Game 159, 2022

Rockies at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT Sportsnet RM, SPNLA

RHP Germán Márquez (8-13, 5.12 ERA) pitches for the Rockies and LHP Tyler Anderson (15-4, 2.54 ERA) goes for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1947 After scoring six runs in the bottom of the second inning in Game 3, the Dodgers hold on to beat the Yankees, 9-8, for their first victory in the Fall Classic. The Ebbets Field contest takes three hours and five minutes to complete, making it the longest game ever played in World Series history.
  • 1947 In Game 3 of the Fall Classic, Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history. In the seventh inning of a 9-8 loss to the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, the historic homer comes off Ralph Branca.
  • 1952 Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in Game 3 to establish a new World Series mark. The Dodger hurler’s performance bests the record of A’s Howard Ehmke, who struck out 13 Cubs in Game 1 of the 1929 Fall Classic.
  • 1963 In the Fall Classic opener, Sandy Koufax fans his 15th batter of the game when he strikes out pinch-hitter Harry Bright for the final out of LA’s 5-2 victory over the Yankees. The Dodger lefty, who struck out the first five Bronx Bombers he faced in the game, surpasses Brooklyn’s Carl Erskine’s 1953 World Series mark of 14, also accomplished against New York.

  • 1965 Los Angeles clinches the National League pennant on the next to last day of the season at Dodger Stadium when Sandy Koufax gets his 26th victory, defeating the Braves in the clincher, 3-1. The Dodgers, winning 14 of their last 15 games, finishes the campaign with a 97-65 record, two games ahead of the second-place Giants.
  • 1977 When Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against the Astros’ J.R. Richard, the Dodgers become the first team in major league history to have four players hit 30 or more home runs. He joins with Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) to complete the foursome.
  • 1981 New York’s once-legendary center fielders, Giant Willie Mays, Dodger Duke Snider, and Yankee Mickey Mantle, are guests on the Warner Wolfe show. The appearance marks the first time all three Hall of Fame outfielders have been together on a television show.
  • 1985 Mets sophomore Dwight Gooden pitches a 5-2 complete-game victory over the Cardinals and will become the seventh pitcher in baseball history to finish the season leading both leagues in wins (24), ERA (1.53), and strikeouts (268). Doc joins Walter Johnson (Senators – 1913), Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies – 1915, 1917), Dazzy Vance (Dodgers – 1924), Lefty Grove (A’s -1930, 1931), Hal Newhouser (Tigers – 1945), and Sandy Koufax (Dodgers – 1963, 1965, 1966) in winning the major league pitching triple crown, but he will not follow the six legends into the Hall of Fame.
  • 2004 Steve Finley, for the second time in his career, hits a walk-off grand slam. The center fielder’s ninth-inning bases-loaded home run in the 7-3 win over the Giants at Chavez Ravine clinches the NL West title for the Dodgers. (Ed note: Charles Gottschalk inspired this entry – LP).

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75 thoughts on “Game 159, 2022

  1. NIght, night, day for the last three games of the season. Tony G tomorrow, Julio Tuesday, and Clayton on Wednesday. Then multiple days off till the first playoff game, Game 1 of the Division Series on October 11.

    I’m home from the hospital. Hopefully for a long time.

  2. Lots of K’s this afternoon. And the Dodgers offence so far has found a way to silence the critics re:LOB.

    • Ha. You can’t leave them on if you can’t get them on. Gallo has now struck out in six of his last seven official at bats, but he did drive in two runs last night with a bases loaded walk and a sac fly.

  3. Steve Finley’s GS was one of the biggest swings in the Dodgers’ regular season history.

  4. In 1963, I called in sick to school so I could watch Sandy’s masterpiece against the Yanquis. I recall being disappointed it wasn’t a shutout.

  5. Even though I know bad teams often beat good teams in baseball, I’m disappointed that the Dodgers will not finish above .700.

  6. Orel is being very kind about that two-base error by Gallo. Keeps talking about how difficult the sun makes things. Mookie woulda had it ten times out of ten.

  7. Judge was 0-for-2 today and was walked twice. He has been walked 13 times in his last 6 games.

  8. I wonder how often Hanser Alberto will pitch for the rest of this series. Starters won’t go very deep (obviously Gonsolin especially) and don’t want to completely overload all the bullpen arms.

      • If he hadn’t played all those years with the Angels – he could have been chasing Aaron and Bonds this season.

        • Yes, those years with the Angels were no where near as good as his with the Cardinals.