Game 52, 2021

Giants at Dodgers, 4:15 PM PDT, TV: Fox

The visitors send RHP Logan Webb (3-3, 4.09 ERA) to the Dodger Stadium mound to face the home team’s LHP Julio Urias (7-1, 3.03 ERA). Webb is coming off the IL where he’d been with a shoulder strain. Urias has gone 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA in his last three stsrts.

On this date in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1905 According to legend, Dodger hurler Elmer Stricklett introduces the spitball, helping Brooklyn to beat the Giants, 4-3. Prior to the 1921 season, the spitball will be totally banned, except for 17 existing spitballers who are allowed to keep throwing the slippery pitch legally until they are retired, including Burleigh Grimes, who will be the last player to legally throw a doctored pitch before retiring in 1934.
  • 1928 At Ebbets Field, Bill Terry hits for the cycle to pace the Giants to a 12-5 victory over the Robins (Dodgers). The New York first baseman is the first player in major league history to include a grand slam as part of the cycle.
  • 1956 In a 10-1 loss to the Dodgers at Forbes Field, Dale Long is held hitless by Don Newcombe, ending his consecutive-game home run streak. The Pirates’ first baseman had established a new major league mark by homering in the last eight Pittsburgh contests.
  • 1979 At Dodger Stadium, Dusty Baker, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Garvey, Gary Thomasson, Derrel Thomas, Joe Ferguson, and Davey Lopes set a team record by hitting seven home runs as the Dodgers crush the Reds, 17-6.
  • 2000 At the age of 104, Fred Roberts, the oldest living Dodger fan, makes his first visit to Dodger Stadium. Wearing a jersey with the number 104, the World War I veteran cheers as Shawn Green’s sixth inning grand slam helps to beat Al Leiter and the Mets, 4-1.

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172 thoughts on “Game 52, 2021

  1. If Mookie gets a hit here, and if it is then the start of him heating up, then today’s game won’t be all for nothing.

  2. In his return to the Orange Juice Box, Darvish was not so successful as Kershaw. Five runs (four earned) in five innings. Asterisks lead Pads 6-1 after seven.

  3. If Belli gets a hit here, and if it is then the start of him heating up, then today’s game won’t be all for nothing.

  4. Tsutsugo may have been worth a blind stab, but that’s what his swing looks like.

  5. If Taylor had gotten a sac fly I’d feel better about the inning. But three behind is better than five.

  6. Tired of hearing about the Gnats throughout this broadcast. I mean, I know it’s not the Dodgers channel but…

  7. So why did Urias bat and then not come back out to pitch? Am I missing something? Saving our bench for later?

  8. Out in the country for a few days, limited access, no ears, no eyes. Observations (not all in hindsight): Why start Smith tonight after what Barnes did last night? Smith struggling on defense. Roberts stayed with Urias too long. Mookie needs to return to form. Hello to all.

    • Yep. We’ve missed you, Scoop! Urias didn’t have it but also very unlucky with seeing eye hits and a few bloops.

  9. Pads have taken lead again in the 11th, but Asterisks will have top of order and a speedy runner on second.

  10. Melancon meltdown in progress in Houston. Asterisks have tied it and have two on with nobody out in tenth.

  11. You can just tell how well Posey is seeing the ball right now. Even his foul balls are well hit.

  12. I predict Cody will get a big hit this game. There, I said it. Hope I didn’t jinx him!

    • Well, at least it couldn’t happen to a better team than the Cheatin’ Stros.

  13. Urias screaming into his glove as he walks off the mound. Like that he is feeling it.

  14. We need a big offensive inning or two after this. (Forgive the understatement just trying to look ahead and think positive.)

  15. Asterisks fail to score in the eighth, lead 6-3 with bottom of Pads order due up.

  16. Dodger Stadium looking particularly stunning today in the late afternoon sun.

  17. Asterisks’ closer Pressly stanches the bleeding, and it’s 6-3 after 7-1/2.