Game 120, 2021

Today’s game marks exactly twice the number of games played last year.

Pirates at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet PIT, SPNLA

RHP Wil Crowe (3-7, 5.27 ERA) goes for the Buccos and LHP David Price (4-1, 3.60 ERA) goes for the Dodgers.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1992 Kevin Gross, retiring 22 of the final 23 batters he faces on his wife’s birthday, no-hits the Giants at Dodger Stadium, 2-0. The LA right-hander’s no-no averts the team from being swept in a four-game series at home against the Giants for the first time in 69 years.
  • 2013 Clayton Kershaw blanks the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, 5-0, giving the Dodgers their first double-digit winning streak since 2006. The team’s 42 victories in their last fifty games, including a 25-3 mark since the All-Star break, equals the 1941 Yankees and 1942 Cardinals for the best record for that span of games since 1900.

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163 thoughts on “Game 120, 2021

  1. The Dodgers have committed 71 errors thus far in 2021 – tied for fourth most in MLB with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.

    63 Unearned runs.

    Another reason for concern.

  2. What? Me Worry.

    Kenleys’ stats:

    25 SV, 5 BS.

    48.1 IP, 31 H, 20 R, 58 SO, 31 BB. Way to many walks.

    31 IP, 20 R, 16 ER pitching to Will Smith
    17 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 0 R pitching to Austin Barnes

    Yep, he worries me. And, we have a better option to close games.

  3. Sooooo tired of the Gnats winning. 1-0 SF top of the 8th, 2 outs. Can the Mets pull something off here?

  4. Cody!! Let’s Go!

    Whoops and by Cody I mean Beaty. I am distracted because of 3 raccoons that came into – and left – our backyard.

  5. Pads came back with three solo dingers to get within a run, then gave three runs on two Rox dingers. 7-3 Denver in the eighth.

  6. 3 for 16 RISP, 8 LOB, and 10SO. Not very good. However it becomes trivial if we win the game.

    • I still say the Dodgers are playing the right team at the right time. Doesn’t take their A game to win a game – and hopefully the series.

  7. This is very likely just anecdotal but I swear AJ gets more throw overs when he is on base than any other Dodger. Maybe he is just the perfect balance between speedy and not speedy?

  8. Late to the parade once more. Some observations: I know the team is tired, but why bench Muncy, who had hit three homers in the last two games, against a righty? Regarding Lux, this is the first time in his short MLB career that he has ever played third base. It shows. In the minors Lux has played three games at third base, all this year at OKC, and made one error in five chances…Why was the second run allowed by Price ruled earned? Can’t you assume an out at the plate on a good throw?

    • Hopefully the Dodgers can get away with it since its the Pirates they are facing. But against top teams it would be very costly.

    • Of course, Beaty had past success and was able to work on things to get back to that level. Lux hasn’t shown much in the Bigs to get back to.

  9. Puds losing again 3-0 in the 5th inning. They are really tanking. Cincinnati just may catch them for the 2nd WC spot. Only 2 games back.

  10. Andre sent back down, so next appearance uncertain, unless he comes back up to replace player going to the IL, which happens.