Game 18, 2021

I apologize for not getting a post up for yesterday’s game; I was SURE Monday was an off day. Sorry!

Dodgers at Mariners, 1:10 PM PDT, TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), ROOTNW, SPNLA

LHP Julio Urias (2-0, 3.86 ERA) goes for the visiting Dodgers. He’ll face LHP Marco Gonzalez, (1-1, 8.22 ERA). Urias wants to get back to the height he achieved in his first game this year when he went seven innings giving up just one run on three hits; in his last two starts he’s given up eight runs over 11 2/3 innings. Gonzalez’s first two starts were awful: he gave up twelve runs in 10 1/3 innings. In his last start he gave up just two runs in five innings.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1999 A crowd of 37,317 fans enjoys a 3-2 victory over the Braves when LA surpasses the 100 million mark in attendance at Dodger Stadium. The ballpark opened in 1962, four seasons after the franchise moved from Brooklyn to the west coast.
  • 2011 Bud Selig announces MLB is taking over operations of the Dodgers because of concerns over team finances and the ability of Frank McCourt to run the franchise. Los Angeles is facing substantial debt payments, which the owner plans to meet by using funding from the club’s new $2.5 billion, 20-year media-rights deal with Fox Sports, but the Commissioner has withheld his approval of the agreement between the News Corp.’s media company and the team.
  • 2012 The Reds become the fifth major league team to record their 10,000th franchise victory with a 9-4 win over Chicago at Wrigley Field. Cincinnati joins the Giants, Cubs, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Braves in reaching the milestone.


As expected, no Mookie.

127 thoughts on “Game 18, 2021

  1. A productive off-day, as both Gnats and Pads lose. Dodgers now lead SF by 3 and SD by 5.

  2. The Dodger hitters may not have realized that it was a day game today either….
    But Urias and Company did.

  3. Perhaps the Dodgers should hit the batting cages on their off-day tomorrow. They have now amassed eight runs and 13 hits in their last four games, yet have won two of them, both by shutouts. It’s the wins that count.

  4. I umpired youth baseball and some adult baseball from 2002 through 2019. The pandemic halted that. I am beginning to reluctantly feel that perhaps robot umpires should be given a shot.

  5. As the late, great Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell used to say: “He stood there like a house on the side of the road.”

  6. Battery giving out and no charger in sight! Gunna have to rely on you guys to bring this one home.

  7. They are playing like they have a plane to catch and they are double parked outside the stadium.

    • Especially since he has 10 k’s which take at least 3 pitches and usually more per at bat.

  8. No eyes. Does Seager the Elder have the same batting stance/approach as the Younger?

  9. Ha! I me self didn’t realize today’s was a day game and just tuning in now.

  10. Link: The bottom line is that you are OK. We were worried. How you are is far more important than the postings on this great blog.