Game 115, 2022

Dodgers at Brewers, 5:10 PM PDT, TV: BSW, SPNLA

The Dodgers hand the ball to RHP Ryan Pepiot (1-0, 3.92 ERA). He’ll face the Brewers’ RHP Brandon Woodruff (9-3, 3.52 ERA). Pepiot is filling Kershaw’s rotation slot. He has an 8-0 record with a 2.27 ERA at Oklahoma City this season. Woodruff missed most of June with Reynaud’s Syndrome, a circulation problem in the fingers of his pitching hand. That’s the same thing that cut Sandy Koufax’s 1962 season short. Since Woodruff has returned he’s gone 4-0 in eight starts.

These guys! Hijinks in the dugout!

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1950 At the Polo Grounds, Hank Thompson’s two inside-the-park home runs off Don Bankhead and Carl Erskine contribute to the Giants’ 16-7 drubbing of the Dodgers. The 24 year-old third baseman will hit 129 round-trippers in his 9-year career, three of which will be of the IPHR variety.
  • 1964 St. Louis outfielder Curt Flood collects eight consecutive hits during a doubleheader against Dodgers pitching. The Cardinals split the twin bill in Los Angeles, losing the opener to Sandy Koufax, 3-0, but take the nightcap when Curt Simmons tosses a six hitter to give the Redbirds a 4-0 victory.
  • 2020 Keibert Ruiz becomes the seventh player (there have now been eight — James Outman did it this season) in the 131-year history of the Dodgers to homer in his first major league at-bat and the first since Garey Ingram accomplished the feat in 1994. On his first swing, the 22-year-old Venezuelan catcher deposits Julio Teheran’s 1-1 fastball over the right-field fence in the team’s 8-3 victory at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Babe Ruth died in New York City on this day in 1948.

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187 thoughts on “Game 115, 2022

  1. On a happier note, any of you Southern Californians (or ex-pats) remember Love’s BBQ? You can still buy the sauce, even though the restaurants are closed.

    That’s a fun blog called Vintage Los Angeles, written by singer Al Martino’s daughter.

  2. The Pads have tied the Fish in the seventh. I don’t much care at this point, though I’d prefer they finish ahead of the Gnats. Ideally, neither one will make the mild card.

  3. Muncy gets jobbed, but at least Dodgers made Woodruff work. Beerboys’ CF Davis saved a run by cutting off Freddie’s double.

  4. Regarding Garey Ingram, I met him many years ago in Calexico, after watching a winter league night game in Mexicali (it was near freezing, but at least there was Mexican chocolate). I was finishing up a guidebook to Baja California, and encountered him and two other minor leaguers at the historic Hotel de Anza.

  5. Well, on a more positive note. Brewers gained a game on the Puds for the 3rd wild card spot.

  6. Thanks, Kimbrel. Thanks, Roberts. I want to hear what Roberts has to say after this one. How many times do you have to put your hand on a hot burner before you realize that it’s gonna hurt? This is simply stupid and inexcusable, and it is precisely this kind of thinking that has cost us so often in the postseason under Roberts. I wonder what Kimbrel’s teammates feel when he takes the mound.

  7. Well. This should be interesting. 1 run lead and a runner half way home vs Kimbrel. What could go wrong?

  8. I don’t understand why teams don’t sacrifice in that situation. Call me old school.

  9. Hate to say it but that out at 3rd might mean the game. He did, however, give us a HR earlier.

  10. Dodger relievers just finished 7.1 consecutive hitless innings last night and tonight. The only base runner was yesterday on a strikeout-passed ball. Now, unless we get a flood of runs, I expect that Kimbrel will take the mound in the bottom of the 9th.

  11. I hadn’t known the backstory behind Phillips’ acquisition. Tampa Bay’s loss was the Dodgers’ gain. 1 run in his last 30 appearances? My word!

  12. I know that Muncy has a keen eye, that he walks a lot and that he has been hitting very well lately. But I think that he takes too many called strikes: eight tonight in four at bats.

  13. Old friend Dylan Floro struck out the last three batters of the game with two on to preserve Miami’s 4-3 win over the Padres.

  14. Somebody (probably Vin) used to quote Frankie Frisch: “Oh, those bases on balls.” Definitely contributed to Pepiot’s problems today.

  15. Pepiot’s command is lacking. I suspect this is his last start, with May joining the rotation.

  16. Since returning from the IL — which used to be the DL — Taylor has now struck out in 12 of his 27 ABs.

  17. I’m taking my radio and going for a hike. See you on the other end of some innings – hopefully we will be up some runs by then.

  18. The Brewers don’t have anyone in their starting lineup hitting above .253; the Dodgers have six.

  19. I was at the doubleheader in 1964 mentioned above, the only time I ever got a ball at an MLB game. It was a foul ball hit by the Cards’ Charlie James off Larry Miller in the second game. A friend’s father had taken me and his two sons. We had incredible seats at Dodger Stadium on the lowest level between home and first. Miller used to pull a large red bandana out of his back pocket to wipe his brow. It was his only season with the Dodgers. Koufax’ first-game victory was his last appearance that season, putting his mark at 19-5. He was suffering from arthritis and the Dodgers were hopelessly out of the race, 12 1/2 games back. Koufax tied a season-high of 13 Ks in the game and won the ERA title for the third of five straight seasons in 1964 at 1.74. He also led the NL in winning percentage at .792 that season.