Game 136, 2021

Dodgers at Giants, 6:05 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), NBCS BA, SPNLA

LHP Julio Urías (15-3, 3.17 ERA) starts for the Dodgers, while the Giants are apparently starting Johnny Wholestaff.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1924 The Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) take a twin bill from the Braves, sweeping their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days. Between September 1-3, the Brooks beat the Phillies six times.
  • 1966 The Dodgers become the first team to draw two million fans at home and two million on the road as 18,670 Crosley Field patrons watch Los Angeles beat their hometown Reds, 8-6.
  • 1969 After thirty-one games, the third longest consecutive game hitting streak in National League history ends as Dodger Willie Davis is stopped by Dick Kelley and Gary Ross in a 3-0 loss to the Padres.
  • 2017 J.D. Martinez becomes the 18th major leaguer, joining Reds utilityman Scooter Gennett as the second player this season, to hit four home runs in one game when he goes deep in the top of the ninth inning In the Diamondbacks’ 13-0 rout of the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. The Arizona outfielder, who was acquired in a trade from the Tigers in July, has one more home run than the opponent’s total amount of hits.

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83 thoughts on “Game 136, 2021

  1. My wife and I just returned from the Big Island in Hawaii, rested and refreshed. One of the highlights was a quick turnaround trip to Honolulu where it was great to spend a couple of hours with Link discussing the Dodgers, baseball in general and life. And to thank him in person for his remarkable work on this site. One of our realizations was that as kids in the Los Angeles area before the Dodgers moved to the West Coast we each went to see the old L.A. Angels and the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. Link and I were both big fans of Steve Bilko, a slugging first baseman for the PCL Angels. The Dodgers acquired him early in their first season in L.A., 1958, for Don Newcombe in a multi-player trade. Look at Bilko’s minor league stats, particularly his home runs and RBIs, at, for the PCL Angels, 1955-1957,and you will see why we appreciated him so much:

    • I was a Seattle Rainiers fan, though I never got to see them at Sick’s Stadium because we lived in Tacoma, but all the games were televised. I later became a Tacoma Giants (they were gnot Gnats) fan, but remained a Dodger fan because I could hear Vin on KFI after dark. I had a collection of scorecards with autographs that included, most notably, Manny Mota, but also Matty Alou and Tom Haller, but that went missing after my parents died.

      I finally saw a game at Sick’s Stadium when Jim Bouton led the expansion Pilots into the AL. I and several other University of Washington undergrads sat in the left field bleachers, where Ken Harrelson was backed up against the short porch and conversed with us all game. I have now attended games at all three Seattle stadia.

      • I expect that there aren’t too many people who could match your three-Seattle stadiums experiences. Why do you think the Pilots left Seattle after just one season? That must have been quite a blow to the city.

  2. On the other side of the pond again, so these games start after 3am for me. But with the team and you guys in spirit. Go Blue!

    • I was able to watch Friday’s game, which was on broadcast TV, but last night was a blackout. Today I’m going to friend’s house to watch (he’s a suffering A’s fan at this moment).

  3. Ok I’m ready for this game to be over, so that the Dodgers can be back in first place again.

      • On a hop but yeah.

        Speaking of hops – you will be happy to know I’m beginning to come around to your point of view. Turner has had a few too many of them recently that haven’t worked. I know it may seem that I am a bit of a contrarian sometimes – but I can also change my mind and admit mistakes when it is warranted.

        • Objectively there is no doubt that a throw directly to 1st base is better than a bounce, but that is likely not the counterfactual that Justin has in mind when deciding to bounce the throw. Plus he has the best defensive 1st baseman in baseball at the other end. It is a cooperative venture.

  4. Took me a second to figure what was written along the first base line there in San Fran. At first I thought it was MAX UP! but then realized it said VAX UP! I was wondering why they were so excited for Muncy when he keeps hitting bombs against them!

  5. It’s back to blackout for me tonight. Will have to rely on Gameday, Jaime, and you guys for coverage.