Game 11, 2021

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATTSportsNetRM, SPNLA

The visitors send RHP Antonio Senzatela (1-1, 5.56 ERA) to the mound to face the Dodgers’ RHP Trevor Bauer (1-0, 4.15 ERA). Senzatela had a rough start against the Dodgers ten days ago, going only 3 1/3 innings and giving up 9 hits and 7 runs. In his next start, though, he went eight scoreless innings against the D-Backs. Bauer has been virtually unhittable in the first six innings of each start, but in the seventh opponents have reached him for three HRs and hit .625 against him.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1939 In a spring training game played in Norfolk, Virginia, Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig, with apparent muscle loss, especially around his shoulders, goes deep twice in a 14-12 exhibition loss against the Dodgers. The second and ninth-inning home runs will be the last round-trippers the ‘Iron Horse’ will ever hit.
  • 1993 Lee Smith passes Jeff Reardon to become the all-time major league saves leader when the Cardinals beat the Dodgers, 9-7. The right-handed reliever tosses a scoreless ninth inning at Chavez Ravine to record his 358th career save.
  • 2009 In the LA home opener, Orlando Hudson completes his cycle with a sixth inning triple down the right-field line in the team’s 11-1 rout of the Giants. The second baseman becomes the first Dodger to hit for the cycle at Dodger Stadium, and the first franchise player to accomplish the feat in a nine-inning game since Gil Hodges did it in 1949.
  • 2012 Aaron Harang, after surrendering a leadoff single to Cameron Maybin to start the game, strikes out the next nine consecutive Padres in L.A.’s 9-8 victory at Dodger Stadium. The 34 year-old right-hander’s performance is one more than Johnny Podres’ franchise mark of 8, but falls one short of the major league record held by Tom Seaver, who fanned 10 straight Friars for the Mets in 1970.
  • 2019 Chris Davis ends his recording-setting streak of consecutive at-bats without a hit with a two-run single in the first inning of the Orioles’ 9-5 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Baltimore first baseman’s safety snaps the major league record at 54 straight hitless at-bats by a position player, easily extending the previous mark of 46 set by utilityman Eugenio Vélez, who established the dubious distinction over two seasons while playing with the Giants (0-for-9) and Dodgers (0-for-37), respectively in 2010 and 2011.


Betts’ back has apparently healed enough for him to play right field and swing a bat.

48 thoughts on “Game 11, 2021

  1. Bauer signing looking real good right now. Dodgers broke the bank to do it and counter the Padres. They loaded up on pitching to overtake the Dodgers. Bauer aquisition may have negated their perceived gains.

  2. Snell’s first inning for San Diego today in Pittsburgh: ground out, strike out, single, walk, passed ball, double, another double, walk, hit batter, showers. Buccos lead 5-3 after 2 1/2 innings. They led 3-2 after the first.

  3. Through 11 games the Dodgers have combined excellent pitching with excellent hitting with mostly excellent fielding.

      • Yes. There have been some odd snafus in that regard.

        We’ve outscored the opposition 64-34. That’s an average score of 5.8 to 3.1

  4. Combining the first six innings in each of Bauer’s three starts: 0 runs, 2 hits, 4 walks, 25 strikeouts in 18 innings. That’s a WHIP of 0.333.

    • Almost certain to leave in the off-season. Can’t blame him, but he’ll be seriously missed.

  5. I’m starting to feel sorry for the Rockies. The pitchers must really loathe facing us.

    • Probably better at dealing with it than pitchers from most teams, given that they have to pitch in Coors on a regular basis. That’s got to be humbling.

  6. I see where Roberts juggled the rotation to have Kershaw, Bauer and Buehler pitch in San Diego next weekend. IMHO it seems way too early in the season to be doing that. May’s next turn was pushed back.

        • You aren’t saying it is a plentiful waste of time of day, a plentiful waste of time, are you?

        • Think he is very competitive when it comes to playing the Padres and wants his top pitchers out there. Wins are more valuable when they mean the Friars lose. May unlikely to merit nursing his innings anymore than any of the other starters, in that he had already built up to 140 in 2019 and was second only to Kershaw in innings pitched in 2020.