Game 131, 2022

Padres at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: BS SD, SPNLA

RHP Yu Darvish (11-7, 3.41 ERA) pitches for the visiting Padres; he’ll face the Dodgers’ RHP Dustin May (1-1, 1.64 ERA), freshly off the IL and Tommy John surgery.

On this date in Dodgers history:

  • 1944 Batting cleanup for the Dodgers, Dixie Walker completes a cycle when he hits a sixth-inning double off Rube Fischer in the team’s 8-4 win over the Giants. The Brooklyn right fielder’s four RBIs prove to be the difference in the Ebbets Field’s contest.
  • 1969 Willie Davis, with his sixth-inning double in the team’s 5-4 loss to New York at Dodger Stadium, breaks a 53 year-old franchise record by hitting safely in thirty consecutive games. The LA outfielder surpasses the streak established by Zack Wheat in 1916 when the team played in Brooklyn.
  • 1971 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slam when Dodger second baseman Jim Lefebvre and right fielder Bill Buckner collide, trying to make the fifth inning catch. The 200-foot dropped bloop contributes to the Astros’ 9-3 victory over LA at the Astrodome.
  • 1972 In his major league debut, Doug Rau throws a three-hitter, beating St. Louis at Busch Stadium, 5-1. In his first big-league at-bat, the 23 year-old Dodger southpaw helps his cause with a RBI-triple in the second inning.
  • 1993 The Rockies, drawing a crowd of 47,699 for their 62nd home game, surpass the 1982 Dodgers when the team attracts 3,617,863 fans to Denver’s Mile High Stadium, setting a new National League single-season attendance record. The expansion club will also break the 1992 Blue Jays’ major league mark of 4,028,318 before the season is over.
  • 2002 In the top of the ninth inning, Diamondback first baseman Mark Grace hurls an inning of relief with the team trailing the Dodgers, 18-0. The All-Star infielder retires three of the four batters he faces in the Bank One Ballpark, yielding a two-out home run to David Ross.

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34 thoughts on “Game 131, 2022

  1. Today’s a jetlag game, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Dodgers a bit sluggish. Yesterday was a weird start time for a getaway day.

  2. Magic number update. It is now 14 over the Pads, and 5 over both the Snakes and the Gnats (who now have sole possession of fourth place).

    For best record in the NL, it’s 25 over Mutts and 22 over the Barves.

  3. Solved my puzzle: “…special yellow ribbons and gold wristbands are being worn for MLB’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Day to support the fight against childhood cancer. “

  4. SP Yu Darvish R
    11-7 3.41 ERA 155.2IP 29BB 153K
    SP Dustin May R
    1-1 1.64 ERA 11.0IP 3BB 13K

    RF Mookie Betts R
    1B F. Freeman L
    C Will Smith R
    3B Max Muncy L
    DH J. Turner R
    SS Gavin Lux L
    LF Joey Gallo L
    CF C. Bellinger L
    2B Chris Taylor R

  5. The good news from last night is that we beat ourselves. The bad news is that, we beat ourselves..