Dodgers at Diamondbacks, 6:40 PM PDT, TV: BS Arizona, BS Arizona Extra, SPNLA
LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.62 ERA) goes for the Dodgers and RHP Merrill Kelly (12-5, 2.94 ERA) goes for the D-Backs.
The Dodgers activated RHP Tommy Kahnle from the 60-day injured list and designated RHP Heath Hembree for assignment.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 13, 2022
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1925 In the first game of a twin bill, Robins’ (Dodgers) starter Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. The Brooklyn hurler had one-hit the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.
- 2005 During the six-run second inning uprising by Colorado, each Dodger outfielder commits an error. The fielding of Ricky Ledee (lf), Jose Cruz Jr. (right field), and Jayson Werth (cf) contributes to the 6-4 loss to the Rockies. (The Dodgers finished 71-91 that year, in fourth place in the division. The Rockies finished last.
Also, in 1902, Johnny Evers, acquired to replace second baseman Bobby Lowe, who broke his ankle, joins shortstop Joe Tinker and first baseman Frank Chance on the Chicago infield, marking the first time the three Cubs’ infielders have played together. The legendary double play trio will be immortalized in Franklin Pierce Adams’ baseball poem, “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon,” better known as “Tinker to Evers to Chance”. (And only one of the three really had any business even being considered for induction into the Hall of Fame, as far as I’m concerned. There were a bunch of romantics or cronies on the Veterans Committee in 1946.)
Lineups when available.
Tonight’s #Dodgers lineup at D-backs: pic.twitter.com/MaXF4E8kq1
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 13, 2022
Game 141. pic.twitter.com/AU7XTDGYZn
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 13, 2022
Always love when Kershaw’s season era is lower than his career era.
NPUT @ 1000 HST, 1300 PDT, 1600 EDT
Stats don’t lie: Kershaw’s a heckuva pitcher.
Trea got nothing on this cat.
Heaney. Almonte. Yes, so glad for them.
And now the fizzy fun begins!!!
The team is acting pretty chill – but Big Red made a happy beeline!
Joey Gallo must be so happy.
We seem pretty happy as well
Here’s a little icing on the cake: The Dodgers haven’t allowed a run in 24 consecutive innings.
Happy Division Championship day everybody
Kershaw 106 games above .500
So glad for Kershaw.
So true. Well-rounded. Excellent depth. So many fine players. Good camaraderie. This has been one of the most pleasurable seasons of the 58 that I have been a fan of the Dodgers and that is because of far more than their glossy record.
I feel the same, for all of the above reasons. And unexpected players stepping up, most especially Gonsolin and Anderson.
And the unexpected joy Betts and Freeman seem to take in one another.
Let It Go!!!!
One more, Craig! Like Dave says.
1 more to get.
Ferguson has appeared in 29 games this season and has been scored upon in only three of them. He was selected by the Dodgers in the 38th of 40 rounds in 2014 and was the 1149th player picked. He is 26.
3 outs to get.
At least he didn’t strike out.
But he may have injured himself? Stumbled out of the box.
Question – was Gallo allowed to have a beard on the Yankees?
Answer – no.
So this could be his lucky beard!
And CT3 has maybe gone the other way?!
Ha! Plus Kimbrel with the lucky Let It Go song.
I’m here for all of that.
Me, too, Dave.
Bases loaded. Need one more good swing.
JT swinging for the fences on that pitch.
I wouldn’t say no to one more run.
DP! On to the 9th.
Okay Caleb. Do your thing now.
Ump, just because this isn’t Kershaw downs mean they’re not strikes.
Awesome outing by Kersh.
Already putting up the plastic in the clubhouse – jinx?
Plastic is def up.
They should use bubble wrap.
No video tonight because my cousin has only Ethernet in Denver, but I’m glancing at Gameday on the phone. Cell signal not strong enough for video.
A pleasure of a game. Mookie made a ridiculous catch of a foul ball. Trea strong defensive play. Home run fun.
And Kershaw was excellent.
Let us not forget just how good Kershaw looks tonight.
82 pitches, seven innings, two hits. Two.
Only the second hit against Kershaw. Wow.
Kershaw is dealing!
I love this team.
Mookie is a wonder to behold.
Check out JT’s kicks. Psychedelic.
Players warming up at the same time, instead of cooling off.
They’re starting to smell a clinch…
A Muncy Mash.. Wah-ooh….
Time to add on more runs against their bullpen.
Let’s go Will. Make them pay.
Trea doesn’t want to fall too far behind Freddie in the hit count.
Judge has hit his 57th homer
Not on CT3 that time.
Yep. He got hosed.
Strange zone tonight. Giving both pitchers strikes out of the zone.
Kershaw talking to Freeman in the dugout. And he is pitching. Things change.
he has been incredible for us this year
I have always admired him. I am still surprised we have him!
Me too, On both points.
And they’re off!
Muncy is now hitting precisely .200. It’s been a long slog to get there. He was batting .200 after going 1-for-5 on Opening Day. He has not ended a game since at .200 or above.
Hopefully for longer than a cup of coffee
Muncy OPS up to .718. .720 is considered average, .800 is good, and .900 is star level..
And out on the slider.
JT swinging at ball 5.
One pitch, one out. Like it.
Good thing. He’s wild now.
Interesting game going on in Minnesota.
Aaron Judge has hit his 56th homer of the season tonight.
If Muncy (.198) gets a hit in his first at bat today, he will be hitting an even .200. It has been quite a while since both Muncy and Bellinger have been at or above the Mendoza Line at the same time.
Both are doing better, but I hate to hope too much.
Muncy gets the base hit!
09/13/22 Los Angeles Dodgers designated RHP Heath Hembree for assignment.
09/13/22 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Tommy Kahnle from the 60-day injured list.
Good moves. If Treinen doesn’t return, Kahnle might be a solid replacement. If Treinen does return, Kahnle might still remain on the active roster. He had a combined ERA of 3.38 with OKC and Rancho Cucamonga in 13.1 innings this season.