Game 134, 2022

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: NBCS BA, SPNLA

RHP Logan Webb (11-8, 2.89 ERA) pitches for the Giants and LHP Andrew Heaney (2-1, 2.12 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers.

Houston Mitchell of the LA Times makes the case that Julio Urías has been the Dodgers’ pitching ace for the past three years.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1908 Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead come as a result of three Brooklyn errors.
  • 1938 For the third time this season, Dodger catcher Babe Phelps breaks a bone in his throwing hand. Although the injuries will limit his playing time to only 66 games and 208 at-bats this season, the southpaw-swinging backstop will hit .308 and was named to the National League All-Star team, the first of three consecutive games he’ll play in the Mid-summer classic.
  • 1955 In an 11-4 win over the Phillies, Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe hits his seventh homer, establishing a National League record for home runs by a pitcher in a season. The victory is Newk’s 20th of the season.
  • 1978 On a night the Dodgers and Angels are scheduled to play at home on the same date, which is a rare occurrence, each team has their game rained out, another oddity in Los Angeles. The second time both clubs’ home contests will be washed out on the same day in the City of Angels will take place late in the season in 1986.
  • 1998 Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark, reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances. The Giants outfielder’s five singles, two doubles, two homers, and six walks during the streak break Dodger Pedro Guerrero’s mark of 14 established in 1983.

Lineups when available.

64 thoughts on “Game 134, 2022

  1. In each of his four ABs, Muncy took the first pitch for a strike; 6 Ks and 2 hits in his last two games.

  2. I guess I can’t be too sorry about the blackout. Maybe tomorrow in eastern Nevada I’ll have access, and there’ll be a more satisfactory result.

  3. I thought I’d have cable coverage in Reno, but I don’t. Maybe I missed the worst of it but, presuming the Gnats have squandered tonight’s supply of BALCO Flaxseed Oil, things could improve soon.

  4. I think Bellinger is a bit like how I felt about Matt Kemp. When he was in his prime, I was horrified at the thought of trading him ever, but as he declined it suddenly made sense, particularly to get something while he still has some value

  5. Has there ever before been a starting lineup (for us or anyone) with 5 players batting average at .204 or lower?

  6. Checking in from Reno, where we’re overnighting en route to Great Basin National Park via US 50 (“loneliest road in America”), in onwards to Mesa Verde and Denver. My participation may be limited for the next ten or twelve days.

    • FO facing a tough (or perhaps easy) decision this off season. Tough in the sense of Belli’s contributions, rapidly declining now, to the franchise. He is just no longer worth the $17 million salary he commands at this point.