Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, SPNLA
RHP Chi Chi González (3-6, 5.99 ERA) goes for the Rockies and LHP David Price (4-0, 3.12 ERA) starts for the Dodgers.
Today in Dodgers’ history:
- 1939 Using yellow dyed balls, the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 at Sportsman’s Park. The experimenting with the use of the colored sphere, which is designed to make the ball easier to see for the players and the fans, started in Brooklyn last week and will be tested once more, in a September game played at Wrigley Field.
- 1962 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joining the Dodger infielder in the Cooperstown ceremony are fireballer Bob Feller, veteran manager Bill McKechnie, and outfielder Edd Roush.
- 1965 Dick Stuart homers in the first inning in the Phillies’ 5-1 win over New York at Shea Stadium. ‘Dr. Strangeglove’, who played in Boston for the previous two seasons, becomes the first player to have gone deep in each of the 19 major league ballparks now in use. (Ed. note – Nineteen ballparks because both Los Angeles teams, the Angels and Dodgers, share the ballpark in Chavez Ravine. – LP)
- 1974 At Three Rivers Stadium, Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey, a write-in All-Star starter, singles and doubles to help the National League beat the Junior circuit, 7-2. Mike Schmidt, also a write-in, plays in his first Midsummer Classic thanks to radio intern Howard Eskin’s on-air campaign which urged Phillies fans to stuff the ballot box for their young third baseman.
Also, Nomah! In 2002 Nomar Garciaparra establishes the record for consecutive home runs in the shortest time in terms of innings. In a 22-4 rout of the Devil Rays at Fenway Park, the Red Sox shortstop homers three times in two frames – two two-run homers in the second and a grand slam in the third.
Tonight’s #Dodgers lineup vs. Rockies: pic.twitter.com/DSZWtYzDoy
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 23, 2021
The Dodgers are 1-9 in extra innings. I’m taking my dog for a walk now.
I just let our husky out in the back for his last piss of the night.
Total fail after we tied it up. Pathetic.
That hurt. Terrible AB.
Bucs total three in the seventh without a hit, two on an error by loathsome LaMonte, and now lead 6-3.
Another Owie. Meatball right down the middle.
Today’s roster moves. Muncy is off to Arizona and will miss the whole weekend with the Rox. https://twitter.com/BlakeHarrisTBLA/status/1418744191601967107?s=20
Wakes up. Opens one eye. Checks Dodgers score. Groans. Checks Gnats score. Sighs. Reads thread. Feels compassion for her fellow Linkmeister buddies. Goes back to sleep.
12 strike outs and 10 LOB.
That was just horrible.
Barnes and CT3 need to come through here.
6.88 now and dropping.
Back to back HRs and this game is tied.
Unacceptable. Total ineptitude.
How do people explain the Dodgers bad record in extras? Doesn’t seem to matter if it’s at home or on the road. Is it the bullpen? Is it execution? Any valid theories out there?
Is it the runner on second thing?
(But they were much better than this in extras last year.)
Remember, the Rox still have one of the worst pens around.
MLBTV just crashed, but maybe that was a good thing.
Sherfy I guess is no sure thing.
Bad choice throwing home.
There she blows.
I don’t believe a bases-loaded situation in which the Dodgers get only one run on a walk and then strike out three straight times. How on earth can that happen?
That was a makeup call!
Missed the hanger!
Up to Apple Jacks.
OK, Neuse, the fans want to get Noisy.
Another walk would be fine, or a WP.
Let’s make some Neuse!
Truly terrible AB.
Very bad swing there.
Let’s go Sluggo!
Now we’re playing with the house’s money.
Seems like the house is rooting for the Dodgers! Lol
Nice to see someone else’s 9th inning guy go 25+ pitches.
This is torture.
Walk it off Justin.
Time for #10 to hit GS #10!
I’ll settle for 2 BB
HBP would be fine, if it’s not fatal.
With Bard pitching, will it be “All’s Well That Ends Well” or “Much Ado About Nothing”?
Can you feel the love tonight?
I feel nauseous.
I feel anxious.
I feel exhilarated.
I’m more cautious than thou.
So much for the bunt!
Barnes has gotten some pinch hits lately.
Thanks. My memory was correct…this time.
OPS as PH before tonight 1.545!
The Rockies are 9-34 on the road this season.
So they are due I guess
Due for a loss that is! Lol
I reverse my Ouch post.
I still think the Bard is someone with a great pen name.
Third game in a row that our starter leaves with a lead and is denied a potential W.
Extra innings is not what this bullpen needs so walk it off in the bottom of the 9th Dodgers! Win for Nunez!
AF needs to get busy.
¡Miércoles en viernes!
This gets more painful every night.
More painful and yet sadly less surprising.
This just may not be our year.
Still 60-plus games to go, so it’s not time to panic.
When you allow a two out homer to a player hitting below .150, it is not a good sign.
You’ve got to be kidding. A .149 hitter.
Agree but cannot like.
Absolutely. I can’t like either.
Gnats get tying run to the plate, but hang on to lose 6-4.
They were due.
Steals standing up!
Gotta find a way to win this game.
Why did Doc take Belli out?
Left hammy tightness. That just sucks. He’s finally starting to barrel up.
This team is perhaps a bit injury prone.
Not a good sign, especially when his bat’s heating up.
Dude can’t catch a break.
Every AB was solid tonight.
SSS but maybe.
Hit the ball very hard, even his out.
Cool. Still SSS but nice. I’ve only seen this last few innings.
Tell me again how the Dodgers don’t need bullpen help at the trade deadline?
I don’t think anybody said that.
The last two nights actually. Saying we need starters (which I agree with) but not relievers.
Ok – I was partially wrong. Bob said the Dodgers would go after starters and not closers. So my apologies.
Nice play by CT3 on a tricky hop.
Bucs still leading Gnats, 6-3 after eight.
Brewster throwing heat, but will that be enough?
Not impressed with this McKinney fellow.
Also very good in last two outings before being sent down.
What’s the opposite of a shut down inning? Is it a shut up inning? Dodgers working on a shut up inning…
Belli showing signs of life.
Missed the dinger by inches.
Off the wall and off a lefty.
His flyout was also hard-hit.
Belli still swinging from the heels I see!
Bucs lost the lead, but have regained it on a bases-loaded walk in the seventh and have ’em loaded with no outs.
So much for a stroll in the park.
McKinney’s been sloppy in the field so far.
Over-anxious I imagine.
Jet lag, maybe?
Haven’t travelled coast-to-coast in quite a long time. Young fellow like him shouldn’t feel it after three days, no? Travelling to Jakarta used to take me a week to adjust.
Mak’em pay Willy.
Where was JT hit this time?
Make that left shoulder.
Price at a very efficient 56 pitches through five. Next inning he’ll face top of the order for third time.
Typically he would be through for the night, but Doc might throw him out there for another inning giving the pitching situation.
The Price is right! David has been relatively economical with his pitch count.
On pace for 101-pitch CG.
Bucs still lead Gnats, 3-1 after five.
Meanwhile, in OKC, https://twitter.com/okc_dodgers/status/1418770577842708481?s=20
He is something else!
Checking in from Vermont. How’s everyone doing? Things got a little overheated last night I thought. Might be time for all of us to review Jon Weisman’s delightfully inspired Rules. I will if y’all will!
Well said. We were somewhat of a feisty bunch last night, including me.
You would not have wanted to reside between my ears. But somehow seeing the players up close on Wednesday- how hard they tried, how upset Kenley was, how awful I felt hearing the loud boos, experiencing the truly atrocious umpire call, all of it made me realize that I am passionate about this team, but do better when I don’t expect absolute perfection.
Getting a bit late there, innit?
I give myself maybe 20
You flew direct to Vermont, or to Boston?
Albany by way of DC.
Don’t make me stop this car.
Price is at 37 pitches through three innings. It would be great if he could go at least five. The most pitches he has thrown this year was 66. That was in his last outing, July 18, at Colorado.
A modest pitch count for three innings, and then he gets a first-pitch out in the fourth. Still only 47 pitches through four.
Owie. Solo shots hurt, but don’t kill you.
For quite a few MLB teams, Keibert Ruiz might now be the starting catcher, but the Dodgers have Will Smith. https://twitter.com/jokeylocomotive/status/1418758321545248770?s=20
I’d like to see the Dodgers call up Ruiz. Going with three catchers is something that the Dodgers used to do. It gives them more flexibility. However, I’m not sure who would be the best player to send down.
I think Ruiz could help bring a lot in a trade. His value includes the fact that he is a switch-hitter.
There’s a chance he could be premium trade bait, because the Dodgers have another quality catcher, Cartaya, just below him in the system.
Why is Belli batting 5th?
Well, it’s about freaking time. Pollock and Beaty are still hitting better.
In the second, Bucs have taken a 1-0 lead over the Gnats at Software Stadium.
Punished for doing the right thing.