Game 67, 2021

Phillies at Dodgers, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), NBCSP, SPNLA

The visiting Phillies send RHP Zach Eflin (2-5, 3.89 ERA) to the hill to face the Dodgers’ LHP Julio Urias (9-2, 3.56 ERA). Eflin has gone 0-4 in his last five starts, while Urias is tied for the league lead in wins.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1938 In the first night game played in New York City, Johnny Vander Meer pitches his second consecutive no-hitter, beating the Dodgers at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, 6-0. Four days ago, the Reds’ southpaw held the Braves hitless in a 3-0 victory at Crosley Field.
  • 1951 The Cubs trade Andy Pafko along with Johnny Schmitz, Wayne Terwilliger, and Rube Walker to the Dodgers for Bruce Edwards, Joe Hatten, Eddie Miksis, and Gene Hermanski. The deal, which prevents the coveted ‘Handy Andy’ from going to the rival Giants, is the first of many to be made by Buzzy Bavasi, Brooklyn’s new general manager.
  • 1996 In the first inning of their 6-2 victory over the Braves, the Dodgers turn their first triple play in forty-seven years. After making a running, back-to-the-plate grab of Chipper Jones’s popup to short left with runners on first and second, Juan Castro throws to second baseman Delino Deshields to double up Marquis Grissom, then the ball is relayed to first baseman Eric Karros to get Mark Lemke, who was also running on the pitch.


126 thoughts on “Game 67, 2021

  1. Except for all the freaking errors, it was a great effort by our guys. Still can’t believe the Gnats came back and won that game. D’backs really are bad. I thought we had a share of first place. Oh well, lets get the sweep tonight with Kersh.

  2. Rockies just beat the Padres Wednesday afternoon in Colorado, 8-7, with a run in the bottom of the 9th. Colorado blew leads of 3-0, 4-3 and 7-5, before breaking a 7-7 with the winning run on a Blackmon single as a pinch-hitter. The Padres were swept in the three-game series and now trail the Dodgers by 4 1/2 games, the Giants by 5 1/2. San Diego has lost nine of eleven.

  3. I don’t know if you ever hope for and root for a walk-off at the beginning of a game. But with it being “Re-Opening Day”, it would be kinda cool if the Dodgers got their first walk-off win of the season tonight.

  4. Pads lead 4-2 in the third at Coors, but Darvish is struggling. Snakes have taken a 4-0 lead over Gnats in the first.

    • I think the first pitch that went past Smith for a wild pitch was called a swinging strike because the batter didn’t hold up enough. That’s the only thing that I can figure out.

      • That actually does makes sense. The umpire was emphatic with the call, that’s for sure.

  5. Huh – I thought he looked out, but I guess Treinen’s foot wasn’t on the bag.

  6. Wouldn’t mind a ground ball double play happening in the next pitch or two.

  7. I laughed out loud for joy at Julio’s double. I needed that hit at least as much as the Dodgers did.

  8. Rox have tied the Pads in Denver, while the Gnats still trail the Snakes 7-3 in the fourth.

  9. In 66 games, Betts, Muncy, Bellinger, Turner and Seager have only been in the lineup together for three games.