Dodgers at Padres, 6:40 PM PDT, BS San Diego, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA
Pitchers TBD on each side. MLB has the Dodgers handing the ball to RHP Brusdar Graterol (2-3, 2.89 ERA), presumably as an “opener,” but that deserves a re-check later in the day. The Padres have elected to start RHP Steven Wilson (4-2, 2.88 ERA).
On this day in Dodgers’ history:
- 1951 Don Newcombe becomes the first black pitcher to win twenty games in a season. In a must-win for the Dodgers, the right-hander bests Robin Roberts, also a 20-game-winner, when he blanks the Phillies at Shibe Park, 5-0.
- 1959 At the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, the Dodgers capture the NL flag with a dramatic 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Braves, taking the first two games of the three-game playoff necessitated by the teams being tied on the last day of the season. The deciding run comes in the bottom of the 12th inning, after the first two batters make outs, when Gil Hodges walks and scores on singles by Joe Pignatano and Carl Furillo.
- 1976 Tommy Lasorda is named to succeed Walter Alston as Dodger manager. ‘Smokey’ compiled a 2040-1613 record (.558), during his 23-year tenure with the club, winning seven pennants and four world championships.
- 1979 Manny Mota sets a major league record with his 146th career pinch hit, a single to right field, in LA’s 6-2 victory over Chicago at Dodger Stadium. The Dominican Republic native surpasses the all-time record set by Smoky Burgess, who collected his last hit as a pinch-hitter in 1967.
- 2000 Gary Sheffield ties the Dodgers’ franchise single-season home run record when he goes deep off Woody Williams in the team’s 3-0 victory over San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium. The left fielder, with his career best 43rd round tripper, now shares the team mark with Duke Snider, who established the record in 1956 when he played for Brooklyn.
Lineups when available.
Start it off, Bazooka.
Tonight’s #Dodgers lineup at Padres: pic.twitter.com/jVrPyr4DPf
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 29, 2022
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— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 29, 2022
Kersh goes for win #196 tonight.
60 games above .500!!
54-27 on the road!! (Edited)
54-27 on the road, 54-21 at home with six to go.
Gallo is our Joey Bart.
Non sequitur of the year.
Ohtani with an interesting game through seven in Anaheim, but he has failed to homer. At 87 pitches.
Trying to grab the American MVP award from Judge
Night game tomorrow v. the Rockies, 1st of 6.
Graterol supposed to start with Heaney to follow.
Price looking to be on his second 108 win team!
Very fine futuring!
It would be fitting for Machado to make the final out.
One more, David!
Two more, David!
Price getting squeezed. Threw at least four strikes.
Inauspicious start, but Profar then helps out.
Quick inning, please – I need to take the canine out.
There’s number two!
Settle down, Alex.
Will HRs again.
No longer so interesting between the As and the Angels.
Ohtani and his interesting game:
He just lost it, with two out in the eighth.
I love this. https://twitter.com/nut_history/status/1575614326504767489?s=20&t=qwDbGSbWzGbSW9QxVsaQOA
Ferguson digs deep!
Soft contact again…
Good spot for Kimbrel here I guess
Still no command whatsoever.
He did okay.
When he was elite, he challenged hitters and had a high strikeout rate. That’s no longer true.
Scored as much in this game as the first 2 games combined.
And they went to extra innings…
Vargas! Great hit!
CT strike 3…
He has had company.
This is sadly too good.
Heaney is pitching very well!
Brewster getting burned by soft contact.
And a bad play.
Inexplicably scored a hit (OK, generous home scoring is the explanation).
Trea couldn’t get to it and Taylor overran it. Error on Taylor if anybody?
Trea was there and missed it. He screened Taylor out.
It didn’t look like Trea never got to the ball in slow mo replay.
He was right in front of it, and blocked CT3’s view.
Okay, let’s compromise and just say you are wrong.
Already one preposterous check-swing call…
Mota was my favorite Tacoma Giant (they were gnot Gnats). I was delighted when he became a Dodger. https://twitter.com/dodgers_cards/status/1575548384962023425?s=20&t=yuVlEnDosb0h-56QbWgeQw
He ended up with 150. Lenny Harris and Mark Sweeney passed him, but he’s still third on the all-time list.