Game 121, 2022

Brewers at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin, SPNLA

LHP Eric Lauer (8-5, 3.58 ERA) takes the mound for the visitors and LHP Julio Urías (13-6, 2.40 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers. Lauer lost 2-1 to the Dodgers and Tony Gonsolin on May 17, despite giving up just four hits to go with the two runs in seven innings. Two days earlier Urías went five scoreless innings, gave up just four hits and got the 4-0 win against the same Brewers.

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1917 In a 22-inning contest against the Dodgers, Pirates’ outfielder Carson Bigbee sets a major-league record with 11 at-bats. The game was also the fourth straight extra-inning game played by Pittsburgh (total of 59 innings), which sets a National League record.
  • 1965 Juan Marichal thinks Johnny Roseboro throws too close to his head returning the ball to Sandy Koufax and attacks the Dodger catcher with his bat. The Los Angeles backstop suffers cuts on the head during the 14-minute brawl.
  • 2000 Hitting a solo blast and a three-run round-tripper during a nine-run sixth inning of a 14-6 victory over the Expos, Dodger first baseman Eric Karros becomes the first player in the 111-year franchise history to hit two homers in an inning.

In 1886 Louisville’s Chicken Wolf hits a game-winning inside-the-park home run, thanks to a stray dog impeding Abner Powell from fielding the ball. The canine, who had been sleeping by the fence, refuses to let go of the pant leg of the Reds center fielder, who watches in dismay as the Colonel batter races around the bases in the team’s 5-4 loss at Eclipse Park.

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79 thoughts on “Game 121, 2022

  1. Taylor: 22 Ks in 44 ABs since he returned. Despite his defense, versatility and hustle, you can’t afford to play him.

      • Perhaps now, but not in short series in the post-season unless he straightens things out. He simply swings too hard on every swing. Does he not realize that? What about the batting coaches? Roberts?

        • He is a hard swinger for sure. If the coaches think bench time will help him they can go that route, but the team’s performance allows them to keep throwing him out there if they think that’s a better way.

      • Indeed. Like regularly playing a .200-hitting CF who plays Gold Glove defense and an infielder who’s only recently shown signs of hitting above his weight sometime soon.

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  3. Something tells me Bickford will not make the post-season roster (though he’s had some solid moments).

  4. Matt Bush might be the most loathsome active player in MLB. His off-the-field history is grotesque.

  5. Scoring on a bunch of walks seems unearned. Still, it would have been nice if Lux walked there.

      • Two out, going on contact, can’t fault him too much – though JT’s probably the slowest runner in the lineup. Also, Yelich made a much better throw than in Milwaukee.