Game 93, 2022

Giants at Dodgers, 4:15 PM PDT, TV: fox

The visiting Giants send one-time Dodger LHP Alex Wood (6-7, 4.20 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ LHP Julio Urías (8-6, 2.89 ERA). Wood faced the Dodgers once earlier this season; he gave up three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings and took the 9-1 loss when the Dodgers’ bullpen did what the Giants’ pen could not: hold the other team scoreless the rest of the game. Urías is 1-1 against the Giants this season, winning the day after Wood lost in May and losing a month later despite giving up just two runs on three hits in six innings. Those were the only runs the Giants got in the game, but that was enough to hand the Dodgers the 2-0 loss.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1939 Using yellow dyed balls, the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 at Sportsman’s Park. The experimenting with the use of the colored sphere, which is designed to make the ball easier to see for the players and the fans, started in Brooklyn last week and will be tested once more, in a September game played at Wrigley Field.
  • 1962 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joining the Dodger infielder in the Cooperstown ceremony are fireballer Bob Feller, veteran manager Bill McKechnie, and outfielder Edd Roush.

  • 1965 Dick Stuart homers in the first inning in the Phillies’ 5-1 win over New York at Shea Stadium. ‘Dr. Strangeglove’, who played in Boston for the previous two seasons, becomes the first player to have gone deep in each of the 19 major league ballparks now in use. (Ed. note – Nineteen ballparks because both Los Angeles teams, the Angels and Dodgers, share the ballpark in Chavez Ravine. – LP)
  • 1974 At Three Rivers Stadium, Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey, a write-in All-Star starter, singles and doubles to help the National League beat the Junior circuit, 7-2. Mike Schmidt, also a write-in, plays in his first Midsummer Classic thanks to radio intern Howard Eskin’s on-air campaign which urged Phillies fans to stuff the ballot box for their young third baseman.

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56 thoughts on “Game 93, 2022

  1. Dodgers now have best record in baseball, by percentage points over the losing Yanquis.

  2. Dieter playing Mission Impossible when the Gnats try to pick a Dodgers runner off at first.

  3. From a Gnatblog: “We make up for our poor defense by being painfully slow.”

  4. The Athletic profiles Mookie Betts.

    He’s been Mookie and learned what that means here in Los Angeles.

    That means using his voice, encouraging more people who look like him to come watch the game he’s so brilliant at. It means breaking a comfort zone he felt he’d often settled into earlier in his career before he took his role as one of the game’s inimitable figures.

    “That’s what I signed up for,” Betts said when asked about the shirt. “It is what it is. I’ve got to embrace those types of things. That’s what I’m working on doing. I used to kind of shy away from it. Now it is my responsibility. Someone has to do it, take on that ownership.”

    What sparked that change?

    Growth, Betts said. He’s not 21 years old anymore, like he was when he first stepped into a Red Sox clubhouse as a rookie surrounded by the likes of David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia. He’s a father now. This winter, he got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brianna, in a ceremony in Ranchos Palos Verdes. He’ll be a Dodger for the next decade.

    “I’m almost 30,” Betts said. “I’ve grown and matured and am in a different stage where I feel like I can take on that responsibility.”

    Betts has done that. And in doing that, he has found his joy.

  5. LAT’d – Over the past couple days, the Dodgers have done well by letting the Gnats beat themselves.