Game 91, 2021

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Arizona, SPNLA

RHP Merrill Kelly (5-7, 4.60 ERA) goes for the D-Backs and RHP Tony Gonsolin (1-0, 2.11 ERA) goes for the Dodgers.

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1953 Giant rookie Al Worthington throws a four-hitter, blanking the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 6-0. The whitewashing, which halts Brooklyn’s record NL streak of homering in 24 consecutive games and marks the only game this season the team will not a score, makes the 24 year-old right-hander the first National League freshman this century to throw consecutive shutouts at the start of a career, a feat that Karl Spooner will also match next season.
  • 1958 The Los Angeles city council declares today ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game Day’ to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic baseball song. In a pregame ceremony at the LA Memorial Coliseum, the Dodgers honor lyricist Jack Norworth, presenting him with a lifetime pass to any American or National League game.
  • 1978 At Jack Murphy Stadium, Steve Garvey becomes the first two-time MVP in All-Star history. The Dodger first baseman’s game-tying, two-run single and a triple help the National League to beat the AL, 7-3.
  • 1980 The Dodgers sell Charlie Hough to the Rangers. The 32 year-old knuckleballer will spend 11 seasons with Texas, posting a 139-123 record along with an ERA of 3.68.
  • 1998 Padre reliever Trevor Hoffman, brother of opposing manager Glenn Hoffman, saves the Padres’ 4-1 victory over the Dodgers. It’s the first time in major league history a player has faced his brother as the skipper of the opposing team.

Also, in 1976 At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium thirty-four couples marry at home plate and a wrestling championship match takes place in a promotion billed as Headlocks and Wedlocks. The Braves take down the Mets, 9-8.


41 thoughts on “Game 91, 2021

  1. Seager news:

    There’s a chance Corey Seager, who has been out since May, comes back without a rehab assignment.

    The star shortstop and reigning World Series MVP has resumed taking about 50 swings per day, Roberts said Sunday, an encouraging development as the 27-year-old returns from a fractured fifth metacarpal in his right hand. The plan is for Seager to head to the Dodgers’ spring training facility at Camelback Ranch in Arizona after the All-Star break, take live at-bats and play in simulated games there and then re-evaluate as the club returns home against the Giants.

    There’s currently no thought of a rehab assignment, Roberts said Sunday.

    “If he needs those and feels that he needs those to get ready, we’ll do that,” Roberts said. “But we’re very open to kind of, you know, what Corey feels is best to prepare him to come back.

  2. Given all the trials and tribulations, being on a 100-win trajectory at this point ain’t bad!

      • I, myself, expect more trials and tribulations, and fan anguish. Even if they play .660 ball for the rest of the season, it only means two more wins.

  3. Arrived in Paso Robles to the realization that I’m in the Dodgers’ blackout zone. Thanks, SNLA!

  4. The third-base coach cost us a run by not sending Turner after the outfielder kicked the ball. The play was right in front of where we are sitting.