Dodger Pitching Stymied the Mets

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

On Lou Gehrig Day, the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped their three-game losing streak with a 2-to-0 victory over the New York Mets.

Thursday was the second annual Lou Gehrig Day in Major League Baseball. On June 1, 1925, Gehrig began playing 2,130 consecutive games. He was a great New York Yankee first baseman overshadowed by his teammate Babe Ruth’s career. On April 30, 1939, Gehrig took himself out of the lineup since he could not perform up to his elite standards. He was suffering from ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Even now, there is no cure for ALS, which takes the victim’s muscles. They become fully paralyzed and nonverbal, and even with modern medical advances, ALS patients do not survive longer than five years. On July 4, 1939, Gehrig, despite facing a fatal disease that he was “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” If you have any extra money, please donate to https://www.als.org/.

Tony Gonsolin has become the Dodger ace during the 2022 season. After poor starts from Walker Buehler and Julio Urías, Gonsolin, using his splinter, hurled six scoreless innings against the Mets, an excellent offensive team. In his six innings, Gonsolin struck out five while walking one as he won his sixth game of the season.

Brusdar Graterol and Daniel Hudson baffled the Mets. Rebounding his first blown save of the season, Craig Kimbrel dominated the powerful part of the Mets’ lineup to earn his eleventh save.

The Dodger lineup struggled to get the timely hit. In the fifth, after two singles by Chris Taylor and Gavin Lux, Taylor scored Mookie Betts’ single. In the sixth, the Dodgers used two doubles by Justin Turner and Taylor.

With a fractured left shoulder, Kevin Pillar was placed on the IL, and the Dodgers recalled Zach McKinstry from Triple-A.

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