Game 115, 2021

Dodgers at Phillies, 10:05 AM PDT, TV: NBCSP, SPNLA

Whodaguy starts for the Dodgers (we’ll know more at game time) and LHP Ranger Suárez (5-3, 0.98 ERA) goes for the Phillies. That’s one heck of an ERA.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1984 Former Dodgers Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese, along with Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew, American League hurler Rick Ferrell, and perennial All-Star shortstop Luis Aparicio are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

In 2006 the Portland Beavers honor Rodney McCray, the former Vancouver Canadian who gain everlasting notoriety in 1991 when he literally ran through the right field plywood fence trying to catch Chip Hale’s fly ball in Portland’s Civic Stadium. The PCL team commemorates the memorable play with a bobble head promotion which features the moment of impact and renames the right field area of their current ballpark “McCray Alley.”

In a great moment of fan history, in 2014 Tim Pinkard, attending his first game at Minute Maid Park, catches two home run balls, both off the bat of the Astros’ DH Chris Carter. In the third inning of Houston’s 10-4 victory over Minnesota, the Springfield (VA) resident gets his first souvenir of the night when the ball rebounds off a sign in left field, and then in the fifth frame, against astronomical odds, catches the second round-tripper stroked by the same batter, which is a laser shot hit directly to his seat.

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167 thoughts on “Game 115, 2021

  1. Pathetic effort by the offense. Wasted a nice job by the bullpen. At least we took the series from a good team in their house.

    Enjoy the rest of your day and the Field Of Dreams Game tonight.

  2. In This Day in Dodger History yesterday, the following was posted: “1969 Don Drysdale announces his retirement. The last Dodger to have played in Brooklyn, Drysdale will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984.” I thought that was correct, but then the name Bobby Aspromonte popped into my brain. Aspromonte, a native of Brooklyn, as I am, played one game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956. He next returned to the Dodgers, in L.A., in 1960 and 1961, and was made available in the expansion draft for 1962. The Houston Colt .45s (before they were called the Astros) took him and he played 13 years in the majors, retiring as a Met after the 1971 season. So, I think he was the last former Brooklyn Dodger to play in the majors. Apart from his MLB career, Aspromonte, now 83, was/is clearly a wonderful human being. Read this long story about him from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) to see why I say that:

      • What a thrill it must have been for a kid right of high school to play for his home town team (borough).

  3. Bellinger: Feast or Famine. In his last four games plus his one AB today: 5-for-18 with 4 HRs and 7 Ks. His other hit was a double.

    • Suarez not the sort of lefty to get healthy against. Lefthanded batters hitting .078 off him this year.

        • My guess as well. That said, if Mookie weren’t on the IL, would have been a good game for Belli to not start to avoid throwing him off track as he regains his swing and his confidence.

        • They’re turning him into a starter, but he’s not likely to go very deep yet, and the Fillies’ pen is shaky.

  4. Most one-run losses this year:

    t-1. Marlins – 23
    t-1. D-Backs – 23
    t-3. Atlanta – 21
    t-3. Cubs – 21
    t-3. DODGERS – 21

  5. I hate depending on the Rockies, who begin a four-game series in San Francisco tonight.

    • I am not crazy about it either, but, that is the position we have found ourselves in.
      Considering all the injuries to key players, the poor replacement players performances, and the Bauer fiasco, we’re doing pretty good.

  6. For want of a replay safe call, a base was lost. For want of a base, a run was lost. For want of a run, an inning was lost. And all for the want of a replay safe call.

  7. Knapp almost caught that popup foul through the hole in the screen cut for the camera.

  8. Exchange of pleasantries between Corey and Torreyes, both played SS for the 2015 Dodgers.

  9. Exchange of pleasantries between two ex-Snakes at second base, Pollock and Segura.

  10. Suarez likely more than an opener, as he has already gone 3 innings several times this year.

      • At this point it is pretty much of a merry-go-round with OKC and getting someone who can give you some innings, rather than the relative merits of the pitchers being shuttled. White, I grant you, is a much better pitcher, though Quack might be effective in some spots given his awkward delivery as shown by his performance at OKC.