Game 109, 2022

Twins at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: BSSN, SPNLA

RHP Joe Ryan (8-4, 3.67 ERA) pitches for the Twins, who are making a rare appearance at Dodger Stadium. He’ll face LHP Julio Urías (11-6, 2.57 ERA). Ryan is in his second year in the big leagues, all as a starter. He had a mediocre July, going 1-1 but posting a 5.06 ERA. His only August start was much better: he went five innings against the Tigers, gave up one run on three hits and got the win. Urías is on a roll; he’s won his last eight starts.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1975 At Shea Stadium, Davey Lopes steals his 32nd consecutive base without being caught, breaking Max Carey’s 1922 record in the Dodgers’ 2-0 victory over New York. The Dodger second baseman’s mark will be broken by Vince Coleman in 1989.
  • 1976 John Candelaria becomes the first Pirate since 1907 to throw a no-hitter in Pittsburgh. Nick Maddox threw the first and only Buc home no-hitter until the ‘Candyman’ beat the Dodgers at Three Rivers Stadium. (There was never a no-hitter pitched in the 61-year history of spacious Forbes Field.)
  • 2001 Mike Hampton ties the National League record for pitchers with his seventh homer when he goes deep off Felix Heredia in the Rockies’ 14-5 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Colorado southpaw equals the mark established by Dodger hurlers Don Drysdale (1958, 1965) and Don Newcombe (1955), and two shy of the major league standard set by Wes Ferrell, playing for the Indians in 1931.
  • 2013 The Dodgers rally for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, overcoming a six-run, seventh-inning deficit, for their fifth walk-off victory of the season. The team’s 7-6 victory over Tampa Bay is their 11th consecutive win in a one-run games, a span in which they have defeated ten different clubs.

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81 thoughts on “Game 109, 2022

  1. At the Litterbox, Hader has blown a three-run lead on 37 pitches, and has now been pulled.

    • After walking two with the bases loaded and also hitting a batter. It’s now 4-4 in the bottom of the 9th in San Diego.

  2. At the Litterbox, newly acquired Hader appears to be doing his best (worst) Kimbrel impression. Leading by three, he loaded the bases with nobody out, and now he’s walked a guy I could strike out to let in a run. Gnats have tying run at second with nobody out.

  3. The Dodgers’ season is officially two-thirds complete. They have played 108 of 162 games. If the prior numbers are a predictor of the future, Trea and Freeman will each drive in over 100 runs, Mookie will hit 37 or 38 homers, and Gonsolin and Anderson will each win 19 or 20 games. However if the Dodgers enter September with a big lead, I think that Roberts will rest his regulars more. But remember that the rosters no longer grow to 40 in September as they historically did. I believe that the cap is 28. One other observation: I think that Urias will end the season with the most victories.

    • I’d prefer that rosters still expanded to 40. That gave a chance to get a glimpse of top prospects and lesser figures who still had interesting stories and even made key contributions.

      • I expect that the owners did that to save the pro-rata daily MLB scale on the dozen or so minor leaguers who would be called up.

        • I don’t doubt that’s part of it – wouldn’t wanna do anything that might enhance the game.

          • Or spend a dime more than necessary on minor league ballplayers. A couple of weeks ago Manfred said he disputed that they made less than minimum wage, which sent lots of people to the numbers. He was wrong.

          • Baseball desperately needs the minor leagues, but Manfred doesn’t think so. You need to pay players enough, even if they won’t necessarily reach the majors, so the best can hone their skills.

  4. Pads finally get out of the ninth, as Tim Hill fans Joc. Tied going to bottom of inning.

    • Before the start of the season, I told a friend of mine who is a big fan of the Giants that Joc is big, goofy and friendly and would bat ,242 and hit 27 homers. He is now batting .245 with 17 homers.

  5. I think Bickford’s Oklahoma-bound when Treinen and Graterol come back. His gopher ball needs some work.

    • Yes, he should be the odd man out. Whereas, for about a week, James was the Outman in.

  6. Back home and loving watching the games again. And Hader has let the Gnats tie the game at 4-4, top of the 9th. They just pulled him apparently.

  7. At the Litterbox, newly acquired Hader appears to be doing his best (worst) Kimbrel impression. Leading by three, he’s loaded the bases with nobody out.

    • Most of these are from military families, with dual US-German citizenship. Kepler is not one of those.

  8. Cards’ Mikolas went 2.2 innings in Colorado, allowing 10 runs —all earned — on 14 hits in a 16-5 loss.

  9. Surprising the Twinkies have left their struggling starter in so long. High pitch count, and ineffective.

  10. The Dodgers are not having any problems getting extra base hits or scoring runs so far tonight.

    • That ended a streak of 26 scoreless innings by the Padres. Game tied, 1-1, in the 5th.

    • German Rivera, who broke in with Dodgers in 1983? Just joshing. The only German thing about him was his first name.

  11. Manny Machado grounded into a DP to end the Padres’ first today after Soto had walked. Giants lead, 1-0. Machado by the month this season: March/April—.386; May—.312; June—.284; July —.202; August (not including tonight)—.242. Before the A-S game—.303; since the A-S game: .229.