Game 122, 2022

Brewers at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: BSW, SPNLA

The Brewers send RHP Corbin Burnes (9-5, 2.48 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin (15-1, 2.12 ERA). Burnes is only two wins and 19 innings short of his record in last years’ Cy Young-winning season. He beat the Dodgers last week in Milwaukee, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up three runs on six hits. A day earlier Gonsolin beat the Brewers, going seven innings and giving up just two hits.

Jeff Passan of ESPN asks is Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner’s slide the prettiest play in baseball?

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1958 Gil Hodges hits his 14th career grand slam in the Dodgers’ 10-1 victory over Milwaukee at LA Memorial Coliseum. The first baseman’s bases-full round-tripper establishes a new National League record, but is far fewer than Lou Gehrig’s major league mark of 23.
  • 1989 In the 11th frame of an eventual 22-inning 1-0 loss, the Expos’ Youppi! becomes the first mascot to be thrown out of a game when Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda complains to the umpires about the hairy orange giant’s behavior at Olympic Stadium. The L.A. skipper takes exception to the loud noise caused by the hairy creature’s running leap onto the visitors’ dugout before sneaking back into a front row seat.
  • 1989 In that same game, the second-longest shutout in big league history ends when Rick Dempsey hits a home run in the top of the 22nd inning, giving the Dodgers an eventual 1-0 victory over the Expos at Olympic Stadium. The Astros blanked the Mets for 24 frames en route to a 1-0 win at the Astrodome in 1968.
  • 2000 Team president Bob Graziano apologizes to a female couple who were asked to leave Dodger Stadium on August 8th because the two shared a kiss during a game. The pair felt the action of the eight security guards was discriminatory because the couple’s friends, a man and a woman, also kissed but were not ejected.
  • 2013 At a Dodger Stadium press conference, LA announces Vin Scully will continue to broadcast Dodgers’ games for his 65th consecutive season. Some of the historic moments the Hall of Fame broadcaster has called include Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, 19 no-hitters, including four thrown by Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron’s 715th home run, and Kirk Gibson’s dramatic walk-off in the 1988 Fall Classic.

Lineups when available.

71 thoughts on “Game 122, 2022

  1. Joe and Orel were saying “That was the one to hit,” but Trayce let it go by for strike two. And then…

  2. Lineup change. Lux scratched for some reason. Taylor to 2nd base and batting 7th. Trayce is DH and batting 9th.

  3. Alberto went from pinch-hitter to second base to pitching. I would dare say that may have been the first such time in MLB history.

  4. Neither eyed nor ears. Just checked out Gameday. Thanks for all your work. Any sensing why Gonsolin was pulled when he was?

    • He was working a bit harder in the fifth. Joe/Orel speculation was that, given the heaviest workload of his career, to give him a breather with a big lead.

  5. Off to Europe. Being on vacation, I usually don’t get up earlier enough to catch the games live, but able to see the occasional weekend afternoon game. Have fun and root, root, root.

      • All over really. Bunch of friends to visit that recently retired there, Portugal, Italy, Paris and Madrid.

          • Been going there since the early 80s. Much has changed over the years, particularly after they joined the EU and Lisbon is now a hotspot.. Spend a lot of time, however, on the lower coast of the Alentejo Region, which they call Costa Vicentina. Friend has a B&B there and says that it is a place that globalization passed by.

          • About all I know is from the Age of Exploration. There’s a heckuva story about dictator Salazar being lied to for a year. He thought he was running the country (after recovering from an illness, as I recall) but he’d been replaced.

          • Bob: Have a great time. Stay healthy…I just started Stealing Home. Let’s share thoughts after you return,.

          • Have read articles about it before and loved Ry Cooder’s LP “Chavez Ravine”, but this has excellent reviews.

    • Taking “Stealing Home” by Eric Nusbaum to help me keep my head in the game, And “Fathoms: The World in the Whale” by Rebecca Giggs.

      • Recalling the year I was in Europe when we went 1-17 in September! Read the comments with breakfast in the morning as the group tried to deal with it.

  6. Bad news. Buehler to have second TJ surgery. Won’t see him again until 2024. I was hoping it would be some minor surgery, but, kind of knew it would be TJ.