Game 118, 2022

Marlins at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Florida, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

Peruvian LHP Jesús Luzardo (3-5, 3.72 ERA) is on the bump for the Marlins and LHP Tyler Anderson (13-2, 2.81 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers. Luzardo has had a poor August, going 1-2 and giving up 6 runs on 12 hits in 17 innings. Anderson’s gone 2-1 in August, giving up 8 runs on 15 hits in 18 innings.

From The Athletic, an explanation of what Muncy’s done to get his groove back (so far):

The Dodgers discussed moving his hands around or changing how Muncy stood in the box. On a whim, he tried a different approach in the cage before a game last month at Coors Field. As the pitch would arrive, he’d take a half step back with his left leg, getting his back hip higher, and better positioning his shoulders. Doing so redistributed his body back down and forward rather than up and under the ball.

It felt good, so Muncy took those mechanics into that night’s game. He recorded a hit in his first at-bat, a ripped single off José Ureña, and he locked it in. Since then, he’s been a top-five hitter in the sport.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1955 For the sixth consecutive season, Robin Roberts is a 20-game winner. The Phillies right-hander, who will finish the season with a 23-14 record, beats Don Newcombe and the first place Dodgers at Connie Mack Stadium, 3-2.
  • 1957 Citing poor attendance as the reason, Giants’ president Horace Stoneham, ignoring baseball’s edict of banning announcements about relocation of franchises until after the World Series, informs the press the club has signed a lease to play its home games in San Francisco next season. The club’s Board of Directors voted 8-1 approving the shift to the West Coast, with the only dissenting vote cast by M. Donald Grant, who will become the chairman of the Mets, an expansion team located in New York to fill the National League void created by the departure of the Giants and Dodgers to California.
  • 2004 Pitching a perfect bottom of the ninth inning, John Smoltz establishes the franchise record with his 142nd save in a Braves uniform. The right-handed reliever surpasses Gene Garber as Atlanta beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 6-5.
  • 2008 The Dodgers reacquired Greg Maddux (6-9, 3.99) from the Padres for cash and two minor leaguers to be named or an additional monetary sum. The 42 year-old future Hall of Fame right-hander, obtained to help the club down the stretch run, played in LA for part of the 2006 season, winning six of nine decisions.

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64 thoughts on “Game 118, 2022

  1. I just saw the fielder’s choice Will hit into to score the go-ahead run. Major error on the catcher for leaving the plate uncovered and the third baseman with no one to throw to.

  2. KT3 has been very disappointing this year except in April. Really needs a new approach. Cut down the swing and quit trying to hit a HR on every swing.

  3. The Fish’s Leblanc is a Quebecker, of whom there aren’t many active in MLB today – I think Vlad Jr is the only other one.

  4. Luzardo appears to be the only Peruvian-born player in MLB history, though his parents are Venezuelan and he grew up in Florida. He was a student at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High when the school massacre took place there, but was late for classes and then warned to stay home.

  5. Lefty going for Marlins tomorrow. Trayce should start in CF and Belli should sit.

    • Enjoy the game tomorrow. MAY the force be with you. Bring us back a win. And a Dodger Dog.

  6. Pads continue to struggle against the Nats (gnot the Gnats). Since the trade that shook the world, they’ve gone 6-9.

  7. That called for a sacrifice. No eyes, no ears. Did Taylor try to sacrifice before the unsurprising strikeout?

      • And then Taylor struck out, which has become all too common for him. He never chokes up with two strikes. He tries to hit a homer on every swing. Thus far this season, he has 119 strikeouts and 8 home runs. Not a good ratio. Bellinger also has 119 strikeouts, but he has 16 home runs.

        • Taylor and Belli both need to change their approach at the dish. I have little to no expectation of a positive outcome when they are at bat.

  8. Normally, I’d say a 1-0 deficit in the 7th inning is no big deal, but the way that the Dodgers have been hitting lately, it’s a big deal.

  9. Gnot that it means a lot at this point, but the Gnats have lost their third straight and fallen below .500 again.

  10. Discussion as light as the score. maybe the Dodgers are ready to light us up this inning.

  11. The Dodgers got Barnes and Kiké and Heaney from the Fish in a trade for Dee Gordon, Dan Haren and Miguel Rojas.

    Surprisingly to me, Dee Strange-Gordon (as he calls himself now) is presently not playing. He’s a free agent. He’s not THAT old, just 34, with a lifetime .286 BA.

    • Dee is a one-dimensional player – speed only. Poor OBP skills, no power, though he has some defensive versatility.

    • Rojas has managed to stay in the Bigs for nine years, mostly on the strength of his glove.