Game 45, 2021

In case anyone is curious about radiation, here’s how mine’s going. It’s a fascinating process. Because the cancer is in my throat, while I was in the hospital they built a plastic mesh mask form-fitted to my face and head. They place the mask over my face when I lie down on the standard narrow table, clamp it to the table to immobilize my head, and then start the radiation process, which typically lasts no more than 15 minutes.

I asked. Apparently about half the patients take their plastic thingie home as a souvenir when their treatment is completed.

Dodgers at Giants, 6:45 PM PDT, TV: NBCS BA, SPNLA

The visiting Dodgers send RHP Trevor Bauer (4-2, 2.20 ERA) to the hill to face the Giants’ LHP Alex Wood (5-0, 1.75 ERA). Obviously Wood knows the Dodgers well and vice versa since he spent nearly five years with the team from Southern California.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1927 For the second consecutive day, an umpire at Ebbets Field is the target of fan abuse. Arbiter Frank Wilson needs a police escort after the Robins (Dodgers) drop a twin bill to the Cubs.
  • 1952 The Dodgers score a major league record fifteen first-inning runs en route to a 19-1 rout over the Reds at Ebbets Field. After Ewell Blackwell retires the first batter, the next 19 Brooklyn batters reached base (10 hits, 7 walks, and 2 HBP), including Pee Wee Reese getting to first base three times during the frame.
  • 1963 Jim Maloney ties a major league record shared by Max Surkont (1953 Braves) and Johnny Podres (1962 Dodgers) when he strikes out eight consecutive batters, beginning with the last out in the first inning, in the Reds’ 2-0 victory over Milwaukee at County Stadium. The Cincinnati right-hander also equals the franchise mark with 16 strikeouts in one game, established by Noodles Hahn in 1901.
  • 2000 Major League Baseball has its first six grand-slam day less than one year after establishing the mark with five, with Garret Anderson (Angels), J.T. Snow (Giants), Brian Hunter (Phillies), Jason Giambi (A’s), and Adrian Beltre and Shawn Green (Dodgers) all contributing to the record. The NL also set a league record, blasting four of the six base-loaded homers.


150 thoughts on “Game 45, 2021

  1. Watching some hockey tonight as Winnipeg Jets are in action against their rival Edmonton Oilers. Team colours tonight: white/blue (Jets) vs black/orange (Oilers). Seem familiar?
    As always, cheering for blue!

  2. I’m unfortunately eyeless tonight, except for MLBTV highlights. Tomorrow’s a broadcast TV game, though.

  3. Poor Alex Wood. He can’t truly be happy playing for SF, can he? Looking weird in orange…

  4. Might need Blake for 4 or more outs tonight, but Jones getting it done so far.

  5. Dodgers see a lot of orange in their schedule this week: SF/Hou/SF on tap.

  6. Trevor lost his mojo that inning. But, he gutted it out and minimized the damage.

  7. In Miami tonight, the Fish have used ten pitchers and now trail the Mutts 4-3 in the 12th.

  8. Not sure why Doc has him in the clean up spot. Although, right now his options are limited.

  9. Bauer is an awful batter, so bad the rest of the pitchers must look down at him, but the man can pitch.

    • Not that strikeout thing. The other thing was what I wanted – where you hit the ball hard and far…

  10. Go Dodgers! I’m back home and about to do my 55 minute exercise routine with the game on. Finally get to see them in person again!

  11. Link. I agree with RBI. You are a hero. As I said before, my next door neighbour has just finished his radiation treatment on his throat. It was good to see him out gardening a bit this week! Still rooting you on as you continue to recover!

  12. Link you are my hero. Still with the sense of humor and still with the Dodger history!

    • Thanks, RBI. It’s early days yet, I expect the side effects to kick in about week two or three. Those may have an impact.