Game 20, 2021

Padres at Dodgers, 7:00 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports San Diego, SPNLA

The visitors send RHP Yu Darvish (1-1, 2.55 ERA) to the hill to face the Dodgers’ LHP Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 2.19 ERA). These two guys met last Saturday and Darvish gave up just one hit and struck out nine. Despite that, Kershaw and the Dodgers beat him 2-0.

Today in Dodgers’ history:

  • 1958 In a 7-6 loss to Chicago at the LA Coliseum, two Dodger mainstays from Brooklyn reach career milestones. First baseman Gil Hodges, who will finish his 18-year major league tenure with 370 home runs, hits his 300th career round-tripper, and Captain Pee Wee Reese, a future Hall of Fame shortstop, plays in his 2000th game.
  • 1999 Fernando Tatis becomes the only player in baseball history to hit two grand slams in one inning when he collects eight RBIs in one frame to breaks the old record of six. The Cardinal third baseman hits both off Dodger starter Chan Ho Park in an 11-run third of the team’s 12-5 victory at Chavez Ravine.

  • 2000 The Dodgers complete a sweep of the Reds to notch their 1,000th win over baseball’s oldest professional franchise. Since 1970, Los Angeles is the only National League franchise to play over .500 ball (120-115) in Cincinnati (Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field).

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72 thoughts on “Game 20, 2021

  1. Who is Neuse? In German, “of uncertain origin. Possibly a nickname from dialect neusen ‘to eat on the sly’.”

  2. If I believed in the baseball gods I would believe they had it in for our team right now.

  3. Not vintage Kersh tonight. Hopefully he can grind it out and keep us in the game. Offense needs to show up at some point and take some pressure off the pitching staff.

  4. Salt in wound department, Charlie and Rick have to bring up his dad hitting the 2 grand slams in an inning. A record that will unfortunately probably never be equaled.

    • I cringe to think that, because of Sunday’s ESPN blackout, I’ll have to listen to the Spanish-language broadcast.

  5. Make it 21 hits in 49 innings now. I will be taking a mental health break now, watching the game later. Bring home a win, you all.

  6. By my calculations, the Dodgers now have 21 hits in their last 48 innings (including the first three tonight).

  7. Rios! Really? Three pitches right in the zone past you. What exactly were you waiting for?

  8. Perhaps if I say something cutting about Rios, he would get a hit. Consider this somewhat cutting.

      • And I have a deed to the Brooklyn (Dodgers) Bridge. Rios looks totally lost at the plate. Shouldn’t be in the No. 5 hole. I want him to prove me wrong.

  9. Can’t give them first pitch fastballs down the middle, Kersh. They’re waiting for that.

  10. From last night: I want to offer my apologies to Sheldon Neuse for what I said about his failure to hit the ball much in first five ABs as a Dodger. I didn’t post this last night, not because I felt shame, but because I tape many of the games and watch them on hurry-up mode later on.

  11. DJ (Donald Scott) Peters becomes the 12 player from the Dodgers 2016 to make the Bigs.