Game 99, 2021

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.


159 thoughts on “Game 99, 2021

  1. Bucs total three in the seventh without a hit, two on an error by loathsome LaMonte, and now lead 6-3.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.)

  4. 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?

  5. With Bard pitching, will it be “All’s Well That Ends Well” or “Much Ado About Nothing”?

  6. Third game in a row that our starter leaves with a lead and is denied a potential W.

  7. Extra innings is not what this bullpen needs so walk it off in the bottom of the 9th Dodgers! Win for Nunez!

  8. Tell me again how the Dodgers don’t need bullpen help at the trade deadline?

      • 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.

  9. What’s the opposite of a shut down inning? Is it a shut up inning? Dodgers working on a shut up inning…

  10. Bucs lost the lead, but have regained it on a bases-loaded walk in the seventh and have ’em loaded with no outs.

  11. 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.

  12. The Price is right! David has been relatively economical with his pitch count.

  13. 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!

      • 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.

  14. 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.

    • 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.