Dodgers at Cardinals, 4:45 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Midwest, SPNLA, TBS
The visiting Dodgers send RHP Mitch White (1-1, 3.38 ERA) to the Busch Stadium mound to face the Cardinals’ LHP Matthew Liberatore (2-1, 4.74 ERA). White’s last seven appearances have all been starts, and his ERA has dropped fairly consistently since he left the reliever role. Liberatore is a 22-year-old rookie who made his debut on May 21 of this season; this will be his seventh MLB appearance.
In a late change, Jordan Hicks will serve as the opener for the Cardinals tonight in their series opener against the Dodgers. Matthew Liberatore will be available as a long reliever. https://t.co/pGNgyueLE0
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) July 12, 2022
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1949 The first All-Star Game which includes black players is played at Ebbets Field. The Dodgers’ Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, and Don Newcombe represent the National League in an 11-7 loss to Larry Doby and his AL teammates.
- 1966 The National League All-Stars edge the AL, 2-1, in a game played at the newly-built Busch Stadium when hometown favorite Tim McCarver scores the winning run on Dodger shortstop Maury Wills’s tenth-inning walk-off single, with Giants hurler Gaylord Perry getting the victory by tossing a scoreless ninth and tenth inning. The 105-degree weather, 113 degrees on the playing surface, results in nearly 150 people needing treatment for heat exhaustion.
This is notable: In 1949 the major league owners agree to install warning tracks made of cinder in front of outfield fences before the start of next season. The origin of the concept began at Yankee Stadium, where an actual running track, used in the ballpark’s track and field events, helped fielders know their proximity to the outfield fence when attempting to make a play. One wonders if that might have saved Pete Reiser’s career. Reiser “was taken off the field on a stretcher a record 11 times.”
Lineups when available.
Today’s #Dodgers lineup at Cardinals: pic.twitter.com/D87n3Eivav
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 12, 2022
Hicks gets the start for Game 1 vs. the Dodgers! pic.twitter.com/6tdXiPa0kQ
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 12, 2022