Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATTSportsNet-RM, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA
LHP Austin Gomber (0-2, 2.89 ERA) goes for the Rockies and LHP Julio Urias (2-0, 2.84 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers. Walks have contributed heavily to Gomber’s winless record; he gave up seven to the Dodgers in three innings in his first start and four to the Giants in 6 1/3 innings in his second. He allowed just one hit in each game. Urias has had two very good starts and in fact has not lost a decision in the regular season since August of 2019.
- 1909 On Opening Day, the Superbas are no-hit by the Giants’ Red Ames for 9.1 innings. The Polo Grounds contest will go thirteen innings before Brooklyn defeats the 26 year-old right-hander, 3-0.
- 1915 In his first start of the season, the Giants’ southpaw Rube Marquard no-hits the Brooklyn Robins, the team that will select him off waivers at the end of August. In his 2-0 Polo Grounds victory, the 28 year-old faces 30 batters, striking out two and walking two in the 85-minute contest.
- 1930 On Opening Day, Phillies’ southpaw Les Sweetland throws a three-hitter at Ebbets Field. The 28 year-old southpaw doubles and scores the lone run in the eighth inning of his 1-0 complete-game victory over Brooklyn.
- 1933 In his major league debut, Tigers rookie Lynwood “Schoolboy” Rowe tosses a six-hitter, blanking the White Sox, 3-0. During his 15-year career, playing also with the Dodgers and Phillies, Rowe will compile a 158-101 record, posting an ERA of 3.87.
- 1947 A year before President Truman desegregated the military, Jackie Robinson debuts for the Dodgers, becoming the first black player to participate in a major league game this century. In front of 25,623 Ebbets Field fans, the 28 year-old first baseman is hitless in three at-bats, but scores a run in the 5-3 Opening Day victory over the Braves.
- 1958 On Opening Day, the transplanted New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers play the first major league game on the West Coast. The California contest sees Ruben Gomez blanking Los Angeles and Don Drysdale at San Francisco’s Seals Stadium, 8-0.
- 1959 Cardinal right-hander Bob Gibson makes his major league debut at LA Memorial Coliseum, tossing the final two innings in a 5-0 loss to the Dodgers. The 23 year-old rookie becomes the first future Hall of Fame hurler to give up a home run to the first batter he faces in the major leagues when third baseman Jim Baxes takes him deep in the seventh inning.
- 2004 Major league baseball begins the tradition of Jackie Robinson Day, an annual celebration commemorating the day the color line was broken in 1947. At big league venues across the country ceremonies are being held to honor the ground-breaking historic event, including baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Jackie’s widow Rachel Robinson attending the festivities at Shea Stadium.
- 2005 The Dodgers, to commemorate the 58th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first game in the big leagues, wear replicas of the old road uniforms worn by the 1947 team which played in Brooklyn. Right-hander Derek Lowe throws a three-hitter, blanking the Padres in San Diego, 4-0.
- 2007 To honor Jackie Robinson, some players on each team, including Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter and Braves’ outfielder Andruw Jones, wear the Dodger immortal’s uniform No. 42 on the 60th anniversary of his historic breaking the color barrier in baseball. In the Cardinals and Brewers contest at Busch Stadium, every player and coach on both teams dons Jackie’s revered number.
Lineup when available.
Tonight's #Dodgers lineup vs. Rockies. #Jackie42 pic.twitter.com/MMkTTp4bo3
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 15, 2021
As noted in comments, Betts isn’t playing. Let’s hope his back didn’t object to its exertions in last night’s game.
A tribute from enemy territory. https://twitter.com/scottostler/status/1383095556440870917?s=20
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I went to Cal with Bruce Jenkins and got to know him. He was the sports editor of the Daily Californian before I was. Bruce, a fine journalist, grew up as a fan of the Dodgers.
Bud Black looks disgusted. I remember having a bullpen like this, not even that long ago!
Dodgers win 6th game in a row on Jackie Robinson day. Last time they lost was in 2014. Since 1999, they are 17-5 on April 15th. (In 1998 they didn’t play on the 15th.)
Wish Mookie could have had at least one at bat tonight, but at least both he and Price made an appearance in the game.
Roberts said something about his ribs and swinging a bat causing pain.
I wonder how many different Dodger pitchers will get a save this year?
That was cool.
Price was amazing!
Dicey strike one call.
Cyclops owed us some.
K!!! Need one more.
You’re futuring is improving.
K!!! Need two more now.
Big one, but Hampson is a pest.
There’s two! (As in the two of three!)
Not solid contact, but…
Bad future person!
Bad luck for Price on both those hits.
They dunked on Price.
That’s not how it (is supposed to) work(s)! Lol
Finally! Mookie in right.
This ump needs glasses.
At basketball games in college, we used to shout to the ref, “If you had one more eye, you’d be a Cyclops!”
I love that!
I can only take credit for remembering it.
Also: We need a pitcher, not a glass of water.
Can we get some Mookie tonight Dodgers? It’s only Jackie Robinson day today.
He’s in! Along with Price. Nice.
One two three Santana!
Oye como va!
Sweeeeet Rios play!
Dennis Santana on the mound.
At least it’s not Carlos.
7-5! Not bad considering where we were.
A gift insurance run.
Thought it hit him for a second. Either way – the run scores.
What is the hitting of the helmets about?
It’s to mimic dunking I believe.
In this case dunking on the pitcher (they don’t feel sorry for him).
That’s my job.
I do feel sorry for their pitcher.
You are a kind soul RBI.
I am a mom.
Thank God for moms!
The Munster Mash was a ballpark smash!
Max to the rescue!
Might as well have yourself a day and hit another one JT.
We’d better get busy. Nine outs to go.
Man some of these calls by the home ump are terrible.
Wheels seemed to have come off. Following on Gameday, was Julio hit hard or unlucky?
A little of both. Bad call by ump led to adjusting pitch hit hard for tying run and bad errors by Dodgers led to two more coming in.
Now that I have refreshed, I see the comments answering my question.
This lineup may have been a bit too makeshift.
I mean, the Rockies are due… but still. We don’t have to give them runs like this.
That was really ugly guys. Poor Julio.
Julio had strike three and then gives up run three. Frustrating.
Time for another 3 run HR? I’d been down with that.
Cycle Alert for JT!
Although, with 2 outs I would have preferred a 2nd HR.
I think under bob’s old system this would be a yellow alert.
Basically it would have to be an “inside-the-park home run turned into triple” scenario!
Dodger Stadium is not triples-friendly, and I’d be shocked to see it.
Urias with the smoking line drive – according to the box score anyways!
Well that didn’t go well at all.
The curse of Arenado!
His cousin actually. Arenado is in St. Louis.
It’s what they do.
CT3 with the quick start.
Verdugo has been playing really well to start the season with Boston. Fun to see.
I can’t believe they are sitting Mookie on Jackie Robinson Day. Can’t imagine Mookie being to thrilled about that. If he doesn’t at least PH tonight, I won’t be happy about that!
Surprised as well.
He also narrated a video about Jackie. https://twitter.com/pamsson/status/1382682167650697219?s=20
Lux is a late scratch.
Padres beat the Pirates, 8-3, today to split their four-game series in Pittsburgh. Dodgers (10-2) lead both the Giants (8-4) and the Padres (9-5) by two games.
Betts is not in the starting lineup tonight. Anyone know why? Back discomfort?
Don’t know, but Doc did say that he was going to start including Betts among the players getting regular rest.