Aug 18

Game 117, 2022

Dodgers at Brewers, 11:10 AM PDT, TV: BSW, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 1.16 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers and RHP Corbin Burnes (8-5, 2.39 ERA) does the same for the Brew Crew. While still working back into shape from shoulder soreness, Heaney’s made three starts in August. He hasn’t gone more than four innings in any of them. Burnes has pitched seven more innings in August than Heaney but he hasn’t had much more success, losing the only decision he’s had during the month.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1959 Long time baseball executive Branch Rickey is named president of the newly formed Continental League. The 77 year-old former Dodger general manager is currently serving as an advisor with the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Editor’s Note: Here’s a pretty good book about the Continental League)
  • 1982 In the second longest game in franchise history, the Cubs lose to the Dodgers, 2-1. The Wrigley Field contest, which is played over two days, takes a Dusty Baker sacrifice fly and 21 innings to complete.

On this day in 1967 Jack Hamilton of the Angels threw a fastball which shattered Tony Conigliaro’s left cheekbone. The 22 year-old Red Sox slugger missed the rest of 1967 and all of the following year and never came close to the Hall of Fame potential displayed during his first three seasons.

Lineups when available.