Game 86, 2021

Dodgers at Marlins, 4:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Florida, SPNLA

RHP Tony Gonsolin (1-0, 2.81 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers and RHP Pablo López (4-5, 2.97 ERA) goes for the Marlins.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1938 At Crosley Field, Yankees’ hurler Lefty Gomez is defeated for the first time in four All-Star starts as the NL wins the All-Star game 4-1. National League shortstop Leo Durocher becomes the first Dodger to start in an All-Star Game and gets a ‘bunt’ home run.
  • 1953 In his first major league start, 24 year-old right-hander Al Worthington throws a two-hitter, blanking the Pirates, 6-0. The Giants’ rookie, known as ‘Red’, will become the first National League freshman to throw consecutive shutouts at the start of a career, when he repeats the feat in his next outing, also blanking the Dodgers, 6-0.
  • 2000 Vin Scully, 72, is voted the No. 1 sportscaster of the 20th century by members of the American Sportscasters Association. The Dodger veteran broadcaster’s 51-year career has included play-by-play of 25 Fall Classics and a dozen All-Star Games.


215 thoughts on “Game 86, 2021

  1. Same story, different day. 14 LOB, 12 strike outs, costly errors. Like RBI said, they need to get it figured out.

  2. I watched Will Smith’s misplay that brought in the losing run last night. A good throw probably would have had Marte, and, in any event, Turner had to block the bad throw.

  3. The irony is that is the runner placed on second in extra innings scores, it is automatically ruled an unearned run. I guess the Dodgers wanted to make certain (If I read the play-by-play correctly.)

  4. Games like this against teams
    like this make me feel like we are not playing nearly up to our potential.

    • Agreed.

      The counter-argument? Baseball is weird.

      (And – it’s not easy to win 10 games in a row. Because baseball is weird.)

  5. The Cardinals beat the Giants, 6-5, Tuesday night. The Padres beat the Nationals, 7-4. We still trail the Giants by a half game and we have 1 more loss than they do. The Padres trail us by 3 games and have 4 more losses than the Dodgers.

  6. I am really hoping we figure a few things out. Otherwise, hello again, third place.

  7. It says Treinen made a wild pitch and Marte scored on a throwing error by Smith. Spare me the details.

      • Are you frustrated that we post ahead of you? Is that why you type the same thing over and over? If yes – you can just say so and I will stop.
        Help me understand…

  8. I am glad that we have Pujols, but one of these days he is going to ground into a triple play.

  9. The Dodgers are playing this game like the Flying Wallendas (without a net).

  10. I’ve lost track of our “rotation.” Is tomorrow a bullpen game, and if so why?

  11. Well, we certainly bulloxed that inning. I am beginning to understand why the Dodgers are 1-7 in extra-inning games.

  12. I thought that you weren’t suppose to sacrifice in the top of the 10th with the game tied and that it wasn’t considered good strategy….But Doc never tries sacrifices when old baseball logic would say they were the right thing to do.

  13. Stating the obvious – but the Dodgers need another starter. Very soon. (Like tomorrow to be honest – seeing as how it’s another BP game.)

  14. Ohh. Wow. A single. Thought it was going to be a HR. Should have been a double.

  15. Nelson has had grip problems since the MLB starting being sticky about substances.

      • Agreed. And then there was Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish, who pitched 15 season in the majors from 1944 to 1964, including one game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946.

  16. More on Reed (also Cleavinger, Gonzalez and Sousa) from Dodger Insider:

    The Dodgers made multiple roster moves Tuesday, adding two pieces to their bullpen before their game in Miami.

    The Dodgers selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jake Reed and
    recalled left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger. Outfielder Steven Souza
    Jr. was designated for assignment, while left-hander Victor González
    was placed on the 10-day injured list with left plantar fasciitis.

    This will be Reed’s first experience on the active roster. His next
    appearance will mark his Major League debut. Reed was acquired on a
    minor league deal by the Dodgers on June 4 after being released by the
    Angels two days prior. The 2014 fifth-round pick out of Oregon spent the
    2014–19 seasons in the Twins organization, reaching as high as the
    Triple-A level.

    Reed had a 2.61 ERA with 11 strikeouts and a walk in nine appearances with
    Triple-A Oklahoma City this year. Between Oklahoma City and Triple-A
    Salt Lake, he had a combined 5.57 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 21 innings.
    He has held right-handers to a .562 OPS this year. In his seven-year
    minor league career, the reliever is 19–14 with a 3.73 ERA and 1.24 WHIP
    while averaging 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

    “I’m really excited for him,” said manager Dave Roberts. “Our guys in the
    front office sought him out, found him, and he’s going to help us win

    The move for Reed came when Souza was designated for assignment after
    slashing .160/.250/.360/.610 with one home run in 13 games with the

    Cleavinger, who returns for his fourth stint with the big league club after being
    optioned Monday, was brought back when González was placed on the
    injured list. Cleavinger is 2–3 with a 2.03 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 15
    strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings in his first season as a Dodger.

    González suffered his first career loss Monday night when he allowed his second
    career home run. The second-year reliever is 3–1 with a 2.57 ERA and
    1.36 WHIP this season after going 3–0 with a 1.33 ERA and 0.74 WHIP last
    season. His 36 appearances this year are the most among Dodger

  17. I know that last year was a short season and that he has missed most of this year, but Bellinger hasn’t had a month in which he hit over .280 — and has had many far below that — since May of 2019.

  18. Sorry, friends, but I can’t say that I was surprised by what Belli just did. Actually, I kind of expected it.

    • He had a “night off” last night. So yeah – maybe try something new?

  19. Do Dodger batters realize that K’s should be going down with the reduced spin rate on pitches?
    Maybe if someone told them, they wouldn’t K as much.

  20. Can you imagine what Reed must have been thinking after being called into pitch in the majors for the first time in a pro career that began in Cedar Rapids in 2012?

  21. Jake Reed is making his MLB debut after spending nine years in the minors.

  22. Since no-hitting the Dodgers, the Cubs have lost 10 straight, including 13-3 at home last night vs. the Phillies. The Cubs are losing 7-0 to Philadelphia tonight after 2 innings. After being no-hit, the Dodgers won 9 straight until that winning skein was stopped last night.

    • The current losing after a no-no streak belongs to the Dodgers – 12 games.

  23. At one time the Gnats had both Okert and Osich in their pen. Gnatfans referred to them by Rule No. 1 nicknames that you can probably guess.

  24. Great that Gonsolin got that hit. It means Mookie came up this inning – and so the Dodgers can start the next inning stronger.
    I kid.

      • It doesn’t fit the theory of “as Mookie goes, so go the Dodgers” right now.

        • Certainly contributing, though not at a level either he or we expected. He is tied with CT3 for second behind Muncy for team WAR.

  25. How many times has Mookie gotten called out on a checked swing this year? Too many!

      • Sad, but true. Yet, he was selected for the All-Star Game. I think it was by the players. Correct me if I am wrong.

  26. Is Miami’s stadium the one that used to have that circus-like panel out in left-center field (like the glove in San Franciscso)?

  27. It is good to see that Betts, Muncy and Bellinger are all back in the starting lineup today after being absent from it on Monday. Is this the day that Bellinger shows us what he is capable of?