get plenty of time of to rest during the AS break..
Pads have lost.
Why pinch hit with a .160 hitter when you have a .300 hitter available..
On the bright side, the Pads seem likely to lose to the Rox, and the Dodgers have spoiled us lately.
I was thinking the same thing.
So close to another comeback.
This loss is on Roberts.
Ummm. Maybe not entirely, Ohio Dodger?
You are right. 1 for 9 RISP, 10 LOB.
Ok, does he get credit for wins?
Because he popped up twice with the tying run on third?
Pinch hitting for Trayce with Muncy. Dumb.
Trayce already had 3 LOB. Not as if he was doing much.
I want a bottom 9.
Okay Max prove my doubting mind wrong.
Bad future person.
Okay JT. Prove my doubting mind wrong.
A little high.
Last chance saloon
Double gin and tonic please.
What happens when you don’t play small ball to bring in a run with bases loaded and no outs.
You can’t play small ball with the bases loaded and nobody out.
You need to swing away,
No, you don’t.
2 suicide squeezes and they would have had the lead.
Not that I really think that’s what they should have done but just saying.
All plays at home are force outs.
You’re kidding. Geez.
2 HBP and they would have taken the lead. Lol
Yes, you can.
Sure you can!
You can put the ball in play without swinging for the fences. Or fenzes.
You can put the ball in play without swinging for the fences. Or fenzes.
Not sure what that means.
It means you lose the ball game.
It seemed as if the three batters were not focusing on bringing in a run with a soft stroke hit (like Freddie kept
Doing) but more on hitting a HR. Not shortening their swing, etc.
Getting the ball into the outfield in the air is your best bet for scoring in that situation. Just making contact leads to DPs. Yeah, I wish as well that Freddie had been up in that situation.
Mookie got a walk off with an infield ground ball.
And he was as surprised as anyone.
Surprise. She is right. You are misguided.
Surprise. She is right.
Fair enough. Just very frustrating.
Task become harder in the 9th.
But not impossible. Shut the door.
I swear the umps WANT balls and strikes to be called electronically. That would explain why they’re so bad at it themselves.
A call like that changes everything- pitching out of the stretch, etc.
And causes the hitter to swing at anything like it.
Oh Trea. Almost.
Yeah, that was not close, and a delayed call.
Ok Ump. Robo-ump replacing you soon.
Ok Dodger offence – back to work.
Your spelling is offensive.
Get off the fense and tell me what you really think. Oh wait – maybe fence is spelled with a c.
Get out of the fens. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d47dda41e04b7dc676ff5c6b4c7bb46751837ec3b9cb517a83d49b10ef61acc6.png
Good thing I have no dog to kick. Bases loaded no outs and don’t score. Sheesh.
Doc blew that inning pinch hitting Muncy for Trayce.
So did I hear correctly that the Dodgers re-signed Austin Barnes?
Yes. Two years.
Everyone a bit surprised, I think (but pleasantly so).
Yep. Glad to have this catching tandem around for awhile.
Up to Belli
Dang. 2 outs.
Not sure why Doc didn’t let Trayce hit there.
Maybe he thought Max could work a walk and tie the score? But yeah – Trayce would have been good.
I would take anything positive here between a walk (Muncy special) and a Grand Slam.
Hell, even a DP scores a run. LOL
True enough. As long as it is not outs at home and then first.
Not eyes. Error on RF, was he trying to throw out Trea?
Catcher’s interference put Trea on base.
Sure, but Gameday says throwing error on RF.
Gameday’s almost as bad as Steiner.
Meanwhile, in Denver, the Rox have tied up the Paddles.
Two on, one in, none out.
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.
Two on, nobody out.
Let’s go Freddie.
Hey Dave. Good to see you. Where have you been?
Dodgers win a challenge?
Catcher’s interference! We get a challenge!
Still in it to win it…
Game is not out of reach.
Two run game. Meh. Let’s hold them.
Okay Barnesie. New pitcher. Fresh start!
Good job Barnsy.. Productive out.
I missed Sunday’s game, so I need an instant replay toay.
Down by five. Right where we want to be!
Against the Cubs and Reds, I would agree.
I am suddenly more agreeable…
Mitch is getting hit a lot.
He’s not all there today.
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.
RALLY TIME!! Clap…Clap.
Ooph. Can’t get that third out.
Having to face Goldie and Arenado is like being back in the West. Horrors!
Trea and Freddie start the come back.
Gunna need the Comeback Kids again.
That’s a start.
Pete carried off eleven times, wow!
That’s what I get for skimming.
Who’s in the booth with Joe Davis tonight?
Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah..
I’m told it’s Jessica Mendoza.
This is interesting. Tyler Anderson keeps notes on his daily efforts. In longhand.