Game 94, 2022

Giants at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: NBCS BA, SPNLA

RHP Alex Cobb (3-4, 4.09 ERA) goes for the Giants while LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.13 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers. Cobb has had a modest July, going 0-1 with a 2.22 ERA in 24 1/3 innings. Kershaw is fresh off a start in the All Star Game and has otherwise gone 2-0 with an ERA of 0.40 in July. He needs eight wins to get to 200 for his career.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1909 At Washington Park, the Superbas sweep a twin bill from the visiting Cardinals with identical 1-0 scores. Brooklyn’s southpaw Nap Rucker, who will finish second in the NL with 200 strikeouts, whiffs 16 Redbirds in one of the contests.
  • 1931 For the second time in ten days, Babe Herman hits for the cycle. The Dodger outfielder joins “Long John” Reilly and Bob Meusel as one of only three ‘tricyclists’ to have accomplished the feat of collecting a single, double, triple, and home run in one game three times.
  • 1965 Unbeknownst to him at the time, 75 year-old Mets skipper Casey Stengel, who compiled a managerial record of 1,905-1,842 with the Dodgers, Braves, Yankees, and Mets, manages his final baseball game, a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia at Shea Stadium. After leaving a party after midnight at Toots Shor’s, the ‘Old Perfesser’ loses his balance and fractures his left hip, resulting in the unexpected retirement with the team.
  • 1968 ChiSox reliever Hoyt Wilhelm breaks Cy Young’s record when he makes his 907th career appearance, pitching a third of an inning in which he gives up a run on two hits to be on the short side of the team’s 3-2 loss to Oakland. The 45 year-old knuckleballer, who will retire in 1972 after pitching in 1,070 games, will finish his 21-year major league career with a 143-122 (.540) won-loss record and 228 saves, hurling for the Giants, Cardinals, Indians, Orioles, White Sox, Angels, Braves, Cubs, and Dodgers.
  • 1970 Tommy Agee steals home with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning, giving the Mets a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Dodgers at Shea Stadium. After reaching on a fielder’s choice, the New York center fielder stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch, before scoring the winning run with his thievery of home plate.
  • 1977 After his two-out foul pop-up is dropped by Mets’ right fielder Bruce Boisclair, Davey Lopes responds with a game-ending three-run home run off Bob Apodaca. The L.A. second baseman’s ninth-inning dramatics provide the Dodgers with a 5-3 win and spoil the opportunity for a win for Nino Espinosa, who left the game needing just one more out for a complete-game victory.
  • 1993 Following the game at Dodger Stadium, Vince Coleman tosses an M-80 from a car, resulting in reported injuries to three fans in the Chavez Ravine parking lot, including an 11 year-old boy and a two year-old girl. The Mets’ player was a passenger in the 1991 Jeep Cherokee driven by LA outfielder Eric Davis, who acknowledges Coleman flipped the firecracker out of his vehicle as a ‘joke,’ but not into a crowd of people.
  • 1993 In a 5-4 loss to the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, Mets right-hander Anthony Young extends his record losing streak to 27 games. The latest defeat is the result of the hard-luck hurler walking Dave Hansen in with the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning.
  • 2015 Michael Conforto becomes the 1,000th player in Mets history when he makes his major league debut, going 0-3 in the team’s 7-2 loss to the Dodgers at Citi Field. Tomorrow, the 24 year-old rookie left fielder will enjoy a 4-for-4 day at the plate when he will collect three singles and a double en route scoring four runs.
  • 2020 For only the second time in baseball history, all four starting infielders are the sons of former major leaguers, when shortstop Bo Bichette (Dante), second baseman Cavan Biggio (Craig), first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Vladimir), and third baseman Travis Shaw (Jeff) top the order for the Blue Jays on Opening Day. In 2012, the Dodgers’ lineup featured an infield consisting of third baseman Ivan DeJesus Jr. (Ivan), second baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. (Jerry), shortstop Dee Gordon (Tom), and first baseman Scott Van Slyke (Andy), with outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. (Tony) patrolling center field.

Lineups when available.

65 thoughts on “Game 94, 2022

  1. When the Redbirds visit the Scrub Jays in Toronto, Arenado and Goldschmidt will be caged in Missouri because they’re unvaccinated.

  2. From the LA Times:

    Injury updates

    Justin Turner (abdominal tightness) missed a second straight game Saturday. Roberts said Turner likely won’t play Sunday either and that a backdated injured-list stint could be possible. … Chris Taylor (foot fracture) took batting practice on the field Saturday and could begin a rehab assignment next weekend, as long as he is cleared to run by then. … Blake Treinen (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Saturday. He is scheduled for one more this week, then could be ready to face hitters for the first time since getting hurt in April. His return date still is targeted for mid-August. … Andrew Heaney (shoulder) will rejoin the Dodgers rotation this week, likely during their series against the Washington Nationals.

  3. Link: Great collection in Today in Dodgers’ history. Here is some more information about Hoyt Wilhelm. He homered in his first MLB at bat, with the New York Giants in 1952, and never homered again in a total of 432 at bats over 21 seasons, the last being with the Dodgers in 1972 when he was 49. He had a career batting average of .088. In 1953, Wilhelm had two doubles and a triple. After that, he had only one extra-base hit for the rest of his career. Wilhelm never started a game after 1961. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985. This Tuesday would have been Wilhelm’s 100th birthday. He died in 2002 at the age of 80.

  4. Mets beat the Padres. 8-5. Dodgers now lead San Diego by 11 1/2, Giants by 16 1/2. Dodgers lead the Mets by 6 games for the best record in the NL and lead the Yankees by a percentage point for best in MLB.

  5. I suspect this is Clayton’s last inning. Already at 91 pitches and it’s 81° there.

  6. Just got off a zoom. I have been peeking keeping the game on mute surreptitiously. Good game!

  7. Sneaking peaks at the game today as we have company. Kershaw not as sharp today it would appear.

  8. Dodgers score a run on an end-of-the-bat soft liner to the opposite field followed by routine double play grounders that found holes. Wind up getting walks but leave the bases full.

    Giants get a run copying the Dodgers first inning.

  9. Friedman on the Dodgers’ needs v. wants at this year’s trade deadline.

    “We’re going to be adding some really talented pitchers back in the mix,” Friedman said, referencing the expected returns of Walker Buehler, Dustin May, Blake Treinen and other key pitchers by season’s end.

    “So the question is, worst case, what if X number of them return, and where do we feel where we have that coverage to put together a championship-caliber pitching staff in October? Obviously, those are the questions we’re going to be wrestling with the next couple weeks.”

    The sudden availability of a generational talent such as Soto, however, has added a wrinkle to this year’s deliberations.


    “That’s just the hard part of what we do,” Friedman said. “We have to constantly have our finger on the pulse of not just now, but what the implications are in the future and how that ties into our pipeline of players coming, our financial commitments and doing everything we can to maintain this high level for as far as we can see out.”

  10. LAT’d from yesterday. so I’ll repost that the Dodgers now have baseball’s best record:

    Dodgers 63-30, .67741935
    Yanquis 65-31, .67708333

  11. LAT’d from yesterday. so I’ll repost that the Dodgers now have baseball’s best record:

    Dodgers 63-30, .67741935
    Yanquis 65-31, .67708333