Game 131, 2021

Rockies at Dodgers, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: ATT SportsNet RM, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-9, 4.42 ERA) goes for the Rockies and newly-recalled RHP Mitch White (1-1, 3.06 ERA) does the same for the Dodgers.

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1939 Wheaties sponsors the first telecast of a baseball game when their ads are aired during the Ebbets Field contest between the Reds and the Dodgers. The commercial broadcast is available only in New York City, where an estimated 500 people own television sets.
  • 1948 Jackie Robinson hits for the backward cycle when he homers in the first inning, triples in the fourth, doubles in the sixth, and completes the rare event with a single in the eighth. In addition to his ten total bases, the Dodger second baseman drives in two runs, scores three times, and steals a base, helping Brooklyn beat the Cardinals at Sportsman’s Park, 12-7.
  • 1951 With his second home run of the game, the sixth time he has accomplished the feat this year, Gil Hodges hits his 36th round-tripper to establish a new franchise record for homers in a season. The Dodger first baseman’s seventh-inning three-run blast in the team’s 13-1 rout of Cincinnati at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field surpasses the mark of 35 set by Babe Herman in 1930.
  • 1989 Giving up just three singles, recently acquired Mets southpaw Frank Viola outduels Orel Hershiser and beats the Dodgers, 1-0. The classic contest between two aces marked the first time in baseball history that the reigning winners of the Cy Young Award have faced one another in the regular season.

Cultural history note: On this date in 1966: On a typically cool night, the Beatles play their final concert at Candlestick Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants. The “Fab Four’s” performance on a five-foot stage, which is located just behind second base surrounded by a six-foot high wire fence, is less than stellar due the ballpark’s inadequate lighting, poor acoustics, and the group’s growing disdain of doing live shows.


No Mookie, no JT.

21 thoughts on “Game 131, 2021

  1. Old friend Alex Wood has gone on the IL with COVID, and Cueto has joined him there although the cause of Cueto’s placement is not clear. That’s gonna leave the Gnats scrambling for starting pitchers this week.

    Meanwhile, in the District, old friend Keibert got a sacks-loaded situation in his first plate appearance for the Nats, but popped out.

  2. Before leaving, I am pleased to report that the Barves are swatting the Gnats 6-0 in the seventh.

  3. I was in a part of Marin County with no cell phone coverage, so I was unable to follow the game. That appears to have been fortunate.

      • In the middle (or the end!?) of a batting slump. Since August 16th, Dodgers are ranked as a team in many offensive indicators as among the worst in all of baseball! Yet, they have a 11-3 record in that time. Gotta love the pitching. And what offense we have been getting from Trea, AJ and Will.

  4. Pathetic performance. One of our worst showings this season.. Only the second road series the Rocks have won all year. Unacceptable.