Game 145, 2021

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Arizona, SPNLA

RHP Zac Gallen (2-9, 4.32 ERA) pitches for the D-Backs against the freshly-off-the-IL LHP Clayton Kershaw (9-7, 3.39 ERA). I expect that Kershaw will pitch no more than four innings unless the Dodgers are leading, in which case I suspect he’ll try to talk Roberts into letting him go one more to become eligible for the win.

On this day in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1925 In the first game of a twin bill, Robins’ (Dodgers) starter Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. The Brooklyn hurler had one-hit the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.
  • 2005 During the six-run second inning uprising by San Diego, each Dodger outfielder commits an error. The fielding of Ricky Ledee (lf), Jose Cruz Jr. (right field), and Jayson Werth (cf) contributes to the 6-4 loss to the first place Padres.

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52 thoughts on “Game 145, 2021

  1. Poor and bizarre scheduling: Starting tonight, the Giants play 10 of their final 19 games against the Padres. But the Dodgers have played their last series vs. the Giants. Also, the Giants’ schedule includes six games at Colorado this month.

  2. Great pitching again tonight and more than enough hitting. Let’s hope for at least five innings from Gonsolin on Tuesday and, dare I say, a loss by the Giants.

  3. Whither (wither?) the Padres. At the end of play on June 30 the Padres, having just won three in a row, were at 49-33 and in third place in the NL West, 2 1/2 games behind the Giants and a game behind the Dodgers. Since then, they have gone 25-36 (including tonight’s loss in San Francisco) and they are now 19 1/2 games behind the Giants.

  4. I see that Kershaw is now outhitting Bellinger by 99 points, .258 to .159. I also noticed that Bellinger got his first hit in September yesterday, but tonight he failed to cash in a runner from third with one out.

  5. We were at a wedding in Sonoma over the weekend, so I was out of the loop. What a great three-game series vs. the Padres, particularly the pitching. However, sometimes I get the feeling that the Giants may never lose another game.

      • It was wine country, indeed. (You know your California geography). We went to a winery on Sunday, the day after the wedding, with five friends and we sampled several wines, but I prefer whites to reds. Some of the once quaint towns north of San Francisco, such as Rohnert Park and Petaluma, have lost much of their charm. Rohnert Park, for example, now features the big box stores that are as impersonal as much as they architecturally awful.

        • The town of Sonoma and also Healdsburg still retain a great deal of charm. Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre is a fine live music venue.

    • A friend of ours went to a wedding there recently and returned with COVID (lots of people from Orange County). She was fully vaccinated, but still felt the effects and had to quarantine for ten days.

      • Seems like if that was really the case they shouldn’t have let him start the 5th at all. But yeah, I guess so. They were lucky he got a first pitch out!

  6. Checking in from the Sierras. I owe you several Woo-HOOs!!!! We wrap the short tomorrow and I can get back to my wonderful calm writer’s life.

  7. Last night may have been the most purely pleasurable game of the season. If only tonight’s could match it!