Game 89, 2022

Dodgers at Angels, 6:38 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports West, SPNLA

All Star LHP Clayton Kershaw (6-2, 2.40 ERA) takes the hill for the Dodgers in Anaheim against LHP Patrick Sandoval (3-4, 2.95 ERA) of the host Angels. In Kershaw’s last start he went 7 2/3 innings, gave up five hits and two runs and got the win. Sandoval’s last start was unfortunate. He went 6 1/3 innings, gave up five hits and just one run and took the loss.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1960 Home plate umpire Frank Dascoli stops play for 24 minutes when Willie McCovey hits a pitch into shallow left field that no one can see because of the dense fog. The Giants first baseman’s second inning “invisible triple” doesn’t deter the Dodgers when they go on to win the Candlestick Park contest, 5-3.
  • 2003 At the All-Star Game played in Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field, Angels outfielder Garret Anderson goes 3-for-4, including a two-run homer and a double, helping the American League to beat the NL, 7-6. Pinch-hitting in the eighth inning, Rangers third baseman Hank Blalock hits a go-ahead two-run homer off the usually untouchable reliever of the Dodgers, Eric Gagne.
  • 2004 Eric Gagne surpasses Jeff Shaw for the most career saves in franchise history, collecting his 130th save in a Dodger uniform. The 28 year-old right-handed closer pitches a perfect ninth, striking out the side, in the team’s 5-2 victory over Arizona at Bank One Ballpark.
  • 2017 Cody Bellinger becomes the first Dodger rookie to hit for the cycle when he collects a seventh-inning triple in the team’s 7-1 victory over the Marlins in Miami. The 22-year old freshman goes 4-for-5, driving in three runs en route to his historic accomplishment.

Also: in 1939 National League president Ford Frick orders two-foot screens affixed inside all foul poles after Billy Jurges of the Giants and umpire George Magerkurth spit at each other after a foul ball call down the left field line is disputed at the Polo Grounds. The American League will soon follow the Senior Circuit lead and will also install foul ball screens.

And: in 1994 after being confiscated in the first inning of the Indians-White Sox contest at Comiskey Park, Albert Belle’s bat, suspected of being corked, is placed in umpire Dave Phillips’ locker for further examination. The attempt to take and replace the suspected bat by a bungling burglar, who gains access to the umpire’s room by squirming through the stadium’s overhead crawl space, a thievery Jason Grimsley will confess to five-years later, is immediately uncovered with the discovery of pieces of broken ceiling tile on the floor, and a new name on the “clean” bat which now reads Paul Sorrento.

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162 thoughts on “Game 89, 2022

  1. I’m going to guess that Doc is happy to let Kershaw come out to start the 8th.

  2. Kersh is going to pitch in the AS game. It might as well be the 1st inning. Do the right thing Snitker.

  3. Kershaw is so modest. Giving all the credit to the defense – said “I probably should have had four or five hits by the seventh.”

      • Not sure if I would say very good chance but if he can get 2 more wins this month and then average 3 wins in both August and September it would happen. Easier said then done however.

  4. Not wanting to say too much – but uh, wouldn’t it be nice to see Kershaw still pitching in the 9th?

  5. I want the Dodgers to win, but doggone it, I wish the Angels could do the same except when they’re playing us. Ohtani and Trout ought to get into the playoffs.

  6. I’ve been watching as I exercise and cook and eat. What a pleasurable game so far!

  7. Hanser hit it to the wrong place again. Into the glove of the first baseman.

  8. Re the McCovey “triple” mentioned above: Once in Berkeley slow pitch, there was such a dense fog that, playing right field, I moved to just about 20 feet from the dirt because it was the only way I could see the batter.