Game 96, 2021

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), NBCSBA, SPNLA

Old friend LHP Alex Wood (8-3, 3.67 ERA) goes for the visiting Giants. The Dodgers have yet to announce their starter or opener; it will be a bullpen game, though.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1906 At St. Louis, Brooklyn hurler Mal Eason no-hits the Cardinals, 2-0. The ‘Kid’ was the losing pitcher when Johnny Lush pitched a no-hitter against the Superbas (Dodgers) in May.
  • 1951 In a game against the Reds with All-Star hurler Ewell Blackwell on the mound, the Giants, for the first time, employ their infamous scheme for stealing catchers’ signs using a telescope positioned in the centerfield clubhouse. The ‘Jints’ beat Cincinnati, 11-6, and New York will win 22 of the remaining 27 games at the Polo Grounds, overtaking the Dodgers to win the National League pennant.
  • 1970 Twenty-six year-old right-hander Bill Singer pitches the first Dodger no-hitter since Sandy Koufax’s departure when he keeps the Philadelphia batters hitless in a 5-0 victory at Chavez Ravine. The ‘Singer Throwing Machine,’ who spent 52 days on the disabled list earlier in the season recuperating from hepatitis, posts a 5-0 record along with a 1.84 ERA in July and will be named NL Player of the Month.
  • 2008 The Dodgers, with a five-run ninth-inning rally at Chase Field, beat the Diamondbacks, 6-5, and move into a flat-footed tie (48-50) with Arizona for first place in the National League West. Andre Ethier has the key hit in the comeback victory, a go-ahead triple off the center-field wall, as D-Back closer Brandon Lyon, pitching in his third consecutive game, couldn’t hold a three-run lead.

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202 thoughts on “Game 96, 2021

  1. Reminds me of Gibby scoring from second on a wild pitch to win a game in ‘88. This was that significant.

    • We have an international gallery, including Australia, Canada and the U.S. Am I missing any lands?

  2. The hotel I am staying in near the Oakland Coliseum does not carry the Giants’ station. The radio has no AM band. Torture.

    • I would FedEx you my trusty transistor but I don’t think it would get to you in time.

      • Just a quick overnight trip: A’s-Angels game, dinner with my daughter, and then meeting a college roommate Wednesday before heading home.

  3. What a potentially totally frustrating inning. Almost out at first. Twice. And now the passed ball. But Ks Buster!!!

    • indeed. I’m worried that most of our bullpen is a bunch of unknown names and we are working with half a rotation

  4. Friedman needs to acquire at least one serviceable starting pitcher. Inexcusable to have bullpen games in the first two games of a four-game series against the Giants when you trail them in a battle for first place…I went to the A’s 6-0 win over the Angels today in Oakland today. Unfortunately, Ohtani struck out three times. Attendance was just under 10,000.

    • Can you give him a call?

      Also, Gray looked pretty sharp. But I’m worried about Sherfy here.

    • Is Oakland going to build the A’s a new stadium? If not, they are probably moving.

    • Not a lot he could do in the short term. Gonsolin had pitched well, and Gray showed some promise. Nothing he could do about Bauer and Kershaw.

      By the way, it’s not even August.

      On another topic, we had dinner at Passionfish again Friday. Stayed at a badly overpriced hotel in Pacific Grove, though.

      • You missed my point. Friedman knew what the future would be two weeks ago when Bauer and Kershaw went out of the picture. This series was in front of the .Dodgers. Friedman did nothing.

          • Yes. Perhaps Kyle Gibson, Carl Morton or Kenta Maeda. Perhaps he could sign someone to work with our infielders on the art of fielding.

          • This is a seller’s market and opening prices are quite high. I know that they are not your resources, but he has to look beyond lining things up for this four game series, like the rest of the season and the probability of not having Bauer anymore. The past suggests that he has been quite active on this front, even though it doesn’t meet your timetable.

        • Not a lot of good pitchers available and the asking price is way too high.

  5. Any time the Dodgers have McKinistry, Beaty, and now Reks all in together – it really feels like the B squad.

  6. It seems as if every team has had a swoon this season, except the Gnats. They are due!

    • I really didn’t think the Gnats would be our main nemesis this season. No one saw this coming. Even the baseball pundits/experts.

    • Pecota preseason projection had them at 75-87 in 4th place and 0% chance of making the playoffs.