Game 76, 2021

Cubs at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Marquee Sports Network, SPNLA

The Cubs send former ace RHP Jake Arrieta (5-8, 5.43 ERA) out to face the Dodgers’ RHP Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 3.00 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1968 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his third at-bat of his first major league game, going deep off Dodger right-hander John Purdin in the Giants’ 9-0 victory at Candlestick Park. The 22 year-old Giant outfielder joins Philadelphia National pitcher Bill Duggelby (1898 – first at-bat) as the only other player to hit a base-loaded home run in his major league debut.
  • 1984 Dodger infielder Bill Russell plays his 1,953rd game to become the team’s leader in games played. The shortstop, who will extend the mark to 2181 during his 18-year tenure with the club, is hitless in three trips to the plate but will walk twice in LA’s 9-4 loss to San Diego at Chavez Ravine.

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99 thoughts on “Game 76, 2021

  1. Bellinger still looking to find his groove. Since his return, 1-for-7 (a single) with 4 Ks, but 5 BBs.

  2. In their last 4 1/2 games, which include the first six innings tonight, the Dodgers are:
    –hitting .144 (21 for 146).
    –4 for 28 with RISP.
    –have allowed first-inning homers in all five games (a total of six).
    –have been outscored 10-0 in the first innings.

    • I wonder if some day it will seem awkward mixing politics and sports? 😉

  3. It’s not that difficult to score: a walk, a single, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly.

  4. Sometimes it is nice to have a reminder that the Dodgers are, in fact, a good baseball team.

    That moment did not happen yet.

  5. Mookie batting .111 in his last 7 games. When is Roberts going to move him down in the order?

  6. At least we don’t have to watch Pujols against a righty. I can’t figure why Roberts started him last night against the righty.

  7. Neither team has anyone in its starting lineup hitting more than .283 (Turner). The Dodgers are batting .239, the Cubs .226.

      • Since Brooklyn joined the NL in 1890, the Dodgers have been no-hit more times (20) than any other team. However, they have also pitched more no-nos (23) than any other team.