Cardinals at Dodgers , 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Apple TV+
LHP José Quintana (5-6, 3.16 ERA) pitches for the Redbirds and LHP Andrew Heaney (3-2, 2.66 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with RHP Daniel Hudson on a 1-year contract for the 2023 season worth $6.5 million with a club option for the 2024 season.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 23, 2022
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1901 The Superbas establish a new franchise record for runs scored in a game when they rout the Reds, 25-6. Brooklyn tallies 11 times in the fifth inning during the League Park contest played in Cincinnati.
- 1916 Allowing only just one walk during a twin bill with the Cincinnati Reds, Grover Alexander of the Phillies wins both ends of a doubleheader, 7-3 and 4-0,to establish a National League record. The future Hall of Famer will repeat the feat on September 3, 1917 against the Brooklyn Robins at Ebbets Field.
- 1939 In the first game of a twin bill, Brooklyn’s third baseman Cookie Lavagetto reaches base seven consecutive times as the Dodgers rout the Phillies, 22-4. The 26-run Shibe Park contest takes only two hours and five minutes to complete.
- 1947 Prior to a game against the Giants in a sold-out Ebbets Field, the Dodgers staged Jackie Robinson Day. The Brooklyn rookie, who endured much grief this season as the game’s first black player in modern times, is moved when his teammates crowd around home plate to take part of the ceremony.
- 1956 Due to the enforcement of a curfew, the Sunday contest between the Dodgers and Pirates is postponed with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, sending the 44,932 fans, the largest crowd in Forbes Field’s history, home. The game will be completed tomorrow with Brooklyn maintaining their 8-3 advantage over Pittsburgh.
- 1969 In his last major league at-bat, John Miller homers, making the Dodger the only player in history to have hit a home run in his first and last plate appearance in the major leagues. In 1966, as a Yankee, he went deep in the first of only 61 big league career at-bats in which he would collect only 10 hits, including the two memorable round-trippers to start and end his 32-game career.
- 1986 Astros rookie starter Jim Deshaies sets a major league record by striking out the first eight batters he faces. The young left-hander will finish with a two-hitter and ten strikeouts, beating the Dodgers, 4-0.
- 1992 Lead-off hitter Bip Roberts ties the National league record with his 10th consecutive hit, a first-inning single in the Reds’ 3-0 victory over Los Angeles at Chavez Ravine. The Cincinnati left fielder’s streak ends when he grounds out in the fifth inning, facing Dodger starter Pedro Astacio.
- 2006 With one home game left on the schedule, the Dodgers break their single-season attendance record established in 1982 as the team sells 3,708,723 tickets to its games played in Chavez Ravine. The previous record of 3,608,881 was determined by former National League rules which counted fans by turnstile count.
- 2009 Trailing 8-0 at Dodger Stadium, the Giants take the lead, scoring nine runs in the top of the seventh inning. Although L.A. will come back twice to tie the score with clutch two-out hits in the eighth and ninth, San Francisco tallies four runs in the top of the tenth frame for the 14-10 victory.
Also, in 1908 Fred Merkle’s failure to touch second after an apparent game-winning hit by Bridwell scoring McCormick from third costs the Giants a 2-1 win over the Cubs when the ump calls him out and rules the game a tie. Merkle’s ‘boner’ will eventually cost the Giants the flag.
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Virtuously meaningless game. Good time for a stinker.
1-2-3 inning for Kimbrel? Really?
Some little kid in St. Louis is crying because he wanted Pujols to do it at home. Do you even care about kids Albert. Jk.
Bickford will be a footnote in baseball history.
So much for that. Let’s just win the next two now that Albert has done his thing.
Can it just be over already. We have already said Uncle (Albert) several times tonight.
We’re so sorry, Uncle Albert. But we haven’t done a thing all night.
Hey, we can still Jumbo Jack them. LOL
Games like this have been so rare in 2022, that it’s hard to get very upset.
Only temporarily hurts the pride – and the run differential.
Okay, enough with the HRs, pitchers.
Dodgers only down here by one Tatis Sr. inning worth of Grand Slams.
Hit? With any decent throw Hanser’s out by a mile.
They are throwing the Dodgers a bone…
I think I’ll take the canine for a quick one around the block.
I figured after so generously providing Tio Albert with HRs 699 and 700 the scales would tip in our direction. I figured wrong.
Maybe Hanser will give up 701 tonight. Cause this looks like a game he will pitch in.
So, who do you keep? Bickford or Kimbrel?
Good grief. I mean seriously – good grief.
Charlie Brown-esque pitching – so yeah “Good grief.”
Boo? Can we boo the errors and sloppy play?
Nine errors in five games and another run scores because of this one. Not good enough, guys.
Guys, enough with the sloppy plays!!!
Dodgers defense lately has been unacceptable.
We could really us a Dodger big fly right here and now.
There you go. Just not big enough.
Have there ever been louder cheers for home runs hit against the Dodgers in Dodger Stadium?
Doubtful, but there’ve been louder boos certainly.
Interesting point. Cheers are nicer.
My daughter is spending the week in New York and going to the Yanquis game on Sunday night.
At this rate Pujols will get to 710 by the end of the 3 game series.
Tío Albert should go into the Hall as a Dodger.
Dodgers will be mentioned on his plaque.
What would you do with that ball if you caught it?
Give it to Albert or to the HoF if he didn’t want it.
Great question. I’d be tempted to keep it. But in the end probably give to Pujols because he is too loveable.
I would cash in on it. Have to look out for me and my family first.
It really is a legit option.
I would keep all rights to it but let Pujols put it on his mantle. If it were ever sold I would keep the money on my mantle.
Holy cow. 700!
Bien Tio Albert.
Can’t begrudge him these two HRs. I love the guy.
OK, that’s enough!
I believe in delayed gratification. Do it later Albert.
Pujols vs Bickford.
Heaney not overly sharp tonight. Mid 80’s pitch count still in the 4th.
Depending on the situation, I would groove pitches for Albert to get 700.
Better to hit Goldschmidt than pitch to him…
You just knew he had a great shot at a HR off of Heaney. Happy for Albert.
Now Heaney hits Goldschmidt. Andrew, Andrew, Andrew.
How about that! 699!
Wish it was a solo shot. But kinda cool.
Gen X Apple TV on mute. Boomers Monday and Steiner on radio. Interestingly, the Boomer announcers are three pitches ahead of the youngsters.
I’m listening to Jaime, who’s perfectly synched.
Because of course he is.
Dodgers wearing “30” patch on sleeve for Maury Wills.
To go along with the Vin patch.
Maury belongs in the Hall. He changed the game.
Nootbaar sounds like a candidate for an energy snack endorsement.
As long as you don’t have a Noot allergy.
Thanks, Nolan, for swinging on that 3-0 count.
Hanser’s error, but Freddie would’ve made the play.
Well, I certainly don’t want Goldschmidt to hit a homerun. Or Arenado. Or…
Kimbrel has been demoted. https://twitter.com/DodgerInsider/status/1573453005520707584?s=20&t=jN69cnSSkSqC-ApdmQdfAw
Better late than never. Now leave him home for the playoffs.
This game is free on Apple TV, but you have to have an Apple account (which costs nothing to set up).
Old friend Dean Kremer has thrown a four-hit CGSO against the Trashtros.
Is it just a day of rest or Freddie tonight, or is it something else? Anyone know?
Can’t imagine it’s anything else.
After the Dodgers take a 9-0 lead, I’ll be delighted to see Tío Albert hit two solo shots for 700.