Game 128, 2022

Dodgers at Mets, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: SNY, SPNLA, TBS

LHP Andrew Heaney (2-1, 1.94 ERA) goes to the mound for the Dodgers and RHP Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.38 ERA) does the same for the Mets.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1918 At the Polo Grounds, the Giants beat the Dodgers, 1-0, on an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth in a contest that takes only fifty-six minutes to complete. Pete Compton’s base hit off Jack Combs plates Larry Doyle, who had singled to lead off the frame and moved to third on Ollie O’Mara’s errant throw on a sacrifice bunt.
  • 1952 Nine-time All-Star infielder Arky Vaughan drowns with a friend when their boat capsized while fishing in a volcanic lake near Eagleville, CA. The former shortstop and third baseman, who compiled a .318 batting average and a .406 on-base percentage playing with the Pirates and Dodgers, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.
  • 1966 Sandy Koufax, in his final decision facing the Mets, lasts only two innings, losing to Bob Friend at Shea Stadium, 10-4. The Dodgers Hall of Fame southpaw has compiled a 17-2 record against the lowly expansion team since their inception in 1962.
  • 2000 Earning his 1,600th victory, Braves’ manager Bobby Cox passes former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda on the career list for most managerial victories. His 5-2 victory over the Reds puts him 14th on the all-time list.
  • 2015 The NL’s eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter ever thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark, and the 13th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers has been unable to get a hit; they were held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21.

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86 thoughts on “Game 128, 2022

  1. With final scores in, Dodgers’ magic number over the Paddies is 14; over the Gnats and the Snakes (now tied for third), 6. In the race for best record, the figure is 24 over the Mutts, and the Barves 22.

  2. Last night’s Dodgers’ win mathematically eliminated the Rox. After the rest of the day’s results, the magic number remains 15 over the Pads, but just 8 over the Gnats, and stays at 7
    over the Snakes (who could tie SF for third place tonight).

    Looking ahead, Dodgers need to beat the Mutts two out of three to return home at .700.

  3. Hembree’s no great acquisition, and I’m not optimistic about him. His stay with the team will likely be brief.

  4. Hembree’s no great acquisition, and I’m not optimistic about him. His stay with the team will likely be brief.

    • He’s always had high K numbers, but has been valuable in spite of that. He was a low-risk, potentially high-reward acquisition.