Game 134, 2021

Braves at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports South, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA

It’s a battle of the Maxes as the Braves send LHP Max Fried (11-7, 3.54 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ RHP Max Scherzer (12-4, 2.51 ERA).

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1890 On Labor Day at Brooklyn’s Washington Park, the Bridegrooms, later to be known as the Dodgers, win all three games against Pittsburgh in the first tripleheader ever played. The home team sweeps the visiting Alleghenys, who will be renamed the Pirates next season, 10-9, 3-2, and 8-4.
  • 1953 The Cardinals tie a major league mark, hitting five homers in a 12-5 loss to Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. The solo shots hit by Stan Musial, Harry Elliot, Rip Repulski, and Steve Bilko (2), all off starter Preacher Roe, aren’t enough to offset the Dodgers’ 17-hit attack, which includes six doubles but no round-trippers.
  • 1969 At Dodger Stadium, Willie Davis ties the franchise record by hitting in 29 consecutive games with his second-inning single in LA’s 10-6 victory over New York. The mark was established by Zack Wheat in 1916.

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112 thoughts on “Game 134, 2021

  1. The Beerguys are playing their B-team this afternoon against the Gnats, but have tied it up in the fourth. I rarely see SF play, but Youtube does not do blackouts. I’m listening to the Brewers radio team but, sadly, no Uecker today.

    • Gasarol not getting it done tonight. I’m nervous each time he comes in. Strange move by Doc.

  2. We are pleased to report that the Beerguys have once again taken an early lead on the Gnats. 2-0 in the second, and are threatening more.

    • Unfortunately, old friend Brett Anderson couldn’t get another run in (not that anyone really expected him to).

  3. Milwaukee pouring it on. 5-2 with 2 on and still nobody out.

    They are a very good team with starting pitching to go toe to toe with the Dodgers.

  4. I’ve been watching as I work. We are shooting a short film next week and basically my list keeps getting longer and longer. But my fan-aticism does not wane!

  5. Taylor backed that up perfectly. Of course – it would have been even better if Mookie had caught it.

  6. I have not been tuning in much this year. Is the group now waiting for the fifth inning to make a fashionable entrance here?

    • It can be hit and miss. Some games basically everyone is here throughout the whole game, but more often people drift in and out. (Like me tonight).

    • Joc might have made his worst play of the year and he has to hate that it came in Dodger Stadium.

  7. The Braves and Dodgers can make legitimate arguments about who has the best infield. Freeman was MVP last year and Riley might win it this year. Swanson and Albies are having terrific years.

    Freeman .295 .388 .505 .894 28 HR 72 RBI
    Riley .304 .375 .535 .910 28 HR 80 RBI
    Swanson .263 .319 .483 .802 25 HR 77 RBI
    Albies .259 .317 .483 .800 23 HR 86 RBI

  8. Was the Cards’ tied mark for solo homers? Many other teams must have hit six or more in a game before 1953.