Game 153, 2022

Cardinals at Dodgers , 1:10 PM PDT, TV: BS Midwest, SPNLA

RHP Adam Wainwright (11-10, 3.38 ERA) goes for the Cardinals and RHP Michael Grove (0-0, 4.66 ERA) does so for the Dodgers. Wainwright and Kershaw each have 195 wins in their respective careers.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1941 Combined with a Cardinal defeat, the Dodgers win their first pennant in 21 years when they beat Boston at Braves Field, 6-0. Whitlow Wyatt throws a five-hitter and Pete Reiser hits a homer in the winning cause.
  • 1956 Dodger right-hander Sal Maglie no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 5-0. The ‘Barber’s’ gem helps second-place Brooklyn to keep pace in the pennant race with Milwaukee and Cincinnati.

  • 1962 After appearing in 60 games over a two-year span, Dodger reliever Ed Roebuck suffers his first loss. The LA right-hander gives up a 10th inning home run to Houston’s Al Spangler, breaking the 2-2 deadlock at Chavez Ravine.
  • 1974 In the first-of-its-kind operation, Dr. Frank Jobe transplants a tendon from Tommy John’s right wrist to the Dodger pitcher’s left elbow. The revolutionary ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, which will become a standard surgical procedure better known as Tommy John surgery, enables the southpaw to win an additional 164 games, more than half of his career total of 288 victories.
  • 1996 Giants slugger Barry Bonds draws an intentional walk which gives him the National League record with 149 bases-on-balls in a season. The free pass is issued in the seventh inning by LA’s Mark Guthrie with two outs and a runner on third base in the team’s 7-5 loss at Dodger Stadium. (Note: Bonds wasn’t done. He now holds down the top three spots in Most Walks, Hitter, Season).
  • 2008 The Diamondbacks, defending division champions, lose to St. Louis, 12-3, allowing the Dodgers to clinch the NL West. Los Angeles first-year skipper Joe Torre’s 13-year postseason streak continues, unlike the Yankees, his former team.
  • 2020 Dusty Baker will become the first major league skipper to manage five different teams to the postseason as the Astros clinch a spot in the MLB’s expanded 16-team Fall Frenzy when the Dodgers beat the Angels. The three-time National League Manager of the year (1993, 1997, 2000) had previously won a playoff spot with the Giants (1997, 2000, 2002), Cubs (2003), Reds (2010, 2012, 2013), and Nationals (2016, 2017).

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54 thoughts on “Game 153, 2022

  1. Not that batting average is the end all be all. But Smith – before this at bat – has basically the same average as Mookie. He has gone up. Mookie down.

        • I would think it would even out. The stretching first baseman will be closer to the throw and the batter/runner will not have to run as far to get to first.

          • I was wondering if the front edge of the larger bag would still be 90 feet from home of is it the middle of the bag that is 90 feet away.

          • Just looked at an infield diagram and currently the outfield edge of first and third are 90 feet from home and second is 90 feet from the middle of second to fouline edge of first and third. I think they are finally going to correct the positioning of second base when the new base sizes are used.

            The larger bases will shorten the distances from home to the front of first and third and make it a shorter throw for infielders. I think second base moves closer to home plate so that it’s outside edges are on the line from first and third instead of it’s middle.

  2. Anderson announced as a starter for the playoffs. Grove so far today is saying don’t forget about me.

  3. As WBBsAs said in a comment to the previous post, Mattingly is done with the Marlins and they’re done with him.

    The longest-tenured and winningest skipper in franchise history, Mattingly entered the series finale against the Nationals with a 437-583 record (.428 winning percentage) in seven seasons.