Game 123, 2021

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

The Mets send RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-1, 10.32 ERA) to the hill to face the Dodgers’ RHP Walker Buehler (12-2, 2.09 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1945 Dodger shortstop Tommy Brown becomes the youngest player (17 years, eight months, and 14 days) in major league history to hit a home run. The round-tripper by ‘Buckshot,’ who started his career as a 16 year-old high school student, will be the only run Brooklyn scores off 30 year-old Pirates southpaw Preacher Roe, who goes the distance in the 11-1 rout of the home team at Ebbets Field.
  • 1974 In an 18-8 rout of the Cubs, the Dodgers collect 24 hits and set a club record with 48 total bases, including Davey Lopes’ three home runs, double, and single. The Dodger second baseman’s 15 total bases are the most ever for a leadoff hitter.
  • 1978 In the visitors’ clubhouse at Shea Stadium, Dodger Blue becomes black and blue when Steve Garvey confronts teammate Don Sutton about a Washington Post story in which the pitcher is critical of him. After the right-hander confirms he had made the comments, the argument becomes physical when he makes an inappropriate remark about the first baseman’s wife.

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162 thoughts on “Game 123, 2021

  1. Buehler vs Carrasco. Huge Dodger advantage. Go get’em boys.

    Tonight’s Revised lineup:
    2B Trea
    1B Max
    3b Justin
    SS Corey
    LF Chris
    CF Cody
    RF Billy
    C Austin
    P Walker

    Polluck a late scratch with back spasms.

  2. Last night w/Smith catching, Treinen closed the game. Tonight w/Barnes catching, Kenley closed and looked unhittable.

    2021 Kenley throwing to Barnes: 18 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 ER
    2021 Kenley throwing to Smith: 30 2/3 IP, 20 R, 16 ER

    • Strange. Not as if Kenley regularly throws on purpose in the dirt to get strikes that he might be hesitant to throw without Barnes back there. Would be interesting to see if there is a difference in his repertoire between the catchers. Perhaps he uses the slider more with Barnes?

  3. This is the closest we’ve been to first in exactly a month. We were one game out after play on July 20.

  4. A bit of huffing and puffing to get to the finish line in tonight’s game. Bats went silent after the 3rd, but the pitching saw them through.

  5. I presume that it will be Jansen in the 9th. It will be 6-7-8 in the Mets’ batting order.

  6. Late to the parade once more. We’ve been watching “The Great British Baking Show.” I highly recommend it, even though the only thing that I have ever baked is myself in the sun.

  7. When I saw “run(s) scored” with runners on second and third and Alonso up I was fearing a lot worse.

  8. A few times tonight I have looked away from the game and then look back to see a player in blue fielding a ground ball and I’m very briefly confused as to which team it is.

    • Last night he hit two balls really hard, one of which required a fine diving catch by Nimmo.

  9. Meanwhile, at the Litterbox, the Pads are tanking again, while the A’s lead the Gnats 2-0 here in Oaktown.

  10. So – do we like them or not? (The uni’s in case you are wondering)

    I’m digging the high white socks on Muncy to contrast the blue pants.