Game 12, 2021

Rockies at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: ATTSportsnet-RM, SPNLA

The visiting Rockies send RHP Jon Gray (1-0, 1.54 ERA) out to face the Dodgers’ RHP Dustin May (1-0, 0.00 ERA). Gray went five innings against the Dodgers in his first start while giving up just one run, and followed that with a two-hit one run outing over 6 2/3 innings against the D-Backs. May made his first start this season eight days ago, and it was brilliant: he went six shutout innings and gave up just two hits.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1931 At Braves Field, Jack Quinn becomes the oldest pitcher to start an Opening Day game. The 47 year-old Robin right-hander gives up six runs on nine runs in six innings of work, taking the loss when Brooklyn bows to Boston, 7-4.
  • 1968 Jim Bunning becomes the first pitcher since Cy Young to collect a thousand strikeouts in both leagues when he whiffs eight Dodgers during his first win for the Pirates, a 3-0 complete-game victory in Chavez Ravine. The 37 year-old right-hander, acquired from the Phillies in December, sent 1,406 American League batters back to the bench with a bat in their hands for nine seasons while pitching for the Tigers at the start of his Hall of Fame career.
  • 1993 After establishing the all-time career major league record last night with his 358th save, Cardinal reliever Lee Smith breaks the National League mark, recording his 301st in the Senior Circuit when he tosses a perfect 15th frame in the Cardinals’ 2-1 victory at Dodger Stadium. The right-handed reliever will extend the big league mark to 478, pitching for the Cubs (1980-1987), Red Sox (1988-1990), Cardinals (1990-1993), Yankees (1993), Orioles (1994), Angels (1995-1996), Reds (1996), and Expos (1997).
  • 2004 In the game played after teammate Mike Mussina earns his 200th career victory, Kevin Brown, who was obtained from the Dodgers for Jeff Weaver and two minor-leaguers in an off-season trade, reaches the same plateau, beating the Devil Rays, 5-1. It is the first time in baseball history members of the same pitching staff have won their 200th career victory in consecutive starts.

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90 thoughts on “Game 12, 2021

  1. From the LA Times. Note the last sentence:

    The Rockies, unconvinced by the sloppy evidence, challenged the ruling of a home run. The call stood. Turner had his third home run of the season after entering the year with five home runs in 521 career plate appearances in March and April. Turner later had replacement nachos sent to the fan.

  2. ERAs of Dodgers starting pitching:
    May 0.00 (6 innings)
    Buehler 1.50 (12)
    Bauer 2.70 (20)
    Urias 2.85 (12.2)
    Kershaw 2.89 (18.2)

    • He looked tired all of a sudden. It was strange, like a switch from fine to really tired.

  3. What did I miss? (Kidding – been cooking and eating and watching.) May is throwing bullets.

  4. Hmm… the review about a fan in the new homerun seats interfering I wonder?

    • Looking at the Cleveland batting averages, a no hitter seems entirely believable. What is puzzling is how they have won 6 games so far hitting that poorly.

  5. Haven’t followed closely the last few days. Did the Dodgers put Belli on the IL?

  6. Beaty, in left field, gets his first start of the season. McKinstry is in right. Against a righty, both Pollock and Taylor sit. Turner returns.

  7. San Diego’s Musgrove’s attempt to duplicate Vander Meer’s 1938 feat of back-to-back no-hitters ended with two outs in the first on a single….The Pirates lead the Padres, 2-0, after five.