Game Two, 2021

Dodgers at Rockies, 5:40 PM PDT, TV: SPNLA

RHP Trevor Bauer, 0-0, 0.00 ERA makes his first start of the season and his first start for his new team. He’ll face RHP Antonio Senzatela, 0-0, 0.00 ERA. Bauer, since he was with Cincinnati, didn’t face Colorado at all last year. Senzatela made three starts against the Dodgers, one bad and two good. He went 1-1 against them.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 2003 Todd Zeile homers in his first at-bat as a Yankee, becoming the only major leaguer to hit a home run for ten different teams, surpassing Tommy Davis, who went deep for nine different clubs. In addition to homering with the Bronx Bombers, the infielder has also gone deep for the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Orioles, Dodgers, Marlins, Rangers, Mets, and Rockies.
  • 2007 For only the fourth time in major league history, a hurler under the age of 21 wins an Opening Day assignment when 20 year-old Venezuelan right-hander Felix Hernandez pitches eight strong innings in the Mariners’ 4-0 victory over the A’s at Safeco Field. Fernando Valenzuela of the Dodgers was the last pitcher ‘not of age’ to accomplish the feat, beating the Astros, 2-0, in 1981.
  • 2008 Third base ump Ed Montague tosses Larry Bowa for not staying within the boundaries of the coaching box although he warned the Dodger coach several times to follow the new edict put in place by MLB following the tragic death of Tulsa Drillers’ first base coach Mike Coolbaugh. The former infielder and manager’s behavior will lead to a three-game suspension for “inappropriate and aggressive conduct,” in which he had to be restrained by manager Joe Torre and bench coach Bob Schaefer in the sixth inning of the 3-2 victory over the Giants in Los Angeles.

In non-Dodger history, on this day in 1972 after playing a round of golf in West Palm Beach with his coaches on Easter Sunday, Mets manager and former Dodger Gil Hodges, two days shy of his 48th birthday, suffers a fatal heart attack. The club will name current first base coach and former Yankee skipper Yogi Berra to run the team when the strike-delayed season begins.

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81 thoughts on “Game Two, 2021

  1. “Three Dodgers pitchers combined to pitch eight innings of one-hit shutout baseball . . . “

  2. Third time through lineup. May have to treat him like the Rays pitcher that handed us the Championship.

  3. 76 pitches after 6. I think this will make it an interesting managerial decision as the game continues.

  4. After the error, 3 strikeouts on 9 straight pitches. Semi Immaculate on Good Friday, if I may be so profane.

    • Profane should be the default option (By the way, in secular Uruguay, this is not Semana Santa (“Holy Week”). It is Semana de Turismo (“Tourism Week”).

  5. In the only game I ever saw at Coors Field, in 1994, the final score was 1-0, believe it or not. I don’t remember who won.

  6. Coors field in the 70s is a nice place to get some gaudy averages at the beginning of the season.

      • Well, I should be more clear. Coors field in the first week when it isnt snowing was my intention.

          • I never text, and this is the only place online that I have ever posted comments, going back tot he toaster days, so I am sadly inept when it comes to those lil symbols.

      • That was Mile High Stadium (where I attended a 1994 game in which Móndesi made a spectacular throw).

  7. Let’s look at it this way: The Dodgers lead the NL in batting average, OBP and OPS, and they are only a game out of first!