Game 72, 2021

Dodgers at Padres, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports San Diego, ESPN, SPNLA

LHP Julio Urias (9-2, 3.54 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers and RHP Yu Darvish (6-2, 2.57 ERA) goes for the Padres.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1957 In his first major league start, Von McDaniel‚ who graduated from Oklahoma’s Hollis High School last month, two-hits the Dodgers at Busch Stadium‚ 2-0. Brooklyn does not get a hit off the 18 year-old bonus baby until the sixth inning.
  • 1998 Bill Russell is released as Dodger manager and is replaced in the dugout by Glenn Hoffmann. In the front office, Tommy Lasorda assumes the general manager duties of the third-place club from Fred Claire.
  • 2016 Dean Kremer becomes the first-ever Israeli to sign a contract with a Major League baseball team when he comes to terms with the Dodgers, after being selected in the annual amateur draft earlier this month. The 20-year-old right-hander, who won Europe’s Most Valuable Pitcher award in both 2014 and 2015, has hurled for Israel’s national baseball team for the past three seasons. (Note: Kremer was traded to the Orioles in the Manny Machado deal in 2018)

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73 thoughts on “Game 72, 2021

  1. It is nice to see Muncy back in the starting lineup tonight (Tuesday). He’s the only lefty (with the exception of Kershaw).

  2. Regarding the information above about Von McDaniel, I remember that game. Even though I was a Dodgers fan, I was impressed. I was 9, only nine years younger than McDaniel. He was 7-5 that season, pitched briefly in 1958, and never returned to the majors again. He played many years in the minors after that, mostly as a third baseman, and died at the age of 56. Fame is fleeting.

  3. Just avoid a sweep. All we have to do is win one. I would love to take the series and win 2 of 3. However, it is imperitive that we don’t get swept. If we’re swept, they gain 3 games on us. If we just take one, they only gain 1 game.

  4. I am not a physician, but it seems risky for Tatís to play tonight. Recurring injuries for such a young athlete would suggest caution.

  5. At least the Pads are having to use their pen tonight. Dodgers haven’t used any high leverage relievers.

  6. Prilce has been effective and selfless this season. Seems like a great presence on a ballclub.

  7. What a remarkable display of batting futility tonight. Oh, well, it’s but one game.

  8. Meanwhile, in Phoenix, the Beerguys seem poised to break the Snakes’ losing streak.

  9. Maybe it’s better to get their ya-yas out in the first inning. The night is young!