Game 130, 2021

Rockies at Dodgers, 6:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally SportsNet RM, SPNLA

RHP Jon Gray (7-10, 4.13 ERA) gets the ball for the Rockies and LHP David Price (4-2, 3.82 ERA) takes it for the Dodgers.

Kershaw threw another bullpen session:

throwing about 30 pitches, which is closer to his normal workload. He also threw sliders and curveballs for the first time.

Betts may play at 2B today, and Muncy could start today as well.

This day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1945 A moment in American history takes place in Brooklyn as Branch Rickey meets with Jackie Robinson to share his plans to integrate the major leagues. During the three hour meeting, the Dodgers’ president will shout racial epithets to ‘test’ the 26 year-old ballplayer’s mettle to withstand the abuse which will come with being the first player to cross the color line this century.
  • 1951 The Giants’ 16-game winning streak comes to end when Howie Pollet six-hits the team in the Pirates’ 2-0 victory at the Polo Grounds. The consecutive victories enabled Leo Durocher and his club to narrow the Dodgers’ lead from 13.5 to six games.
  • 1967 Giants hurler Gaylord Perry begins the longest consecutive inning scoreless streak in franchise history when he shuts out the Dodgers at Candlestick Park, 7-0. The right-hander will not give up another run over a span of 40 innings, a feat the son of a tenant farmer from North Carolina will repeat three seasons later.
  • 1977 Steve Garvey collects five extra-base hits in one game when he bashes three doubles and two homers, including a grand slam, in the Dodgers’ 11-0 rout over St. Louis at Chavez Ravine. The LA first baseman becomes just the fourth major leaguer to accomplish the feat, joining Lou Boudreau (1946 Indians – HR, four 2B), Joe Adcock (1954 Braves – four HR, 2B), and Willie Stargell (1970 Pirates – two HR, three 2B).
  • 2003 Eric Gagne earns his 44th straight save in the Dodgers’ 6-3 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Los Angeles reliever’s effort establishes a new major league record, surpassing Tom Gordon, who had saved 43 in a row to begin a season with the Red Sox in 1998.
  • 2008 In the 11-2 victory over the Dodgers, Cristian Guzman becomes the second player in Nationals history to hit for the cycle, joining Brad Wilkerson, who accomplished the feat in 2005, the team’s first year in Washington, D.C. The 30 year-old shortstop completes his cycle with an eighth inning triple.
  • 2015 “Vin will be back for one more year (at least). God bless us, everyone” – JIMMY KIMMEL’s cue card message to the crowd.

    Team executive Magic Johnson, appearing on the Dodger Stadium video board, introduces Jimmy Kimmel to report “big, breaking news.” The ABC late-night television host, who waves to the fans without saying a word, displays a succession of cue cards, informing the Chavez Ravine crowd the 87 year-old Vin Scully will be returning to broadcast Dodgers games in 2016 for his 67th season.

Lineup when available.

117 thoughts on “Game 130, 2021

  1. Another bullpen game tomorrow. So, who starts? Who is the bulk guy? Is Mitchy coming back up?

  2. Will Smith doing all that he can to get this game over quickly. Drive in 2. Get thrown out at 3rd. Whatever it takes he is willing to do it.

  3. Will Smith doing all that he can to get this game over quickly. Drive in 2. Get thrown out at 3rd. Whatever it takes he is willing to do it.

      • It is beyond sad and so painful to watch him flail in more than 80 percent of his at bats. Perhaps, and I am being serious, he needs to see a sports psychologist.

        • Do you get the Athletic? Very interesting article about Cody and about the length of time it takes to recover shoulder strength (at least a year) that he had this past year, before breaking his leg. I can try to forward it to you.

          • Yeah, he’s had a worst-case scenario of ailments that have also probably worked against him on the mental side of the game. He’ll probably need the winter off to recover completely.

  4. Wonder how long it will be until they wake up and realize we need our best lineup out there every night if we are going to catch the Gnats? Rest in the off season. It is crunch time.

  5. Fastball right down the pipe and Belli can’t barrell it up. How much longer do the Dodgers stay with him starting?

  6. New rule. Dodgers get to start each 3rd inning with runners on 1st and 3rd. Lol funny to see Max and Trea come off the bench to go to their bases.

  7. Awaken me when Bellinger reaches the Mendoza Line . . . Signed, Rip (Repulski) Van Winkle