Game 139, 2022

Dodgers at Padres, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: BSSD, SPNLA

LHP Andrew Heaney (2-2, 2.94 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers and RHP Joe Musgrove (9-6, 3.16 ERA) goes for the Padres. The Dodgers hope Heaney reduces or eliminates his recent penchant for the gopher ball.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1959 The Dodgers end Elroy Face’s consecutive win streak at 22 with a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. The reliever, who will end the season with an 18-1 record, is beaten by Chuck Churn, one of only three major league victories in his career.
  • 1966 In his first major league at-bat, John Miller homers off Lee Stange in the second inning of the Yankees’ 4-2 victory over Boston at Fenway Park. The 22 year-old left fielder, whose total of 10 hits in his 32-game career will include just two round-trippers, will become the only player to hit home runs in his first and last major league plate appearance when he goes deep as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers in his final turn at bat in 1966.
  • 1998 Kevin Malone is named as the Dodgers’ general manager, replacing Tommy Lasorda, who is promoted to Senior Vice President of the team. The “new sheriff in town” tenure in Los Angeles will be marked by the signing of high profile players to huge contracts, including Kevin Brown’s seven-year deal making the right-hander the first $100 million man in baseball.

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44 thoughts on “Game 139, 2022

  1. Kenley just gave up two dingers in the bottom of the ninth in Seattle to lose the game 8-7. Poor Kenley.

  2. From MLB:

    The Dodgers’ decade-long streak of playoff seasons puts them third all-time in AL/NL history. They trail only the Braves (14 straight from 1991-2005, excluding the 1994 strike season) and the Yankees (13 straight from 1995-2007).

    • It was pretty good – 3 out of actors were great. The play was called The Language Archive, by Julia Cho, which was also 3/5th great. Needed trimming and kind of wound up being a throw-in-the-kitchen-sink metaphorical mess, but it was such a pleasure to see live theater. Very worth it.

  3. Freeman entered play today leading the NL in batting average at .330. Goldschmidt was second at .325. He did not play today. Freeman also leads MLB in batting average.