|2022 Los Angeles Dodgers|
|National League West Champions|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Guggenheim Baseball Management|
|President of baseball operations||Andrew Friedman|
|General manager(s)||Brandon Gomes|
|Local television||Spectrum SportsNet LA|
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(Spanish audio feed)
(Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela)
Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network
(Charley Steiner, Tim Neverett, Rick Monday, José Mota)
(Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela, José Mota)
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The 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 133rd season for the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise in Major League Baseball, their 65th season in Los Angeles, California, and their 60th season playing their home games at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers hosted the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 19, 2022. This was the last season for Hall of Fame Spanish play-by-play announcer Jaime Jarrín, who had been calling games for the team since 1959.
On December 2, 2021, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred announced a lockout of players, following expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). On March 10, 2022, the MLB and MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, thus ending the lockout. Opening Day was re-scheduled for April 7. Although MLB previously announced that several series would be cancelled due to the lockout, the agreement provided for a full 162-game season, with originally canceled games made up throughout the season via doubleheaders, loss of off-days and extending the season by three days.
On August 2, Vin Scully, a Hall of Fame broadcaster for the team from 1950 to 2016, died at the age of 94.
Bolstered by the signing of Freddie Freeman, the Dodgers became the first team to clinch a playoff spot on September 12, the 10th straight year they had made the postseason. The following day, they also clinched their 20th National League West title, and their 9th in the last 10 seasons. On September 28, they broke the franchise record for total regular season wins by clocking their 107th victory of the year, surpassing the previous franchise high of 106 wins. The team also clinched the top seed in MLB for the first time since the 2017 squad. The Dodgers' 111 wins overall were the most by a team since the 116-win Seattle Mariners in 2001. Despite the record, they were upset by the 89-win San Diego Padres in the Division Series, losing in four games, which meant that the Dodgers did not make the World Series despite 100 wins for the third time in four seasons. Their 111 regular season wins is the most for any team to fail to win a postseason series in the divisional era.
On September 28, 2021, the Dodgers Spanish language broadcaster since 1959, Jaime Jarrín, announced he would retire after the 2022 season. The Dodgers announced on March 14 several new additions to the broadcast team on SportsNet LA. Former Dodger Eric Karros, Dontrelle Willis, José Mota and Jessica Mendoza would be calling select road and home games as well as participating in the studio show. Another former Dodger Adrián González was hired as an analyst exclusively for the studio team.
On January 18, 2022, the Dodgers promoted Brandon Gomes to become the team's General Manager, the first time the Dodgers had someone in that position since Farhan Zaidi departed after the 2018 season.
On November 3, one day after the conclusion of the 2021 World Series, several Dodgers players became free agents: pitchers Danny Duffy, Cole Hamels, Kenley Jansen, Clayton Kershaw, Corey Knebel, Jimmy Nelson and Max Scherzer, first baseman Albert Pujols, shortstop Corey Seager, outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor. On November 5, they outrighted pitchers Scott Alexander and Jimmie Sherfy and infielder Andy Burns, removing them from the 40-man roster. On November 6, they declined the 2022 option on relief pitcher Joe Kelly, making him a free agent. Outfielders Billy McKinney and Zach Reks were designated for assignment on November 19. On November 30, pitcher Andrew Vasquez was non-tendered and became a free agent. Infielder Sheldon Neuse was designated for assignment on December 1, and removed from the 40-man roster. On March 18, outfielder Luke Raley was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league pitcher Tanner Dodson. First baseman Matt Beaty was designated for assignment on March 23.
On November 10, the Dodgers signed pitcher Andrew Heaney to a one-year, $8.5 million, contract. On November 19, the Dodgers added five minor leaguers to the 40-man roster: Pitcher Michael Grove, infielders Jacob Amaya, Eddys Leonard, and Jorbit Vivas and outfielder James Outman. On November 30, the Dodgers signed relief pitcher Daniel Hudson to a one-year contract. On December 1, the Dodgers re-signed Chris Taylor to a four-year contract plus a team option for a fifth year. On March 13, 2022, the Dodgers re-signed Clayton Kershaw on a one-year, $17 million, contract. Pitcher Jimmy Nelson re-signed with the Dodgers for one-year, with a club option, on March 17. Pitcher Danny Duffy re-signed with the Dodgers for a similar one-year with club option deal the following day.
On March 18, as spring training was beginning, the Dodgers signed All-Star First Baseman Freddie Freeman to a six year, $162 million, contract. The same day, they signed pitcher Tyler Anderson to an $8 million one-year contract. On March 23, they signed infielder Hanser Alberto to a one-year, $1.6 million, contract that included a 2023 option.
|Off-season 40-man roster moves|
Main article: 2021–22 Major League Baseball lockout
The expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Major League Baseball Players Association occurred on December 1, 2021 with no new agreement in place. As a result, the team owners voted unanimously to lockout the players stopping all free agency and trades.
The parties came to an agreement on a new CBA on March 10, 2022.
Pursuant to the new CBA, several new rules were instituted for the 2022 season. The National League adopted the designated hitter full-time, a draft lottery was implemented, the postseason expanded from ten teams to twelve, and advertising patches appeared on player uniforms and helmets for the first time.
|Spring Training non-roster invitees|
After the conclusion of the lockout, spring training was scheduled to begin on March 14 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. The Dodgers played a total of 18 games, 15 in the Arizona Cactus League and three Freeway Series games against the Los Angeles Angels.
During spring training, the Dodgers announced a three-year contract extension with Manager Dave Roberts, carrying him through the 2025 season. On April 1, they made a trade with the Chicago White Sox, acquiring reliever Craig Kimbrel in exchange for outfielder A. J. Pollock.
|Gil Hodges's number 14 was retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2022.|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||111||51||0.685||—||57–24||54–27|
|San Diego Padres||89||73||0.549||22||44–37||45–36|
|San Francisco Giants||81||81||0.500||30||44–37||37–44|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||111||51||0.685|
|St. Louis Cardinals||93||69||0.574|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 3 teams qualify for postseason)
|New York Mets||101||61||0.623||+14|
|San Diego Padres||89||73||0.549||+2|
|San Francisco Giants||81||81||0.500||6|
Source: NL Standings Head-to-head
|2022 Game Log: 111–51 (Home: 57–24; Away: 54–27)|
April: 13–7 (Home: 7–2; Away: 6–5)
May: 20–9 (Home: 8–5; Away: 12–4)
June: 14–12 (Home: 6–5; Away: 8–7)
July: 21–5 (Home: 14–3; Away: 7–2)
August: 22–6 (Home: 10–1; Away: 12–5)
September: 19–9 (Home: 10–5; Away: 9–4)
October: 2–3 (Home: 2–3; Away: 0–0)
|Legend: = Win = Loss = Postponement|
Bold = Dodgers team member
|Opening Day Starters|
|Mookie Betts||Right fielder|
|Freddie Freeman||First baseman|
|Justin Turner||Designated Hitter|
|Max Muncy||Third baseman|
|Chris Taylor||Left fielder|
|Cody Bellinger||Center fielder|
|Gavin Lux||Second baseman|
|Walker Buehler||Starting pitcher|
The Dodgers began the season with a three-game road series against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, the second consecutive season they began in Colorado. Walker Buehler in his first career Opening Day start, allowed two runs on four hits with five strikeouts as the Dodgers won 5–3. The Rockies evened the series the next day with a 3–2 win thanks to a go-ahead homer by Connor Joe in the eighth inning. The Rockies won the final game of the series, 9–4, the first series win over the Dodgers at Coors since the 2018 season. The Dodgers next had a two-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Andrew Heaney made his first start as a Dodger and struck out five in 4+1⁄3 innings while the Dodgers offense scored six runs in the eighth inning to win 7–2. In the following game, Clayton Kershaw struck out 13 batters in seven perfect innings before he was removed by Manager Dave Roberts. The Twins got only one hit in the game, on a single off reliever Alex Vesia in the eighth. The Dodgers won 7–0 thanks to four home runs, including three straight in the top of the eighth.
On April 14, the Dodgers played their home opener against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. Will Smith hit a three-run homer as part of a six run eighth inning that led to a 9–3 win. The Dodgers also won on Jackie Robinson Day, 3–1, as both Trea Turner and Gavin Lux tripled in the game. Julio Urías allowed only one hit while striking out five in five scoreless innings on April 16 while Trea Turner's two run homer put the Dodgers on top and led to a 5–2 win. The Dodgers finished off the sweep of the Reds with a 9–1 win. Heaney struck out 11 and only allowed one hit in six scoreless innings and the Dodgers scored seven runs in the fourth inning to blow the game open. Freddie Freeman homered in his first at-bat against his former team when the Atlanta Braves came to town for a three-game series and the Dodgers won 7–4. The Braves won the next game, 3–1, to snap the seven game winning streak. The Dodgers only got two hits off Max Fried in seven innings. The Dodgers took the final game of the series, 5–1. Tony Gonsolin allowed only one hit in six scoreless innings and Freeman and Edwin Ríos homered in the win.
The Dodgers began a three-game weekend series with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on April 22. In the opener, Mookie Betts hit two home runs and Max Muncy hit one as they won 6–1. The Padres won the next day on a walk-off sacrifice fly by Austin Nola in the 10th inning. The Dodgers routed the Padres in the final game of the series, 10–2, as Cody Bellinger hit two home runs. The Dodgers headed to Chase Field for a three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Buehler pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 10 while allowing three hits and no walks. Will Smith homered in the game as the Dodgers won 4–0. The Diamondbacks won the next game, 5–3, thanks to a two-run homer by David Peralta in the eighth. Urías allowed only one run on one hit (a solo homer by Nick Ahmed) in six innings in the series finale, but the Dodgers lost 3–1 thanks to some sloppy defense in the eighth inning. This was the Dodgers first series loss to the Diamondbacks since the 2019 season.
The Dodgers returned home to play the Detroit Tigers at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2014. In the first game, Justin Turner and Chris Taylor homered and the Dodgers won 5–1. On April 30, Kershaw struck out Spencer Torkelson to move past Don Sutton to become the Dodgers all-time franchise strikeout leader. However, the Dodgers lost the game 5–1 as the bullpen allowed four runs to score and the offense was silent.
Walker Buehler struck out five in five scoreless innings and the Dodgers won the final game against the Tigers, 6–3. On May 3, the Dodgers began a quick two game series against the San Francisco Giants. Julio Urías pitched six shutout innings, Chris Taylor doubled in two runs, and the Dodgers won 3–1. They won again the next day, 9–1. Mookie Betts and Max Muncy each hit home runs, and Freddie Freeman added two runs off a triple.
The Dodgers went back on the road to play the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, beginning with a doubleheader on May 7 as a result of poor weather the previous day. In the opener, Clayton Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings and the Dodgers won 7–0. In the second game, the Dodgers won 6–2 thanks to Betts, who drove in five of the runs on a double and a home run, two of the Dodgers three hits in the game. Buehler struck out six and only allowed one run as the Dodgers finished off the sweep of the Cubs with a 7–1 win on May 8. The Dodgers then traveled to PNC Park for a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, losing the opener 5–1. The Dodgers got even the next day as Tony Gonsolin pitched five scoreless innings, Justin Turner doubled three times with four RBI. Edwin Ríos homered and they won 11–1. However, the Pirates won the series by taking the next game, 5–3. Ryan Pepiot made his MLB debut as the Dodgers starting pitcher, and was wild with five walks and a hit batter in three innings but did not allow a run. The Pirates hit three homeruns against the Dodgers bullpen, giving them their first series win against Los Angeles since the 2016 season.
On May 12, the Dodgers returned home to play the Philadelphia Phillies. They fell behind by six runs, rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth only to lose when the Phillies added two more in the ninth, 9–7. The Phillies won again the next day, 12–10 in 10 innings. Urías had the worst start of his career on May 14, allowing career highs in runs (eight) and home runs (four) as the Phillies crushed the Dodgers 8–3, extending the losing streak to four. The Dodgers fell behind again the next game, but came back to win the game on a ninth inning triple by Cody Bellinger followed by a walk-off hit by Gavin Lux for a 5–4 win. Tony Gonsolin allowed two runs in six innings while striking out seven as the Dodgers won the opener of a series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5–4. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks played a doubleheader on May 17, the first scheduled one at Dodger Stadium since the 1987 season. The Dodgers won both games, hitting four home runs in a 7–6 win in the first game and taking the second game, 12–3, as Ríos hit a three-run homer. They managed to finish off a four game sweep of the Diamondbacks with a 5–3 win on May 17, with a three-run homer by Justin Turner in the fourth inning the key moment.
The Dodgers went back on the road on May 20, playing the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Urías rebounded from his poor outing in his previous outing to pitch five shutout innings while the Dodgers took the opener, 4–1. Betts had three hits, including a homer and a double as the Dodgers won 7–4 the following day. In the last matchup of the series the next day, Gonsolin struck out seven in six innings and the Dodgers led the entire game until the Phillies tied it in the 9th. An error by Muncy in the bottom of the 10th allowed the tying and winning runs to score and the Phillies won 4–3, ending the Dodgers seven game winning streak. Nextup on the trip were the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Tyler Anderson struck out eight in eight scoreless innings and Freddie Freeman had three hits, including two doubles, as the Dodgers won 10–1 to start the series. The Dodgers hit four home runs, including two by Betts, as they beat the Nationals 9–4 the following day. The next day, Urías allowed only one run in six innings, but the Dodgers were held scoreless and lost 1–0, their first shutout loss of the season. Freeman had four hits, including a homer and two doubles, as the Dodgers took the opener of a series against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field, 14–1. The Dodgers hit three more home runs in the next game, a 6–4 victory. Betts had two hits including a home run on May 28, and in the process became the first Dodger batter to score 30 runs in a calendar month since Duke Snider in 1954. The Dodgers won 3–2. The Dodgers completed a four-game sweep of the Diamondbacks with a 3–1 win in the series finale. Will Smith homered in the game.
The Dodgers returned home on May 30 to play the Pirates. They trailed by four runs after the first three innings, came back to take the lead only to lose 6–5 when Craig Kimbrel blew the save opportunity. The Pirates won again the next day, 5–3 thanks to a two-run homer by Tucupita Marcano.
The Pirates finished off a sweep of the Dodgers with a 8–4 win on June 1st, the first time the Dodgers had been swept in a three-game series at home since the 2018 season and the first time by the Pirates since the 2000 season. The New York Mets came to town for a four-game weekend series starting on June 2nd. In the opener, Tony Gonsolin allowed only two hits and one walk in six scoreless innings as the Dodgers ended the losing streak with a 2–0 win. Tyler Anderson followed that up with six scoreless innings and only three hits allowed the next day as the Dodgers won 6–1. In the next game, Walker Buehler had the shortest start of his career, recording only seven outs while allowing five runs to score as the Mets (thanks to two homers by Pete Alonso) won 9–4. The Mets won the next game, 5–4, in 10 innings to split the series.
The Dodgers traveled to Guaranteed Rate Field for a series with the Chicago White Sox. Mitch White allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings but the Dodgers failed to score and the bullpen faltered in a 4–0 loss. The following day, Gonsolin struck out five in six innings while allowing one run and the Dodgers hit three home runs in a 4–1 win. Max Muncy hit a three-run home run and drove in five runs overall in the Dodgers 11–9 win in the series finale. Darin Ruf hit two home runs and Buehler was lost to an injury as the San Francisco Giants beat the Dodgers, 7–2, at Oracle Park. The Giants proceeded to sweep the Dodgers by beating them 3–2 on June 11 and 2–0 on June 12. It was their first series sweep of the Dodgers since the 2016 season.
The Dodgers returned home on June 14 for a quick two-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. In the first game, Gonsolin allowed only one hit in 6+1⁄3 innings and Mookie Betts homered in a 2–0 win. In the second game, Anderson took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning with 123 pitches and finished with only one hit and one run allowed in 8+1⁄3 innings while Will Smith and Trea Turner homered in the 4–1 win. The Cleveland Guardians came to town for a weekend series and took the opener, 2–1, in 10 innings. Clayton Kershaw allowed five hits and one run in five innings but the Dodgers offense failed to do much on the day. In the next game, Julio Urías allowed only one unearned run in six innings while striking out six and the offense produced for a 7–1 win. Andrew Heaney returned from a lengthy injured list stint to strikeout seven while allowing only one earned run in five innings but the Guardians rallied against the Dodgers bullpen and won 5–3.
The Dodgers headed to Cincinnati for a three game series at Great American Ballpark against the Reds. In the opener, Gonsolin allowed two runs in five innings and Freddie Freeman and five RBI in a 8–2 win. He homered in each of the next two games as the Dodgers won 8–4 and 10–5 to sweep the series. Next came a series at Truist Park against the Atlanta Braves. Urías struck out nine while only allowing one run in six innings and Trea Turner homered as the Dodgers took the opener, 4–1. The Braves took the next game, 5–3, with a two-run homer by Marcell Ozuna in the eighth making the difference. In the series finale, the Dodgers were trailing 2–0 into the ninth inning, when they rallied to tie the game on a two-run single by Trayce Thompson and then they won the game 5–3 in 11 innings. The Dodger traveled over night to Coors Field for a series with the Colorado Rockies. They forgot to bring the bats and lost the opener, 4–0, managing only three hits against Rockies starter Chad Kuhl who threw a complete game shutout. The Rockies won again, 7–4, the following day and then the Dodgers took the finale, 8–4, with a Freeman homer in the first setting the tone.
The Dodgers ended the month by beating the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium, 3–1, thanks to two home runs by Justin Turner.
July began with a 5–1 win over the Padres. Tony Gonsolin struck out eight and allowed only one run on four hits in 7+2⁄3 innings. The Dodgers hit three home runs in the first as they took the next game, 7–2. In the series finale, Clayton Kershaw allowed only four hits, and one walk while striking out eight batters in seven scoreless innings, but the Padres rallied to score four runs in the ninth inning to win, 4–2. Next up was a series with the Colorado Rockies beginning on Independence Day. Julio Urías struck out seven in six innings while only allowing one run. The Dodgers went ahead on a three-run home run by Trayce Thompson in the fifth inning and won 5–3 for their 50th win of the season. In the next game, Ryan Pepiot allowed one run while striking out six in five innings to pick up his first major league win in the Dodgers 5–2 victory. In the finale, Mitch White struck out six in 5+2⁄3 innings and the Dodgers win 2–1 on a walk-off hit by Mookie Betts. The Chicago Cubs came to town for the next series and the Dodgers won the first game 5–3 thanks to two home runs by Betts. In the next game, the Dodgers fell behind 3–0 only to rally to tie the game in the ninth and then won in the 10th on a walk-off hit by Will Smith. The Dodgers won again in the following game, 4–2, as Kershaw struck out 10 in 7+2⁄3 innings and Jake Lamb homered. In the final game of the homestand, the Dodgers fell behind to the Cubs 5–0 in the first inning only to comeback and win 11–9, with six runs in the third inning putting them ahead to stay. They swept the season series from the Cubs for the first time in franchise history.
The Dodgers traveled to play the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium and saw the seven game winning streak come to an end in a 7–6 loss, despite four hits (including a home run) by Freddie Freeman. In the next game, the Dodgers fell behind 6–0 only to come from behind and win 7–6. The Dodgers took the final game of the series, 4–0, as Tyler Anderson pitched six scoreless innings, Gavin Lux homered and Freeman and Smith each had two hits, including a double. The Dodgers ended the first half of the season with a two-game series against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Kershaw took a perfect game into the eighth inning before giving up a double to Luis Rengifo and finished with just the one baserunner allowed in eight innings while striking out six. Smith had four hits and Justin Turner three as the Dodgers rolled to a 9–1 win. They won again the next day, 7–1. Urías struck out eight in seven innings, and the Dodgers hit four homers (two by Trea Turner) in the win. The Dodgers won their 60th game of the season, as they headed into the all-star break.
The Dodgers had six players selected for the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which was played at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw, Betts and Trea Turner started, Freeman and Gonsolin also appeared in the game and Anderson was selected but did not play.
After the break, they began a four-game home series against the San Francisco Giants. Mitch White only allowed one hit in five scoreless innings and the Dodgers jumped out to a five run lead only for the Giants to tie it up in the seventh inning on a grand-slam home run by Darin Ruf. However, a three-run homer by Betts in the eighth put the Dodgers back on top for a 9–6 win. Anderson struck out six in six innings without allowing an earned run and Cody Bellinger hit the team's first grand slam of the season as the Dodgers took the next game, 5–1. In the third game, Urías pitched six scoreless innings and Betts, Trea Turner and Freeman all homered as the Dodgers continued their winning streak with a 4–2 victory. The Dodgers finished off the series sweep with a 7–4 win. It was their first four game series sweep of the Giants since the 1995 season. The streak ended at eight games with a 4–1 loss to the Washington Nationals on July 25, which also was Tony Gonsolin's first recorded loss of the season. The Nationals broke open a tied game the following day with a two-run homer by Luis García in the eighth and went on to win 8–3. The Dodgers took the final game of the series, 7–1, scoring six in the first inning to put the game out of reach early.
The Dodgers went back on the road on July 28 to play the Rockies at Coors Field, winning the opener 13–0. Will Smith and Trayce Thompson homered as the Dodgers won 5–4 the following day. The Rockies came from behind to win the next game, 5–3. The Dodgers ended the month with a 7–3 win over the Rockies. James Outman, in his major league debut, had three hits, including a home run and a double.
The Dodgers began August with a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park, winning the opener 8–2. Mookie Betts had three hits, including a home run, as the Dodgers took the next game, 9–5, for their 70th win of the season. Julio Urías pitched six scoreless innings in the next game as the Dodgers shut out the Giants, 3–0, with two of the runs driven in by Miguel Vargas in his major league debut. The Dodgers finished off the series with a 5–3 win and another four game series sweep of the Giants, the first time they had done so in San Francisco since the 1977 season.
They returned home on August 5 for a series with the San Diego Padres and jumped out with four runs in the first en route to a 8–1 victory. Max Muncy hit a three-run home run to put the Dodgers ahead as they won the next game, 8–3. Cody Bellinger hit two home runs and the Dodgers swept the Padres, 4–0. Urías had another strong start on August 9 in the opener of a two-game series with the Minnesota Twins, striking out eight while only allowing one run in seven innings as the Dodgers won 10–3. The Dodgers extended their winning streak to 10 games and closed out the homestand with a 8–5 win over the Twins. Chris Taylor hit a home run in the sixth inning to put them ahead and then Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer in the seventh to extend the lead.
The Dodgers next began their next road trip at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals. Tony Gonsolin took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Trayce Thompson homered and the Dodgers kept the streak alive with a 8–3 win. They won again the next day, 13–3, in a game where they hit six home runs. It was the first time the Dodgers had won 12 games in a row since the 1976 season. The streak came to an end the following day when the Royals shut them out 4–0. Next up was a trip to American Family Field for a four game series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Urías and four relievers shut out the Brewers, 4–0, in the first game of the series. The Dodgers hit three home runs in the next game, but lost 5–4, on a walk-off hit by Víctor Caratini off Craig Kimbrel in the 11th inning. Tony Gonsolin struck out eight while only allowing two hits in seven scoreless innings in the following game while Muncy and Austin Barnes homered to account for the Dodgers scoring in a 2–1 win. The Brewers won the final game, 5–3, to split the series.
Betts had three hits, including a double and triple as the Dodgers won the opening game of the next home stand, 2–1, over the Miami Marlins. Trayce Thompson made a game saving catch on a potential tying home run in the ninth. In the next game, Dustin May made his first start of the year after recovering from Tommy John surgery in May 2021. He struck out nine and only allowed one hit in five scoreless innings while Will Smith got things started witha three-run homer in the first and the Dodgers cruised to a 7–0 victory. The Dodgers finished off the sweep with a 10–3 win. However, they began the next series by being shut out, 4–0, by the Brewers. The Dodgers won the next game, 10–1, as Gonsolin picked up his 16th win of the season, Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman each had three hits and Trayce Thompson homered. In the last game of the series, Andrew Heaney struck out 10 in six innings, Austin Barnes homered and drove in four runs, and the Dodgers won 12–6.
The Dodgers traveled to LoanDepot Park for a four-game series with the Miami Marlins. Mookie Betts had four hits, including two home runs as they won the opener, 10–6, in 10 innings. Sandy Alcántara allowed only one run while striking out 10 in a complete game, 2–1, victory over the Dodgers in the next game, despite Betts hitting his 30th home run of the season. Betts had three more hits and a home run in the next game, and the Dodgers won 8–1. In the final game of the series, Will Smith hit a two-run home run in the second inning and the Dodgers won 3–2 in 10 innings. Next up was a trip to Citi Field to play the National League East leaders, the New York Mets. Heaney struck out eight in five innings and Gavin Lux drove in three runs in the Dodgers won 4–3 for their 90th victory of the season. They lost the next day, 2–1, as Jacob deGrom allowed only three hits and one run (a Betts homer) in seven innings while striking out nine.
Clayton Kershaw struck out six and only allowed on run on one hit in five innings but the Mets came from behind against the Dodgers bullpen and won 5–3. It was the first time the Dodgers had dropped back-to-back games in 37 days.
The Dodgers returned home to play the San Diego Padres on September 2 and were blown out, 7–1. Dustin May gave up three multi-run homers in his five innings and the Dodgers were shutdown by Yu Darvish, who struck out nine in seven innings. The Dodgers responded with four home runs as they routed the Padres 12–1 the following day. Home runs by Will Smith and Trayce Thompson led the Dodgers to a 9–4 win in the series finale. Andrew Heaney struggled in his next start, allowing six runs, on four homers, in 5+1⁄3 innings as the Dodgers lost to the San Francisco Giants, 7–4. Max Muncy hit two home runs and Joey Gallo one as the Dodgers took the next game, 6–3. Kershaw struck out eight in six innings and Muncy hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Dodgers won the series finale, 7–3.
On September 9, The Dodgers traveled to Petco Park to play the Padres and lost 5–4 in 10 innings. Julio Urías pitched seven innings while only allowing two runs and Freddie Freeman had four hits, including a home run and double, in an 8–4 win the following day. Justin Turner hit two home runs, including a grand slam, as the Dodgers won 11–2 on September 11 and clinched their 10th consecutive trip to the postseason. Next up was a trip to Chase Field to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tyler Anderson pitched seven scoreless innings and Mookie Betts homered as the Dodgers shut out the Diamondbacks 6–0. The Dodgers won again the following day, 4–0, to clinch their 20th National League West title and ninth in ten years. Kershaw allowed only two hits in seven innings while Gallo and Freeman homered. It was the earliest the Dodgers had clinched the division since the franchise moved to Los Angeles. The Diamondbacks won the series finale, 5–3, on a walk-off three-run home run by Sergio Alcántara in the 10th inning. Next, they traveled to Oracle Park to face the Giants. Dustin May pitched five hitless innings and the Dodgers shut out the Giants, 5–0. Urías struck out eight in six innings and the Dodgers won 7–2 on September 18 to pick up their 100th win of the season, becoming the fastest team to reach that mark in franchise history (surpassing the 1899 and 1953 teams) and it was the fastest in MLB since the 2001 Mariners. The Dodgers finished off a sweep of the Giants with a 4–3 win in 10 innings. It was their 15th win against the Giants in 2022, the most wins against their rivals in a single season since 1953 and it was their 52nd road victory, setting a new franchise mark (eclipsing the 1952 team).
The Dodgers returned home on September 19 to play the Diamondbacks. Kershaw struck out 10 in six innings and Gallo and Chris Taylor homered in the 5–2 win that clinched a first round bye in the playoffs. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks played a scheduled doubleheader on September 20. In the first game, the Diamondbacks took a 5–1 lead early only to see the Dodgers score five runs in the eighth inning to win 6–5. Austin Barnes hit a two-run home run and singles by Smith, Thompson and Miguel Vargas drove in the rest of the runs. The Dodgers committed four errors in the sloppy nightcap, losing 5–2. The offense struggled the next day, managing only three hits in a 6–1 loss. Zac Gallen struck out 13 and heald the Dodgers to two hits and one run through eight innings but they came back against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Betts drove in the winning run on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. TheSt. Louis Cardinals came to town for a three-game series which they started by blowing out the Dodgers 11–0. The Cardinals hit five home runs, including two by Albert Pujols (the 699th and 700th of his career). The Dodgers hit three home runs the following day (including the first career one by Miguel Vargas as they won 6–2. They wrapped up the series with a 4–1 victory over the Cardinals for their 106th victory, matching the franchise record, and becoming the first team ever to win 106 games in three consecutive full-length seasons and clinching the best record in the National League.
The Dodgers final road trip of the regular season was a three-game trip to San Diego to play the Padres. In the first game, they lost 4–3 when Craig Kimbrel walked Jorge Alfaro with the bases loaded in the 10th inning. In the next game, Urías and four relievers shutout the Padres and the Dodgers won when Freeman drove in the only run of the game on a single in the tenth inning for the Dodgers franchise record 107th win. Vargas had three RBI as the Dodgers finished up their short trip with a 5–2 win.
The Dodgers returned home to end the regular season with an unusual six-game series against the Colorado Rockies, that was made necessary by the need to make up games postponed because of the pre-season lockout. Kershaw pitched six shutout innings, Cody Bellinger hit a three-run homer, and the Dodgers cruised to a 10–1 win that clinched the best record in all of MLB and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.
On October 1st, the Dodgers rallied from three runs down to beat the Rockies 6–4 for their 110th win of the season, the first National League team to reach that mark since the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates. Mookie Betts also had his 40th double of the season, and along with Freddie Freeman gave the Dodgers two players with 40 or more doubles for the first time since Johnny Frederick and Babe Herman did so for the 1930 Brooklyn Robins. Tyler Anderson struck out 10 in five innings the next day, but the Rockies beat the Dodgers 4–1. The Rockies won again the following day, 2–1, on a ninth inning run scoring single by Michael Toglia and then again, 5–2. In the final game of the regular season, Clayton Kershaw struck out nine in five innings and the Dodgers won 6–1 for their 111th win, the most in the majors since the 2001 Mariners and the most in the National League since the 1906 Cubs.
|2022 Postseason Game Log: 1–3 (Home: 1–1; Away: 0–2)|
National League Division Series: 1–3 (Home: 1–1; Away: 0–2)
National League Division Series
Main article: 2022 National League Division Series
The Dodgers opened the postseason by facing the San Diego Padres in the division series. Julio Urías made his first career post-season Game 1 start against Mike Clevinger of the Padres. Trea Turner homered in the first to give the Dodgers an early lead, which they added to quickly, scoring five runs off Clevinger in 2+2⁄3 innings. The Padres came back to score three runs in the fifth inning to tighten the game. It remained scoreless the rest of the way and the Dodgers won the first game, 5–3. Game 2 featured a matchup between Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Yu Darvish of the Padres. Each team scored a run in the first inning on solo homers, by Manny Machado and Freddie Freeman. Max Muncy homered in the second to put the Dodgers up, but the Padres evened the score the following inning on a run scoring double by Machado and went ahead on a run scoring groundout by Jake Cronenworth. Trea Turner hit a home run in the bottom of the inning to tie it back up again. In the sixth, the Padres went ahead on a single by Jurickson Profar after Turner botched a potential inning ending double play opportunity. Jake Cronenworth homered off Blake Treinen in the eighth to extend the lead to two. The Padres bullpen held the lead and they won 5–3 to even up the series.
Tony Gonsolin started in Game 3, but only lasted 1+1⁄3 innings before being replaced by Andrew Heaney. He allowed four hits and one walk but only one run scored. Trent Grisham hit a solo home run off Heaney to put the Padres up by two.. with the Dodgers getting a run on a Mookie Betts sacrifice fly in the fifth. Both bullpens pitched scoreless innings the rest of the game, with the Dodgers going 0 for 9 with men in scoring position to lose the game 2–1. In the fourth game, Tyler Anderson allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings and the Dodgers took a 3–0 lead on a two-run double by Freeman and a Will Smith sacrifice fly. However, the Padres rallied with a five run seventh inning against the Dodgers bullpen and won the game, 5–3, and the series, 3–1. It was a crushing defeat for the Dodgers after their historic season.
|2022 Los Angeles Dodgers|
List does not include pitchers. Stats in bold are the team leaders.
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; SB = Stolen bases; AVG = Batting average; OBP = On-base percentage; SLG = Slugging percentage; OPS = On Base + Slugging
List does not include position players. Stats in bold are the team leaders.
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
|Cody Bellinger||National League Player of the Week Award
|April 25, 2022|||
|Freddie Freeman||National League Player of the Week Award
|June 27, 2022|||
|Mookie Betts||2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (starter)||July 8, 2022|||
|Trea Turner||2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (starter)||July 8, 2022|||
|Tony Gonsolin||2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game||July 10, 2022|||
|Clayton Kershaw||2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (starter)||July 10, 2022|||
|Tyler Anderson||2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game||July 16, 2022|||
|Freddie Freeman||2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game||July 17, 2022|||
|Freddie Freeman||National League Player of the Week Award
|July 18, 2022|||
|Mookie Betts||National League Player of the Week Award
|August 29, 2022|||
|Freddie Freeman||National League Player of the Week Award
|September 12, 2022|||
|Mookie Betts||Fielding Bible Award (Right field)||October 27, 2022|||
|Justin Turner||Roberto Clemente Award||October 31, 2022|||
|Mookie Betts||Golden Glove Award (Right field)||November 1, 2022|||
|Mookie Betts||Silver Slugger Award (Outfield)||November 10, 2022|||
|Trea Turner||Silver Slugger Award (Shortstop)||November 10, 2022|||
|Mookie Betts||All-MLB Team||December 5, 2022|||
|Trea Turner||All-MLB Team||December 5, 2022|||
|Freddie Freeman||All-MLB Team (second team)||December 5, 2022|||
|Will Smith||All-MLB Team (second team)||December 5, 2022|||
|Julio Urías||All-MLB Team (second team)||December 5, 2022|||
See also: Minor League Baseball
|AAA||Oklahoma City Dodgers||Pacific Coast League
|Travis Barbary||84||66||2nd place|
|AA||Tulsa Drillers||Texas League
|Scott Hennessey||69||67||3rd place|
Lost in playoffs
|High A||Great Lakes Loons||Midwest League
|Austin Chubb||76||55||2nd Place|
Lost in playoffs
|Low A||Rancho Cucamonga Quakes||California League
|John Shoemaker||68||64||3rd Place|
|Rookie||ACL Dodgers||Arizona Complex League
|Jair Fernandez||25||29||5th place|
|Foreign Rookie||DSL Dodgers Bautista||Dominican Summer League
|Dunior Zerpa||34||25||3rd place|
|Foreign Rookie||DSL Dodgers Mega||Dominican Summer League
|Cordell Hipolito||37||22||1st place|
Main article: 2022 Major League Baseball draft
The 2022 Draft was held July 17–19, 2022. The Dodgers had their first pick dropped from the first round to the second as a result of being in the highest tier of competitive balance tax during the 2021 season. They also lost their normal second round pick and their fifth round pick as a result of signing free agent Freddie Freeman but gained a fifth round pick for losing Corey Seager to free agency.
|2022 Draft Picks|
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